2016 Speakers

    Here are the speakers who presented at the 2016 Athletic Business Show. 

    Call for Presentations

    Thank you for your interest in submitting a speaking proposal.  Please click here to complete the 2017 online submission form. All submissions are due by February 17, 2017. All speakers chosen will be notified by the end of May. PLEASE NOTE: Do not submit proposals constituting a sales pitch for products or services, as they will not be considered. AB Show does not accept proposals from manufacturers. If you have any questions, please contact conference@athleticbusiness.com


    Robert Allen
    OOA, MRAIC, SCUP, LEED AP, Partner

    Debra Atkinson
    COE, Voice For Fitness, Boulder, Colo.

    Jane Bahneman
    Jane Bahneman, MS, Co-founder, Blue Nectar Yoga Studio, Falls Church, Va.; Founder, Jane Bahneman Consulting

    Ken Ballard
    CPRP, Principal, Ballard*King & Associates, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

    Andrew Barnard
    AIA, LEED AP, Principal and President, Sink Combs Dethlefs, Denver

    Darin Barr
    Senior Associate, Ballard*King & Associates, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

    Dennis Berkholtz
    Chairperson of Beach Handball, USA Team Handball, Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Lacy Bienkowski
    Recreation Programmer, City of Mesa, Ariz., and Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, Phoenix

    Brad Bloom
    Publisher, Faith & Fitness Magazine, Hayes, Va. 

    David Body
    FAIA, RIBA, Sport Planning Consultant, Venice, Calif.

    Craig Bouck
    AIA, LEED AP, President/CEO, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver

    April Boulter Ruther
    MEd, MPH, Program Director, Loyola University, Chicago

    Laurie Braden
    MS, CRSS, Director of Recreation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

    Tom Bryce
    President, T-Bryce Aquatic Consultants Ltd. and Manager, Saanich Commonwealth Place, Victoria, B.C.

    Justin Caron
    Vice President, Aquatic Design Group, Carlsbad, Calif.

    Frances Caron
    Aquatics Director, University of California Student Recreation Center, Riverside, Calif.

    Rebecca Carpenter
    Assistant Athletic Director – Facilities and Operations, Stanford (Calif.) Recreation

    McKell Christensen
    Aquatics Coordinator, Clearfield (Utah) Aquatic and Fitness Center 

    Michael Clark
    Executive Director, Palatine (Ill.) Park District

    Bill Cruickshank
    General Manager, BMO Centre, Halifax

    Emily Davidson
    Assistant Director of Marketing and Membership, CENTERS LLC, University of Missouri, St. Louis 

    Stephen DeHekker
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Vice President, Hastings+Chivetta Architects, St. Louis

    Shawn DeRosa
    JD, President, DeRosa Aquatic Consulting, State College, Pa. 

    Tom Diehl
    Project Consultant/Manager, GreenPlay LLC, Moseley, Va.   

    Kate Dorrity
    MA, Assistant Director, Risk & Facilities Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

    Ann Drummie
    Regional Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey, Washington, D.C.

    Matthew Ellmann
    Executive Director, Wood Dale (Ill.) Park District

    John Engh
    BA, Chief Operating Officer, National Alliance for Youth Sports, West Palm Beach, Fla.

    Susan Brown Foster
    PhD, Professor of Sport Business, Saint Leo (Fla.) University

    Jeff Fryer
    Aquatic/Fitness Director, River Road Park and Recreation District, Eugene, Ore.

    Todd Galati
    Senior Director of Allied Health & Exercise Science, American Council on Exercise (ACE), San Diego

    Jared Ginter
    Director of Athletic Facilities, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.

    Trina Gray
    Presenter, Writer, Business Coach and Owner, Bay Athletic Club, Alpena, Mich. 

    Dr. Brian Greenwood
    PhD., Associate Director, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

    Craig Hamilton
    FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, CannonDesign, Los Angeles

    Sarah Hardin
    PhD, Associate Director, Centers at DePaul University, Chicago

    Nathan Harris
    Architect, RDG Planning & Design, Des Moines, Iowa

    Ryan Hegreness
    Operations Manager, Department of Parks, Recreation and Libraries, Westminster, Colo.

    Lori Hoffner
    Professional Speaker, Trainer and Consultant, Supporting CommUnity Inc., Littleton, Colo.

    Viktors Jaunkalns
    OAA, AIBC, AAA, NSAA, SAA, FRAIC, SCUP, Architect and Partner, Maclennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, Toronto

    Jenise Jensen
    Recreation Administrative Manager, Town of Breckenridge (Colo.) Recreation Department 

    Robert Johnston
    MRAIC, AIA, Principal and Leader, JSA Sport Architecture Inc., Victoria, B.C.

