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2023 Keynote Speakers

Al Ko, Chief Executive Officer, Early Warning Services, LLC

Albert Ko is Chief Executive Officer of Early Warning Services, LLC, a fintech company owned by seven of the country’s leading banks. The company’s innovations empower financial institutions of all sizes to make confident decisions, enable payments and mitigate fraud.

Prior to joining Early Warning, Ko served as Chief Transformation Officer for Intuit. Appointed to this role in 2017, Ko drove Intuit’s operating rhythm and oversaw the cross-company transformational change initiatives that allowed Intuit to re-imagine and re-invent itself in order to best serve its customers.

Ginny Clarke, Former Director, Executive Recruiting, Google & Holistic Leadership Strategist

Ginny Clarke is a proven expert in driving diverse leadership, having designed much of the infrastructure that supports Google’s executive recruiting function today. Prior, Ginny was a partner at Spencer Stuart, senior partner at Knightsbridge, and she wrote the book “Career Mapping: Charting Your Course in the New World of Work”. She started her career in banking at First National Bank of Chicago (now Chase), and today is CEO of Ginny Clarke, LLC, her own talent and leadership consulting business. Ginny also hosts the Fifth Dimensional Leadership podcast.

Hon. Michelle Bowman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

Michelle Bowman took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on November 2018 to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2020. She was reappointed to the Board on January 23, 2020, and sworn in on January 30, 2020, for a term ending January 31, 2034.

Prior to her appointment to the Board, Bowman served as the state bank commissioner of Kansas from January 2017 to November 2018. She also served as vice president of Farmers & Drovers Bank in Kansas from 2010 to 2017.

Dr. Michelle Rozen, Change Management Expert and CEO of ChangeMakers

Dr. Michelle Rozen is an author and a Huffington Post contributor, and has been featured on NBC, ABC, CNN and FOX News discussing how the human mind works to become exceptional in every area of our lives, personally and professionally. Dr. Rozen is an authority on leadership development, employee engagement, motivation and change management. She earned her PhD in Psychology.

Vernice “Flygirl” Armour, America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine and Cop

Combat tests you. Being a beat cop tests you. Life tests you. Three brothers and being the only girl...tests you. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour has been tested her whole life. A gutsy trailblazer, her resume is an impressive collection of “firsts” including America’s first Black female combat pilot. She served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. She was also a diversity liaison officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps. After her military service, FlyGirl revved up her career in the private sector as an entrepreneur, consultant to business, and author of Zero to Breakthrough, The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter. As a speaker, FlyGirl unleashes hard-hitting advice and amazing anecdotes from her adventures on the battlefield and in business.

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