Employee Engagement Expert
International Keynote Speaker and Top 101 Global Employee Engagement Influencer
A former Fortune 500 business executive with a Six Sigma Green Belt, Jill Christensen understands how organizations operate, and what they need to do differently to attract, retain, and engage employees. Her book, If Not You, Who?, is a global best-seller, and her popular weekly blog was named a Top 100 Corporate Blog alongside of Apple and Microsoft.
Thanks to her status as a Top 101 Employee Engagement Influencer, Jill has worked in 20 industries, partnering with the best and brightest leaders around the world to improve productivity, retention, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth by re-engaging employees. Her proven approach to increase engagement has lead her to keynote throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Jill grew up in multiple U.S. states, but now resides in Denver, CO, thanks to her pioneering spirit, and love of skiing, U.S. football, and live music.
Director of Government and Industry Relations
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Eric Haar joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLBank Dallas) in 2016 as Director of Government and Industry Relations. Mr. Haar served in a similar capacity for 10 years at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka. During his career, Mr. Haar has helped pass numerous pieces of legislation impacting the financial services industry. He continues to work closely with legislators, regulators, bankers, affordable housing advocates and other groups to institute sound public policy.
Mr. Haar speaks frequently to audiences on the topics of banking, housing and government function. Eric is a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer, a meal server at the Dallas Men’s Gospel Mission, a member of the Tarrant County Bankers Association board of directors, and a Rotarian.
Mr. Haar holds a bachelor's degree from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, as well as an MBA from Indiana University’s campus at Fort Wayne. He is also graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.
Kevin D. Mitnick
Information Technology Consultant
The World's Most Famous Hacker
Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, global bestselling author, and the top cybersecurity keynote speaker.
Kevin was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted, because he went on an ‘electronic joyride’ during which he hacked into more than 40 major corporations just for the challenge and not for monetary gain, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. He and his team of white-hat hackers now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering.
- "The World's Greatest Hacker" Fox News
- "The World's Most Famous Hacker" CNN
- "In our world, Kevin Mitnick is our David Beckham or Lebron James." KPMG
- "If hackers were rock stars, Kevin Mitnick would be Mick Jagger" News.com
The threats from hackers? It takes one to know one.
Terri Sands, CAMS-Audit, AAP, CFE, ACT Specialist
Secura Risk Management
Terri is the founder of Secura Risk Management and leads the company in its strategic efforts to offer the most pressing and needed services in payments, BSA/AML, Cybersecurity and fraud. Throughout her career, Terri has served as a leader in the payments and fraud prevention industry, providing education, risk management and compliance consulting and support services geared toward the specific needs of financial organizations. Terri consults and speaks frequently for regulatory and governmental agencies on topics including payments risk management and strategy, operational compliance, BSA/AML, financial crimes, operational risk management improvements and efficiencies. Terri has authored numerous publications and articles on payments risk management, fraud prevention, money-laundering prevention strategies, elder financial exploitation, and identity theft red flag compliance. Terri also served as the Director of the Payments Risk Management and the Financial Investigative Unit for State Bank & Trust where she was responsible for payments risk management, fraud management, physical security and BSA/AML.
Terri is an Advanced Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS – Audit), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an At-Risk Adult Crime Tactics (ACT) Specialist and an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP).
Prior to founding Secura, Terri served as co-founder of Payments Information Circle (PIC), a service organization providing payments industry education, auditing, consulting, resources, and support services to financial organizations throughout the country. Prior to her work at PIC, Terri served as the President of the Georgia Automated Clearing House Association (GACHA), a non-profit, regional payments association where she provided strategic direction for the association and its membership. Terri began her career in payments as a Senior Analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where she provided training throughout the Sixth District and served on the Federal Reserve ACH Conversion Team that consolidated ACH Services for all branch locations in the Sixth District. In addition, Terri led the efforts for training financial institutions throughout the Sixth District on the National Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
Loren C. Scott, Ph.D.
President of Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc.
President and founder of the firm. He was on the Economics Department faculty at Louisiana State University from 1969 to 1998, where he rose through the ranks from Assistant Professor to the holder of the Freeport-McMoran endowed Chair of Economics. He is presently Professor Emeritus of Economics at LSU. Dr. Scott is co-developer of the Louisiana econometric model, a model used for providing annual forecasts of the Louisiana economy, which are released each fall. He was a co-investigator on over $1 million in grant research at LSU and is the author of over 75 articles and technical reports in addition to reports written for consulting clients.
Former NFL Player
College Football Analyst on the SEC Network
Marcus Spears is a college football analyst on the SEC Network. He contributes in-depth expertise weekly on SEC Nation with Tim Tebow, alongside Paul Finebaum and host Laura Rutledge. In the fall of 2017, he joined Greg McElroy for a new, weekly hour of SEC football talk called Thinking Out Loud, debuting September 4 on SEC Network. Spears recently signed a contract extension in summer 2018, and has added regular appearances on Get Up!, SportsCenter and College Football Live to his repertoire.
Spears hails from Louisiana, and was a highly sought after two-sport high school athlete from Baton Rouge, recruited for both basketball and football. He played tight end, fullback and defensive end for LSU’s football team under Nick Saban from 2001-04. During his sophomore year he became a full-time defensive player and his contributions to the team helped lead the Tigers to two SEC Championships titles (2001, 2003) and a BCS National Championships (2004) win.
Spears was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and played defensive end in the league for eight years. He retired from the NFL in 2014. He joined ESPN in April 2014, shortly after his retirement from the NFL.
Roger Tutterow, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics & Director, Econometric Center
Department of Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis
Michael J. Coles College of Business
Kennesaw State University
Roger Tutterow’s analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and USA Today, just to name a few. In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal court, before the Georgia General Assembly and before the Georgia Public Service Commission. Dr. Tutterow has given several hundred speeches to professional groups in 23 states and Canada on a variety of topics in the economic, business and political arenas.