Keynote Speakers

Join fellow peers to dive into industry trends and happenings to stay at the forefront of the profession with the following keynote speakers:

Dr. Carl Hammerschlag
hammerschlagCarl A. Hammerschlag is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker, healer and humanitarian clown. A Yale-trained psychiatrist; he has spent more than twenty years working with Native Americans. He is an expert on community-based health care, how to survive in rapidly changing cultures, and a leading authority in the practical applications of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine). A faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School, the Chief of Community Mental Health, Gesundheit! Institute, and founder of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization whose programs integrate the principles of mind/body/spirit medicine with Native American rituals and ceremonies. Dr. Hammerschlag’s life work has been chronicled in four critically acclaimed books: The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit, Healing Ceremonies, Kindling Spirit: Healing From Within, and two children’s books. He is a recipient of the National Caring Award. Selected by the Caring Institute of Washington D.C. from more than a quarter million nominations, the award honors “the ten most caring adults in America.”

Kerri Kasem
kerri-kasemKerri Kasem is a multimedia personality, producer, and writer who has anchored numerous music, talk and entertainment programs for both radio and television. Kerri is the daughter of the late radio host and icon Casey Kasem. Since 1997, Kerri has followed in her father’s footsteps, hosting many radio programs. Kasem was co-host of the internationally syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx for four years, but left the show to fight for her father, and to lobby for the “Visitation Bill” AB2034 in California – a vision which in less than six months has seen legislation in four other states. She founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling. Kasem currently co-hosts the syndicated The New American Funding Radio as well as co-hosting the real-estate program The Mortgage Radio Show. She also anchors The Kerri Kasem Podcast with Ashley Marriott. A motorcycle aficionado, Kasem writes and produces segments for ALO Magazine as their motor editor.

Cam Marston
cam_3_color_low_resCam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace. As an author, columnist, blogger and lecturer, he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business. Marston’s books, articles and blog describe and analyze the major generations of our time: Matures (born before 1946), Baby Boomers, (born 1946-64), Generation X (born 1965-79) and Millennials (born 1980-2000). He explains how their generational characteristics and differences affect every aspect of business, including recruiting and retention; management and motivation; and sales and marketing. His first book, Motivating The “What’s In It For Me?” Workforce (2005), explores the characteristics and motivations that each generation brings to the workforce and suggests management tactics applicable to any business setting. Generational Insights (2010) is a guide to the best practices in managing generational issues. Generational Selling Tactics That Work (2011) is a study of generational approaches to sales and marketing.  And, The Gen-Savvy Financial Advisor (2012) is a must-read in the financial services industry.

Dennis Stearns
dennis-stearnsDennis Stearns is the founder of Stearns Financial Group and a nationally recognized expert on Financial Planning and the effect of Super Trends on clients’ investments, careers and the economy.  He is the author of several books and is regularly quoted in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Kiplinger Finance, Financial Planning magazine and the Journal of Financial Planning. Stearns has advanced training in investment planning, financial planning, business planning and estate planning. He is considered an expert on “Super Trends,” or how the convergence of globalization, technology accelerators, the global age wave and other forces will dramatically impact our investments, our financial planning, our careers and our lives in the future. He is a featured speaker at conferences and economic events and regularly leads and participates in think tanks on financial planning and investment topics. Stearns is also often asked to provide “best practices” workshops for financial advisers and planners.