PRESENTERS

GENE MARKS

President/CEO, The Marks Group P.C., Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Post COVID Opportunities and the Biden Administration: Issues, Challenges and Actions to Take to Grow Your Business Over the Next Two Years

The vaccines are here, and COVID will soon be a thing of the past. What does this mean for your company? What new issues will we be facing? What investments should we be making? How will the economy fare? What are smart leaders around the country doing to navigate their companies toward growth and profitability over the next two years? Gene Marks writes weekly on the economy, business and technology for The Guardian, The Hill, The Washington Times, Forbes and Entrepreneur.

HOMERO BAYARENA

Senior Leadership Consultant, FranklinCovey, Mount Airy, Md.

Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential 

Bias is a natural part of the human condition—of how the brain works. And it affects how we make decisions, engage with others, and respond to various situations and circumstances, often limiting potential. There is nothing more fundamental to performance than how we see and treat each other as human beings. Homero Bayarena helps organizations, private and public sector, realize  dramatically improved results through laser focus and relentless execution of mission and is a subject matter expert on diversity.

TRACI BROWN

Body Language Expert, Traci Brown Inc., Boulder, Colo.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Learn to read fraudsters like a book with renowned body language expert Traci Brown, who has trained alongside the country’s top law enforcement. You can quit second guessing your instincts and immediately tell fact from fiction when she teaches the nine telltale signs someone is lying, how to quickly uncover the truth and how to keep nefarious people from making you a victim. Brown’s fraud spotting learning platform has helped companies stop millions in fraud loss.

JELENA MCWILLIAMS

Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Washington, D.C.

Discussion with the FDIC Chairman

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Join FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams for a conversation on key policy issues facing our industry. McWilliams was sworn in as the 21st chairman of the FDIC in 2018. She was executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to that, she worked in the U.S. Senate for six years, served as an attorney at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and practiced corporate and securities law.

VIRGINIA HEYBURN

VP Strategy & Business Development, Fiserv, Brookfield, Wis,

Go Open or Go Home: The Promise of Open Banking

Image of Virginia HeyburnThere has been a lot of conversation around open banking this past year. Open banking extends data and banking as a service to give consumers the  ability to move and manage money, where, when and how they want it. Unravel what this means and how it can help you connect with your customers with highly personalized touch points and journeys. Virginia Heyburn advises C-level executives on industry and consumer trends, business drivers and technology strategies that align with a faster pace of consumer and business innovation.

CHRIS FIELD

CEO, Mercy Project, College Station, Texas

Disrupting for Good: How Passion + Persistence Equal Lasting Change

Image of Chris FieldFrom running for mayor as a teenager to breaking multiple Guinness World Records to helping save nearly 200 children from slavery, Chris Field has been disrupting most of his life. Seamlessly weaving his own story with those of other ordinary people who became extraordinary disruptors, Field offers a clear call to action: anybody, anywhere, can choose to disrupt for good. He will end by walking you through his personal Disruption MAP so that you leave both prepared and inspired to disrupt for good in your own job, nonprofit, school, neighborhood and family. 

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