NBA All Star and LA Lakers point guard

Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Often regarded as the best point guard of all time, LA Lakers’ Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, 12 All-Star games, an Olympic gold medal and 10 All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. In 1991, Johnson founded one of the most recognized philanthropic organizations in the world, the Magic Johnson Foundation – to raise funds for communities dealing with HIV/AIDS education and prevention. Johnson is also the founder and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, fostering economic empowerment through high-quality entertainment and products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse communities.

World Champion Athlete, Inspirational Speaker and Author

Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad is a world champion athlete, world-renowned inspirational speaker and author. Diana was the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida. That’s 110.86 miles in 52 hours, 54 minutes, 18 seconds. Diana is not one to quit. After her four attempts over 35 years, on her fifth attempt, at the age of 64, she did the Extraordinary. She has inspired millions to live fearlessly, no matter their age. From personal messages from President Obama and Hillary Clinton, she has touched people from all walks of life who felt themselves uplifted through her compelling story. Courage, bold vision, and the ability to articulate her philosophies have propelled Diana through an inspiring life.

#3 CEO in the world and Chairman of Barry-Wehmiller Companies

Bob Chapman

Recently named the #3 CEO in the world in an Inc. magazine article, Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO of St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller, a $2.5B global manufacturing business. Chapman took over the reins of a struggling bottle washer business, and over 40 years transformed it into a company of 12 business units with 11,000 employees. Applying a blend of strategy and culture, he led Barry-Wehmiller through almost 90 successful acquisitions. Instead of traditional management practices, Chapman uniquely champions a people-centric approach that he calls Truly Human Leadership – inspiring employees to feel valued and cared for. Chapman has co-written a bestseller book and his list of speaking engagements include Fortune Scale Up Summit, TEDxScottAFB, and numerous others. 

44th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army

Nadja West

A trailblazer in leadership, Lieutenant General (ret) Nadja West is the 44th Army Surgeon General and the former Commanding General of US Army Medical Command. She is the first African American woman 3-star General in the Army’s history and holds over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, crisis management, and disaster response — including her instrumental role in the DOD medical response to the Ebola crisis. Her story of grit, perseverance, and breaking boundaries, even when faced with adversity, motivates audiences to overcome challenges with self-belief, bravery, and balance.

An Extraordinary Lineup!

This year's lineup of speakers will draw from their diverse lived experiences. Hear how they unpack the scaffolding behind success, from lessons in truly human leadership to tactics for teamwork and continuous development.

Award-Winning Journalist and Global TV Anchor

Del Irani

Del Irani is recognized for her powerful storytelling skills across major TV channels such as BBC World News, ABC News (Australia), and NHK World-Japan and is a Goodwill Ambassador for World Vision Australia. Del has provided live coverage of breaking stories, including the trial of the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. She currently anchors popular shows “Deeper Look from New York” and “Escape From The City”.

Firefighter & Deepwater Horizon Survivor

Caleb Holloway

Caleb is a Deepwater Horizon survivor — widely known as one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history. Caleb survived and managed to rescue several others, but he also lost his entire crew in the explosion. Today, Caleb is a trained Firefighter and Medic, having earned the Firefighter Commendation Medal along with the Exceptional Duty Ribbon for the rescue of trapped victims in a house fire. He continues to save lives with Nacogdoches Fire and Rescue to provide quality public service during structure fires, motor vehicle collisions, and medical emergencies.

Consultant at G2 Safety Solutions

Gary Bonnett

Gary Bonnett is recognized for his extraordinary ability to help leaders translate the safety performance into actionable strategies and success. With an MBA from Texas A&M University, Gary has built upon his education with over 20 years of Life Safety experience with proven leadership in organizational transformation. Bonnett is an advocate for safety operations with a talent for turning some-times processes into full-time cultural change in a company.

CEO & Founder, SafetyCulture

Luke Anear

Luke set out to revolutionize safety and quality management in 2004 by creating SafetyCulture, a global technology company helping working teams get better every day which developed the world’s most used safety and quality inspection app, SafetyCulture (iAuditor). Today, SafetyCulture is a global technology company and its adaptive, mobile-first platform helps to enhance operations and foster high performing, safer workplaces globally. The company employs over 500 people in five offices and supports a broad spectrum of organizations worldwide.

