Friday, April 3, 2015

Keynote speakers for 2015 Joint Annual Conference confirmed

Speakers for the General Sessions at the 2015 Joint Annual Conference have been confirmed by the IASB Meetings Management staff.

The First General Session speaker will be DeDe Murcer Moffett, a motivational speaker, author, trainer, comedian, and niece of New York Yankees legend Bobby Murcer. Living life with passion, knowing what you were born to do then doing it full out is her definition and experience of success. Moffet says that today, more than ever, people want authentic leaders who will help them unlock their potential and reduce internal obstacles so their talent can take center stage.


The president of the University of Maryland, Freeman Hrabowski, will be the keynoter at the Second General Session on Saturday morning. Hrabowski chairs the Educational Excellence for African Americans Advisory Commission. In 2008, he was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. Time magazine name him one of America’s 10 Best College Presidents in 2009 and one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012.

Sunday’s keynote speaker at the Third General Session will be Kevin Brown. He is assistant vice president of SERVPRO, an international franchise system with nearly 1,700 franchise locations specializing in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Brown frequently addresses large corporate audiences, including Siemens, State Farm, Bristol-Myers, Delta Airlines, etc. He challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life.