Chief Engineer, NASA Mars 2020 Project
Described as a cross between Einstein and Elvis Costello, Adam Steltzner is a leader heralded for making the impossible possible. And he wants to know, “How great do you dare to become?”
An aspiring rock star turned Ph.D. rocket scientist, Adam Steltzner is praised as a cutting-edge innovator and a leader who brings out the best in his teams. Adam is chief engineer of NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission and the Perseverance rover, with the ultimate objective of determining if life has existed on Mars.
In his exhilarating keynote, Steltzner will share his own innovation challenges and leadership struggles that led up to a flawless execution. Most importantly, he'll show how you can overcome daunting obstacles in times of uncertainty and change.
Principal Consultant, The Family Business Consulting Group
Stephen L. McClure, Ph.D., is a principal consultant of The Family Business Consulting Group, specializing in making family-owned a competitive advantage. In doing so, he assists with governance and management in family firms. His work often involves family and non-family employee teamwork, implementing advisory boards or boards of directors, family councils, successor development and management practices — such as compensation and strategic planning — tailored to family firms.
President, ILMA Board of Directors
Charles “Chuck” Decker is President of American Oil & Supply International LLC and has been with the company since 2001. He holds a degree in Economics and Management Science from The State University of New York, Cortland and a master’s degree from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Decker has been an active member of ILMA since 2002 and co-founded the Young Executive Council with ILMA past president Jarrett Flegel.
Decker currently serves as ILMA President.
Crisis Communications Expert
Fires, ransomware attacks, unscrupulous employees — you know it could happen. But do you do anything on a clear, sunny day to prepare for your business's darkest day? Crisis communications expert Gerard Braud will open his playbook on how organizations damage their revenue, reputation and brand because they fail to prepare. And, he’ll share insights on five steps that every organization should take in order to effectively communicate when "it” hits the fan.
For more than 25 years, Braud has helped leaders on five continents with crisis communications plans, media training and drills. His path into communications started when he was an award-winning television reporter making appearances on CBS, NBC, CNN, HLN and the Weather Channel. He is passionate about helping companies protect their revenue, reputation and brand by being prepared.
Chief Executive Officer, ILMA
Holly Alfano joined ILMA as CEO in 2015, bringing over 25 years of experience working with associations representing the petroleum industry. Before coming to ILMA, she served as vice president of government affairs for NATSO, an association representing truck stops and travel plazas. Prior to that, she was vice president of the PMAA, which represents fuel retailers and wholesale distributors of petroleum. Alfano has extensive experience dealing with regulatory agencies and Congress on a wide range of environmental, transportation and workplace issues.