Keynote Speakers

Larry Johnson

Registration opens at 7 a.m. and will continue until the Opening Keynote at 8:30 a.m. Larry Johnson, co-author of the top-selling book:  “Absolute Honesty:  Building a Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity,” speaks about leadership, change, customer service, project management and honesty in business. His varied work experience includes eight years as manager in the private sector health care industry, three years in city government administration and 26 years as president of his own consulting firm.


Ed Rensi

At 4 p.m., the final session will feature the Closing Keynote Presentation by Ed Rensi, former president of McDonald's of 13 years, and former CEO. Starting as a grillman for minimum wage in the mid-1960s, he became an operations executive and eventually served on the company's board of directors. He has also served as a consultant and director of several large, multinational corporations and organizations, and is a highly-regarded speaker on management, consumer trends, franchising and employee relations. Ed's messages are based on his life experiences and lessons learned.