Convention Speakers

Convention Speakers

Pamela Barnum

Pamela Barnum

A former undercover police officer and federal prosecutor, Pamela Barnum uses her decades of experience to help people crack the code on building trust and improving professional relationships. Years spent undercover and in a courtroom helped her perfect techniques. Barnum has spoken in front of audiences ranging from 50 to 12,000 in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Her recent TEDx Talk, “What Drug Dealers Taught Me About Trust” was viewed more than 200,000 times in the first six months.

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Debra Beagle

Debra Beagle

Debra Beagle, managing broker and co-owner of The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage in Nashville, is part of the No. 1 RE/MAX Team globally and the official real estate team of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. She has been recognized by RE/MAX as the 2018 U.S. Broker Owner of the Year and manages the business operations, the staff of 35 (which grew from three in 2016) and the 150 agents that did over 1,840 transactions in 2019 for over $641 million in sales.

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Sue Benson

Sue Benson

Sue “Pinky” Benson is a top-producing Florida Realtor with more than a decade of experience in real estate sales. She has earned BombBomb’s Real Estate Video Influencer award three times and has been recognized by trainer Tom Ferry in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Known for her unique videos and virtual tours, she trains agents nationwide in video and social media marketing. Benson’s session is sponsored by BoomTown!

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Michael Bernier

Michael Bernier

Mike Bernier, president of Realty Group, Minnesota’s top independent brokerage, is both as a visionary and implementer in his role. He’s a passionate real estate brokerage owner and business coach, national speaker and inspirational leader in the real estate industry on a national scale.

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Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno

A Milwaukee native, Mike Bruno spent 16 years as a retail business executive both in Wisconsin and Connecticut. He moved to Sarasota in 1987 for the quality of life. He has been active with Florida Realtors, serving as chair of the Convention Committee, RPCC chair, director and district vice president. He’s a 2010 graduate of the Florida Realtors Leadership Academy. Bruno has also served a director for the National Association of Realtors and as president and director with the Sarasota Association of Realtors, where he was recognized in 2018 with the distinguished service award.

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Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron is an undiagnosed real estate addict — she has lived and breathed real estate from her core since 1997. Cameron, with a background in building, rehabbing, property management and mortgage lending, built her successful real estate team in 2005 with her husband/business partner Sid and has never looked back. She’s a high-energy speaker, trainer and top-producing Realtor. As an RPAC Major Investor, Cameron is committed to advocacy, protecting property rights and homeownership. She serves on the Missouri Realtors Executive Committee, as RPAC Chair for St. Louis Realtors and director for NAR. In 2019, she received the Elizabeth J. Mendenhall E3 Award from Missouri Realtors for energy, empowerment and experience. When Cameron talks, you will laugh, learn and leave with incredible content and ideas to apply to your business.

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Sean Carpenter

Sean Carpenter

Originally licensed as a Realtor in 1998, Sean Carpenter is the former agent development director for the Ohio NRT companies. Carpenter’s most popular sessions focus on creating memorable customer experiences, maximizing social and digital media, business planning, leadership and sales. He lives by his philosophy: Build relationships, solve problems and have fun.

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Karin Carr

Karin Carr

Georgia Realtor Karin Carr, BombBomb’s No. 1 real estate video influencer of 2019, gets more than 70% of her business from YouTube. She’s also the author of the Amazon bestseller YouTube for Real Estate Agents - Learn how to get FREE real estate leads and never cold call again.

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Ricky Carruth

Ricky Carruth

After 18 years selling real estate in Orange Beach, Alabama, Ricky Carruth lost everything in the real-estate crash of the late 2000s. Beating all odds, he fought his way back to become the top RE/MAX agent in the state several years in a row. The way he did it was by building his entire business as a single agent focused on relationships over transactions.

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Jef Conn

Jef Conn

With 13 years in the real estate business, Jef Conn has become one of the top agents in his market, dominating in lead generation. Though Conn specializes in commercial/industrial properties, his tips on lead generation apply to both commercial and residential agents and all experience levels. He consistently ranks in the top brokers city-wide and has been the top industrial broker for five of the past seven years. Conn, a 2019 graduate of the National Association of Realtors Leadership Academy, was president of his local Texas board in 2017.

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Matt Curtis

Matt Curtis

Matt’s Curtis’ real estate team has been recognized as the No. 1 real estate team in Alabama, one of the top 25 real estate teams in the nation, one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Place to Work by Inc. Plus, his team maintains a top nationally ranked real estate website.

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Steven David

Steven David

Steven David, a 48-year real estate veteran, heads one of the country’s 500 largest real estate companies. He’s also one of the largest private owners of residential rentals in greater the Fort Lauderdale area with assets also in Duval, Brevard and Monroe counties.

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Bryan Flannery

Bryan Flannery

Bryan Flannery, president of Foresight Security Consulting, served over 22 years in the military and in law enforcement. A dynamic speaker, he regularly presents to national audiences on personal safety and security, threat assessment, and targeted violence detection and response. Flannery serves as president of the board of the Northwest Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.

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Nancy Friedman

Nancy Friedman

Founder and chairman of Telephone Doctor, customer service expert Nancy Friedman offers fun, fast-paced sessions that focus on boosting customer satisfaction and enhancing workplace respect and effectiveness through “soft skills” training. Her no-podium, no-Powerpoint presentations are designed to engage and entertain the audience. She has led numerous sessions for the National Association of Realtors as well as for many state Realtor associations.

