Speaker: Henry Van de Putte, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Gulf Coast Region
Topic: Delivering the Mission
Henry Van de Putte has a long history of personal and professional public service experience. Prior to joining the Texas Gulf Coast, he led the San Antonio Area Red Cross chapter as Executive Director. While there, Henry increased community partnerships, renewed confidence with elected and community leaders and supported local staff in growing a strong volunteer base. A proven leader in times of crisis, he provided leadership during the Red Cross response to the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Sutherland Springs, Texas. His other past accomplishments include serving as Director of Development at Central Catholic High School where he engaged stakeholders, managed an annual giving program and provided strategic leadership. He was also Director of Operations and Corporate Accounts at Dixie Flag in San Antonio and began his career at ESPN in New York with the Corporate Communications and Outreach team. Henry has a proven ability to cultivate partnerships in the public and private sectors, excellent communication skills and focused planning to accomplish short- and long-term goals with extensive experience in event planning and marketing. Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary's University in San Antonio and is a proud lifelong Texan who enjoys spending time with his wife and twin infants.
Dr. Albert L. Reyes is President and CEO of Buckner International, a non-profit international ministry that transforms the lives of orphans, vulnerable children, families and elders. He is the sixth President and CEO of the 139-year-old organization based in Dallas, Texas. He previously served as President of Buckner International and President of Buckner Children and Family Services. Prior to his service at Buckner, Reyes was president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio. Reyes also has served as pastor of three churches and was involved in numerous roles within the Baptist General Convention of Texas, serving as its President in 2005. He currently is a member of the Board of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO).
Reyes received a bachelor of business administration degree from Angelo State University and master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Andrews University. He is the author of “The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption” (Believers Press, 2015). Reyes and his wife Belinda have three adult children and belong to Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
Speaker: Dr. Carmel Dyer
Topic: Current State of Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Dyer has had the good fortune to practice geriatric medicine for over 20 years as a clinician, researcher, educator and administrator. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, she completed Internal Medicine residency and Geriatrics fellowship. Following her training, she joined the Baylor faculty and founded their geriatrics program at the Harris Health System and the Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute (TEAM). In 2007 she joined the UTHealth faculty as Professor of Medicine and founded the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine. Her research and publications have been in the area of elder mistreatment and interprofessional geriatric teams. She was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and twice provided testimony to the U.S. Senate on behalf of vulnerable elders. From 2011 to 2016, she served as Chief of Staff for LBJ Hospital and UTHealth Associate Dean of Harris County Programs. She is currently board certified in Geriatric Medicine and is the Executive Director of the UTHealth Consortium on Aging and Special Assistant to the President.
Matt McCracken is the President/CEO of CMIT Solutions of Houston and has over 25 years’ experience in business technology across a broad spectrum of industries, including accounting, dental practice management, medical software, and IT best practices. he has created value for customers by providing a bridge between the business and technology teams. A key strength is his ability to understand customer needs and translate these into action. The ability to find innovative solutions to ever more complex business challenges is a core strength of Matt’s. After being CIO in corporate America for much of his career, Matt now uses his skills with CMIT Solutions of Houston to bring his experience to small and medium size organizations at an affordable price. Matt has a business degree from Baylor University with a focus on technology and an MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas and has spent his career working with business and IT functions in leadership roles.
Arthur Romanov is the President/CEO of Partners Insurance & Risk Strategies. He helps his clients manage their total cost of risk and protect what matters most. As a business owner with over 12 years’ experience, Arthur has firsthand knowledge of the risks most entrepreneurs face on a daily basis, while also being mindful of the profit & loss statement, and balance sheets.
As a Certified Cyber Risk Manager, he adds value to his clients by guiding them through the murky waters of this new digital age of crime and liability. With the right risk management program in place, you can focus on growing your business, all while protecting your investment, your company’s assets, and your employees.
Speaker: Coach Micheal Burt, CEO/Founder of Michael Burt Enterprises, LLC.
Coach Michael Burt is considered "The Super Coach," a unique blend of a former championship coach who has an entrepreneurial mind. Coach Burt began his coaching career at the age of 18 at Woodbury Grammar School before being hired as an assistant at one of the largest high schools in TN (Riverdale) at 19. He quickly rose through the ranks before being named the youngest head coach in TN at one of the largest high schools at the age of 22. Over a nine year period of being the head coach he won 221 games, produced seven 20+ win seasons, four conference titles, three sub-state appearances, two miss basketball finalists, and the schools first ever Class AAA state championship. He laid the foundation for the school to go on to win five of the next seven state championships and become the USA today #1 team in the country a few years later.
After four books released and speaking engagements all over the country Coach Burt retired from athletic coaching to build his coaching company of Micheal Burt Enterprises. He now speaks, coaches, trains, and leads some of the top companies in the world. His biggest coaching program has over 150 entrepreneurs and sales professionals enrolled in MONSTER PRODUCER and his new virtual training interactive platform is called "The Monster Growth Academy" which houses over 400 web based interactive lessons for you to absorb on any device anytime. See more at www.monsterproducer.com
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