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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Randy Ross
Dr. Randy Ross is a compelling communicator, craftsman of culture and bestselling author of multiple books, including his latest book entitled, Hope Rises: Make Your Life, Love & Leadership Soar.
Working with brands like GE Appliances, McDonald’s, Panasonic, Cox Communications, Compass Group, Chick-fil-A, Keller Williams and the Intercontinental Hotel Group, he has inspired and enabled countless people to find new passion and purpose in their work, work better together in teams and have greater influence and impact.
When people like what they do, they do it better. When people like those they do it with, they work better together. When they like the impact they are having, they find meaning and fulfillment in what they do. Dr. Ross helps them find what they really like, while building healthier relationships and pursuing a passion beyond self.
As the CEO of Remarkable and a former Chief People Officer, Dr. Randy Ross utilizes his experience to engage audiences worldwide with his keen insight and contagious humor. He is a messenger of practical wisdom and needed hope, untangling the biggest challenges facing today’s business leader, tomorrow’s workforce and the future marketplace. He lives with his wife, LuAnne, and four children in Atlanta, Georgia.
During Bill’s 30-year career in property management, he worked as a maintenance supervisor, property manager, regional manager, President, COO and CEO.
Bill graduated from the Air Force Leadership Academy and that was the catalyst for his career as a successful leader in the military and private sector. After successfully running two multi-family organizations, Bill launched his career as a speaker, trainer and author. He is a frequent guest on podcasts and radio broadcasts where he talks about leadership, team building and company culture. As a speaker, he has appeared at events in 48 states and has inspired and entertained thousands of people.
Jess Rodriguez, The Improv Girl, is an award-winning sales trainer and professionally trained actor who transforms sales people and teams one improv principle at a time. She is passionate about helping people unlock their full potential by empowering them to learn through experience with improv games and techniques. In her previous roles, Jess has led and designed training programs for organizations in the multifamily housing industry and various tech startups that consistently resulted in revenue growth and improved company culture.
Kara Rice has 30 years in multifamily in roles ranging from leasing to leadership, with an emphasis on employee development.
Kara is fascinated by the intersection of high performance and high satisfaction—that sweet spot known as employee engagement.
As the Chief Communications Officer for Swift Bunny, she works with multifamily leaders to make the workplace work well for all associates. Kara is a lifelong learner who enjoys helping others improve their performance. Presenting webinars and at industry conferences is a favorite aspect of work. She is an NAAEI Faculty member, licensed Florida real estate sales associate, and owner of rental property.
With over 20 years of experience in the Multifamily industry, Mark offers his passion, knowledge, and commitment to excellence.
He has been a trainer, speaker, and motivator for the better part of his career. He has had the privilege to speak at FAA, GAA, AAA, GAAF and multiple management companies across the country.
Mark’s experience spans across many platforms and areas of interest. He believes in making each day count. Your team should also live and breathe that commitment. Find your passion and love what you do!
Michelle began her career in property management in 1996 as a Leasing Consultant and was promoted to Leasing Manager of AMLI Residential in 1998, and soon after, received the regional Leasing Consultant of the Year award.
In 1999, Michelle was promoted to Regional Activities Director in Kansas and was responsible for all volunteer projects, resident activities, employee activities and company events. Under her direction, AMLI proudly won “Best Community Events” at the annual Crystal Merit awards- Apartment Association of Kansas City (AAKC) 6 years in a row. In 2000, Michelle also won a “High Achievement” and “Unsung Hero” award followed by the National “Spirit of AMLI” award in 2005.
Michelle served on AAKC’s public relations and volunteer committees for several years. In addition, she served as the head of AMLI Culture Club committee for 4 years, a regional focus group for employee recognition and retention. Michelle is a consultant for Greystar KC as a Management Liaison.
Michelle coordinates the training division of Savvy, as well as teaches training seminars.
Mitch Savoie Hill
Mitch Savoie Hill is a Certified Professional Coach, International TEDx Speaker, published author, and Corporate Trainer with over 25 years of hospitality and leadership experience. She started in the hospitality industry as a singing waitress in New York City when she was 18 years old and later went on to manage teams for international companies in the restaurant, hotel, property management, and construction industries.
