Aaron Davis is known as “The Enthusiator” because of his contagious enthusiasm to equip others to perform like champions. His powerful and high-energy presentations are interactive, fresh and yet simple so that anyone can use his tips & techniques to attain greater success professionally and personally! Aaron’s past experience as a National Champion Football player with the University of Nebraska has equipped him with first hand knowledge of how to achieve incredible results! Thousands of individuals from coast to coast have been motivated and more importantly inspired to take action as a result of Aaron’s insights and strategies. As a speaker, author and seminar leader Aaron has had the privilege of delivering hundred’s of presentations at various conferences, meetings and seminars across the nation with outstanding success! Aaron is a member of the National Speakers Association, the co-author of two books, and the author of the inspiring book “10 Minute Truth's”. As a seminar leader for the University of Nebraska’s Corporate Manager Certification program, Aaron’s presentations have received some of the highest ratings by attendees in the programs twenty-four year history. He has served clients in various sectors and levels of industry including: Government, Agriculture, Medical, Mortgage, Sales, Insurance, Banking, Education (Colleges & High Schools). Aaron graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Psychology. While in college Aaron was a member of the Nebraska Football team which in 1994 won the National Championship.
President and Co-Founder of Blue Compass, Drew Harden has grown and guided the company from a two-person start-up in 2007 to one of the Midwest's leading digital marketing companies today. Drew is actively involved in company direction, client relationships and the management of the Blue Compass team. He has led projects that have been honored by prestigious organizations such as Adobe, the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the American Advertising Association and the American Design Awards.
Ronette Schlatter, CRCM, is a senior compliance coordinator with the Iowa Bankers Association. Her primary responsibilities at the IBA include the coordination, writing and editing of IBA’s monthly compliance magazine, THE DISCLOSURE; providing onsite training and compliance consulting for member banks; researching and evaluating new regulatory requirements; and responding to member banks’ compliance questions. Ronette received her BA in Business Administration from William Penn College and is a graduate of the ABA Graduate Compliance School.
As an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, Transformer of Teams, Researcher, soon to be Author, Sarah helps people close the gap between what they intend to do and the actual impact they make. She focuses on the true and evolutionary behavior of relationships and specializes in building, rebuilding, and healing teams. Sarah creates a safe, honest environment, preparing people to deal with real-world conflict, have more meaningful conversations, and create purposeful relationships. Sarah holds a Master’s Degree from Drake University in Leadership Development and a BA from the University of Northern Iowa in Theatre Performance and Theatre Education. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Universities. When she isn’t helping people develop stronger relationships with themselves and others, she enjoys spending time with her husband Nick and their two fur babies Seymour and Sally.
Tallman Johnson is an Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs at MBA. In this role, he is responsible for advocating on behalf of MBA's legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Republican members of the United States Senate. He began his work at MBA on February 1, 2019. Prior to joining MBA, Tallman spent the majority of his entire professional career on Capitol Hill. Among his various roles, Tallman served as a senior staffer for the House Committee on Financial Services, where he formulated policy and drafted the Committee’s national legislative priorities on issues ranging from housing finance reform and Dodd/Frank regulatory relief to NFIP and TRIA reauthorizations. Prior to that, he was one of the primary policy advisors to the Chairman of that panel’s Housing Subcommittee. Additionally, he worked as a Senior Legislative Officer in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a Concentration in International Affairs, from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
Three-time Bestselling Author, Award winning Entrepreneur and Sales Expert-- Ursula Mentjes (menches)--will transform the way you think about selling so you can reach your goals with less anxiety and less effort! The Founder of Sales Coach Now as well as an inspirational speaker, author of Selling with Intention, Selling with Synchronicity, One Great Goal and The Belief Zone– Ursula specializes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help clients double and triple their sales FAST. Honing her skills at an international technical training company, where she began her career in 1996, Ursula increased sales by 90% in just one year! In 2001, when the company’s annual run was in the tens of millions, Ursula advanced to the position of President at just 27 years old. Sales guru Brian Tracy endorsed Selling with Intention saying, “This powerful, practical book shows you how to connect with customers by fully understanding the sales process from the inside out. It really works!” Selling with Synchronicity and One Great Goal were also winners of the Beverly Hills Book Awards in the categories of sales and business motivation—and Selling with Intention was a finalist. Selling with Intention also received the International Book Award sponsored by USA Book News and Selling with Synchronicity was a finalist. Ursula also just released her most recent book, The Belief Zone which just received two Beverly Hills Book Awards. Her Podcast, Double Your Sales NOW, has received all 5-star reviews, is being downloaded in more than 55 countries and is experiencing double-digit growth!