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2020 IASB Convention Speakers




Listed alphabetically by Last Name - click on a photo to view their biographical statement.

 Jay Baer

James Comey

 Robert Gibbs

 David Horsager

 Marketing & Customer Experience Expert Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013–2017) Former White House Press Secretary for President Barack Obama  Global Trust Expert

Phil M Jones

Carey Lohrenz

Karl Rove

 Best-Selling Author of the
Most Listened to Book on Audible
First Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot  Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush  

Mark Schulman 

Laura Schwartz 

Heather Segal

 World-class Drummer for P!NK White House Director of Events
for President Clinton
  “Best Lawyers in Canada”
for Corporate in Immigration


Jay Baer

Marketing & Customer Experience Expert

Jay Baer is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker who teaches business growth through customer experience and marketing innovation. He is also a popular emcee and host of large events, a New York Times bestselling author of six books, and the founder of five, multi-million-dollar companies.Jay’s entertaining and engaging programs teach companies how to turn customer experience, customer service, and marketing into their biggest business growth advantage.  Jay has advised numerous iconic brands such as including Caterpillar, Nike, IBM, Allstate, The United Nations, and 32 of the FORTUNE 500. He is the Founder of Convince & Convert, a strategy consulting firm that owns the world’s #1 content marketing blog and the world’s top marketing podcast.  Jay is managed by Michelle Joyce Speakers.



James Comey

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013–2017)


James Comey, exclusive with WSB, led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. His tenure was tested by new forces within and outside America’s borders.  Among many other things, he confronted foreign intelligence operations, mass shootings, the surge of ISIS, an opioid epidemic, and controversy over police shootings. Inside the FBI, while navigating government shutdowns, he tried to change how the FBI approached leadership, diversity, and cyber threats.  Prior to his service at the FBI, Comey worked as a federal prosecutor in New York and Virginia and served as U.S. attorney for the Southern  District of New York and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. In the private sector, he has worked at law firms and as the general counsel of Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, and Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund.  Throughout his career, Comey has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level at a variety of universities and is currently teaching a course on leadership at William and Mary, his alma mater. A native of the New York metropolitan area, Comey attended also the University of Chicago Law School.




Robert Gibbs

Former White House Press Secretary for President Barack Obama

A top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade and the former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald's (2015-19), Robert Gibbs is a communication expert who offers audiences a unique perspective on today's political, business and media environment. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world, Gibbs provides robust insights into everything from the economy and regulatory environment, to healthcare reform, to the 2020 election. 



David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE

Global Trust Expert

David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, national bestselling author of The Trust Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index™, and director of one of the nation’s foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. David has advised leaders and delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from FedEx, Toyota and global governments to the New York Yankees and the Department of Homeland Security.


Phil M. Jones

Best-Selling Author of the Most Listened to Book on Audible

Everybody is selling something, be it an idea, a product, a service or an outcome. Phil M Jones has made it his life’s work to completely demystify the sales process, and bring both simplicity and integrity to a world that is often full of big egos and even bigger lies. His best-selling book, Exactly What To Say, has sold over 700,000 copies to date, is estimated to reach 1 million by the end of 2020 is the 2nd most listened to audiobook on "Audible for Business" and the 6th most listened to in the whole world of Audible. One of 8 "Audible for Business" thought leaders, his original, How to Persuade & Get Paid, is a sales training program used all over the world. Phil's general session is a deep dive into the world of sales for bureau agents. He will focus on dealing with disruption in our industry - how to better demonstrate our value proposition - and how to protect & manage our customer database. 



Carey Lohrenz, CSP, CPAE

First Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot

Carey Lohrenz is a dynamic communicator with an incredible story. As the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot, she was a pioneer in military aviation. Having flown missions worldwide as a combat, mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.  Carey is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the lessons learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform.  As a high content Keynote Speaker, who is both motivational and inspirational, Carey Lohrenz inspires Fearless Leadership and increased team performance. Carey has been requested by name from some of the top Fortune 100 businesses. Her ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and leadership speaker.  

Carey Lohrenz is the author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck. She is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.



Karl Rove

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush

Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day.  Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.   Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. News & World Report as “…unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Rove a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”  Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on the Fox News Channel, and is the author of the New York Times best seller, Courage and Consequence.  His latest book is The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1886 Still Matters.   A Colorado native, he attended the University of Utah, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin. 



Mark Schulman

World-class Drummer for P!NK

Mark Schulman is the drummer for P!NK, performing for sold-out audiences all over the world. Get ready to be empowered, inspired and elevated to a new level of peak performance. Having performed for over a billion people, Mark decodes the Rockstar Attitude by incorporating his powerful business philosophy and innovative strategic content with engaging multimedia and drum performances. Through Mark’s high-energy speaking style, strategic business expertise, and dynamic, interactive musical activities, you will get to express your own rhythms, fortify individual strengths and enhance emotional connections with your colleagues and families. Mark’s presentations can best be described as a Rock show disguised as a keynote. Think Tony Robbins meets Bono meets Ringo Starr – you’ll break the boundaries of possibility and performance while rocking out to an unforgettable mix of live drumming, interactive performances, and compelling stories from Mark’s intimate experiences with P!NK, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Cher, and other world-class artists.


Laura Schwartz

White House Director of Events for President Clinton

Laura Schwartz connects. Whether she's emceeing a conference or delivering a powerful keynote, Laura creates a memorable, customizable experience that achieves lasting impact for audiences across all industries and the world. Laura began as the youngest female presidential appointee in history, as the White House Director of Events. Today, she is the author of "Eat, Drink and Succeed," television commentator and Professional Speaker.  Laura recently was named one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the Global Event Industry."  Speaking professionally since 2001, she is a charismatic and versatile brand ambassador who

inspires results that last long after your event is over. 


Heather Segal, B.A, LL.B, LL.M

“Best Lawyers in Canada” for Corporate in Immigration

Heather Segal is the founding partner of Segal Immigration Law with over twenty years of experience in immigration law. She practices exclusively in the area of Canadian immigration law and American Consular and Border immigration law.  Heather Segal was voted one of “most highly regarded” individuals practicing immigration law by Who’s Who International in Corporate Immigration Law. She was also voted as one of the “Best Lawyers in Canada” for Corporate in Immigration for 2016 and 2017. Her experience includes sitting as an elected Director to the American Immigration Lawyers Association Board of Governors for the last ten years.  She is a  member  of  the  Ontario  Bar  Association  and    the Canadian Bar Association and she currently volunteers on the American Immigration Lawyers Association Liaison Committee with US Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.  Heather is widely respected for her vast experience in cross border and consular work as well as Canadian immigration law. She is regularly invited to speak throughout the world on immigration matters.  Prior to opening her own firm, Heather was a partner at one of the “Big 4” Law Firms in Canada for 20 years. Heather earned her law degree from Queen’s University in 1994. She then completed her Master of Laws in Immigration from the University of California, Berkeley - School of Law in 1996. 

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