    Ernest Joyner
    AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Sink Combs Dethlefs, Denver

    Yvette Kell
    Director of Campus Recreation, Centers LLC at University of Missouri, St. Louis

    Jeff King
    Principal, Ballard*King & Associates, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

    Erik Kocher
    AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Hastings+Chivetta Architects Inc., St. Louis

    Sara Kooperman
    JD, CEO, SCW Fitness Education, Chicago

    Christopher Laurin
    Director of Marketing and Communication, Health Systems Group, Fletchers Lake, Nova Scotia

    Michael Mantell
    PhD., Advanced Leadership Coach, El Cajon, Calif.

    Mick Massey
    ASLA, Texas Regional Director, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Grapevine, Texas

    Bill McAdam
    MS, Executive Director, Downers Grove (Ill.) Park District  

    Maureen McGonagle
    MBA, CRSS, Director of Campus Recreation, Centers at DePaul University, Chicago

    Ian McGregor
    President, SportRisk, McGregor & Associates, Vancouver, B.C.

    Colleen McKenna
    Associate AIA, LEED AP, Principal, CannonDesign, Boston

    Michael Moran
    CPRP, CYSA, Professional Administrator Faculty, National Alliance for Youth Sports, Iowa City, Iowa

    Anita Moran
    FAIA, Student Life Principal, Treanor Architects, Dallas

    Christopher Morris
    CRSS, Director of Campus Recreation, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

    Bobbi Nance
    Senior Manager of Strategy and Innovation, Park District of Oak Park, Ill. 

    Tom Ohle
    RA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Architect, Hastings+Chivetta Architects, St. Louis

    LoriKay Paden
    MA, Speaker/Trainer/Consultant, University of Illinois, St. Joseph, Ill.

    Lisa Paradis
    MBA, CPRP, Director, City of Brookline, Mass.

    Bill Parisi
    Founder, Parisi Speed School and Parisi Franchise Systems, Wyckoff, N.J. 

    Andy Parker
    Director of Youth Development, National Alliance for Youth Sports, West Palm Beach, Fla.

    Jack Patton
    AIA, LEED AP, Principal, RDG Planning & Design, Des Moines, Iowa

    Andjelka Pavlovic
    PhD, Associate Director of Education, The Cooper Institute, Dallas

    Meg Rapp
    Architect/Associate, Populous, Denver

    John Register
    Chief Executive Officer and President, Inspired Communications International, LLC and Associate Director Community and Veterans Outreach, United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Robin Robertson
    Author, Founder and Owner/Manager, Bellingham Tennis Club & Fairhaven Fitness, Bellingham, Wash.

    Jonathan Ross
    Trainer, Author, Speaker and ACE Senior Advisor, Annapolis, Md.

    Jamie Sabbach
    Founder, 110%, Boulder, Colo.

    Mike Schuster
    FAIA, LEED AP, Principal / Owner / President, MSA Sport, a division of MSA Architects, Cincinnati

    Michael Scott Scudder
    Founder and CEO, MSSNetwork, Taos, N.M.

    Jordan Shenker
    MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, N.J. 

    Rick Smith
    Executive Creative Director, Dimensional Innovations, Overland Park, Kan.

    Laura Spivey
    PhD., Lecturer, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, N.C.

    Joe Stefanyak
    Director, Jeff Ellis & Associates Inc., Ocoee, Fla.

    Stephanie Stewart
    MA, Coordinator of Aquatics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.

    Chris Strom
    Director, New Media and Social Networking, JCC Association, New York 

    Mitzi Kremer Tighe
    Aquatics Coordinator, YMCA, Cocoa, Fla.

    Nicole Van Winkle
    MA, Project Manager, Counsilman Hunsaker, Los Angeles

    Reed Voorhees
    AIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, CannonDesign, St. Louis

    Paul Wesselmann
    The Ripples Guy, Cincinnati, Ohio 

    Todd Wheeler
    Recreation and Aquatics Program Manager, City of Helena (Mont.) Parks and Recreation

    Keith Wheeler
    Global Director of Performance Nutrition, Research, Development & Scientific Affairs (Retired), Abbott Nutrition, Winston Salem, N.C.

    Justin Wood
    Sports Practice Director, Dimensional Innovations, Overland Park, Kan.

    Nadia Zhiri
    AIA, Student Life Studio Leader and Principal, Treanor Architects, Lawrence, Kan.