Andrew Beedle, Ph.D.
KBS Results LLCAndrew Beedle, PhD is Chief Digital Strategist for KBS Results, a consulting firm specializing in process consulting, merger & acquisitions, marketing strategy, and communications services for the banking industry. He is a sought after speaker, presenting at national and regional conferences as well as industry sponsored symposia and engagements with individual companies.
In addition to speaking and writing on marketing and the growth of the Internet, Dr. Beedle has been interviewed by numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, the Lawlor Review, AdAge, and U.S. News and World Report.
Andy has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and is an avid cyclist, sailor, and foodie. He has three children and two dogs. He and his wife Gretchen make their home in Roanoke, Virginia.
Actor, Activist, Best-Selling Author, and Former AthleteAction-movie hero, sitcom star, game show host, pitchman, former NFL player and best-selling author all describe the man that is Terry Crews. Crews is perhaps best known for his action and comedy roles in an impressive resume of film and television work which include The Expendables film franchise, Golden Globe award-winning and SAG Award nominated comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Everybody Hates Chris, and the wildly popular Old Spice commercials. He is also known for his ability to pull off what is considered the “best robot” on earth.
The three-time People Magazine “Sexiest Man Alive” star has top-lined some of the biggest films of the past decade including his star making turn in the Wayans brother comedy classic White Chicks and the Mike Judge directed cult classic IDIOCRACY, to the #1 film of all time on Netflix, The Ridiculous Six opposite Adam Sandler, who is a frequent collaborator with Crews having worked together in five films. Crews also ventured into hosting and was the face of the long running game show staple Who Wants to be a Millionaire, as well as the hit Fox clip show series, World’s Funniest. In 2019, Terry premiered as the host of NBC's America's Got Talent: The Champions.
In 2014, Crews added author to his resume with the release of his book, Manhood, which received critical acclaim, with Jezebel calling Terry “one of the most progressive and thoughtful voices in gender criticism”. Crews has also proven himself a frequent viral video collaborator, teaming up with Jimmy Fallon for their famous ‘Nip Sync’ duet, starred in a Super Bowl commercial with the Muppets, was featured as one of The New York Times “Scene Stealers,” for his role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and he also officially became a verb in the urban dictionary.
Last summer, after seeing his son’s interest in video gaming and computers, Crews decided that they would build a PC together from scratch while employing help from his fans across the Internet. After one Facebook Live video created an explosion on the Internet with fans from all around the world helping Terry and his son build their PC, the gaming industry started calling with offers for endorsements and partnerships. Just this past June, Microsoft unveiled their highly anticipated Xbox One and Windows game Crackdown 3, in which Crews’ likeness will be available as a playable character, Commander Isaiah Jackson, named after his son.
Crews, also a lifelong artist, recently added furniture designer to his resume this year with the fall 2017 release of his capsule collection with Bernhardt Designs, which won an award at the prestigious NeoCon show in Chicago. Always drawing and sketching alongside his many day jobs, Terry joined the ranks of a number of other design world heavyweights including Yves Béhar, Jaime Hayon and Ross Lovegrove as a contributor to Bernhardt’s portfolio.
But behind the brawn, bullets, and laughs is a renaissance man from Flint, Michigan who, as a teen, got his first big break after high school with an art scholarship at the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. This was followed by an Art Excellence scholarship and a full ride athletic scholarship for football at Western Michigan University, where, as a star defense end, he helped lead the Broncos to a Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship in 1988.
After several years in the NFL (where he painted portraits of teammates to supplement his income) with the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, Crews turned his talents to the performing arts, where his talent, hard work, character and dedication has made him one of the most sought out and respected talents in the industry.
Crews has frequently returned to his Flint roots, recently directing his own Travel Channel documentary for their docuseries Celebrity Adventure Club, in which he explored his own childhood, interviewing his mother and former school teacher and even paid visits to two automotive companies in Detroit that have seen a major comeback – General Motors, where he stepped onto the assembly line to fasten some bolts, and Ford, where he got to test drive a 2016 Mustang convertible. He also met up with baseball legend Willie Horton at Comerica Park to discuss Detroit’s resilience and rising community.
Dima Ghawi, LLCDima ignites the untapped potential in individuals across the globe, empowering them to shatter limitations and become courageous, purpose-driven leaders. Dima is committed to inspiring individuals to attain personal and professional growth, while simultaneously helping organizations increase diversity within their leadership ranks.
Through keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching, Dima shares her unique leadership journey with one goal in mind: motivate and activate those around her to reimagine their potential and grow in leadership.
Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. She has honed keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce.
In addition to her global empowerment work, Dima serves on numerous nonprofit boards. She has been recognized for her services with the 2014 President of the United States Bronze Volunteer Service Award, the 2014 Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” Award, and the 2016 Louisiana State University “Esprit de Femme Award.” She has been featured in numerous publications for her professional and philanthropic work.
Lacy H. Hunt, Ph.D.
Hoisington Investment Management CompanyLacy H. Hunt, an internationally known economist, is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of Hoisington Investment Management Company (HIMCO), a firm that manages $4 billion for pension funds, endowments, insurance companies and others.
