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Fall Conference Speakers

Mary KelleyMary C. Kelly, Ph.D.
Commander, U.S. Navy (ret) 
CEO, Productive Leaders
Welcome General Session
Thursday, October 7th | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
General Session
Thursday, October 7th | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mary specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity, especially in finance, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing. One of the first female graduates of the Naval Academy, Mary served 25 years on active duty, mostly in Asia, leading multi-cultural teams in nine countries. Her remarkable career of service included working as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel.



Rich Schlentz PhotoRich Schlentz
Founder, EXTRAordinary! Inc.

General Session
Thursday, October 7th | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
General Session & NCMGMA Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, October 7th | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Rich is the founder of EXTRAordinary! Inc., a movement dedicated to reviving your work. In his partnerships with companies, teams and individuals, Rich provides the tools to create breakthrough performance. With an emphasis on relationship principles, he helps organizations develop strategies to increase employee engagement, commitment and productivity. His area of expertise is guiding leaders to create and foster engaging cultures resulting in improved loyalty, creativity, innovation, and profitability.



David Sousa PhotoDavid Sousa
Chief Legal Officer, Curi

Regulatory and Legal Updates
Friday, October 8th | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

David Sousa is the Chief Legal Officer for Curi. Now in his twenty-fifth year at Curi, he has overseen the Claims, Risk Management, Information Technology, Communications, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, and Human Resources functions. Prior to joining Curi he practiced law in Raleigh for fifteen years, representing physicians in the defense of malpractice claims throughout North Carolina, and also handling professional negligence, product liability and general liability for companies such as General Motors and Firestone.


Keep checking back as new speakers are continually being confirmed!