Episode 11: Leading a Vital National Association, with Rhett Evans

J. Rhett Evans is the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s (GCSAA) CEO. Evans joined GCSAA in July 2009 as their COO and was promoted to CEO in January 2011. He is the eighth CEO since the association’s founding in 1926. Evans is focused on expanding GCSAA’s reach and influence to become the global leader […]

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Episode 9: Business Leaders in the Big Picture, with Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation. Shapiro directs a staff of about 200 employees and thousands of industry volunteers, leading his organization’s promotion of innovation as […]

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Episode 8: Consultancy in the Exhibition and Convention Industry, with Sam Lippman

Sam Lippman is President and Founder of Lippman Connects, providing executive-level consulting to the convention and exhibition industry in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and management. Sam is also a trained facilitator (A.C. Nielsen/Burke Institute) who has helped event producers, venues and cities understand their market position and determine their future plans. Since 2001, […]

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Episode 7: Leadership in Sports, with Oscar Aparicio

Oscar Aparicio has leveraged his rich experience as an educator in the technology and enterprise SaaS space to drive software adoption. When not helping services departments scale, he enjoys watching an inordinate amount of football. What you’ll learn about in this episode: Eric Thurston’s lifelong love for the Denver Broncos Oscar Aparicio on the 49ers […]

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Episode 6: The Invisible Industry: Association Management and Trends in The Global Exhibition and Events Industry, with David DuBois

David DuBois is the President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE). As IAEE’s leader, DuBois is responsible for the management of 23 full-time professional staff, producing the annual business operating plan and budget, overseeing the support of all meetings of governance units, leading business development, directing fundraising efforts, advocating for […]

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Episode 5: Strengthening Teams Through Experiential Leadership, with Jay Irwin

After a fruitful and successful 23-year career in the computer software industry, a near-death experience inspired Jay Irwin to transform his life and make a difference in the world. An adventurous soul who’s determined to inspire through wilderness experiences, Jay’s transition from the computer software industry to experiential leadership development didn’t happen overnight. While working […]

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Episode 4: Big Data That Changes Lives: Digital Strategy for Nonprofits, with Amanda Myers

A recognized leader in developing and launching innovative, online programs Amanda Myers brings 20 years of experience to her role as Director of Product Growth with Austin-based Personify. Her broad background includes developing highly engaging national campaigns, online tools and loyalty initiatives for household brands including Land’s End, Cars.com, Enfamil, Marvel and Samsung. The last […]

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