Jay Allen

Dr. Jay Allen is a seasoned Corporate Safety Executive with 20+ years of operational leadership and policy experience in the transportation, retail and logistics spheres. His research practices have a history of in-depth analysis regarding organizational structures and continuously contribute to company growth and cultural components. These analyses can reinvigorate service efficiency as well as create process automation and implementing best practices, so the integrity of the system is continuously strengthened. Dr. Allen is the Creator and Chief Safety Officer of Safety FM, an organization that is changing the way people look at safety one broadcast and one podcast at time.

Curt Steinhorst

Curt Steinhorst is on a mission to help today’s workforce win the battle against digital distractions.

Curt’s connection to distraction is both personal and professional. He has fought A.D.D. his entire life, and has spent over half a decade studying the impact of technology on human behavior.

To share his discoveries and expertise, Curt founded FocusWise, a consultancy that equips professionals around the world to work smarter in the era of constant connectivity.

As a leading voice on strategic communications in the modern age
of distraction, and a certi ed speaker at the Center for Generational Kinetics, Curt has spoken to prestigious audiences across the globe that include JP Morgan, Nationwide, McDonalds, Honda, United States Naval Academy, and even Taylor Swift’s record label.

Michael Melnik

Michael Melnik is an Occupational Therapist with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. For more than twenty years, Michael has delivered his unique, high-energy message to over a quarter of a million participants throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. He also produced and starred in award-winning videos utilized by numerous Fortune 1000 companies. When an organization is looking to effectively implement change or simply wants to energize the work environment, Michael’s presentations hit the mark. With his simple, practical and time-tested tools, Michael’s message promotes

Greg Ford

Greg Ford is passionate about helping organizations eliminate accidents. He is committed to empowering people with “safety self-awareness” so they modify their own behaviors in the workplace. In Greg’s session, attendees will learn what personality-risk factors are and why they have become a leading indicator for predicting human error and preventable incidents.

Eldeen E. Pozniak

With over 20 years’ experience as a consultant, entrepreneur and professional speaker, Eldeen knows how to connect with an audience. Well known for her sense of humor and down-to-earth approach, she uses experiences from her consulting practice, entrepreneurial background and her personal life to deliver a timely, well researched, and insightful message that resonates with senior leadership, managers, supervisors and workers no matter the industry, group or organization.

Gary McDougal

Gary is a retired police officer who served with the Calgary Police Service for 25 years; the last 8 years of his career, Gary was a member of the Hostage/Barricaded Negotiation Team. He served as both a Team Leader and Training coordinator for the Calgary Hostage Negotiation team and was a frequent presenter at the Canadian Police College and upon retiring in 2006, Gary formed a company called Conflict Solutions. He is currently on the speaking circuit, delivering training in a number of disciplines which include effective negotiation skills, conflict management, dealing with difficult clients, ethics in the workplace and workplace violence issues. Gary is a graduate of the Negotiation Certification program at the University of Calgary as well as a graduate of the FBI Hostage Negotiators Training School and has also served as an Instructor at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Richard Hawk

It’s rare to find someone who is both a safety professional and an entertaining speaker and trainer, but Richard fits the bill.While his depth of knowledge and experience make for content rich sessions (Richard spent 10 years as a safety professional in the Nuclear Industry), he also draws on his theater and music background to deliver speeches and training sessions that are truly enjoyable. Richard stays on the leading edge of the safety industry. His credentials include numerous safety and technical certifications from various organizations including the National Safety Council. (He has also been a keynote speaker at the NSC’s Annual Congress & Expo—the largest annual safety convention in the United States.)

Carla Rieger

Carla Rieger  is an expert on creative people solutions. She is the director of The Artistry of Change a communications consulting firm since 1991. She has written four books and spoken internationally for the last 20 years on this topic. In addition, she has over 10 years experience in the performing arts, specifically comedy. As a frequent speaker and trainer before a wide variety of associations, companies and organizations, Carla helps them build bridges with the key people in their lives. Presentation titles include- The Art of Communication: How to Turn Differences into Collaborative Solutions, Change It Up: How to Avoid the Top 4 Mistakes Change Leaders Make, The Power of Laughter: Managing Change with a Sense of Humor, Taking Creative Risks: How to Present Innovative Ideas to Decision Makers, Speaking on the Funny Side of the Brain.