Speaker Line-Up Cont.



Harry E. Wilkins, III, MD, MHCM, FACS

The Future of Rural Heathcare

Dr. Harry Wilkins III is a native of Illinois and a practicing trauma surgeon on staff at Blessing Hospital here in Quincy. He completed his medical school and surgical residency training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed a trauma fellowship at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD.  (more…)


Roger Breisch

Affirming Life: Finding Joy and Wisdom on the Other Side of Sorrow

Roger Breisch: During his career, Roger taught high school, was a manager for a Fortune 100 company, owned a management consulting company, and, most recently ran the local Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he has worked with teens in an anti-alcohol, anti-drug program, and has spent more than 3500 hours answering calls on a suicide hotline. Roger holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Science in Management from the Sloan School at MIT.


Melissa Kilby

Teenage Girls Will Change The World: 5 Ways They Are Leading the Way

Melissa Kilby is a Quincy-native who now lives in Washington, DC. She serves as Co-Executive Director of Girl Up, a global leadership development initiative that inspires, convenes, trains, and connects girls globally and helps to position them as leaders and changemakers an initiative founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010. Since joining in September 2011, Melissa has helped Girl Up raise over $15 million dollars to support a robust girl’s leadership program and the crucial work of Girl Up’s United Nations partners.  (more…)

Ryan Foland

The Power of the Pause

As an international Keynote Speaker and Managing Partner of InfluenceTree, Ryan Foland helps executives harness the power of vulnerability and authenticity to build better, more relatable, more profitable brands. Recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Top Youth Marketer and named a Top Personal Branding Expert by Entrepreneur Magazine, Ryan helps thought leaders create and syndicate content that reveals their whole self to drive differentiation, growth, and loyalty.