Meet our speakers

Industry leaders and inspirational speakers to inspire and educate you on what you need to know.

  • James Brown

    James Brown

    Marketplace Speaker

    James Brown Jr. works with organizations that want to leverage the power of relationships between internal and or external customers. As a speaker and emcee, James Brown Jr. is celebrated for being knowledgeable, relatable and engaging.

  • William Caldwell

    William Caldwell

    Marketplace Speaker

    With his extensive knowledge of tax codes combined with strong accounting skills, CEO William “Bill” J. Caldwell is able to help clients realize their dreams. Bill Caldwell honed his financial skills during a tenure at the U.S. Department of Army Audit Agency.  An astute businessman, he recognized his generalist approach to accounting was an asset to small business entrepreneurs, so in 2002 he opened the doors to his accounting practice in Bethesda, Maryland. Further, to serve their growing client base, Caldwell & Companies opened a second office in Virginia Beach, VA as well as satellite offices across the country.  Bill is a sought-after speaker for the tourism industry, having presented recently at SYTA and ITMI as well as Tour Guide organizations across the country.  In addition, Caldwell & Companies has a team of tax professionals that specialize in the tourism industry and work directly with many tour operators, motor-coach companies and suppliers.

  • Johnny Campbell

    Johnny Campbell

    Marketplace Speaker

    Johnny Campbell, DTM, AS is a Keynote Speaker, and Author who helps organizations Embrace Change, See The Possibilities and Win.  Johnny is the Past-President of the National Speaker Association for state of Illinois and is an Accredited Speaker a designation presented by toastmaster International and held by only (81) professional speakers in the world for excellence in public speaking.  Johnny is also a TEDx speaker his talk is called “How an Enemy Can Improve Your Life”.  Johnny gained his change and sales expertise in the Insurance industry where he worked as a corporate trainer and participated in leading hundreds of people through multiple Corporate Downsizings and Mergers.  Based on Johnny’s business results, experiences and his ability to help clients overcome their challenges and succeed in their businesses & life he is called: The Transition Man”.

  • Sima Dahl

    Sima Dahl

    Marketplace Speaker

    Sima Dahl is a branding visionary who will revolutionize the way you think about generating demand. Her early career as an award-winning B2B corporate marketer paved the way for Sway Factor™, a groundbreaking approach to embracing personal brands as a means to boost sales, amplify employee retention, accelerate talent acquisition, and transform your staff into brand ambassadors.    Known for her ability to distill complex theory into practical application, Sima delivers a simple framework that moves even naysayers into action. With bold candor, unfiltered honesty and her signature charismatic style, she challenges audiences from Boston to Budapest to stand out, stay relevant and be in demand. Sima is a frequent ABA speaker and works with top brands including ADP, CDW, Harley Davidson, Orbitz, United Airlines, & Zebra Technologies.

  • Randall Dean

    Randall Dean

    Marketplace Speaker

    Randy Dean, the “E-mail Sanity Expert” ® is a professional speaker and expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology. For more than 25 years, Randy has been leading training and speaking programs for major corporate, university, association, and government audiences. Obsessed with time management and personal productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions director, professional marketer, and manager to become a leading speaker and trainer. The author of the recent Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, he has led programs for thousands of satisfied and inspired students, managers, and professionals on being more productive with their time and life.  His highly informative and entertaining speaking and training programs leave audience members with immediately-usable tools, strategies, and skills on how to better manage their time, technology, and information overload following their program experience.

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    Joel Felcher

    Marketplace Speaker

    Joel is a lover of all-things travel, and he and his team genuinely enjoy their daily interactions with Suppliers, Operators, and Attractions across North America.  Responsible for making the best things-to-do “bookable” through TripAdvisor and its network, Joel and his team strive to bring these Experiences to life for TripAdvisor’s community of discoverers.  Joel is a die-hard Boston Sports fan, and loves hiking, going to zoos, and cooking with his wife, Ali, and 1-year-old son, Benny.

  • Debra Fine

    Debra Fine

    Marketplace Speaker

    A former engineer, Fine, now communication guru, is the author of bestselling books The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills—and Leave a Positive Impression (Hachette) translated and published in two dozen countries around the globe. A 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Fine is a keynote speaker and trainer who presents programs to hundreds of audiences around the world that include Google, Delta Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, Arizona Bankers Association, KPMG, ExxonMobile, and the National Association of Electronic Distributors. A regular Huffington Post blogger, Fine's recent media appearances include The Today Show, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News and CNN. View www.DebraFine.com for additional information.

