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2024 Featured Breakout Speakers

For more than a decade, David Millay has advised the world's biggest sports and athletics brands in deepening emotional connections with the people they serve. In 6+ years with the Disney Institute, David coached leaders around the globe how to apply Disney’s best practices through stories and simple tactics. Bringing that approach to his own practice, David co-founded EngageMint in 2017 and has used unconventional experiences to transform hearts and minds with some of the biggest brands in recreation, sports and entertainment. As a leader, David believes in building community-first organizations to convert casual customers or apathetic employees into faithful fans.

Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle is a senior assistant dean for the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and assistant to the president for diversity. She is the college liaison for student services planning and implementation, encompassing undergraduate recruitment activity, the enrollment process, and matriculation to degree completion. She consults with faculty and students on academic issues, including administrative withdrawal, coordinating the representation of the college at admissions programs, representing the college with Kansas community colleges, and analyzing student data. She is also an Ethnic Studies lecturer. Her research and academic interests include mental health, substance abuse, child and youth programs, educational leadership, and diversity. She is an author, motivational speaker and public intellectual.

Senior Assistant Dean Fleming-Randle’s hobbies include listening to her favorite musician, Prince; bowling with friends; reading an enlightening book; talking with her father, James Sr., about social issues; and spending quality time with her husband, Aron, and her only sibling, James Jr. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Troy Tabor is a tech industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in web, software, and hardware spaces. His expertise lies in process refinement, technology integration, and working with C-level managers to optimize business flow. Concurrently serving on the Andover City council and as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University, Troy is deeply engaged in business and governance. With a vision to bring his experiences and technological know-how to a broader stage, he aims to inject fresh perspectives and tackle the technological challenges faced by the private and public sectors alike. As an entrepreneur at heart, Troy thrives on collaborating with diverse teams and solving complex problems, with a strong desire to give back and make a lasting impact.

Chris Nunes, CPRE is the Director of Parks and Recreation for The Woodlands Township, in The Woodlands, Texas.  In that position, a $37.9 million operational budget and is accountable for the management of 150 parks, 15 swimming pools and aquatic facilities, 220 miles of pathways, and 200 miles of streetscape.  He speaks around the country (over 420+ times) on topics including: business plans, contracting, creative programming, marketing, external funding, communication, leadership and succession planning.  In 2012, Chris was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators and in 2015 he received the National Distinguished Professional Award from NRPA and in 2016-2017 he was the President of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators and in 2019 The Woodlands Township was recognized by NRPA by winning the Gold Medal Grand Plaque Award for excellence in parks and recreation management. Chris also serves on the GreenPlay Red National Operating Board. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts and a Doctorate in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of New Mexico. 

Skip Kincaid is currently the Executive of the Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Director of Urban Forestry at Hansen's Tree Service in St. Louis. He has an extensive background with many aspects of urban forestry consulting including tree inventories for municipalities, community associations, campus settings, and historic sites. He also assisted with development of and teaches the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. Skip's consulting work includes exert witness testimony in cases involving tree failure and tree valuation.

Josh Wolf has 20+ years coaching and behavior modification experience in working with individuals, businesses and athletes. He’s a 6 Time Ironman World Championship Qualifier, 9 time All American Triathlete and Multiple IM event Age Group Champion and Ultra-Distance Cycling competitor. With a huge heart, incredible energy, you can’t help but be inspired when you’re around Josh Wolf! He resides in a suburb of Kansas City, with his lovely wife, 2 step sons and is a proud dog dad. As a suicide survivor and Wellness Mentor, his mission is to spread joy, hope and purpose.

Donald Forgione has nearly four decades of progressive leadership experience in the tourism, hospitality, environmental, and parks & recreation fields. He understands what it takes to foster a top-rate customer service culture while protecting the natural and cultural resources. His passion for the land and her people is inspiring and contagious. He has held many positions from Park Ranger to the Director (ret) of the Florida Park Service which includes 1,000 employees, 15,000 volunteers, 30 million visitors and 175 State Parks. Under his leadership, the Florida Park Service was awarded the National Gold Medal for Excellence making Florida the only state to win this prestigious accolade four times.
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