As the CEO and founder of SavHill Consulting LLC, she delivers inclusive leadership coaching, corporate training, and keynote speeches to help her audiences learn how to engage their diverse clients and teams to achieve optimum productivity and success.
Randy Dean, the “E-mail Sanity Expert” ® is a professional speaker and expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology.
For more than 25 years, Randy has been leading programs for major corporate, university, association, and government audiences. Obsessed with time management and personal productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions director, professional marketer and manager to become a leading speaker and trainer. The author of former Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast and the new 2022 REBOOT version, and producer and creator of several video self-study courses and popular YouTube channel, he has led programs for thousands of satisfied and inspired students, managers, and professionals on being more productive with their time and life. His highly informative and entertaining programs leave audience members with immediately usable tools, strategies, and skills on how to better manage their time, technology, and information overload following their program experience.
Robynn Haydock is a CAM and CAS designate, as well as a lifetime faculty member of NAA.
Robynn has worked in the property management industry for over 30 years receiving several leadership and education awards. She has served in various apartment association roles including Chairman of the Board.
She is an owner of multi-family and other rental properties, as well as a professional educator working to develop others in our industry and teach best practices to those in the business of providing homes for people.
She has a passion for education and for our industry and looks forward to sharing this time with each of you!
Sarah specializes in the area of consulting, employee development and training. She supports organizations in facilitating change through a blend of accelerated learning techniques. She teaches employees to build teams, build trust, manage conflict, and communicate effectively for optimal business results and personal quality of life. Her style is interactive, high energy with focus on developing the Five Drivers of Success to keep people engaged and achieving performance shifts.
Steve Wunch is the founder of Wunch Keynotes & Consulting. He is a
professional facilitator in leadership, sales, and customer service.
He is a national speaker, and freelance consultant who has worked with multifamily companies to enhance, improve, and train organizations to improve performance.
Through engaging, well-facilitated workshops and keynote presentations, and by offering prescriptive performance support, he is impacting success — he’s having fun doing it, and so are his clients! He began his career in multifamily over 25 years ago as a leasing consultant, assistant manager, community manager, and since has been in several training and support roles.
Steve holds a certificate from the Center for Creative Leadership, is a Developmental Dimensions International Certified Facilitator, and an MBTI Type I & II Certified Practitioner.
Steve currently serves as the Vice President of Learning & Development for Capital Square Living, a fully integrated property management company with a drive for innovation and excellence. He lives, works, connects and thrives in Richmond, VA.
A Nationally recognized Speaker, Facilitator & Executive Coach, Tim Furlong and his unique brand of “Edutainment” have impacted organizations large and small for nearly two decades.
Tim is the author of the book “Quarter Turns-Small Shifts, Big Impact” and the Creator of the “Quarter Turns” coaching program which enables leaders at every level to identify small shifts in approach and behavior that yield highly impactful, sustainable results. From CEO’s of fortune 500 companies, to platinum selling Recording Artists Tim’s coaching and training programs have empowered thousands of individuals and organizations to achieve at the highest levels.
Tim Woody is a retired U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Warrant Officer and sole owner of Leadosophy, LLC, an organizational development and risk management consulting business. Tim spent 20 years in the USCG and served two tours in command of USCG small boat units in Ohio and New York, where he was responsible for the oversight and execution of USCG missions, e.g., search and rescue, federal law enforcement, marine safety, and ice rescue. Before retiring from the USCG, Tim taught essential risk management principles and concepts to Coast Guard members throughout the United States while simultaneously serving as the USCG Boat Forces Command Cadre School’s lead risk management trainer for the USCG Academy. Tim holds a Bachelor’s (BA) in Philosophy from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s (MA) in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
Zach carries a Psychology degree from Oregon State University. He is a nationally Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician, LEED GA, and Certified UPCS inspector carrying more than a 21 years of experience within the multifamily housing, development, and construction industries. Zach is a valued advocate for the multifamily housing sector, serving as Subject Matter Expert for the National Apartment Association, Training Director for The Apartment Maintenance Institute, and Community Education Faculty Member at Portland Community College. As the recipient of the Apartment Community Excellence “Oregonian Civic Award” his dedication and devotion to the multifamily industry is apparent. Zach is a highly respected and influential leader within the industry locally in the Northwest, but also garners national attention around the country with numerous published articles and ongoing training engagements at all levels of multifamily housing professionals.