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Keynote SPeakers

Opening General Session Keynote

Kent Rader

Monday, September 19
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

When it comes to reducing stress in the workplace, humor is one of the most effective tools known to the business world. Kent Rader believes passionately that laughter matters in easing the daily stress of employees and building a highly cohesive business team. Known as the world’s cleanest comedian and humorous speaker, Kent helps people and organizations learn and experience how laughter matters as an effective business tool. He is well qualified to perform this role, as he boasts a diverse skill set and experience in both corporate and healthcare environments. In addition, he has performed in comedy clubs from New York to Seattle.  

With five years of experience in public accounting and 12 years as a hospital CFO and CEO, Kent is able to draw on an incredibly diverse range of experience to find inspiration. Accordingly, he has worked for 15 years as a professional speaker, using his knowledge and own unique appreciation of comedy to improve the productivity of staff and businesses nationwide.  


Business Luncheon Keynote
Cheryl Cran

Tuesday, September 20
11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Best-selling author and consultant, Cheryl Cran, believes that everyone is a leader and the future of work requires leaders just like you! Cheryl’s research into the future of work, change leadership, technology innovation, and generations impact provides data and strategies to help leaders drive transformation in a fast paced world. Cheryl provides leaders and teams change leadership skills to lead with 20/20 vision and tools to build the future workplace today.

An internationally-renowned consultant and speaker for twenty years, she has worked with hundreds of industries and thousands of audiences worldwide to teach how to more effectively lead in rapid times of fast-paced change, increase innovation capabilities, build enhanced agility for individuals, and to ultimately help organizations be adaptive and iconic leaders in their industries. She is the author of six books including the newest, The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced World (Wiley). An American speakers’ bureau named Cheryl as one of the top female speakers in North America.