Speakers

Annual Convention Speaker

Jake Wood

Jake Wood is the cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and deploys military veterans to disaster zones around the world and within the United States.  Since 2010, Team Rubicon has scaled to 100,000 volunteers and deployed teams to some of the worst catastrophes of the century.

Annual Convention Speaker

Joan Ryan

Joan Ryan is an award-winning journalist, author, and pioneer in sports journalism as one of the first female sports columnists in the country. She has covered every major sporting event including the Super Bowl, World Series, Olympics, and championship fights.

Annual Convention Speaker

Joseph Sellers

As SMART General President and General Secretary-Treasurer, Sellers developed and led special campaigns to increase outreach and awareness for construction, production and transportation industries member

Annual Convention Speaker

Josh Sundquist

Josh Sundquist is a Paralympian and bestselling author who has shared his story at events across the world. At age nine, Josh was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age thirteen and he took up ski racing three years later.

Annual Convention Speaker

Nick Espinosa

An expert in cybersecurity and network infrastructure, Nick Espinosa has consulted with clients ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 100 level. In 1998, at age 19, Nick founded Windy City Networks, later acqBSSi2uired by , where he is now CIO.

Annual Convention Speaker

Ronald J. Eagar

As the chief operating officer at Grassi & Co. and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Ronald J. Eager offers more than two decades of experience in both public and private accounting. His expertise extends beyond the traditional areas of accounting and taxation, and he serves as a trusted advisor to companies in a broad range of industries, including construction. 

Annual Convention Speaker

Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton’s triumphant life story is about defying seemingly insurmountable beginnings as a child orphaned into foster care. Today, Steve is the chief people officer of Workhuman. He champions and promotes the Workhuman movement to inspire HR leaders to embrace more humanity and foster a sense of purpose in the workplace.

Annual Convention Speaker

Steve Taylor

As the principal of Taylor Engineering located in Alameda, CA, Steve Taylor is a registered mechanical engineer specializing in HVAC system design, control system design, indoor air quality engineering, computerized building energy analysis, and HVAC system commissioning.