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Anthony Huey

Anthony Huey

Anthony Huey’s career includes tenures as a news reporter, magazine senior editor, crisis management specialist, media relations consultant and executive speech coach. He has delivered nearly 2,000 presentations and has developed a wide range of advertising, public relations and communications initiatives for hundreds of trade associations and companies, including Nike and Procter & Gamble. His goal is to offer actionable tips and techniques that attendees can use immediately.

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Phil M Jones

Phil M Jones

Phil M Jones has made it his life’s work to demystify the decision-making process, reframe what it is to “sell” and help audiences to learn new skills that empower confidence, overcome fears and instantaneous impact bottom line results. He’s a master of influence and persuasion as the author of the best-selling “Exactly” book series (over $500,000 in sales) and producer of the “Most Listened To” Audiobook of 2018. An entrepreneur since the age of 14, formerly the youngest sales leader of a major fashion retailer who also worked with a host of Premier League Football Clubs, Jones’ “Magic Words” give leaders more impact, sales teams improved conversions, and team members more influence in their daily conversations.

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Patti Ketcham

Patti Ketcham

Patti was involved in Affordable Housing for many years and was awarded the HUD Best Practices Award for her First Time Home Buyers Class and education system for first generation home buyers. She has seen how SHIP has changed families lives. While she was the Executive Director of the Tallahassee Lenders Consortium there were over 500 families that used SHIP money within a two year period. It works! Owner/Broker of Ketcham Realty since the turn of the century she is licensed in both Florida and Georgia. Patti has a soft spot for Realtor Orphans, those that have never even meet their Broker. 2020 Chair of the Florida Real Estate Commission and appointed Florida Realtors Chair of the Presidential Advisory Group and Strike Force on Professionalism. Instructor of the Year for Florida Realtors, NAR Instructor, Expert Witness for DBPR, member of the National Speakers Association and lifetime member of the Smokey Bear Summer Reading Club she is never at a loss for words…or opinion

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Anthony Lamacchia

Anthony Lamacchia

Anthony Lamacchia is broker/owner of Lamacchia Realty, Inc., one of the fastest growing independent real estate brokerages in New England and also the owner of Crush it in Real Estate a very popular Facebook page with thousands of Realtor followers who enjoy his real estate tips. Anthony has developed a fool proof training system which resulted in his agents, both experienced and new to the business, growing their businesses on average 318% after just 18 months at the company after receiving Anthony’s training. Anthony shares his tips by making his training available to agents outside of his brokerage’s marketplace. He is known as a local and national real estate expert, being featured on many news segments in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as written and contributed to many news publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, RIS Media, and Inman. Anthony has spent the past several years traveling the US to speak at both small and large training events.

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Marki Lemons-Ryhal

Marki Lemons-Ryhal

Marki Lemons-Ryhal opened her first real estate company in 2003, and by 2004 she was in the top 10% of Realtors in Chicago. She served on the Board of Directors for the third-largest real estate board in the country, worked as a licensed real estate Instructor and has spoken at the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo. In 2010, she was the youngest woman to be named Illinois Real Estate Educator of the Year. With over 25 years of marketing experience and 300,000 students trained, Lemons-Ryhal has established herself as an award-winning social media speaker and course author. She travels the country teaching social media courses for NAR, REBAC, ASI, and others.

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Allyson Lewis

Allyson Lewis

Time-management expert Allyson Lewis, whose books have sold more than130,000 copies, works with companies and entrepreneurs sharing groundbreaking strategies that revolutionize corporate profitability, engagement and happiness. Lewis understands that people want life to matter, and they want to work with commitment, clarity, conviction, determination and excitement. Her passion is reigniting productivity and purpose in the workplace.

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Bill Lublin

Bill Lublin

Bill Lublin of CEO of Century 21 Advantage Gold, Pennsylvania's largest Century 21 firm, was the lead author of e-Pro, the technology certification of NAR. A working realtor with a love for technology, Lublin speaks around the world about technology and real estate, aiming to deliver actionable items to his audience. He specializes in making complicated things simple and offering real world solutions.

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Tim Macy

Tim Macy

Realtor Tim Macy collaborates with real estate professionals across the country, sharing specific content that can work for any agent. He also teaches higher-level concepts that agents and brokers can use to formulate their own video marketing strategy. He’s co-founder of RE TV, host of the RE TV Podcast and is known for taking the fluff out of video and getting down to the things that work.

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Larry Martin

Larry Martin

Maj Gen (ret) Lawrence M. Martin, Jr served over 32 years and held leadership assignments across the Air Force. A command pilot with more than 3,700 hours, he oversaw Air Force international matters including a foreign military sales portfolio worth $187 billion dollars. As a Senior Consultant for Two Blue Aces Consulting, he specializes in strategic planning, leadership development and international relations

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Stephen Menendian

Stephen Menendian

Stephen Menendian, assistant director at the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC-Berkeley, is an expert in fair housing law and author of many law review articles and scholarly publications. Stephen has trained policymakers, businesses, and other institutions on diversity, inclusion, and affirmative action practices, policies, and compliance.

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