This year’s Annual Conference features an impressive line-up of keynote speakers.

Jennifer McClure
President, Unbridled Talent LLC

Jennifer McClure is an international speaker and business advisor, recognized as an influencer and expert on the future of work, innovative people strategies, and high-impact leadership.

Monday, September 20 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Empowering Leaders Luncheon

In this session, Prepare for Impact: Leading Business Transformation in a Post-Pandemic World, Jennifer will challenge conventional leadership thinking, and explore progressive ways to evolve and disrupt traditional business practices. She'll also share actionable insights and creative ideas that leaders can leverage immediately to drive business results and competitive advantage for their organizations through the people that they lead and serve.


Markus Achord
Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Sunrun

Markus Achord specializes in the design and execution of diversity and inclusion programs in large, global organizations. He is also is a Navy veteran with 21 years of service.

Tuesday, September 21 | 6 – 9 pm

Connections Gala: A Community Reunited

In this session, Diversity & (Ex)clusion?, Markus will present a high-level explanation of what diversity and inclusion means specifically in a business environment and how everyone has a role in making teams more inclusive. We’ll discuss how having a high-performing workforce that is reflective of your customers and communities you operate in, while fostering an inclusive culture that embraces differences, is what drives innovation and success.


This year’s Annual Conference features an impressive line-up of panelists featured at the Empowering Leaders Panel Discussion.

JC Hudgison, CBO, Assoc. AIA – Chief Building Official Tampa

Hudgison oversees building and site plan review, permitting and inspection processes, and zoning permits, among other duties. JC serves as Chair of the new IECC Residential Development Committee.

David Jackson – Former Inspector, Gila River Indian Community

Jackson is an inspector in the Building Safety Division of the Gila River Indian Community.

Timothy McDonald, RA, CPHC
Onion Flats Architecture

As a partner in Onion Flats, McDonald's role is Lead Architect and Construction Manager. This team provides full design-build services for both clients and their own developments.