2020 PDC Speakers

Take a look at the list of speakers you will have the chance to learn from and speak with at the 2019 Professional Development Conference & Expo.  No other conference in the Illinois or Iowa area will bring you this caliber of national and local speakers in one place at the same time. 

  • Brian Bothast - Lead Safety & Occupational Health Specialist - U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA - Peoria, IL
  • John Curtin, P.E. - Environmental Engineer Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Des Moines, IA
  • Chris Dickey - Business Development Manager - Process Marketing Group - Urbandale, IA
  • Gary Douglas - Principal - Douglas Environmental Consulting, LLC - De Witt, IA
  • Ashley Dvorak - Air Quality Environmental Engineer - Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Des Moines, IA 
  • Scott Ege - PT, MS - President, Ege WorkSmart Solutions, PC
  • Scott Francis - Technical Manager - Westex by Milliken - River Forest, IL
  • Byron Frick, CPCU, ARM - Senior Manager - Loss Control - IMT Insurance - West Des Moines, IA
  • Don Gansert - Managing Consultant - Trinity Consultants - Lenexa, KS
  • Dutch Geisinger - Executive Director - Safeguard Iowa Partnership - Pleasant Hill, IA
  • Nichole Harken - Director of Internships & Instructor - University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA
  • Matt Harken - Senior Safety Specialist - Growmark
  • Gary A. Higbee EMBA CSP - President & CEO - Higbee & Associates, Inc. - Johnston, IA
  • Doug Jansen - Safety Manager - Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company - Des Moines, IA
  • Laura Keniston - Outreach Coordinator - University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
  • Joe Korpi, CSP - Manager, Safety & Health - Renewable Energy Group - Ames, IA
  • John Kruzich, MS, OTR/L - Workers' Compensation Program Manager - Athletico Physical Therapy - Ankeny, IA
  • Kathy Leinenkugel - Program Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance - Iowa Dept Public Health - Des Moines, IA
  • Michael J. Lunn - Deputy Workers' Compensation Commissioner - Division of Workers' Compensation - Des Moines, IA
  • Margret Meade - Safety Outreach Coordinator - Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities - Ankeny, IA
  • Chris Murphy - Senior Risk Management Consultant - Nationwide - Des Moines, IA
  • Rachael D. Neff - Attorney - Smith, Mills & Schrock Law - Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Sarah Olson - Safety Consultant - Safety Management Services Company - Dubuque, IA 
  • Mindy Oxenford, PT, DPT - Director of Outpatient Services, Millennium Therapy/E3 Millennium Therapy - Des Moines, IA
  • Ron Pryor, CSP - Senior Consultant - Fisher Improvement Technologies, Inc. - Lodi, WI
  • Gary W. Rasmussen, M.S. - Director of Education - National Alliance on Mental Illness - Des Moines, IA
  • Christine Reed, MS, CHCM - Director of Program Development & Training - Iowa-Illinois Safety Council - West Des Moines, IA
  • Diane S. Rohlman, PhD - Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health & Director of the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest - University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
  • Amy Roosa - Safety Specialist - Airgas - Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Gary Salvador - Owner/Safety Instructor - Safety First Training Systems, Inc. - Bartlett, IL
  • Amy Timmerman - Safety Consultant - Falcon Safety - Saint Charles, IL
  • Jim Wojcikiewicz - District Sales Manager & Trainer - The Crosby Group - Rockport, IL
  • Jason Wolf - Safety Training Manager - The ESCO Group - Marion, IA