Keynote Speakers

Thursday Evening Opening Banquet

John Pinero

As legendary coach Vince Lombardi, Pinero will inspire you as Lombardi inspired his players… you will leave the Opening Tailgate Party with a renewed zeal for leading & inspiring your own team. The Opening Tailgate Party on Thursday evening will be a night to remember! Make sure to show your team pride by wearing your favorite team’s colors/gear… jerseys, t-shirts, hats, mascot costumes, etc.


Presentation title: Vince’s Keys To Success

Friday Lunch

Michelle Ray

During this engaging, informative and dynamic Friday luncheon presentation, you will learn new strategies to respond rather than react to new realities. By viewing change through a positive lens, you will leave with practical takeaways to develop enduring relationships with members & supporters, as well as new ideas to tap into your creativity, to grow as an open-minded leader & position yourself for continued success.

Presentation title: Take the Lead. Embrace Change. Own Your Future.©

BREAKOUT SESSION: How To Attract, Retain & Keep Great Lions

Saturday Lunch

Guðrún Yngvadóttir

Lions Clubs International’s first female President takes the stage at Saturday’s luncheon with a message about the International Program & the importance of building strong leaders & teams.

Presentation title: We Serve

Saturday Evening

Jon Petz

The Forum’s Closing Banquet will focus on building foundations & breaking through barriers. Petz will show us that in today’s world, leaders don’t have the luxury of ‘just showing up’. They’ve got to put rock solid foundations beneath their teams, help them understand the impact that each of them make no matter their position, and lead them to reach far beyond what any one individual believes is possible.

Presentation title: Significance in Simple Moments 

BREAKOUT SESSION: Boring Meetings Suck!