ADMEI 2018 Annual Conference
 
Kevin Brewer DMCP
Kevin is COO of Leo Events, headquartered in Memphis, TN. As past president of ADMEI, he initiated ADMEI's movement to global membership.
 
Paul Cataudella
Paul Cataudella is the General Manager & General Counsel for 360 Destination Group, a destination management services company. 

Paul is responsible for managing the daily operations of the company, creating and sustaining efficient and effective business systems and procedures, and addressing existing and prospective legal matters, including contract drafting and negotiations, human resource management, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, and risk management. 

Prior to joining 360 Destination Group, Paul was the Principal Attorney of Cataudella Law, APC, a San Diego based law firm dedicated to providing business owners and their respective businesses with comprehensive legal services. Paul’s practice focuses primarily on business law, labor and employment law, and intellectual property law matters, with an emphasis on commercial transactions and civil litigation.
 
Roy Charette
Roy Charette is America’s preeminent expert in Corporate Team Building and Professional Development Training. He is a Managing Partner and Director of Training at Best Corporate Events. 

Roy’s motivating seminars and presentations are sought after by leading corporations and educational institutions including Pepsi, Ford, Fidelity, Staples, EMC, Reebok, Yale, Harvard and MIT. 

Roy specializes in delivering impactful programs in the areas of Interactive Team-Building, Work/Life Balance, Presentation Skills, and Leadership Training.

His presentations powerfully impact critical areas such as team dynamics, task management, member’s roles, leadership styles, communication, and clear goal setting to increase team efficiency in the workplace. Roy also has a strong belief in Philanthropy and hands-on community service, working around the U.S. with victims of natural disasters – and to as far away as Cambodia, volunteering time and resources in their orphanages.

Roy also has a strong belief in Philanthropy and hands-on community service, working around the U.S. with victims of natural disasters – and to as far away as Cambodia, volunteering time and resources in their orphanages.

 
Barbara Dunn O'Neal
Barbara F. Dunn O'Neal is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Associations and Foundations Practice Group.

Ms. Dunn O'Neal focuses her practice on representing non-profits and related organizations involving several legal issues, including meetings, hospitality and travel law; contracts; employment law; computer law and trademark and copyright law; litigation and risk management; administrative law; taxes; antitrust; and governance issues. In addition to her non-profit client base, she counsels clients in the travel, tourism, hospitality, incentive and meetings industries.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Ms. Dunn O'Neal was a partner at the law firm of Howe & Hutton Ltd., where she practiced for more than 20 years. She is a noted commentator on issues affecting non-profit corporations, industry trade organizations and professional societies.


 
David Frazee
An attorney in Barnes @ Thornburg's Washington DC office and a member of the Litigation Department, David' practice primarily concentrates on white collar crime defense, anti-trust litigation, products liability and other complex business litigation. He is a speaker at the ADMEI Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program on contract liability issues.
 
Alex Garday

Hailing from Arizona, Alex works in the Chicago market as an improviser, director, and creative content generator. In addition to his six years performing ComedySportz with CSz Theater Chicago, he has performed at the major Chicago comedic institutions and served as creative director at MCL Chicago. He will be the taller person leading the workshop.

 
Kenneth Gorenberg
A partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, he is a versatile litigator. Ken is a member of the firm's Insurance Recovery and Counseling, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Toxic Tort, and Appellate practice groups. He has handled coverage issues involving an alphabet soup of insurance policies, including CGL, D&O, E&O, EPLI, PLL and WC?EL, as well as first-party property policies, crime bonds, and surety bonds. He has a deep understanding of loss-sensitive insurance programs. He works in the trenches of product liability, professional liability and commercial litigation. He has spoken on risk management/insurance issues for th3 ADMEI Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program
 
JP Guilbault
JP has a strong history of leading turnarounds and building high-growth companies. He’s worked for global brands Dun & Bradstreet, Intuit and Constant Contact. He's successfully acquired and integrated technology entities exceeding a collective value of $400M and delivered an investor rate of return of 75% on key divestitures. He’s most notably known for developing and enhancing products which produce customer delight and for creating purpose-driven organizational cultures. He credits his success to talented and passionate teams and mentors, all of whom are committed to continuous improvement, design thinking and growing the next generation of leaders.  

