PMPA Update Conference

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown - Phoenix, Arizona
February 7 - 9, 2019
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Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 7

5:00 pm

Welcome Reception | Registration


Friday, February 8

7:00 am

Registration Desk Opens

7:00 am

Buffet Breakfast

8:00  am

General Session

12:15 pm

Group Lunch

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Brent Robertson - Fathom, Inc.

Brent works with leaders to design futures worth fighting for. A partner at Fathom, he champions an approach to strategic planning, talent acquisition, and market differentiation that prioritizes people and relationships. As a result, his clients don’t simply plan their futures, they bring them to life through the energy of organization-wide involvement in, and commitment to, generating valuable businesses that matter.

In addition to his client work, Brent is an outspoken advocate for the region, and serves as an advisor to community and business organizations who endeavor to create a better future for everyone who lives here. With a bias toward provoking new ways of seeing the world and taking action to change it, Brent is a sought-after keynote speaker and is regularly featured in regional and national publications.

Brent has oriented his life around helping people create conditions for their success. He is frequently invited to lecture on the topic of leadership, and uses his recent personal transformation experience—going from overweight and out of shape middle-ager to ultra-distance athlete in under three years—as a place from which to mentor others through personal and professional change.

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Shawn Rhodes - Shoshin Consulting

Shawn Rhodes is an international expert in improving team performance in challenging environments. As a war correspondent embedded with US Marines, he studied performance in more than two dozen countries, some of them the most dangerous and challenging environments on the planet.

Shawn shares what he learned in his TEDx talk, nationally-syndicated business column and speaking events around the country. His work has been featured in TIME, INC., CNN, NBC, Forbes, INC and The Wall Street Journal. He is one of the few journalists to appear in the history of military writers, “First To Go, Last To Know” and in the bestselling nonfiction war novel, “Sgt. Rex”.

Shawn is author of the book Pivot Point: Turn On A Dime Without Sacrificing Results, and his clients include Deloitte, Serta-Sealy, ConAgra and dozens of similar businesses.

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Brian Beaulieu - ITR Economics
One of the country’s most informed economists, Brian Beaulieu has served as CEO of ITR Economics™ since 1987 where he researches the use of business cycle analysis and economic forecasts to increase profitability. Brian has been providing workshops and economic analysis seminars in seven countries to thousands of business owners and executives for the last 35 years. During that period he has also been consulting with companies who need a domestic and global perspective on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis.

He is co-author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline, a powerful look at how to make the most of the US and global trends over the next 20 years. Brian also co-authored Make Your Move, a practical and insightful guide on increasing profits through business cycle changes, and noted by one reviewer as "simple, yet awesome."

Brian is on the Board of Directors of the Ariens Company, a global leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, and a member of the Investment Committee for NorthStar Financial Services, CLS Investments in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Steven Kline, Jr. - Gardner Business Media

Steve is the Director of Market Intelligence at Gardner Business Media, Inc., a family-owned business that produces media for the durable goods manufacturing industries, including Modern Machine Shop, Production Machining, Moldmaking Technology, Plastics Technology and Composites World magazines. He has produced forecasts for his family’s business and the metalworking and plastics industries. He has also worked on Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey and the Gardner Business Index since 2008.

Steve graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Cincinnati.

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Miles Free - Director of Industry Research and Technology, PMPA

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Daniel Sharkey - Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC

Daniel Sharkey is a co-founder and member of Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC, a nationally respected law firm that focuses on litigation, bankruptcy and supply chain counselingHe concentrates his practice in automotive supply-chain issues and litigation. With degrees from The University of Notre Dame (Bachelor Business Admin., cum laude) and Vanderbilt University School of Law (Juris Doctor), he has successfully negotiated and litigated hundreds of manufacturing supply chain disputes, ranging from Original Equipment Manufacturers versus Tier 1 suppliers to raw material suppliers versus lower tiers. He was a prosecutor in the Army JAG Corps and U.S. Attorney’s Office in the 90s, before entering private practice. He was named by SuperLawyers as a “Top 10 Lawyer in the State of Michigan” and was voted "Top 10 Speaker of the Decade" by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association.