Keynote Speakers

Thaddeus Bullard

Athlete, Global Entertainer, Philanthropist & Author, Bullard Family Foundation

Thaddeus Bullard, aka WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil, is an accomplished athlete, global entertainer, philanthropist and author of, “There’s No Such Things As A Bad Kid.” He grew up in poverty, labeled a “bad kid” who would be dead or in jail by the time he was 16.

People invested in him when they had nothing to gain in return. As a result, he graduated from the University of Florida with academic and athletic accolades. Bullard has made it his mission to create change for those in need.

Through his Bullard Family Foundation, in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools, he’s transforming Sligh Middle Magnet School and the surrounding area in Tampa, Florida into an innovative education and community hub to create lasting generational change. This includes a first-class gym for school staff, a multi-million-dollar track and turf field for community health and wellness, and a prosperity center offering support services to lift families out of poverty.

Recently Bullard was named a finalist for the ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award.

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Session Title:

Opening Keynote – Sunday, October 2


Service to Others: How we can impact the world through those we serve

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Jeff Butler

A Workplace Strategist who Bridges Generational Differences ,

Jeff Butler is an author and workplace strategist who explores human behavior within the working world. His experience spans over 40 industries in 4 continents on how different cultures and employees interact with each other. He studies common threads of behavior in industries such as IT professionals, underground utility workers, police officers to clothing retail chains. In addition, companies like Google, Amazon, John Deere, and Coldwell Banker. As a researcher and practitioner, he also runs a consulting company and a tech company, TrinityFix where he is able to test his ideas in different workplace environments. His ideas have made it to TEDx twice, appeared in dozens of media outlets including two books on human behavior: The Authentic Workplace and The Key To The New You. Currently, he lives in Dallas, Texas as an out of place Californian.

Session Title:

Keynote – Monday, October 3


Building an Effective Multigenerational Workplace

Modern day workplace has four generations working under one roof. Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials and soon Generation Z all work together to accomplish common organizational goals. But with differences in each of these generation’s viewpoints, upbringings, culture, ideas, beliefs and experiences, it is likely to see some tiffs or clashes within the organization. This makes managing four different generations in the workplace an extremely difficult task to accomplish, though not impossible. With right guidance, support and advice, the task of managing these four generations under one roof is achievable. That support may come in various forms, one of which is this program.

In this program about managing four different generations in the workplace, best-selling author Jeff Butler, backed by a decade of psychological research, shares insights about motivations, differences, and communication styles of these four generations. You will learn how organizations across various industries are thriving with a multigenerational workforce. And how yours can too. Through this program you’ll find specific actionable strategies to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage.

  • Discover potential points of generational conflict and tactics to handle them
  • Learn how to strengthen cross-generational communication
  • Obtain specific strategies to leverage multi generational opportunities

Andrew Wright

Founder & Board of Directors Chairman, FranklinStreet

As founder of the successful full-service commercial real estate firm, Franklin Street, and private equity real estate investment firm, Ally Capital Group (ACG), Andrew Wright has built a reputation as a leader and innovator in the real estate and investment space.

An acknowledged thought leader and forward thinker, Mr. Wright regularly shares his market outlook and economic forecast at conferences with various industry organizations including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), RealShare Distressed Assets Conference and others. He also delivers an annual presentation for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s signature “Economic Outlook” event and was recently invited to begin sharing the exceptionally well-received presentation in other markets throughout Florida.

Session Title:

Plenary – Tuesday, October 4


Facilities as an Asset

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Erick Olsen

Comedian & Magician, Corporate Comedian

Erick is a cross between Jay Leno and David Copperfield with amazing magic, comedy, visual gags and quick one liners. His show is high energy, fast paced and loaded with audience participation.

Corporate magician Erick Olson provides customized entertainment packages for trade shows, sales meetings, corporate parties, and other special events.

Through his unique blend of magic and comedy, Erick Olson can make your next event unforgettable. Erick Olson will keep your audience on the edge of their seats. Erick also performs strolling magic, allowing your audience to get an up close and personal glimpse of his rare talent.

Corporate magician Erick Olson also provides customized presentations for sales meetings and trade shows. By integrating your company’s message into his magic, Erick can help increase qualified leads, increasing your bottom line and giving your company the recognition it deserves on the trade show floor.

Erick’s Amazing magic, comedy, visual gags and quick one liners will have any group amazed and amused throughout his show. Erick’s quick wit and ability to customize his comedy to fit your event has put him in high demand by major corporations nationwide such as McDonald’s, Walt Disney World, Nabisco, IBM, and Verizon.

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Session Title:

Banquet Dinner Entertainment – Tuesday, October 4


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