  • Jacqueline Hayes

    Jacqueline Hayes

    Marketplace Speaker

    Jacqueline Hayes is an author, speaker, and consultant. Her friendly, approachable, positive and energetic personality, as well as her affection for people, are the reasons behind her uniqueness. Jacqueline helps women to achieve leverage and self-confidence while instilling in them passion, focus and commitment – the fundamental ingredients needed to achieve sustainable results. Her professionalism and firsthand experience have been the sources of her deep knowledge, insight, direction, and understanding of issues in the corporate world, as well as the ability to impart people with excellence.

  • Meagan Johnson

    Meagan Johnson

    Marketplace Speaker

    Educating through entertainment, Meagan has worked with a variety of organizations and associations to build multi-generational effective relationships, improve recruitment, retention, influence loyalty, gain respect, increase standards of quality and attitudes toward customers and coworkers. Meagan helps her audiences find common ground and build on generational strengths. She believes the best strategy for success is not thinking about how people are different but thinking about how people are the same.  Meagan and her Baby Boomer father, Larry Johnson are the authors of Generations, Inc - From Boomers to Linksters, Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work.

  • John Kennedy

    John Kennedy

    Marketplace Speaker

    John Kennedy is an international speaker, strategist and author specializing in service related industries that strive to improve the guest experience, enhance team engagement, develop better leaders and increase revenue and profitability.

  • Barry Moltz

    Barry Moltz

    Marketplace Speaker

    Barry Moltz has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years.As a small business expert, Barry Moltz gets owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential.  With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners unstuck and marching forward. He is the author of 6 books and a radio talk show host in Chicago on AM820 WCPT.

  • Doug Motel

    Doug Motel

    Marketplace Speaker

    Author of 101 Marketing Tips for Tourism, Doug Motel provides cutting-edge marketing strategies to help companies widen their reach via social media and search engine optimization.Site Optimized has worked with corporations such as ABC Television,Comedy Central,Playboy Enterprises.    As a marketing coach, Doug has helped businesses of all sizes navigate the best-practices for using Facebook, Twitter, and the top internet marketing tools.His clients have appeared in media outlets such as CNN,Oprah,The View,and in The Wall Street Journal.    As a featured speaker at widely attended conferences across the United States and in Central America, he is known for his generosity with insider information, his entertaining delivery, and for leaving audiences energized, informed, and inspired to take action.

  • Gerry O'Brion

    Gerry O'Brion

    Marketplace Speaker

    The foundation of all business is getting customers to buy from  you vs. all the other options out there.  Today, you’re going to learn a framework that will show you how to become the #1 choice, even in a crowded market.  After years as an executive with billion-dollar brands, Gerry O'Brion is now a professional speaker and business growth expert.  His influence framework has helped thousands of business owners and sales teams stand out from the sea of sameness and grow their sales.  Gerry began his career in marketing at Procter & Gamble and then was an executive for Coors Light, Quiznos, and Red Robin.

  • Kathy Parry

    Kathy Parry

    Marketplace Speaker

    A recognized authority in personal energy, productivity, and resilience, Kathy Parry ignites positive changes for professional leaders. Prior to launching her own speaking and consulting business Kathy was a trainer for a super-regional bank on their merger and acquisition team. In this role, she helped others integrate new technology and transition through organizational transformation.     But it was personal and devastating news about her fourth child that led Ms. Parry to a career where she empowers others to become more resilient and energized. Kathy works with Fortune 500 corporate leaders, association leaders and talent development specialists to help professionals plan for resilience to positively move through disruptive circumstances. Attendees leave her sessions with an action list to power-up their lives and create positive mindsets towards change.     Kathy holds degrees in Business and Food Management from Miami University, a Certification in Plant Based Nutrition from T.Colin Campbell Program at eCornell University and a coaching certification from WellCoaches. She holds the designation of professional speaker from the National Speakers Association and speaks at events nationwide. Ms. Parry has authored three books and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. where she enjoys a mild dark chocolate addiction and cooking for hungry friends.

