Introducing the


Wednesday Keynote

Justin Jones-Fosu

Where High-Energy, Humor, and Practical Content Collide

In 2015 Justin was voted as a "HOT ACT" by Campus Activities Magazine and in 2008, Justin was named one of Ebony Magazine's "30 Young Leaders Under 30 On the Rise." He is an author, an award-winning, entrepreneur and a professional speaker. He is the author of two books, the most recent focusing on Values Bases Success.

While in college, Justin was a fraternity leader, president of three campus organizations and served on the SGA Executive Board. He has earned his MBA focused on Leadership and Organizational Learning and is passionate about combining high-energy, humor, and practical content in all of his presentations to help students reach their goals, achieve better results, and become better leaders.

Why Matters Now: How Purpose and Passion Inspire Meaningful Success
  Wednesday, May 29 

  11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Grand Ballroom (Salon I, II, and III)

   Learn more about Justin Jones-Fosu - Bio

   Not Approved for NBCC

Thursday Keynote

Chris Clark

President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce

A Georgia native, Chris Clark, is the President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and his master’s degree in public administration from Georgia College and State University. Prior to joining the Georgia Chamber, Chris served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Economic Development. Before his state service he was the President of the Fayette County Development Authority and CEO of the Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Chamber of  Commerce.

Chris serves on the Board of Directors for Council of State Chambers and sits on the boards of the Georgia Allies and the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Council of 100 and the Political Affairs Committee.

 Georgia 2030

 Thursday, May 30 

  8:30 am - 9:30 am | Grand Ballroom (Salon I, II, and III)

   Learn more about Chris Clarke - Bio


  Not Approved for NBCC

Friday Keynote

Brandon Smith

The Workplace Therapist

TEDx Speaker, coach, consultant, professor, and radio host, Brandon Smith brings an upbeat, witty approach to the challenges of workplace health and dysfunction.

Brandon Smith is a leading expert in leadership communication and curing workplace dysfunction. Known as "The Workplace Therapist," Brandon is a sought-after speaker and executive educator. A TEDx speaker, Brandon has delivered keynotes for organizations ranging from for-profit corporations to non-profit institutions and associations. In addition to his speaking, Brandon is the founder of The Worksmiths LLC (, a boutique executive coaching and consulting firm that helps clients craft top-performing, dysfunction-free workplaces. Many of Brandon's clients include numerous Fortune 100 "Best Companies To Work For." He is also the creator of a resource dedicated to helping each of us eliminate dysfunction at work, improve workplace fulfillment and restore positivity in the workplace. Brandon combats workplace dysfunction regularly on his podcast, "The Brandon Smith Show." When he is not fighting workplace dysfunction, Brandon teaches at Emory University's Goizueta Business School on topics related to leadership, communication and healthy workplace dynamics.

"Traits of a Workplace  Rockstar"
  Friday, May 31

  9:30 am - 10:30 am | Grand Ballroom (Salon I, II, and III)

 Learn more about Brandon Smith - Bio

NBCC Approval No. SP-3289

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