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Mark Sanborn

President of Sanborn & Associates, Inc.
Mark Sanborn is the President of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. He has written several books on the topics of leadership, customer service, and extraordinary performance.
  • Education Seminars – Mark Sanborn: Leadership Lies and the Truths that Transform
    Wednesday March 6 09:45 - 11:15 Grand Sonoran A - E

Your EducationAssociation

Here are more featured and seminar speakers that your Education Association has lined up for you. For more information on their programs, check out the Planning Guide.

Peter Abrahamson

Founder of ESOP Structuring Specialists, Inc. Read the Bio

Peter Abrahamson

Founder of ESOP Structuring Specialists, Inc.

Peter Abrahamson is the founder of ESOP Structuring Specialists, Inc., an advisory firm that designs and implements optimal ESOP structures for companies and their owners. He specializes in the valuation of business enterprises and individual securities, structuring ESOP transactions, and executing public and private market capital raises.

  • Education Seminars – Peter Abrahamson: ESOPs: the How and Why for Your Business
    Tuesday March 5 13:15 - 14:45 Wildflower Ballroom A

David Avrin

Author and Business Marketing Expert Read the Bio

David Avrin

Author and Business Marketing Expert

David Avrin, CSP is the author of the acclaimed It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! and Visibility Marketing. His newest book, Why Customers Leave and How to Win Them Back will be in bookstores in March, 2019.

  • Education Seminars – David Avrin: Customer Experience is Your New Competitive Advantage
    Wednesday March 6 09:45 - 11:15 Grand Sonoran G - K
  • Education Seminars – David Avrin: It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You
    Wednesday March 6 13:15 - 14:45 Grand Sonoran G - K

Joe Bazzano

COO of Beacon Exit Planning LLC Read the Bio

Joe Bazzano

COO of Beacon Exit Planning LLC

Joseph Bazzano, CPA, is the COO of Beacon Exit Planning LLC. He provides public accounting, valuation, and exit strategy services to closely held companies ranging from $5 to $280 million.

  • Education Seminars – Joe Bazzano and Kevin Kennedy: An ENR Top 20 Contractor’s Exit Bruises: Learn from My Mistakes to Reduce Financial Risk and Find Your Path to Retirement
    Monday March 4 13:30 - 15:00 Grand Sonoran E
  • Education Seminars – Joe Bazzano and Kevin Kennedy: An ENR Top 20 Contractor’s Exit Bruises: Learn from My Mistakes to Reduce Financial Risk and Find Your Path to Retirement
    Tuesday March 5 10:15 - 11:45 Wildflower Ballroom B & C

Kip Bagley

VP Service with MESA Energy/Emcor Read the Bio

Kip Bagley

VP Service with MESA Energy/Emcor
Kip Bagley is VP Service with MESA Energy/Emcor in Irvine, CA. He is Chair of the MSCA Board of Managers.
  • Education Seminars – Kip Bagley, Chris Carter, and Steve Smith: The Value of Your Service Business to Recession-Proof Your Company
    Monday March 4 13:30 - 15:00 Grand Sonoran H - K

Brian Beaulieu

CEO of ITR Economics Read the Bio

Brian Beaulieu

CEO of ITR Economics

Brian Beaulieu is the CEO of ITR Economics, where he researches the use of business cycle analyses and economic forecasts to increase profitability. A popular speaker, he is the co-author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline and Make Your Move.

  • Education Seminars – Brian Beaulieu: 2019 Economic Forecast – What’s Changed
    Tuesday March 5 10:15 - 11:45 Grand Sonoran G - K

Paul Belair

Founder of 10X CEO Coaching Read the Bio

Paul Belair

Founder of 10X CEO Coaching

Paul Belair is the founder of 10X CEO Coaching, where he helps contractor CEOs to increase performance, enhance productivity, develop and execute growth and exit strategies, and avoid blind spots. He spent 15 years at the helm of a large national specialty contracting firm that achieved an 83X return on investment in 63 months.

  • Education Seminars – Paul Belair and Jonathan Slain: How to Prepare For, Thrive During, and Create Massive Wealth After the Next Recession
    Tuesday March 5 13:15 - 14:45 Desert Suites 4 & 6

Bob Bolton

CEO of Arden Building Companies, LLC Read the Bio

Bob Bolton

CEO of Arden Building Companies, LLC

Bob Bolton is the CEO of Arden Building Companies, LLC, a family of firms with corporate headquarters in Pawtucket, RI. By purposefully expanding service offerings and furthering market diversification through acquisition, he has grown Arden Building Companies into one of the largest mechanical contractors in New England. He is MCAA’s Vice President/ Assistant Treasurer and President of MCAA’s New England affiliate.

