SPEAKERS

Keynote Speakers

Bonin Bough

Chief Growth Officer, Triller
Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field, the host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me. Throughout his illustrious career as one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry's largest global marketing campaigns across digital, mobile, television, print, and experiential, including the premiere of the first ever 3D printed food product, the customizable, real-time 3D printed Oreo at SXSW.

Inky Johnson

Author | Inspirational Speaker
Who is Inquoris "Inky" Johnson? He could be described as the survivor of an underprivileged past. He could be described as a refugee of poverty and violence. He could be described as a success story stained by tragedy. But if you look deeper, you'll discover something else. You'll see a man who looks in the face of defeat and says, "Am I really failing, or is God prevailing?" You'll see a man gripped by the promise that God has purposes and plans far beyond our own. And you'll be inspired by his relentless determination, which he loves to impart to others through his dramatic story.

Ben Nemtin

Co-Founder, The Buried Life
Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV's highest rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben's message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life "inspiration for a new generation" and Oprah declared their mission "truly inspiring."

Education Session Speakers

The State of the Market – Looking beyond

Monday, October 17, 2022
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Contractor-Led Panel

 

Mike Rosone

Vice President of Service Sales, Arista Air Conditioning Corporation Read the Bio

Mike Rosone

Vice President of Service Sales, Arista Air Conditioning Corporation
Vice President of Service Sales, Arista Air Conditioning Corporation

Break Through the Ceiling... Are You Flatlining, Failing, or Breaking Through?

Monday, October 17, 2022
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Jeff Ruby

Professional EOS Implementer® Read the Bio

Jeff Ruby

Professional EOS Implementer®
Jeff Ruby launched his career in commercial service sales for a mechanical contractor in Akron, Ohio. Then, after a successful six-year run, he was named head of sales for a national lighting contractor where he helped grow revenue from $700k to $5.8m in less than four years. At 30, he started his first company and learned firsthand how poor planning and lack of leadership can bring a company to its knees. Today, Jeff is a Professional EOS Implementer® and he helps emerging growth companies establish vision, get traction, and stay healthy.

How to Improve the Transfer of Knowledge When Training in the Workplace

Monday, October 17, 2022
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

 

Frantz Belot

Co-Founder, Tyfoom Read the Bio

Frantz Belot

Co-Founder, Tyfoom
Frantz Belot is co-founder of Tyfoom, an employee training, communication and engagement platform that helps organizations deliver relevant training and communication in a way that increases retention and is simple. He is also a co-founder of Tech Trep Academy, a tuition-free public school program tailored to the unique needs of each student. His entrepreneurial spirit permeates all aspects of his life. He’s passionate about helping people access education and training so they can positively impact their lives, businesses and communities.

Reimagine Work! Creating the Story You Want to Tell

Monday, October 17, 2022
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Steve Thomas

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Steve Thomas

Steve is not a motivational speaker. Although he is a speaker that will motivate and inspire you, that is not his ultimate priority. Instead, Steve will challenge you to look at things with a new perspective and help you understand why being intentional in what you say and do, especially in your team, will bring higher productivity and an all around better environment. Steve consistently ranks as MSCA's highest rated speaker and is a popular speaker throughout the industry.

Inspiring Positive Change: Utilizing Emotional Intelligence for Greater I.M.P.A.C.T. Inclusion, Satisfaction & Success

Sponsored by Women in the Mechanical Industry (WiMI)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Doreen McCormick

Founder and Owner, Doreen McCormick Coaching Read the Bio

Doreen McCormick

Founder and Owner, Doreen McCormick Coaching
Doreen combines her knowledge as a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and High Performance Coach with her own insights as an Ironman athlete, female entrepreneur and mother of four to fuel optimum performance and success. She has a passion for helping others pursue their dreams, push past their limits, and find their inner superhero so that they can crush their goals and dreams and soar to new heights.

