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I See Potential In You

Thurl Bailey photoThurl Bailey

Professional Speaker, Broadcast Analyst, Actor, and Award Winning Singer/Song Writer
Thurl Bailey attended North Carolina State University and was a key player in the 'Wolfpacks' miracle run to the 1983 NCAA Championship. That same year, Thurl led NC State in both scoring and rebounds. The Utah Jazz drafted Thurl in 1983 as the 7th pick of the draft. Jazz management reported that he was selected for the quality of his character, as well as, the quality of his game. This was the beginning of 16 years of his playing professional basketball, 12 of those years were with the NBA.

At 6'11", Thurl Bailey is often first noticed as a basketball player, but he is a man of as much depth as height. His strong sense of service has led to countless hours of volunteer work and to numerous awards for leadership and contributions to the community. Included in his awards are: the NBA's prestigious Kennedy Community Award, the Utah Association for Gifted Children's Community Service Award, Sigma Gamma Chi fraternity's Exemplary Manhood Award, the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America's American Champion Award and the Italian League's 1998 All Star Games Most Valuable Player. He has directed basketball camps for youth since 1984 where he teaches young people lessons about life and basketball. Many of his students have special needs including coming from disadvantaged backgrounds or having serious illnesses, and they attend the camps on scholarship.

In addition to professional speaking, Thurl is a broadcast analyst for the Utah Jazz and the University of Utah, an actor, and an award winning singer/song writer.

Each of us has untapped potential that lays within us. How do we discover it to achieve a common goal?
Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!

Jeff Havens photoJeff Havens

Professional Speaker
Over the past decade, Jeff Havens has become one of the most in-demand presenters in North America. His truly unprecedented ability to deliver high-quality, extensively-researched education in an undeniably entertaining way has earned him dozens of repeat clients, all of whom appreciate Jeff's insistence that we'll all improve better and faster if we actually enjoy the learning process. By combining the content of the traditional presentation with the entertainment value of a comedy show, Jeff has found enthusiastic audiences in government, academia, small businesses and several Fortune 50 companies, all while still (somehow) being one of the youngest members of the professional speaking circuit. Jeff firmly believes that making learning fun is the quickest, cheapest, and most effective way to create a culture where people are eager to continually improve. Whether you want to improve your leadership or inspire more innovation, communicate more effectively or eliminate generational tensions - if it's important to you, Jeff will make it fun.

The first of its kind, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! helps managers and executives become better leaders by showing them everything they should avoid - including how to create a culture of fear and mistrust, how to oppress and demoralize employees, and how to stand firm in the face of all change - before wrapping up with a serious conversation about the kind of leaders we should all strive to become.
Insider Threat, Lessons Learned from a Seasoned Investigator

Louis Bladel photoLouis Bladel

Executive Director, Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP
Lou Bladel is an executive director in the Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP. He is the National Coordinator for Insider Risk and Threat Management services, which assists clients in responding to, investigating and remediating insider threats, as well as developing and implementing comprehensive insider threat programs and services. Lou consults with U.S. federal law enforcement agency directors, government regulators and key executives of Fortune 100 companies, Fortune 500 C-suite officials and boards of directors from across industry sectors on matters of economic espionage and insider threats.

Lou has more than 26 years of federal law enforcement experience serving in the U.S. Marshals Service, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), retiring from the FBI in 2016. The majority of Lou's law enforcement career involved leading and investigating counterintelligence matters in the New York and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas. Lou has held numerous leadership positions within the FBI, including Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York office of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division, where he led the recent espionage/insider threat arrest and successful plea negotiations of an FBI employee.

As Chief of the FBI's Counterespionage Section, he led the espionage investigations of General David Petraeus and Edward Snowden. In 2013, he successfully testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission to enhance the criminal penalties for theft of propriety information and managed the DuPont economic espionage investigation, which resulted in the FBI's first-ever jury conviction for economic espionage. The case won the 2014 FBI Director's Award for Counterintelligence Excellence. Lou also won the National Counterintelligence Executive Award for Community Excellence in leadership for his role in the FBI operation that led to the arrest and deportation of three Russian Intelligence Service illegals.

Lou will discuss three high-profile cases in which he was involved (Edward Snowden, Kun Shan "Joey" Chun, and General David Petraeus), lessons learned, and key steps to take in building an Insider Threat Program. 

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