Kansas City’s best day-long personal and professional development seminar offers you the opportunity to learn from and experience some of the most inspirational and influential leaders of our time. Your all-day experience will include breakfast & lunch, three breakout sessions, four incredible keynote speakers, free headshots, resume help and wraps up with a cocktail reception over networking. You don’t want to miss this great day!
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Elizabeth Smart, Survivor, Activist and New York Times best-selling author of My Story. After surviving one of the most harrowing experiences any of us could imagine, Elizabeth has focused her life on helping others and serving as an example that you can thrive and live after trauma. Your past does not define your future.
Host for the Day
Yve Rojas is a Professional Auctioneer who has a dynamic and engaging stage presence that is truly effective and memorable. After a long career in the entertainment field as an actor she has decided to bundle her passion for people, travel, hosting and auctioneering and use those combined experiences to become a sought after Benefit Auctioneer, Speciality Auctioneer and Ring-Woman. Although one may think her experience on the CBS reality show Survivor was an adventure, Yve much prefers her self-directed adventure into the world of auctioneering. Benefit Auctions are her passion. As an Auctioneer she believes it is an honor and a privilege through her voice on stage to be a passionate and knowledgeable Ambassador for her clients.
Yve graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering and received her designation as Colonel after receiving both a general diploma and a secondary diploma in bilingual auctioneering. She is a member of the NAA (National Auctioneers Association) where she holds the designation of Benefit Auctioneer Specialist BAS and Certified Auctioneer Institute CAI. Yve is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and The American Federation Of Television And Radio Artists (AFTRA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree form the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Yve was the 2016/17 Kansas Auctioneer Champion and can be seen as an anchor for Automotive Industry News.
Chief Financial Officer
Black & Veatch
Karen Daniel is a Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Financial Officer and President of the Finance & Technology Solutions organization for Black & Veatch, a global leader in providing engineering, consulting and construction services for Energy, Water, and Telecommunication Sectors.
In her role as CFO, she is responsible for leading the company’s global financial operations that include treasury, tax, accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and financial systems, and establishes corporate financial policies.
Ms. Daniel also leads the company’s global IT organization which includes oversight of systems, technology development and associated service providers.
Ms. Daniel serves on numerous public and philanthropic boards, including 2017 Chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber Board of Directors, with on-going support to the Executive Committee, as well as other ad hoc Chamber committees. She is a member of the Snap-on Board, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Board, Northwest Missouri State Foundation Board and recently joined the Commerce Bancshares Board. Ms. Daniel also served on President Obama’s Advisory Board on Doing Business in Africa.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Bank of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
University of Kansas Edwards Campus
University of Kansas Medical Center
Leadership Focus Areas
- Focus on purpose and progress, not perfection
- Approach challenges/mistakes as a learning opportunity
- Look at things in new or different ways
- Recognize the sum is greater than the parts
- Assess who you are today and who you want to be tomorrow
- Embrace a growth and reinvention mindset
- Be open and adapt to feedback and change
- Identify and capitalize on future trends