We are excited to announce the Elevate 2018 keynote and workshop speakers!
Dan Amos is chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated. Aflac is a Fortune 500 company that insures more than 50 million people worldwide. It is the leading provider of individual insurance policies offered at the worksite in the United States and is the largest life insurer in Japan in terms of individual policies in force. During Mr. Amos’ tenure as CEO revenues have grown from $2.7 billion to $21 billion as of Dec. 31, 2015. He also is responsible for launching the company's national advertising program featuring the popular Aflac Duck. Today, Aflac is a top national brand and was named by FORTUNE magazine in 2016 as one of America's Most Admired Companies for the 15th year. Under his leadership, Aflac has been named to the Ethisphere Institute's annual list of The World's Most Ethical Companies for 10 consecutive years, the only insurance company to appear on this list every year since its inception in 2007.
Learn through hands-on workshops with expert speakers who connect big theory to practical skills that give you the tools to make an impact:
Carter Crockett (Founding Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership) will lead a workshop on how to gather information and ask the right questions about the needs of the community the students are addressing. This workshop prepares students to talk to key stakeholders in the community and learn from experts through phone calls, surveys, and interviews.
Kristina Markos (VP of Longview Strategies, Marketing Firm) will lead a workshop that gives students the tools to effectively convey the significance of their issue and leave the audience convinced of their approach to addressing it. This workshop prepares students for their final pitch to our panel of expert judges from the non-profit and for-profit sectors.