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Listen, learn and even laugh a little. This year’s Performance Summit keynotes raise the bar for inspiration and motivation higher than ever before. This is who everyone will be talking about:

Sam Glenn

Sam Glenn is one of the most recognized and trusted keynote motivational speakers in the speaking industry today, having impacted audiences of all sizes—some as large as 75,000. He sets a positive and energetic tone that gets audiences engaged and ready to learn, grow and have fun. People relate to his stories and humor and embrace his relevant ideas for improving their personal and professional life. Sam is the author of more than 30 books based on his research. Hundreds of organizations use Sam’s videos – weekly to kick off their staff meetings and cultivate positivity in the workplace. 

By weaving his uplifting personal story into his topics which revolve around attitude, empowerment, leadership, peak performance, employee engagement, transformation, customer service and teamwork, he is an expert in igniting personal and professional positivity. Sam’s most rewarding title in life is being called Dad by his three kids and husband by his super awesome wife. They currently reside in Indianapolis.

Dr. Debbie Phillips

Dr. Debbie Phillips is an internationally recognized real estate professional with over 32 years of experience with diverse property types. As an entrepreneur, Debbie has a multi-faceted career, including creating world-class leadership development programs and talent management strategies. In addition to her private consulting, Debbie serves as an Adjunct Professor for numerous universities including the Georgia Institute of Technology and The New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego. Debbie is actively involved in industry organizations and serves in advisory roles for housing, education, and workforce development. As a keynote speaker and nationally acclaimed author, she exudes passion for promoting careers in the real estate industry.

Alycia Anderson

Alycia Anderson is on a mission to motivate and invoke change through the power of diversity and inclusion. She is an accomplished TEDx motivational speaker, corporate inclusion coach and the RVP of Sales at Knock, a multifamily CRM tech platform that helps leasing agents connect with renters and property managers to understand how their business is performing. Anderson holds a European Masters Degree from KU Leuven, Belgium in Adapted Physical Activity emphasizing the benefits, practices and principles of inclusion.

Anderson is a tennis player, cyclist, identical twin and has been wheelchair-bound since birth. Born with sacral agenesis, her mission is to spread the power of diversity and inclusion to inspire all people in feeling limitless in living up to their fullest personal and professional potential. Using her voice to share her journey, Anderson aims to help communities, companies and organizations understand the true benefits inherent to building a diverse and inclusive society.

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson is a resilience expert, an expedition leader, and a New York Times best-selling author. From his 36 years of adventure and survival, Jim distills compelling stories and uplifting lessons about how to overcome change, challenge and uncertainty through resilience.

He shares motivating keynotes and workshops on personal resilience, resilient teamwork and resilient leadership. Jim has scaled high peaks from Argentina to Nepal, from Bolivia to Tibet. The US National Park Service has commended Jim twice for volunteering for successful high- altitude rescues in Colorado and Alaska.

While first attempting to ascend Mt. Everest in 2015, Jim and his partners survived massive earthquakes and avalanches. He shared his incredible experiences and insights with CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Smithsonian Channel, PBS and more. Jim told his story of surviving the earthquake in the National Geographic TV Show “Witness to Disaster”. In 2017, Jim returned to Mount Everest and summited successfully.

For 20 years. Jim worked as a hydrogeologist (B.S. & M.S. degrees) and ran his own environmental consulting firm. Earlier he worked as an industrial painter on high-voltage electrical towers carrying 230,000 volts.

Jim co-authored the New York Times best-selling survival memoir, "The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival". The Ledge won the National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature, and was picked one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon. His epic survival story was featured in an international TV episode of "I Shouldn't Be Alive" on the Discovery Channel.

Colin Dunn

Colin Dunn is Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, with primary responsibility for the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s advocacy communications, stakeholder outreach, media relations and member communications with a focus on housing affordability, rent control and other high-profile policy issues for the multifamily industry.

Before joining NMHC, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Porter Novelli, JDA Frontline and Deloitte Consulting, developing and executing communications strategy across a variety of industries and issue areas such as biopharmaceuticals, financial services, international trade and agrichemicals. His public affairs, advocacy and media relations work has earned awards from the Holmes Report and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from American University.

Jason Stoughton

Jason Stoughton is a highly accomplished, visionary leader with proven success in improving results through his passion for leadership and relationship building. He is an accomplished and sought-after inspirational speaker and trainer. His unique ability to relate to evolving client needs and provide solutions & results help firms become more effective at increasing productivity, market share, and profits.

Jason passionately leads, guides, and directs initiatives based on proven leadership experiences that fuel growth and inspire better outcomes. Being a skilled solutions partner in exceeding short and long-range goals, Jason has a discerning eye for increasing value, compounding results, and exceeding expectations for both individuals and organizations.

Kristen Magni

Kristen Magni, has over 20 of experience leading innovation and change management in the human capital and organizational development space, the last 16 of which have been specific to the commercial and multi-family real estate industry. Kristen is the Managing Partner of Advisory Services, a DC-based boutique consulting practice focused on helping organizations align business strategy and people strategy by designing inspired and inclusive workplaces that scale and empower innovation.

Prior to hyrUP, Kristen was the Vice President of Talent & Culture for The Bozzuto Group, a privately held, real estate services company that specializes in Property Management, Construction, Development and Homebuilding. Kristen held this role for 9 1⁄2 years where she led talent strategy and was head of diversity, equity & inclusion. Her work garnered numerous awards and national recognition during her tenure.

Russ Webb

Russ Webb is the executive director for the Bay Area Apartment Association. With a successful background in hospitality, event, and non-profit management, it’s no surprise that Russ thrives off the challenge of serving an apartment association where every day is completely different from the day before. As a well-known speaker and trainer on all things tech and customer service related, he is a natural-born leader in the multifamily industry.

Eddie Moreno

Eddie Moreno is a partner at Cardinal Group Management (CGM) and serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations for the company. As a passionate leader, he and is responsible for leading the daily operation and success of Cardinal Group Management and its portfolio of communities nationwide. Eddie has over 20 years of experience in the multi-family space, having overseen the expansion of Cardinal’s student housing, market-rate multifamily, and affordable housing operations during his tenure; achieving NMHC Top 50 Manager ranking in 2020. Eddie proudly serves as chairperson for Cardinal Group Companies' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and previously served on the National Apartment Association's inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Council. Eddie attended the University of Texas at Austin and holds a BBA in Finance from the McCombs School of Business. 
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