Keynote Speakers

Asking for Trouble: Innovation, Communication and Reinvention


Dustin Garis is a renowned brand innovator. His disruptive career has landed him the title of “Chief Troublemaker” for his innovative approach to brand-building, customer experience, and change leadership at some of the most respected companies, including the Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble. With a particular focus on how brands can enrich lives, Garis offers examples of brands that are getting it right by “revolting against routine,” and creating memorable experiences to drive engagement among Millennial consumers and employees.

Social Media Best Practices: Great Content = Great Followers


Is your company truly harnessing the power of social media?  There is one key ingredient to doing so….great content!  But, generating the right content can be tricky.  You have to make your brand “follow-worthy”. Crystal Washington is a renowned social media expert who has worked with companies such as GE, Google and Microsoft. During this session, Crystal will share her knowledge and  provide tips that you can use to leverage social media to its fullest extent.

The Power of Storytelling


Sekou Andrews disrupts what a conventional keynote speaker looks like and is a true unicorn in the industry. Think business content and inspiration packaged in a Hamilton-esque performance. Powerful and with a unique ability to connect with audiences, Sekou’s motivational speeches are more performance than keynote speech and are each 100% customized. He grabs the audience through an emotional and intellectual connection while packing his performance with takeaways on the power of storytelling and the need to stay ahead of our industry’s emerging trends.

The Annuity Advantage in a New Normal Economy


J.P. Morgan Asset Management's market presence is exemplified by its distribution of 195,000 Guide to the Markets booklets each quarter. Chief Global Strategist Dr. David Kelly helps financial advisors and individuals understand the economic and capital markets environment. Dr. Kelly will share his thoughts on the current economic landscape and reinforce the importance of guaranteed income solutions in today’s market environment. In addition, he will review his two “Annuity Advantage” bulletins outlining the inherent advantages insurers have in helping individuals plan for retirement, lending his objectivity and credibility to spread the message on the value of annuities. 

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