Get a Grip on Your Business

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Jeff Ruby

Professional EOS Implementer® Read the Bio

Jeff Ruby

Professional EOS Implementer®
Jeff Ruby launched his career in commercial service sales for a mechanical contractor in Akron, Ohio. Then, after a successful six-year run, he was named head of sales for a national lighting contractor where he helped grow revenue from $700k to $5.8m in less than four years. At 30, he started his first company and learned firsthand how poor planning and lack of leadership can bring a company to its knees. Today, Jeff is a Professional EOS Implementer® and he helps emerging growth companies establish vision, get traction, and stay healthy.

Transforming Stigma in the Workplace

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Mike Veny

Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® | CEO of Mike Veny Inc, an IACET Accredited Provider Read the Bio

Mike Veny

Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® | CEO of Mike Veny Inc, an IACET Accredited Provider
Mike Veny is a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® with a reputation as a dynamic speaker. He provides actionable steps attendees can take to change their lives and work environments. The mission of his company, Mike Veny, Inc., is to support you in receiving the gift of emotional wellness through unique learning experiences designed to empower your personal and professional growth. The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has awarded his company the prestigious Accredited Provider accreditation for its continuing education programs.

Now What? Prioritizing Personal & Organization Growth to Go From Recover to Reinvention

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Ron Tite

Speaker | Author | Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Church+State Read the Bio

Ron Tite

Speaker | Author | Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Church+State
Relevant, engaging, and interactive, Ron Tite exceeds expectations every time he takes the stage. Named one of the "Top 10 Creative Canadians" by Marketing magazine, he's an award-winning advertising writer and creative director who has worked with some of the world's most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Hershey, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, and Volvo. Addressing a variety of topics surrounding leadership, corporate strategy, and creativity, Tite's presentations are not only information-packed but also infused with his unique humor.

Mentoring vs. Coaching: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Regina McMichael

President, The Learning Factory, Inc. Read the Bio

Regina McMichael

President, The Learning Factory, Inc.
Regina McMichael, CSP, CIT is President of The Learning Factory, Inc. She is the author of and is known as "The Safety Training Ninja.” She is a leading motivational safety speaker. Regina is a Director on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. She mentors and coaches professionals to leverage their influencing capabilities to achieve their safety goals and has been developing, delivering, and implementing training programs for every type of organization.

Technology Today and beyond

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Contractor-Led Panel

 

Drew Harrison

Vice President of Operations, Harrison Energy Partners Read the Bio

Drew Harrison

Vice President of Operations, Harrison Energy Partners
Vice President of Operations, Harrison Energy Partners

Closing Session- Featured Speaker

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Brian P. Kelly

Director of HVACR Service, United Association Read the Bio

Brian P. Kelly

Director of HVACR Service, United Association
Brian P. Kelly was elected unanimously at the 40th General Convention as an International Representative who will continue to serve in his role as the UA Director of HVACR Service. General President Mark McManus had appointed Brian Kelly Director of HVACR Service and as an International Representative, effective December 1, 2019. Prior to being appointed Director of HVACR Service, Kelly had been Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Pipefitters Local 537 in Boston, MA, since he was elected in 2016. As Business Manager, Kelly oversaw the design and construction of Local 537’s Training Center and union and benefits offices. In 2010, he became a Business Agent for Local 537’s refrigeration division, a post he held until being elected Business Manager. He served on his local’s Executive Board from 2004 to 2007. Kelly has served as a trustee on his local’s pension and benefit funds and as a member observer on the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund. He has also served on the UA/MSCA Labor/Management Committee and as Vice President and President of the New England States Pipe Trades Council. Kelly has also served as Vice President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and on the Massachusetts, Building Trades Executive Board. He also represents the building and construction trades on the licensing board of the Massachusetts Bureau of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians, and Sprinkler fitters. Kelly was initiated into Pipefitters Local 537, Boston, MA, in March 1991. He graduated from the local’s apprenticeship program in 1995. He is a graduate of the UA’s Instructor Training Program and taught fifth-year HVAC and journeyman training at Local 537. He holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Industrial Training and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labor Studies.

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