The full lineup of 2022 Annual Convention keynote speakers has officially been finalized. Once again, SMACNA is providing a world-class slate of speakers that will both educate and entertain those in attendance at The Broadmoor from September 11-14.
The Founder of What Big Brands Know® and the creator of The Power of BECAUSE framework, Gerry O’Brion, will take the stage on the morning of Wednesday, September 14. Gerry has helped thousands of businesses become the #1 choice in crowded industries by showing them how to stand out in the sea of sameness.
He teaches the powerful process to influence customers to buy from you versus all their other options., and his strategies work in any business regardless of whether they are B to B, B to C, have a large budget or small.
Gerry has spent his career as an executive for brands like Procter & Gamble, Coors Light, Quiznos, and Red Robin. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.
Headlining the Keynote Presentation and Awards Lunch on Monday, September 12, will be TV personality and comedian Frank Caliendo. Famous for his spot-on impressions of celebrities, sports figures, and political leaders, Frank’s impeccable comedic timing and spot-on impressions have been the center of fan-favorite viral video clips, TV shows, radio appearances, and live shows for more than 20 years.
Among Frank’s accomplishments is a three-year residency at The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, a regular place on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, SportsCenter, and other ESPN shows, and he also spent ten years on Fox NFL Sunday Pregame, along with being a cast member on the Fox TV series MADtv for five years.
An expert in cybersecurity and network infrastructure, Nick Espinosa will speak at the Spouse Breakfast on the morning of September 13. Nick has consulted with clients ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 100 level. In 1998, at age 19, Nick founded Windy City Networks, later acquired by BSSi2, where he is now CIO.
A nationally recognized speaker and industry thought leader, Nick advises company leaders on the future of technology and its impact on businesses and consumers. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, a TEDx Speaker, a regular columnist for Forbes, the co-author of a bestselling book Easy Prey, and host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Deep Dive.”
Additionally, Nick serves on the Board of Advisors for Roosevelt University's College of Arts and Sciences as well as their Center for Cyber and Information Security. He also serves as an advisor to the COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition.
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