Leadership Conference

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Robyn Benincasa
World champion adventure racer and author of How Winning Works: A Field Guide to Success, will inspire you to do amazing things.

How far would you go to unlock your true leadership potential? Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. An adventure racer and a member of the country’s only all-female firefighting crew, Benincasa will inspire you to do amazing things and climb to new levels of professional and personal success.

Lou Holtz
Acclaimed football coach, author, sportscaster and speaker, will provide the closing keynote address on Leadership: Accountability in Actions

Lou Holtz is called "the greatest motivator of our time," "the best sports speaker ever," "the best football coach in 50 years" and "a modern-day Will Rogers." Lou Holtz is all of these things. One of the most celebrated and accomplished coaches in sports history, Lou Holtz has made a career of inspiring and motivating others to be winners. Through Holtz's humor and humility, he will clarify what's important and encourage you to hold yourself accountable – his advice will further you on the road to achievement. Holtz is author of "Winning Every Day: The Game Plan for Success" and "Wins, Losses, and Lessons: An Autobiography."

David Horsager
Author, entrepreneur, professor and award-winning keynote speaker presents on The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line

Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue for leaders and organizations. It leads to greater creativity, productivity and results. During this captivating and dynamic session that combines humor and illustrations with business insight and analysis, David Horsager will explain what it takes to gain – and keep – The Trust Edge. You will walk away with concrete steps you can immediately use to improve your life and career.

John Miller
Renowned expert on personal accountability, will present on Personal Accountability and the QBQ!

John Miller, renowned expert on personal accountability, will share his practical and proven method of how to be more successful through personally accountability. The Question Behind the Question (QBQ) approach will bring immediate value to you and your organization. When personal accountability is established as a core value, productivity, teamwork, morale, creativity, safety, communication, and problem-solving are enhanced. John is author of "QBQ! The Question Behind the Question."

Topher Morrison
Acclaimed professional speaker and communication expert, with John Heffron, the winner of NBC's The Last Comic Standing, team up to present Delivering Presentations that Inspire Action

The world’s most powerful leaders share one common trait: they inspire others through their words. When it comes time to deliver that critical message, leaders only have one shot to get it right. Topher Morrison, acclaimed professional speaker and communication expert, with John Heffron, the winner of NBC's The Last Comic Standing, join forces to provide a powerful session. John's unique comedy style and vast experience with delivering presentations to Fortune 500 companies allows him to help you deliver your presentation in an entertaining way. You will walk away confident that you can communicate effectively and inspire others to take action.

Cy Wakeman
Author of “Reality-Based Leadership” and “The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace” will present on Hardwiring Accountability Into Your Workforce

Join Cy Wakeman as she breaks down the core competency of personal accountability and gives no nonsense, workable strategies for leaders. Accountability is the foundation of Reality Based Leadership – a revolution in leadership. This engaging session will change how you view individual responsibility and clarify the relationship between accountability, engagement, and achievement.

“It’s in your power to begin creating a better place to work. Most leaders are no more than a few courageous decisions away from extraordinary success. When we stop judging and start helping, everything becomes possible.”
– Cy Wakeman

Garrison Wynn
Innovative keynote speaker, will leave you energized, entertained, educated and alive with possibilities in his session The Real Truth About Success

Garrison Wynn will leave you energized, entertained, educated and alive with possibilities. His innovative approach will lead you to beyond the limitations of traditional "best practices" and set breakthrough objectives to achieve maximum success. By blending funny real-life stories and current original business research, this session will educate, motivate, and entertain – delivering solutions you can use right away. www.garrisonwynn.com

Conference Sponsors


  Duncan Aviation   Signature Flight Support  


  Rockwell Collins   FlightSafety  
  Gulfstream   Jet-Professionals  


  Airbus   Dassault Falcon  
  Embraer   Honeywell  
  Jeppesen   JSSI  
  Paragon   StandardAero  

Universal Weather

World Fuel


  Aircell   AvFuel  
  Cutter   Jetex  
  MEDAIRE   Mesinger Jet Sales  
  NationAir   OGARA Jets  


Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact NBAA via sponsorships@nbaa.org to learn how you can become an important sponsor of the 2014 NBAA Leadership Conference.

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