Keynote speakers


April 24 - wednesday Keynote

"The Bridge to Excellence: Building Capacity for Sustainable Performance"

Shawn M. Galloway - Chief Executive Officer - ProAct Safety, Inc.

Shawn M. Galloway is CEO of the global consultancy ProAct Safety. He is a trusted advisor, professional speaker, and author of several bestselling books on safety strategy, culture, leadership, and employee engagement. He is one of the industry's most award-winning and recognized prolific contributors. In addition to seven books, Shawn is a magazine columnist and has authored 400 articles and 100 videos. He also launched the first safety podcast, Safety Culture Excellence, with over 700 episodes. He has received awards and recognition for his significant contributions from the American Society of Safety Professionals, National Safety Council's Top 40 Rising Stars and Top Ten Speakers, EHS Today Magazine's 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS, ISHN Magazine's POWER 101 – Leaders of the EHS World and their newest list: 50 Leaders for Today and Tomorrow, Pro-Sapien's list of The Top 11 Health and Safety Influencers and is an Avetta Distinguished Fellow.

April 25 - thursday keynote

"The Power of the Pause: Rejuvenating Workplaces"

Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson is a nationally recognized leadership, and service speaker who’s been entertaining and engaging audiences for over 30 years. In his dynamic presentations, Tim weaves the lessons he’s learned working on a sales team with IBM, working in management with an award-winning resort, and from years of consulting with clients in financial services, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, telecommunications, and many other industries into his presentations. Clients like Abbott, Erie Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Nabisco, Nokia, Sprint, and State Farm Insurance hire Tim to help their leaders and teams maximize peak performance in sales, leadership, and customer experience.
He has been a keynote speaker to hundreds of associations and companies around the globe. Tim is the author of Jump Starts, Wit, and Wisdom to Super Charge Your Day and co-author of Transformation Thinking. (He is working on a book series themed around his Unlock the Block programs.)
He founded the Bill Walter Melanoma Research Fund and served as President of the foundation for 20 years. Tim is the proud father of six kids and proud husband to his superhero wife, Adele to whom he has been married more than 30 years.