2022 SPEAKERS

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Superintendent

Mary-Frances Klimek

Mary-Frances Klimek is the Superintendent at the Racine Wastewater Utility in Racine, Wisconsin. She oversees all wastewater operations, maintenance, laboratory services and regulatory compliance and most reporting. She is involved in committees regarding racial equity, inclusion, leadership and wellness

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Regional Marketing Director, Commercial Buildings | North & South America at GRUNDFOS

Ashley Zachry

Experienced Marketing Professional Passionate about Water

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Leadership Coach

Jennifer Watson

Jennifer Watson, MPT, I.M.T.,C., owner of Jennifer Watson Leadership, is a dynamic speaker and coach with a gift for intuitive and visionary coaching. She is an expert in wellness + leadership development, identity & mental edge enhancement, high- performance, post-trauma growth, movement & change adaptation, and soul-aligned living mastery.

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Creator and Founder of Dance Your Truth

Phoenix Aryndia Vincent

Phoenix Aryndia Vincent, MFA is a seasoned dancer/choreographer and empowerment facilitator and the co-founder and CCO of Rocky Mountain Oils.  She is an expert in body language and microexpressions analysis, positive body image and symbolism, kinesiology, nutrition and mindful eating, relationships and parenting, masculine and feminine energy, business development, movement meaning, dream analysis, handwriting analysis, religious symbolism, energy healing, and personality analysis.    She holds an MFA in Dance Choreography from Jacksonville University specializing in feminine intuition and Yin-Yang energy in movement. Phoenix is a speaker, teacher, author, choreographer wife, and mother to 5 children.  Her message centers on uncovering the innate and unique beauty within each individual.

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Bridge Builder | Supplier Impact Thought Leader | Entrepreneur| Multi-Tasker of Miracles

Jill Miller

Jill Miller is the founder & CEO of Below the Line. She has endless hope and values health, faith, connection, kindness & curiosity.

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Speaker, writer, and trainer through Living Life with Lauren. Client Services Specialist with Skillpath Professional Development

Lauren Dreher

Lauren Dreher is a mindset author and speaker. After growing up with scars and finding herself with little confidence in her adulthood, she decided to make a change. She became and advocate and speaker for those who have a lack of confidence due to their outer image. Lauren took a deep personal development dive and developed a passion for mindset. Her mission is to help people shift their mindset to a positive one. Using habits, tools, and learning triggers she helps people to be able to manage their mindset even on the toughest days. 

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Author & Leadership Coach

Gail Rudolph

Gail Rudolph is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Power Up Power Down, How to Reclaim Control and Make Every Situation a Win/Win. She helps readers discover how to harness their personal power and understand power dynamics present in all situations. Gail is credentialed to teach the six universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of the “Godfather of Influence,” Dr. Robert Cialdini. She is one of 13 people globally, one of two women, and the only woman in the United States to hold this distinction. Gail holds a Leadership Certification from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a Value-Based Leadership Expert, and has trademarked proprietary leadership trainings and assessments.

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Financial Planner at Iron Legacy Wealth Advisors

Megan Spain

Megan has been doing planning for small business owners and other professionals for the past 10 years. Her team of advisors work diligently to create financial plans to help their clients accumulate wealth, reduce taxes, and continue a legacy for their families. Through comprehensive financial planning, she focuses on the needs of her clients’ to create a unique plan to help meet their specific goals and objectives. Her goal is to establish long lasting relationships with her clients and their families. Th

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Client Solutions Manager

Dr. Lindsay Birt

Dr. Lindsay Birt, Client Solutions Manager with Xylem, has extensive experience in water resource engineering, including nutrient management, in stream water quality monitoring and modeling, storm water management, sustainable design and performance assessments, geospatial information systems, stakeholder engagement and decision making, watershed management, and digital solutions for collections systems and wastewater treatment. She currently serves as the Watershed Committee Chair for the Illinois Water Environment Association. In September 2021, Dr. Birt was awarded the US Water
Alliance One Water Rising Leader and in May 2021 received a Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from University of South Florida. Also, in 2020 she was selected to be part of the first cohort of US Water Alliance, Rising Professionals. Dr. Birt completed a Ph.D. in Agricultural and
Biological Engineering from Purdue University with an emphasis in Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering. She holds a M.S. and B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M
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Senior Director Marketing & Communications at Mueller Water Products

Yolanda Kokayi

She has an extensive background in B2B marketing, communications, and public relations. As a marketer, she is a passionate brand advocate and has worked over the past two decades helping leading companies build engaging brands and telling their stories. 

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ABB

Nadia Facio 

Nadia is a 17-year-old high school senior who worked for ABB during her junior year as an operations
intern and is working this school year as a manufacturing apprentice. After a plant tour in 8th grade, Nadia declared her intention to become a Robotics Engineer. She is well on her way to achieving this vision and is planning to earn her associates degree in electronics technology around the time of high school graduation. In her spare time, she is also involved in cross country, track, and wrestling.

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Leadership Coach and Technology Pro

Nicole Calhoun

Nicole is a high-energy and results-oriented professional who has worked with diverse multi-cultural teams around the world. She brings 25 years of corporate and technology experience to her training workshops. As a certified John Maxwell Team speaker, trainer, and coach, Nicole delivers content that adds value through an inspiring, engaging, and exciting experience that audiences enjoy. 

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Organizational Development Manager at Hunt Refining Company

Ashley Wheeler

For over 25 years, Ashley served individuals, teams, classrooms and organizations in the learning, leadership and organizational development space. I have a passion for people and believe sound research and analysis are essential to continually driving individual and organizational excellence. Each day provides a new opportunity to become better at who we are, what we do, and how we serve others.

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TEDx Speaker | Wharton Lecturer | Keynote Speaker | Motivational Speaker | Emcee | Moderator | Media Contributor | Consultant | Freelance Writer

Jennifer Lynn Robinson

Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esquire is the CEO of Purposeful Networking. Her services include consulting, moderating, serving as an emcee, keynotes and workshops. Her expertise is in strategic networking, communications, public speaking, and workplace relations. Jennifer also does motivational speaking on change and resilience following her own recovery and reinvention after a near death accident. She gave a TEDx talk in June 2020. Jennifer is a media contributor who has been featured both locally and nationally. Some of her media coverage includes: Cheddar, CBS, NBC, PHL17, FOX, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Chicago Tribune and Philadelphia Magazine. Jennifer is also a contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Founder at The Safety Rack | Advocate for Women in Trades | Speaker | Youtuber

Amy Roosa

Amy Roosa is a safety professional with almost 2 decades of experience building and enhancing safety cultures. She is the co-founder of the Iowa Women in Safety Conference and a passionate advocate for Personal Protective Equipment with a focus on women's PPE.

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Co-Founder at Dovetail Workwear

Sara Deluca

Based in Portland, OR, Dovetail Workwear makes all-season, all-reason utility apparel that stands up to the job.

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Vice President Revenue Marketing

Caitlyn Young-Gilbert

Caitlyn Young-Gilbert, CMRP is the Chief of Staff at UpKeep Technologies and Founder of The Maintenance Community. From working in social impact consulting to building UpKeep’s Operations from the ground up, Caitlyn is passionate about bringing people together and aligning teams toward collective goals for sustainable solutions. She is the co-author of ‘How Maintenance Will Revolutionize The World’ and host of the "Women in Maintenance" Podcast.

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