Kate Byrne

Kate Byrne grows things; people, businesses, movements. Her career marries her love of media, the power of technology, financial literacy and understanding the impact of heart in people and business as forces for good. The Stanford grad is a trusted voice and cross-sector translator, workplace intergenerational bridge, a gifted rainmaker, and team builder. She is…

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Sedric Brinson

Sedric Brinson lives his life by the simple standard of the Golden Rule of treating others how he would like to be treated. A born leader who wants nothing more than to see others succeed and to see their goals accomplished. His passion for people is what fuels his desire of seeing communities thrive financially.…

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Jim Austin

Bio Jim Austin, a former senior executive at Baxter Healthcare, combines business strategy and organizational development theory with extensive industry experience. Jim is a Faculty Consultant at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, Wharton Business School, where he tailors senior-level seminars for leading entities including SIFMA, CUES, Boston Scientific, Coca-Cola, Lincoln Financial, GE, GlaxoSmithKline and…

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Cassie Walker Johnson

Bio With nearly two decades of immersive experience in real estate, Cassie’s unwavering passion for effective methodologies has been the cornerstone of her success as a highly esteemed real estate agent, partnering with her husband Jeremey Johnson at Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, WA.  Cassie’s dedication as an advocate for Buyer Agreements has solidified her…

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Qiana Martin

An Award-winning entrepreneur; soccer visionary and Super Bowl ad creator, Qiana Martin’s journey of defying expectations has transported her from playing street soccer with guys in parks to traveling the world participating in the sport and helping global brands connect with soccer fans. Her unique expertise, innovative approaches and diverse cultural experiences have garnered features…

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Amy Singleton

Powerhouse Amy Singleton is an entrepreneur based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Originally a Registered Nurse, Amy’s own health forced her out of a career she loved. Looking for purpose in ALL the wrong places, she wound up alone & desperately suicidal. Amy now dedicates her life to helping others see HOPE & PURPOSE beyond their…

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James McCafferty

James McCafferty is Director of Western’s Center for Economic and Business Research.  In this role he seeks to broaden the connections between the University, the College of Business and Economics and the real world – businesses, non-profits, tribal communities and government agencies – through student internships, classroom based projects and consultative projects drawing on faculty, staff and…

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Ken Grant

Ken Grant is a master at captivating audiences. Stepping onto the stage, he instantly forges a bond and connection, radiating his Aussie charisma and a rapid-fire wit that lights up a room. His presence is as natural and comfortable as it is commanding. As a seasoned Master of Ceremonies and a diligent auctioneer, Ken is dedicated to ensuring that…

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Amanda Thomas

As the Founder & President of TwoScore, Amanda’s chief endeavor is to make an indelible impact on the credit union industry to help them thrive. With over 20 years of experience, Amanda’s expertise in marketing, coupled with her unwavering commitment to fostering vibrant organizational cultures and igniting employee engagement, has propelled TwoScore to the forefront…

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Lindsey Buckner

Lindsey Buckner is an award-winning attorney with a legal career that spans over a decade across various industries, including Government, Aerospace/Government Defense, Financial Services, Retail and Tech. She has worked for various Fortune 100 companies and has an extensive background in advising various lines of business on marketing and product issues, regulatory matters and financial…

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