  • Education Seminars – Bob Bolton and Brian Helm: A Contractor-Led Discussion on Growth Through Acquisitions
    Monday March 4 13:30 - 15:00 Desert Suites 4 & 6

Jay Bowman

Principal of FMI and Managing Director of Research & Analytics Read the Bio

Jay Bowman

Principal of FMI and Managing Director of Research & Analytics
Jay Bowman is a principal of FMI and Managing Director of Research & Analytics, where he assists construction industry stakeholders in identifying and assessing the risks influencing strategic and tactical decisions. He has many FMI publications to his credit, including the annual U.S. Markets Construction Overview.
  • Education Seminars – Jay Bowman: The Unsettled Calm — What is Coming?
    Wednesday March 6 09:45 - 11:15 Wildflower Ballroom

Chris Carter

VP Service at Murphy Company Read the Bio

Chris Carter

VP Service at Murphy Company
Chris Carter is VP Service at Murphy Company in St. Louis, MO and Past Chair of the MSCA Board of Managers.
  • Education Seminars – Kip Bagley, Chris Carter, and Steve Smith: The Value of Your Service Business to Recession-Proof Your Company
    Monday March 4 13:30 - 15:00 Grand Sonoran H - K

Jason Dorsey

President of The Center for Generational Kinetics Read the Bio

Jason Dorsey

President of The Center for Generational Kinetics

Jason Dorsey is President of The Center for Generational Kinetics, where he works closely with leaders to separate generational myth from truth. Using original, data-driven research to explain generational behaviors, he and his team have repositioned global brands to win each generation. They’ve advised on multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and taken clients from last to first in both employee retention and customer growth.

  • Education Seminars – Jason Dorsey: Gen Z Workforce Disruption: Brand-New Insights and Practical Solutions to Unlock Gen Z’s Huge Workplace Potential
    Wednesday March 6 09:45 - 11:15 Grand Saguaro East & West
  • Education Seminars – Jason Dorsey: My Reality Check Bounced: How to Overcome Obstacles and Fast-Track Your Career
    Wednesday March 6 01:15 - 02:45 Grand Sonoran A - E

Nick Espinosa

Cyber Security Expert Read the Bio

Nick Espinosa

Cyber Security Expert

Nick Espinosa is the Chief Security Fanatic and CIO for BSSi2, a Chicago-based company specializing in cybersecurity/cyberwarfare. As a white hat hacker, he analyzes networks for weaknesses to help protect businesses from bad actors.

  • Education Seminars – Nick Espinosa: Protecting Your Company from Online Threats
    Monday March 4 10:30 - 12:00 Wildflower Ballroom
  • Education Seminars – Nick Espinosa: Protecting the Future: Online Safety for the Whole Family
    Tuesday March 5 14:30 - 16:00 Wildflower Ballroom B & C

Todd Fredrickson

Attorney
Todd Fredrickson is a management-side labor and employment attorney and former managing partner of the Denver office of Fisher Phillips. He is a regular presenter on a variety of labor and employment topics.
  • Education Seminars – Todd Frederickson: Responding to Allegations of Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
    Wednesday March 6 13:15 - 14:45 Desert Suites 4 & 6

Landon Funsten

Chairman of FMI Corporation Read the Bio

Landon Funsten

Chairman of FMI Corporation
Landon Funsten is Chairman of FMI Corporation. His work with contractors focuses on buyer and seller representation, business continuity, and stock valuations. He is a veteran of FMI’s Management Consulting practice, where he gained a unique understanding of the difficult organizational, operating, and strategic issues facing an owner in the process of ownership transition. A widely recognized expert, he has written and spoken extensively to construction-industry groups about mergers and acquisitions and ownership transfer issues and trends.
  • Education Seminars – Landon Funsten: Maximizing the Value of Your Business
    Monday March 4 10:30 - 12:00 Grand Sonoran F

Brian Helm

CEO of Helm Group, Inc. Read the Bio

Brian Helm

CEO of Helm Group, Inc.
Brian Helm is the CEO of the Helm Group, Inc., based in Freeport, IL. He has grown the company, organically and through acquisitions, into one of the largest contractors in the Midwest. He is Chair of MCAA’s Technology and Education committees and serves as MCAA’s President-Elect.
  • Education Seminars – Bob Bolton and Brian Helm: A Contractor-Led Discussion on Growth Through Acquisitions
    Monday March 4 13:30 - 15:00 Desert Suites 4 & 6

