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Keynotes

 
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Patrick Combs, INSPIRING KEYNOTE SPEAKER, COMEDIC THEATRE PERFORMER, AUTHOR

Keynote Title: Awakened Leadership: Doing Good Business by Doing Good

Patrick Combs is a renowned business keynote speaker. He has shared his stories and strategies with millions of people around the globe for 25 years. Through his acclaimed keynote speeches for exceptional companies, he’s a thought leader on passion, possibility, and heart-based business. He’s spoken for almost 2,000 organizations, and applied his talents everywhere from talks at Hilton, Google, and Stanford, performances at the HBO comedy festival, to helping build a school in Kenya and to coaching prisoners at the Donovan Correctional Institute.

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Skyler McCurine, M.A.
Speaker, Advocate & Entrepreneur

Keynote Title: Showing Up for Humanity, Showing Up for Yourself

Skyler McCurine is changing the look of leadership pioneering the intersection between personal style and social justice. She is a Fashion Stylist that works with powerful leaders who need to spend less time in front of the mirror and more time in front of their tables of leadership. Driven by the lackluster, limiting and exclusive archetype of leadership, Skyler designs and facilitates dynamic and trans-formative workshops, keynotes, and presentations for leaders who are pioneering in positions/organizations that have yet to be occupied by a leader of that gender, race, sexual orientation, etc. SEE FULL BIO >

 
 

Plenary Panelists

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MALIN BURNHAM

CEO, The Burnham Foundation; Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield San Diego

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LINDE HOTCHKISS

Managing Partner, Willis Towers Watson

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RYAN SISSON

CEO, Moniker Group

 
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MARGIE BLANCHARD

Co-Founder, The Ken Blanchard Companies

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LARRY KESSLIN

Chief Connector, Corporate Alliance; Co-Chair, 2018 Cause Conference

 

Workshop Speakers, Facilitators & Panelists

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Katie Adams Farrell

President, National Association of Women Business Owners, Orange County; Founder, Principal & CEO, Kerredyn Collaborative; Founder & President, KAF Catalyst; Adjunct Professor, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and National University

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David Andrews

President, National University

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Malcolm Avner

Business, Leadership and Life Coach, Malcolm Avner Business Coaching

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Karim Bouris

Executive Director, Business for Good San Diego

 
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Bobby Buchanan

President & Creative Director, Buchanan Brand + Design; Founder & CEO, Orange Tree Project

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Neville Billimoria

SVP Membership & Chief Advocacy Officer, Mission Federal Credit Union; Co-Chair, 2018 Cause Conference

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Shelley Callahan

Director Marketing Pharmacy Solutions, Mitchell International

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Dr. Michael R. Cunningham

Chancellor & CEO, National University System

 
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Joylyn Darnell

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Institute of for Leadership Synergy at National University

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Ken Davenport

CEO, Mission Edge

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Alexis Dixon

Owner, Mediation Solutions International

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Audrey Doherty

Founder & CEO, c3 Communications

 
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Hal Dunning

President & COO, Marsh & McLennan Agency

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Jeff Fisher

Managing Partner, LMA Marketing + Advertising

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Jim Floros

President & CEO, The Jacobs Cushman San Diego Food Bank

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Mariette Fourmeaux

Founder & Executive Director, Brilliance Inside

 
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Daniel Friedland, MD

Founder & CEO, SuperSmartHealth
Author, Leading Well From Within

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Elenore "Nelli" Garton, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer, TableCloth.io

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Lauren Grattan

Co-Founder & Director of Community Engagement, Mission Driven Finance

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Jamie Hampton

CEO, Mixte Communications

 
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James Halliday

Executive Director, A Reason to Survive

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Noreen Ippolito

Regional Sr. VP Sales, iHeart Media

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Nancy Jamison

Executive Director, San Diego Grantmakers

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Nels Jensen

Editor in Chief, San Diego Business Journal

 
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Peter Jones

Sr. Director, Digital Revenue, TEGNA Broadcast Media & Marketing

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Aaron Kahlow

Founder & Chief Facilitator, Conscious Circles

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Eric Kaufmann

President & Founder, Sagatica; Executive Director, Chamber of Purpose; Co-Chair, 2018 Cause Conference

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DJ King

Culture Queen, King & Company; Past President, Conscious Capitalism San Diego

 
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MarC Koehler

President, Lead with Purpose

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Brad Lee

President, BREG, Inc.

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John Lincoln

CEO, Ignite Visibility

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Anne Marbarger

Executive Director, Padres Pedal the Cause

 
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Rachel McKinney

Founder, Branch Out Market

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Jill McManigal

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Kids for Peace

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Alberto Mier y Terán

President & General Manager, KFMB Stations (CBS 8, CW San Diego, KFM-BFM 100.7, AM 760)

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Jenn Perell Bush

Conscious Consultant & Coach, Live Weal;
Programs Chair, Conscious Capitalism San Diego

 
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Parker Pike

Co-Founder, Cause Conference and Parker Pike Nonprofit Marketing Scholarship Award

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Alexis Pokorny

Founder & Mindfulness Industry Analyst, Open Deltas; Former Regional Manager, Financial Services, Cisco

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Ken Rugierro

Chairman & CEO, Goal Structured Solutions

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Chuck Samuelson

Founder & President, Kitchens for Good

 
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Carli Smith

Sr. Director Social Media, Rescue Agency

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LouArn Sorkin

Partner, Social Venture Partners San Diego

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Dennis Stein

Franchise Owner, The UPS Store

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Mark Tomaszewicz

Chief Experience Officer, Bulldog Drummond

 
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Joice Truban Curry

President & CEO, c3 Communications

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Sierra Visher Kroha

Executive Director, Social Venture Partners San Diego

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Christy Wilson

President & CEO, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

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GREG HAINES

Partner, DesignStudio