Employee engagement, experience, and effectiveness are the primary focus of every company that wishes to create a great place to work. But where do you begin? The first step of developing a strong culture is understanding what your company’s values are. Consider how you are currently communicating those values to your employees and stakeholders, and what you can do to ensure that your company is operating to its fullest potential.
January 14 – 15, 2020
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando Fl 32827
January 13, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Registration table will be open
January 14, 2020
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Register and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Speakers and activities
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Group Outing and Dinner with special speaker Dr. Wallace J. Nichols (transportation provided)
January 15, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Speakers and activities
2:00 p.m. – Meeting adjourns for those travelling home
*3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Optional Nautique Factory Tour (transportation provided)
President and CEO, Correct Craft
Under Bill’s leadership, Correct Craft has developed a unique culture of “Making Life Better.” Bill has been recognized with many of the marine industry’s top awards including Boating Industry’s “Mover and Shaker of the Year.” He was named one of “Florida’s Most Influential Leaders” by Florida Trend Magazine and is an Orlando Business Journal “CEO of the Year.” Bill has served both the Obama and Trump administrations on cabinet level advisory councils, visited over 110 countries and is a sought-after conference speaker.
President, Grady White
Kris began her career at Grady-White more than 40 years ago as a production control clerk. She worked her way up through many areas and roles at Grady-White to become president in 1993. She was the first female president of a major boat company, and her clear vision and effective leadership touched all aspects of the business. She has helped build and inspire a dedicated workforce of craftspeople doing fulfilling work that they enjoy, and has created a strong corporate culture based on education and empowerment.
President, Centurion & Supreme
Paul has been intertwined within the marine industry since 1991. He helped introduce the first DVD company video and hard back book brochure in the marine industry. Paul also has served in the U.S. Airforce as a Radar/Defensive Fire Control Technician. With a passion for others, Paul currently serves on the WSIA Board of Directors and the WSIA Towboat Committee. Paul also is involved with the Wounded Warrior Project, Horton’s Heroes, World Vision, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Chief Strategy Officer, Correct Craft; President, Watershed Innovation
Sean has worked in the marine industry for 21 years and has been a part of Correct Craft’s success for the past 13 years in his roles as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Manufacturing. Over the course of his career, Sean has served on multiple boards. He has advised the Manufacturer’s Association of Central Florida and the Florida Institute of Chief Financial Officers.
Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols
Author of Blue Mind
Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols is a New York Times best-selling author of Blue Mind and has authored more than 200 scientific papers, technical reports, presented in more than 30 countries; and reached millions in media outlets. His current focus is on what he refers to as Blue Mind, a powerful new universal story of water and a movement of global proportions. In this he communicates the cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual benefits of healthy oceans and waterways.
Author of Unoffendable
Brant Hansen is an author of “Unoffendable” and “Blessed are the Misfits: Great News for Those Who Are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers”, nationally syndicated radio host, and advocate for healing children with correctible disabilities through CURE International, a global ministry of hospitals and programs that offer healing for children. Brant has won multiple “personality of the year” awards for his work on his offbeat and quirky radio show, which airs on more than 200 stations across the USA.
President and CEO, Regal
Duane became a part of the Regal team on a full-time basis in 1971 at the age of 17, learning every facet of the business. In 1982, he took on the role of Vice President and later became Chief Operating Officer. In 1994 the torch passed from father to son, with Duane becoming President and CEO. Duane served as an NMMA director for over 15 years. He currently serves as a director for the American Boatbuilders Association and is on the executive board for the National Christian Foundation’s Orlando division.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Correct Craft
Thomas has a multitude of experience within the marine industry. Starting with Nautique he served in many roles from Sales Assistant and Promo Coordinator to Director of International Sales. Now at Correct Craft as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Thomas helps Correct Craft brands optimize and grow revenue through distribution channels, sales and marketing plans, and future market driving product development.
President, Adams & Associates
Shirley is a third generation of her family to work for Correct Craft. Her grandfather and father both retired from Correct Craft with over 30 years of service. Shirley is currently an adjunct professor for Rollins College teaching HR to undergraduate and graduate students from her desire to ‘give back’ to the HR community. She also has her own consulting company – Adams & Associates where she provides HR and training services to small and medium sized organizations.
Project Manager, Correct Craft
Culture Summit moderator