"Leadership in the New Normal"
MDEA is pleased to announce that
our theme for 2012-2013 is "Leadership in the New Normal" and we will
have at least 4 outstanding programs to deliver valuable information to
you and your key executives.
Please welcome, Jim Boomer.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Jim Boomer is a shareholder and the CIO of Boomer Consulting,
Inc. Jim is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most
Influential People in Accounting. He is the director of the
Boomer Technology Circles ™ and an expert on managing
technology within an accounting firm. He also serves as a
strategic planning and technology consultant and firm adviser
in the areas of performance and risk management. In addition,
Jim is leading a new program, The Producer Circle, in
collaboration with CPA2BIZ and the AICPA.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management
Information Systems from Kansas State University in Manhat-
tan, Kansas and a Masters of Business Administration from the
University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.
Please welcome, Sandy Geroux.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
With over 27 years of speaking and training experience, national
speaker and author Sandy Geroux presents motivational
keynote and training programs that focus on re-kindling
employee engagement and delivering exceptional (WOW!”)
customer experiences. A former Business Systems Consultant,
award-winning salesperson and business owner, Sandy has
helped corporate clients dramatically increase employee
engagement and bring their customer service to never-before-
attained award-winning levels.
Sandy’s program will challenge you to Turn Your Workplace into
a WOWplace™ and asks the question: Do your employees have to
come to work because they make a paycheck… or do they love
to come to work because they make a difference? Your WOW
products and services attract customers, but do your employees
drive them away?
Please welcome, Harry Bond.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Harry has led Monical’s, a regional restaurant company operating
in the Midwest. Currently he is Chairman and prior to May 2008 as the
president since 1993. He is proud of the growth and success of the
great Monical’s team. In addition to his duties as president of
Monical’s, he is past Chairman of the Financial Officers Study Group of
the National Restaurant Association, a Hotel and Restaurant Trainers,
and past Vice Chairman of the Certification Governing Board of the
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Mr. Bond has a
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Millikin University and a Masters
Degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Over
his thirty-four years with Monical’s, he has served in marketing,
accounting/finance, information systems, training and for the last
several years as Chairman.
Please welcome, Jim Edgar.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Governor Jim Edgar’s career in government spans 30 years. He worked
in the legislative branch of government for 10 years, which included his
election to the Illinois House of Representatives. Governor Edgar
served for 20 years in the executive branch of
government including 10 years as Secretary of State and 8 years as
Illinois’ 38th Governor. He was first elected Governor in 1990 and
reelected in 1994 by the widest margin in Illinois history.
Upon leaving office, the Chicago Tribune stated that Governor Edgar’s
“instincts and motives were as sound as those of any governor the state
has had.” Governor Edgar left the office with the highest approval
rating in state history which prompted a Chicago columnist to state that
Governor Edgar’s popularity in Illinois was “second only to Michael
Governor Edgar is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the University
of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and lectures at
other colleges and universities throughout the state. In the fall of
1999 the Governor was a resident fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University. The Governor serves on a variety of
corporate and civic boards. He is the President Emeritus of the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.