Director of Internal Communications, Freedom Forever

Edwin Dayrit Jr

EJ Dayrit is the Director of Internal Communications at Freedom Forever. As one of America’s fastest-growing solar power companies, Freedom Forever is on an extraordinary mission to tackle climate change and has transformed the way training is approached in light of a global pandemic. Edwin is recognized for his ability to understand the needs of various departments, implement new technology and design internal communication strategies to ensure all team members are kept informed and motivated.

Director of Health and Safety, Tremco

Ro Lewis

Director of Health and Safety for Tremco, Inc. and Weatherproofing Technologies, Ro Lewis is recognized as an extraordinary Safety Leader with a successful history of over 20+ years working in construction, industrial, and manufacturing settings. His philosophy is pretty simple. Invest in people by creating a safety culture that keeps them safe in the workplace and foster behaviors to that aim. “Envelope Peace of Mind” is the perfect example of that, an initiative he’s involved in that acts as a problem-solving resource for businesses of virtually every sector across the globe.

Chief Operating Officer, Beam Living

Rei Moya

Rei Moya is the Chief Operating Officer of Beam Living, Blackstone’s portfolio company responsible for managing its New York multifamily properties including the 11,000 unit StuyTown and Peter Cooper Village development. He was recently named to City and State Magazine’s “Real Estate 40 Under 40” list, however, he is less about personal kudos and more about using the opportunities he is given to lead and inspire others to believe that they can better themselves one day at a time.

Sales Training Manager, The Wonderful Company

Angela Shanahan

Angela Shanahan is the Sales Training Manager for The Wonderful Company, a 5 billion dollar company with notable brands such as FIJI Water and Wonderful Pistachios. Angela and her team enable the sales force with the right skills to bring the Wonderful portfolio of products to life for consumers in marketplaces across North America. She is passionate about self-development and continuous improvement, using her creativity to design and implement learning and development solutions.

Global General Manager, SafetyCulture

Bob Butler

Bob Butler is Global General Manager for the ​​Americas at SafetyCulture. Based at the company's US headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, Bob oversees operations for the company and has led them through their greatest stages of growth. More than 28,000 organizations use its flagship products, SafetyCulture (iAuditor) and EdApp, to perform checks, train staff, report issues, automate tasks and communicate fluidly. SafetyCulture powers over 600 million checks per year, approximately 50,000 lessons per day and millions of corrective actions, giving leaders visibility and workers a voice, in driving safety, quality and efficiency improvements.

Chief Executive Officer, EdApp

Darren Winterford

Darren has extensive experience building mobile apps and pushing the boundaries of innovation. In 2020, EdApp joined global technology company SafetyCulture on its mission to help working teams get better every day. Its mobile-first operations platform leverages the power of human observation to give workers a voice, leaders visibility and unite teams to improve.

Learning and Development Manager, Pure Hockey

Joe Carlino

Joe Carlino is the Learning and Development Manager for Pure Hockey, a leading hockey retailer in the United States with 60+ locations. Joe is recognized for his work in the L&D industry with a primary focus on the physical retail and customer service sectors. His overarching goals are simple. A progressive, results-driven learning program that embraces inclusion and engagement will yield real results. Joe holds an MBA, a CPTD (Certified Professional in Talent Development), and a Master Instructional Designer certificate from the Association for Talent Development.

Senior Retail Operations Manager, Tommy Bahama

Ashlyn Alessi

Ashlyn Alessi is an experienced Senior Retail Operations Manager at Tommy Bahama for all of their stores and Marlin Bar locations globally. Ashlyn’s people-oriented commitment is recognized by Newsweek as having the "Best Customer Service in America" for 2022 and plans to open up an extraordinary 25 new locations within the next 5 years. A strong advocate in putting people first, Ashlyn believes that people work for people and loves being able to make an impact on the company's culture.

Quality and Training Manager, Tommy Bahama

Marshall Escue

Marshall Escue is a Quality and Training Manager for Tommy Bahama. In his role as a people leader who specializes in quality assurance, he ensures all team members are provided training in best practices. A champion in creating operational excellence in the workplace, William is also responsible for managing quality standards, quality control processes and policies across the Tommy Bahama stores. William regularly develops plans for training new and existing employees with instructional methods, team coaching and skill development.

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