Kevin Kennedy

Founder of Beacon Exit Planning LLC Read the Bio

Kevin Kennedy

Founder of Beacon Exit Planning LLC
Kevin J. Kennedy is the Founder of Beacon Exit Planning LLC. He understands firsthand the challenges facing business owners when exiting a company, from attachment to the business, choices, taxes, and the complicated exit process.
  • Education Seminars – Joe Bazzano and Kevin Kennedy: An ENR Top 20 Contractor’s Exit Bruises: Learn from My Mistakes to Reduce Financial Risk and Find Your Path to Retirement
    Monday March 4 13:30 - 15:00 Grand Sonoran E
  • Education Seminars – Joe Bazzano and Kevin Kennedy: An ENR Top 20 Contractor’s Exit Bruises: Learn from My Mistakes to Reduce Financial Risk and Find Your Path to Retirement
    Tuesday March 5 10:15 - 11:45 Wildflower Ballroom B & C

Amy Marks

CEO of XSite Modular Read the Bio

Amy Marks

CEO of XSite Modular

Amy Marks is the CEO of XSite Modular, a design build firm that also offers consulting in modern methods of construction. Her firm focuses on the use of off-site prefabrication and the incorporation of design for manufacturing and assembly principles into complex, technology-embedded buildings.

  • Education Seminars – Amy Marks: Driving Innovation with Modern Methods of Construction
    Tuesday March 5 10:15 - 11:45 Grand Sonoran F
  • Education Seminars – Amy Marks: Driving Innovation with Modern Methods of Construction
    Monday March 4 10:15 - 11:45 Grand Sonoran F

Jonathan Marsh

CTO/Division Manager Virtual Design & Construction Read the Bio

Jonathan Marsh

CTO/Division Manager Virtual Design & Construction
Jonathan Marsh, CTO/Division Manager Virtual Design & Construction, William T. Spaeder Company, Erie, PA.
  • Education Seminars – Jonathan Marsh, Stacy Zerr, and Sean McGuire: Does Your Company Need a Construction Technology Manager?
    Wednesday March 6 13:15 - 14:45 Wildflower Ballroom

Michelle May, M.D.

Physician and Author
Dr. Michelle May is the founder of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs. She is also the award-winning author of the book series, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat.
  • Education Seminars – Michelle May, M.D.: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Eat Mindfully to Live Vibrantly
    Wednesday March 6 09:45 - 11:15 Grand Saguaro North

Sean McGuire

Director of Construction Technology Read the Bio

Sean McGuire

Director of Construction Technology
Sean McGuire, Director of Construction Technology, MCAA, Rockville, MD will guide this discussion.
  • Education Seminars – Jonathan Marsh, Stacy Zerr, and Sean McGuire: Does Your Company Need a Construction Technology Manager?
    Wednesday March 6 13:15 - 14:45 Wildflower Ballroom

Jonathan Slain

Entrepreneurial Operating System® Expert Read the Bio

Jonathan Slain

Entrepreneurial Operating System® Expert
Jonathan Slain is an Entrepreneurial Operating System® expert at Autobahn Consultants. He helps companies that are on the fast track for growth to achieve their vision of success by providing business strategy and creating scalability.
  • Education Seminars – Paul Belair and Jonathan Slain: How to Prepare For, Thrive During, and Create Massive Wealth After the Next Recession
    Tuesday March 5 13:15 - 14:45 Desert Suites 4 & 6

Steve Smith

Senior VP of ACCO Engineered Systems Read the Bio

Steve Smith

Senior VP of ACCO Engineered Systems
Steve Smith, CPA is Senior VP of ACCO Engineered Systems in Burbank, CA. He is Vice Chair of the MSCA Board of Managers.
  • Education Seminars – Kip Bagley, Chris Carter, and Steve Smith: The Value of Your Service Business to Recession-Proof Your Company
    Monday March 4 13:30 - 15:00 Grand Sonoran H - K

Charles Townsend

Photographer
Charles Townsend is a Colorado-based professional photographer. His work ranges from culinary magazines to international event coverage. He teaches photography workshops and believes that cameras are merely tools by which we exercise our visions.
  • Education Seminars – Charles Townsend: Smart Photography: Unlocking the Potential of Cell Phone Cameras
    Tuesday March 5 14:30 - 16:00 Desert Suite 7

Scott Wallenstein

CEO of Neptune Plumbing & Heating Read the Bio

Scott Wallenstein

CEO of Neptune Plumbing & Heating

Scott Wallenstein, PCA Chair and CEO of Cleveland, OH-based Neptune Plumbing & Heating will moderate this session.

  • Plumbing Lunch & Learn
    Monday March 4 12:00 - 13:30 Wildflower Ballroom A & B

Stacy Zerr

P.E., Director of Preconstruction Services Read the Bio

Stacy Zerr

P.E., Director of Preconstruction Services
Stacy Zerr, P.E., Director of Preconstruction Services, The Waldinger Company, Des Moines, IA.
  • Education Seminars – Jonathan Marsh, Stacy Zerr, and Sean McGuire: Does Your Company Need a Construction Technology Manager?
    Wednesday March 6 13:15 - 14:45 Wildflower Ballroom

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