JP is a recognized leader at connecting people and organizations to what they value most. He's adept at designing and executing strategies which leverage technology to simplify the way people connect, engage, learn and work. He's a “techy” who monitors the pulse of innovation and the opportunities it presents to affect change. He's led the charge to develop better-connected technology for associations and nonprofits operating with silos of information and systems in a digital world. He advocates for a mobile-first approach to collect data, improve engagement, personalize marketing, automate transactions, deliver education, inspire collaboration and make a greater social impact.
 
Ryan Hanson CSEP
He’s been called a rainmaker, a reveller and a storyteller but it’s Ryan’s ability to walk into a blank space and, with his client’s script in mind, paint a vivid vision no one else expects that’s built a tribe of loyal clients. For over a decade Ryan’s been dreaming up and making happen some incredible events. Not to mention he’s won over a dozen International Awards for Event Design, Corporate Event Planning and Event Marketing, secured his own column in an industry publication and has been a sought-after speaker for industry events around the planet.
 
Greg Hawks
Greg brings an expansive leadership portfolio to your service. For two decades he has mentored leaders, developed teams, crafted culture and empowered employees. He is intensely motivated to grow high capacity talent who work, serve and sell with excellence, consistently.

His style, wit and energy consistently capture the attention and imagination of audiences. His forward thinking contributes fresh perspectives that work. He’s annoyingly optimistic, contagiously energetic and slightly mischievous. People tend to like him. 

Compelled by the belief that individuals who Think, Act, Lead and Create Like An Owner® will be more fulfilled and productive, he originated the Like An Owner® platform. His mission is to challenge and empower leaders, teams and organizations to reach for Greatness.
 
Christopher Kuehl PhD

Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations including the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Chemical Coaters Association International and the Industrial Heating Equipment Association. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies including Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years – teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.

Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and the Black Owl Report - both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for the Credit Manager’s Index from NACM and Fabrinomics from the FMA. 

 
Nicole Marsh DMCP, CMP
Nicole Marsh, CMP, DMCP is a partner at Imprint Group, a DMC Network Company. Imprint is the result of a 2014 merger between The Arrangers DMC (based in Colorado since 1969) and national entertainment and production company, Starkey Productions. Imprint has been on the prestigious “Top 25 DMCs” list by Special Events Magazine for the past 3 years. 

 
A graduate from Colorado State University, Nicole is a past president of the ADMEI Board as well as past chair of ADMEI’s Certification and Accreditation Board. Nicole also served as chair of the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of PCMA. 

Nicole has received many industry honors including ADMEI’s DMC Professional of the Year, a two-time winner of the ADMEI President’s Award, a two-time winner of Visit Denver’s Mile High Energy Award, MIC of Colorado’s Industry Leader Award and numerous PCMA Chapter Awards. She has also been inducted into the Colorado Meeting+Events Magazine Hall of Fame as Best Meeting Professional.
 
Natalie Perry
Natalie is a partner i the Barnes & Thornburg Chicago office and a member of the corporate department. She focuses her practice on income tax planning and business succession planning matters.
 
Sean Sullivan
Hailing from Rhode Island, Sean is a Chicago-based improviser, writer, and teacher currently serving as Director of Education for CSz Theater Chicago. In addition to his five years performing ComedySportz, he has performed at the major Chicago comedic institutions and served as a contributor for The Onion since 2014. He will be the shorter person leading the workshop.
 
Crystal Washington CSP
Crystal Washington knows how to use technology for measurable results.  

She has been hired by Fortune 500 companies as well as top industry associations.  She is both a technology enthusiast and strategist.  Her expertise in social media, apps and devices has led her to present at conventions and workshops all over North America, Europe and Africa.  

Crystal is the author of One Tech Action and The Social Media Why.
 
Norma Zeitler
A partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Norma practices employment law, and represents employers in the defense of employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge, breach-of-contract, workplace tort and restrictive covenant cases in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.