Opening Keynote - Rick Miller
Rick Miller is the founder of THE INTERSECTION CONSTRUCT. This private consulting firm offers various services within education, juvenile justice, justice, child welfare, behavioral and mental health, and recreation sectors.
Rick is also a professor of practice at the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University and the Dean of The MASTER's Institute. This annual event attracts our country's top practitioners and researchers interested in learning and sharing the power of HOPE Science.
Rick founded and created Kids at Hope, an international child and youth development movement and research project that studies family, school, and community cultures to understand the dynamics of success and failure better.
Rick has spent 52 years in the Human Services sector as a practitioner, researcher, professor, public policy expert, and author. Included in Rick’s career is that he served as executive director of the City of Phoenix’s Violence Prevention Initiative and an executive with Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Closing Keynote - Annie Meehan
Annie Meehan is a professional keynote speaker that inspires, educates, and activates her audiences with a clear message that spurs listeners to break counterproductive patterns and be the exception! As a widely embraced international speaker, she has been a catalyst in inspiring countless organizations to choose to soar above the status quo. As an expert on living an exceptional life, Meehan encourages her audiences to remove any barriers preventing them from achieving their goals. Her myriad testimonials reveal the “wow” factor that she creates at every presentation, which in turn catapults participants to adopt the practical tools she champions for more impactful lives, both professionally and personally.
As a keynote speaker, she has presented to countless corporations, associations, and nonprofit organizations, providing actionable strategies to strategically manage change, recognize the enormous power of words, and eliminate long-held excuses that keep people from attaining their goals. Her passion and charismatic essence engage people in new and exciting ways, which ignites people to seize a more focused and fulfilled path forward to obtain greater meaning and success.
An author of eight personal development books, her work includes the award-winning Be The Exception. One of her books, The Pineapple Principle, offers hospitality and a sweet journey to an exceptional customer experience. Today, her passion is to share her "H3 Cultures" concept with companies to help them create a Hopeful, Healthy, and Happy workplace that retains an engaged workforce!
Meehan has three adult children and lives in the Orlando, FL, area, with her husband Greg. She enjoys being an active member of her community by volunteering, going on adventures with her family, and taking Leo, her beloved pup, for strolls.