  • Vincent Ivan Phipps

    Vincent Ivan Phipps

    Marketplace Speaker

    Vincent Ivan Phipps is an attitude amplifying keynote speaker and trainer. Vincent is called the “Attitude Amplifier” because he keeps audiences engaged with laughter and learning.  His book, “Lead Out Loud” has been called revolutionary in improving professional development.  Vincent is owner of Communication VIP Training and Coaching. The VIP represents “Very Important Presentations” and VIP are also Vincent’s initials!   Vincent is ranked in the Top 1% of the world’s best motivational speakers and trainers.

  • Dave Sheffield

    Dave Sheffield

    Marketplace Speaker

    Audiences of all sizes love my custom-tailored, high energy programs for their conventions, meetings, and events.  More than 570,000 people from 58 different countries have been touched by my motivating live programs and books.  All of my programs are entertaining, interactive, and provide ideas the audience can put to use right away!

  • Annie Sovcik

    Annie Sovcik

    Marketplace Speaker

    Annie Sovcik is the Director for Busing on the Lookout (BOTL), a program of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). As BOTL director, Annie is responsible for leading TAT’s engagement with the bus industry (motorcoach, transit, and school).

    Annie came to TAT in 2018 with over 12 years of experience as a human rights lawyer, working on anti-human trafficking, anti-torture, and refugee protection policies at a national and international level. Prior to joining TAT, Annie was the director of the Washington D.C. office of the Center for Victims of Torture.  She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and received her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver.

  • Chris Sullivan

    Chris Sullivan

    Marketplace Speaker

    Chris Sullivan is a business minded cyber executive who has spent his career finding the practical applications of emerging technologies to deliver new value without sacrificing trust.  Chris has served in leadership roles as President/CEO, International Standards Chair, Board Advisor, Partner, CISO and CTO and has overseen Customer Success, Product, Services, Labs, Sales and Marketing.  He is a regular public speaker and advises media, analysts, industry groups and governments on cyber issues.

  • Terry Sullivan

    Terry Sullivan

    Marketplace Speaker

    Terry Sullivan is the founder of BuzzPro, a nationally recognized Integrated
    Marketing and Social Media training company that helps companies and
    professionals get better results with LinkedIn. Terry shows his clients how to
    fill their sales funnels with better leads, schedule more appointments and
    close more sales using advanced LinkedIn branding and Social Selling
    strategies.  Widely considered to be a Guru of LinkedIn, Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners and individuals across the nation on how to create a unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring training programs
    focus on keyword optimization, branding, and Social Selling strategies that
    help his clients tap into the unlimited world of Social Media to get more
    prospects, leads and clients.

  • Susan Sweeney

    Susan Sweeney

    Marketplace Speaker

    Susan Sweeney is a best-selling author, an internationally recgonized Internet marketing and e-business expert, a Certified Speaking Professional and a Hall of Fame inductee. As a professional Internet marketing speaker, Susan has delivered lively keynotes, workshops and Tourism Internet Marketing and Social Media Bootcamps to audiences on 4 continents. Susan "walks the talk" .. she has built a number of successful online businesses including eLearningU, an online learning portal for the travel and tourism industry with weekly webinars and over 350 hours of recorded programming in the online vault.

  • Crystal Washington

    Crystal Washington

    Marketplace Speaker

    Crystal Washington, CSP works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity!  As a technology strategist and certified futurist, Crystal takes complex social media, app, and web topics, and makes them easy to understand and accessible for everyday people.   Crystal’s clients comprise Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE and as a sought-after keynote speaker, she has entertained and educated audiences around the globe.  She has appeared in numerous publications including Entrepreneur, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes and is regularly called on by major television networks as a tech expert.  Crystal is the author of the books One Tech Action: An Efficiency Guide for Busy Non-techie Professionals to get More Done, Build Better Relationships, and Enjoy More Free time and The Social Media Why: A Busy Professional’s Practical Guide to Using Social Media Including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogs for Business.

  • Brian Williams

    Brian Williams

    Marketplace Speaker

    Brian Williams, the founder of Perspectivity, was working as an engineer in Silicon Valley at the height of the dot-com bubble. Technical companies were booming and people were becoming millionaires overnight, but not every company experienced such great success. As Brian observed companies being bought out, employees being let go, and excellent products failing to go to market, he knew there was an underlying problem that was not being addressed.    He could see it was neither the people nor the technology that were the problem—both were strong, and quickly found a place with former competitors. But it was the inability to sell the technology to other people that led to the demise of these companies. Effective sales messaging was a missing component and that was Brian’s sweet spot as an engineer, technical marketer, and excellent communicator.