Janis Hirsch (Rollins College, 2013) is a prolific writer and Emmy-nominated television producer. She has written and produced television programs including Frasier, Murphy Brown, and Will & Grace. She was also one of the very first women to work at The National Lampoon. Janis is the 2018 O∆K Pillars of Leadership in Arts award winner.

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Dr. Corey Seemiller (Wright State University, 2016) is an assistant professor at Wright State University and an accomplished researcher about collegiate populations. She is the developer of the Student Leadership Competencies Inventory as well as the author of Generation Z Goes to College. She is the 2018 featured speaker for the advisor track at the convention.

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Nancy Hunter Denney (Grand Valley State University, 2016) is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, author, and educator dedicated to empowering others to maximize their influence, inspire others, and seek happiness. She is the executive director of the Lead365 and owner of Zing! Publishing which produces inspirational books on leadership and life’s journeys.

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Tom Bowen (University of Memphis, 2014) currently serves as the athletic director at the University of Memphis, a position he has held since 2012. Tom held the same position at San Jose State University from 2004 to 2012. He previously worked in the front office for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).

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Jamie Washington (University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1994) is the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a multicultural organizational development firm. Jamie, who is ordained minister, is also one of the founding faculty members of the Social Justice Training Institute.

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Kevin Kruger (University of Maryland, College Park, 1984) currently serves as president of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Before his career at NASPA, Kevin served at the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Kevin is the 2016 O∆K Pillars of Leadership in Communications award winner.


Eric L. Motley (Samford University, 1995) is executive vice president at the Aspen Institute with responsibilities for institutional advancement and governance. He is the author of Madison Park: A Place of Hope. Early in his career, he served in the White House in the administration of George W. Bush.

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