Business Owners, Principals and Senior Leaders with a minimum of 10 years experience, and all Certified Professional Services Marketers, are invited to convene for this high-powered Executives Forum.
The Executive Forum begins with a panel featuring three leaders joining us from Sacramento, Nashville, and Cleveland. Our panel will share their knowledge, experiences and their passion to help you grow your business. They bring knowledge of the industry along with years of experience in management and leadership. They'll be discussing: Generation 2 - Planning for Succession, Using Data to to Drive Change, and Maintaining a High Touch in a High Tech World.
After the intermission, the presenters will be facilitating high-level discussions at roundtables. Choose the topic you’re most interested in, ask questions and share best practices with your peers. This is an opportunity for you to discuss challenges and explore ideas with industry executives and SMPS leaders.
We invite you to join us at this Executive Forum.
7:45-8:00 am Check-in / Networking
8:00-8:55 am Experts’ Presentations
8:55-9:00 am Intermission
9:00-9:50 am Round-table Discussion
9:50-10:00 am Wrap-up / Closing
Early registration rate through September 29th - $50.00
After September 29th - $75.00 per person
Continental Breakfast, Juice and Coffee provided.
Dawn Savage, FSMPS, CPSM | Senior Director | ICF | Sacramento, CA
Dawn is a senior director with ICF, a global consulting firm that makes big things possible when it really matters. With over 20 years of experience in the professional services industry, she specializes in connecting people and ideas to develop account strategies and position for growth. In her current position Dawn plays a key role in the development of pursuit strategies for large, complex energy efficiency and environmental planning/compliance projects. Her drive to win makes her a tenacious client relationship builder, a leader of several key account teams, and a steadfast coach on positioning, pursuit development, and call planning. She has served on the Society board as well as the SMPS Sacramento and San Francisco Chapter boards.
Kenny Diehl, PE, FSMPS | Senior Principal | Smith Seckman Reid | Nashville, TN
Diehl’s career has been matched by few, with significant achievements in marketing and business development and in technical and operational roles. After working as an environmental engineer, he became a marketer and business developer. During the next two decades, Diehl became a respected leader who has advanced the marketing profession. He has been an active member of SMPS since 1982 and currently serves as senior principal at Smith Seckman Reid (SSR) in Nashville, TN. His unique mix of experience and strong mentoring abilities have earned him the respect of colleagues, marketers, and engineers. Diehl’s impact on SMPS and marketing professional services has been extraordinary and admired by countless colleagues.
Mark Pierce | Founder and President | E5 Leadership Academy | Cleveland, OH
Mark Pierce is a nationally recognized leadership mentor, coach, and speaker. He’s the founder of several companies including E5Leader.com, LLC and E5 Leadership Academy. He’s worked with thousands of corporations, CEOs, executives, and non-profit leaders in a variety of industries since 1983. Mark’s mission is to help others achieve 100% total prosperity spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially to live a life of significance, not existence.
When he’s not helping others become better leaders you’ll find him spending time with his wife and 4 children, golfing, fishing, and supporting charitable causes.
Mark Pierce is one of this country’s most discerning and powerful executive motivators. He deftly combines shrewd business savvy with a loving and serving heart. A fine teacher, wise guide and spiritual brother – by the end of your time with Mark, he will be all of these to you. – Bill, CEO