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The Who’s Who of Speakers at The Gathering – Part 3

If you have any interest in open-book management, The 25th Annual Gathering of Games is a conference you can't miss. The speakers are experts in a variety of topics. The Gathering of Games going to be a great way to network and learn. In part two of this blog series, we covered the pre-conference speakers and sessions on the agenda. Today, we'll cover the speakers that are lined up for Day 2 of the conference, which takes place on Friday, September 8th.

Here are the speakers on the agenda: 

Leah Koontz and Jackie Freiberg, The NUTS and Bolts of Business Literacy at Southwest Airlines 

(September 8, 2017 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)

Leah joined Southwest as a Revenue Accounting Analyst. She has held many positions and today as Vice President Controller she is responsible for all Accounting, Reporting, Controls, Accounting Operations, and Payroll Departments.

Jackie is the author of NUTS! And CAUSE!. She proves companies with a shared cause stand out through better employee engagement and stronger profitability and growth. She is recognized as one of the “top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation.

David Stern, Vital Signs: Keeping Your Huddles People-Centric

(September 8, 2017 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)

David is currently CEO of Practice Velocity and CEO of Urgent Care Consultants. He also has ownership interest in seven urgent care centers, majority ownership of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and Teleradiology Specialists and minority ownership in a number of other entities.

Patrick Carpenter, Show Me Your MiniGame™!

(September 8, 2017 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)

Patrick is a Vice-President at The Great Game of Business. He is responsible for introducing new clients to the power of open-book management, business literacy and facilitation of new methods.

 John Hall, Gaining Trust: Transparency Beyond the Numbers

(September 8, 2017 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)

John is the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co. He has grown Influence & Co. into one of the largest providers of high-quality content to top publication, ranking No. 72 on Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America” and No. 239 on the 2016 Inc. 5000.

 Ari Weinzweig, How Having Hope Helps

(September 8, 2017 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)

Ari co-founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen in 1982. Today Zingerman’s is a nationally renowned food icon and has over $60 million in annual revenue. He has also published the first four books of his six-part series.

Jim Schaffer, Creating a High-Performance Cocktail

(September 8, 2017 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)

Jim is an internationally-recognized leader of the Jim Schaffer Group, a firm that helps organizations accelerate results through superior strategy execution. He was a principal, vice president and global leader of a Towers Perrin center of excellence.

Anne-Claire Broughton, Spencer Williams and Joe Herrick, Doing Good and Doing Well: The Case for B Corp Certification 

(September 8, 2017 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)

Anne-Claire is Principal of Broughton Consulting, LLC, a firm which helps organizations engage employees at all levels for business success through open-book management, employee ownership, and healthy organizational cultures.

Spencer acquired a pet product company now known as West Paw. He has grown the business into a world class manufacturer of eco-friendly pet toys and beds. William’s innovative techniques demonstrate that it’s possible to make business choices that are positive for both the environment and the bottom line.

Joe is a Continuous Improvement Specialist at New Belgium Brewing Company. He currently works with Supply Chain, stewarding these areas through the intersection of open-book management and Production Management Acumen. 

Jackie Freiberg, Stand Out! Companies that are CAUSE  Driven Perform Better

(September 8, 2017 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM)

Jackie is the author of NUTS! And CAUSE!. She proves companies with a shared cause stand out through better employee engagement and stronger profitability and growth. She is recognized as one of the “top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series to get info on the rest of the speakers at The 25th Annual Gathering of Games. We hope to see you there!

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