This year’s line-up of speakers at URG are the best of the best. If I was picking and choosing speakers at the URG convention, I wouldn’t miss seeing the first two keynote speakers. Eric Maddox is the Army Interrogator who found Saddam Hussein. That session would be a must see for me because Eric is considered one of the most sought-after speakers. Then the next day I wouldn’t miss hearing Garrison Wynn, CSP, a Fortune 500 true leader who is also another keynote speaker. I would also go see Paul D. Adamo, “The Core Hunter” who only last month was a guest on the URG podcast. He was wonderful. Paul graciously signed up to be an Ambassador for the URG Foundation Scholarship Fund to help others at $11 a month. You are a gift to this industry, Paul. Thank you!
Others that I would not miss are Ryan Falco, the GM of Midway Auto Parts, or Pat Husses CFO of Pam’s Auto Parts or Matt Lacy, CEO of Lacy Auto Parts or Dan Snyder, Owner of all the Snyder’s Recycled Auto & Truck Parts locations. I have heard all of them. Coming to the convention just to hear them is worth the trip to the conference because they help you get better at what you do.
Two other special speakers that you shouldn’t miss are Brian Riker and Dalan Zartman. Both men are speaking two different times so you can fit them into your schedule. Since they bring new ideas each time they speak, you don’t want to miss hearing them. Brian Riker is President and Chief Compliance Specialist and owns Fleet Compliance Solutions. You can hear his podcast WORLD-WIDE, “On the Road with Your Dot Guy, Brian Riker”. Just this month, Brian was a guest on the “URG on the Go” podcast. Fantastic presenter!
Now, Dalan Zartman. If you want to keep your team safe from fires in your yard or to prevent electrical vehicle nightmares so no one gets hurt, come hear him. Note of caution: Dalan’s classes will be packed; go early so you can get a seat. Dalan is the Chief Executive Officer for Energy Security Agency. I wrote about his company last month in the Power Source magazine. Now we know he will be speaking more about electric and hybrid vehicles that are on the road today, and the number will skyrocket in the next year, especially with all of OEM’s giving public commitment to electric vehicles. It’s my goal to get Dalan on a podcast soon but he’s been busy lately. While in New Orleans, and he will give away FREE risk analysis and guidance service information. Yes, you heard it right. FREE to us. Dalan will explain why the largest insurance companies of the USA pay him to do so.
I expect all the speakers from the conference to attend those classes, like Mike Kunkel, Lee Worman, and Rob Rainwater from Profit Team Consulting. All three are speaking at different times. You know how great they are and certainly don’t want to miss them either. Makes sure you hear Jen Wilson, Owner of Jancey Consulting. One class that I will be attending, if he is not speaking at the same time as Dalan, is Bo Wroten, Owner of Recyclers Cross Dock. Publicly, I want to thank Bo for all he does for the URG Scholarship Foundation. He spear-heads the Golf Tournament and Auction every year. Bo and his team are the big reason $40,000 in scholarships were presented to deserving individuals for college and vocational schools last year.
Don’t forget the Ambassadorship. I am still looking for people to become Ambassadors for the URG Scholarship Foundation. All it takes to be one is pledge $11.00 a month, and you can join a team of caring recyclers that want to help future leaders. With what’s happening in our country today, all of us could use some good leaders.
As a reminder, at the WWII Museum on Friday night, we will join NABC in gifting recycled automobiles to deserving families and the Auction is held with buffet dinner, and special entertainment by The Victory Bells. Wear military attire OR 1940’s inspired clothing to honor those who paved the way for us. Adult beverages are included.
See you next time.
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