Lacy is the author of two books, and numerous articles in leading magazines, periodicals and scholarly journals. Included among the publishers of his articles are. Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, the Journal of Finance, the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank both published his research.
The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Barron’s, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Investor’s Business Daily and many other domestic periodicals have quoted Lacy. Among the foreign press, Lacy’s views have appeared in The Financial Times, the Nihon Keizai Shinbun, the South China Post, The International Herald Tribune and The Straight Times. He has been a guest on PBS on The Nightly Business Report, The News Hour, and Wall Street Week. He has been on CNN shows Moneyline, and Business Morning and on CNBC’s Squawk Box and World Business. He has also appeared on CBS Evening News, NBC's Today Show, and ABC's World News Tonight.
He has made numerous presentations in all the major financial and economic centers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North America. He has appeared on radio and television outside of the United States, including The BBC, NHK and TV Tokyo. Mr. Hunt has testified before various committees of Congress, including House Ways and Means, Senate Finance and Senate Banking.
Previously, Lacy was Chief U.S. Economist for the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banks, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at Fidelity Bank and Vice President for Monetary Economics at Chase Econometrics Associates, Inc. Lacy considers himself fortunate that he had the opportunity of working for two firms led by great bankers: David Rockefeller (Chase) and Sir William Purvis (HSBC).
A native of Texas, Lacy has served as Senior Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. While at the Dallas Fed, he served on the Federal Reserve System Committees: Financial Analysis and International Economics. He successfully completed the training program at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. When he entered the Fed, William McChesney Martin was grappling with a severe inflation and when he left Author Burns was also trying to contain rampant price increases, virtually the opposite of the challenges facing Janet Yellen and the Fed today. At the Fidelity Bank of Philadelphia he had the responsibility for managing the Trust Department’s Comingled Fixed Income Fund in the 1970s and early 1980s. This fund produced one of the highest returns during this inflationary era.
He earned his BA from Sewanee: The University of the South (1964), his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1966), and his Ph.D. in Economics from the Fox School of Business and Management of Temple University (1969). From Sewanee, he received an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws in 2013 and their Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2016. Lacy served on the Board of Trustees of Temple University from 1987 to 2010 and is now an honorary life trustee.
He received the Abramson Award from the National Association for Business Economics for “outstanding contributions in the field of business economics.” He is a life member of the American Finance Association. He was a member of the
Economic Advisory Board of the American Bankers Association and Chairman of the Economic Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association. He served on the Monetary and Fiscal Policy Affairs Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of The Money Marketeers of New York University.
The honorary doctorate from Sewanee reads “His career path has included stops at some of the most powerful financial institutions in the country, where he has not only influenced internal investment policy but has left an indelible mark on the nation’s economic policy through his publications, speeches and appearances in the national media.”
Terri Sands, CAMS-Audit, AAP, CFE, ACT Specialist
Secura Risk ManagementTerri 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.
Kim Snyder, CPA, CGMA
KBS Results LLCKim is the President and Founder of KBS Results LLC, a management consulting firm which focuses on the financial institution's sector. Since inception, KBS has assisted community bank clients with projects such as Interim CFO, Strategic Planning, M&A Preparedness, M&A Due Diligence, M&A Integration, Outsourced Finance, and Accounting, Enterprise Risk Management, Report Management, and Process Improvements. Prior to starting KBS in September 2015, Kim served as Chief Financial Officer of Valley Financial Corporation / Valley Bank, a $900 million publicly traded bank in Roanoke, Virginia, where she was instrumental in the success of the Bank which led to the acquisition by BNC Bancorp at a 173% premium to tangible book value. Kim also served as a member of the Virginia Bankers Association CFO Committee from 2008 – 2015 and served as Chair from 2012 – 2015.
Kim earned the banking graduate degree and leadership certificate from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and served as the student advisor to the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Board of Directors in 2014. She is a magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University, a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia, and a CGMA Designation Holder.
Roger Tutterow, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics & Director, Econometric CenterDepartment 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.
Gerrit van de Wetering
BMO Capital MarketsGerrit van de Wetering, Director, U.S. Regional & Community Bank Team
Gerrit has been with BMO Capital Markets since 2007, starting at Marshall and Ilsley (M&I) Bank which was acquired by Bank of Montreal in 2011. At M&I, Gerrit was the original architect of the Private Label Swap Program for community banks which was then inherited by Bank of Montreal. His primary responsibilities include business development and implementation of our Private Label Swap Program for community banks. He brings 18 years of practical experience to the team. Prior to joining BMO, Gerrit managed Morgan Keegan’s Interest Rate Products Derivatives practice where he focused on hedging programs for community banks. He also worked for Bank One (now JP Morgan) as a derivative marketer covering large corporate and middle market clients across a broad array of hedging situations. Before Bank One, he worked for ABN AMRO Bank NA, where he was a risk control officer for ABN’s derivative trading desk. Gerrit holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Finance with an emphasis in derivatives from Loyola University in Chicago. He holds Series 7 and 63 professional licenses.