NACCE Leadership Summit

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, no NACCE funds are allocated to the purchase of alcoholic beverages. 

Sunday, October 11
– Times Listed Below are CST –

12:00 - 6:00 PM | Registration Open | Symphony Ballroom Foyer - Lobby Level


4:30 - 6:00 PM | Opening General Session | Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level

Taking Care of Yourself, Your Team and Your Board During Turbulent Times with Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders, self-care advocate and Senior Vice President of Bank of America

Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where she currently serves as the Enterprise Associate Services Executive. In this role, Tiffany has responsibilities for corporate-wide operations of Corporate Travel Management, Sport & Event Ticket Management, Rewards, Incentives & Recognition, Office Supplies as well as other diverse commodities, in which she manages hundreds of millions of dollars of spend on behalf of the company.

Additional Speakers Include:

Dr. Lori Adrian

Dr. Kelli Hall-Chaney

Dr. Shari Olson

Sonia Rodriguez Thorn

Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez

Dr. Chris Whaley

Jennifer Worth


6:00 - 7:30 PM | Opening Reception | Starstruck Gallery - Mezzanine Level

We will be honoring NACCE's 2020 Award Winners, including the following:

Lifetime Achievement Award

former Governor of TN

Bill Haslam

Entrepreneurial President

of the Year

Dr. John Rainone

Entrepreneurial College

of the Year

Houston Community College

A safe and socially distanced networking reception will follow our award presentation. Live music provided by Pellissippi State's own Larry Vincent and David Slack. Our program will be broadcast live.

Additional Remarks From:

Dr. Anthony Wise

Monday, October 12
– Times Listed Below are CST –

8:00 - 9:00 AM | Breakfast & Fireside Chat | Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level

Infusing Innovation & Entrepreneurship into Your Organization to Foster Culture Change

Dr. Rebecca Corbin 

Dr. Rufus Glasper

Dr. Caron Sada

Dr. Ron Thomas

We will also be announcing and honoring our 2020 Entrepreneurial President of the Year during breakfast.

Additional Remarks From:

Dr. Steve Schulz

Tim Putnam


9:15 - 10:15 AM | Concurrent Leadership Workshops | Series One 

  • Funding & Revenue Generation Today: Creativity, Flexibility & Solutions presented by Convergent Nonprofit Solutions Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level

Joseph April

Dr. John Rainone

Dr. Anthony Wise

  • Driving Innovation: It's the People! with Houston Community College Blackbird Studio A/B - Mezzanine Level

Ravi Brambhatt

Brenda Rios Brombacher

Kimberly Burroughs

Maya Durnovo

Jennifer Holmes

Sandra Louvier

David Regenbaum

Gabriela Zambrano

10:15 - 10:45 AM | Coffee Break


10:45 - 11:45 AM | Concurrent Leadership Workshops | Series Two

  • Equity, Inclusion & Diversity: Understanding the Impact of Systemic Racism Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level

Monica Curry

Katie Gailes

Angela Long

Claudine Miles

Kimberlie Milton

Stephanie Santoso

Jeff Smith
  • STEM & Technology Innovations presented by VentureWell Blackbird Studio A/B - Mezzanine Level

Phil Weilerstein


12:00 - 12:30 PM | Break Symphony Ballroom Foyer - Lobby Level


12:30 - 1:30 PM | Luncheon & General Session | Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level

A Leader's Journey to Clarity with Dr. Destry Dokes, Executive Director, Generation Park Campus, San Jacinto College District

Dr. Destry Dokes is the Executive Director of San Jacinto College new Generation Park campus which is scheduled to open August 2020. Prior to San Jacinto College, Dr. Dokes served as the Interim President Houston Community College Northeast, College Operations Officer for Houston Community College Northwest and Director of Operations and Department Administrator for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Over the last 30 years, he has participated in several entrepreneurial endeavors and currently encourage entrepreneurial thinking as an essential tool for developing opportunities to address unanticipated challenges.

We will also be announcing and honoring our 2020 Entrepreneurial College of the Year during this session.

Additional Remarks From:

Dr. Eugene Giovannini


1:45 - 2:45 PM | Concurrent Leadership Workshops | Series Three

  • Thriving in a Post-COVID19 World | Design Thinking Workshop Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level 
  • Preparing the Next Generation of College, Community & Global Leaders presented by The National Society of Leadership & Success Blackbird Studio A/B - Mezzanine Level

Ashleigh Smith

Hannah Stoneburner


3:00 - 4:00 PM | Concurrent Leadership Workshops | Series Four

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies Panel Blackbird Studio A/B - Mezzanine Level

George Comollo

Tom Downs

Dr. Suzanne Johnson

Dr. Jennifer Lindon

Bart Massey

Dr. Jim Murdaugh 

Albert Wynn
  • Earn to Learn & Solving the Student Debt Crisis: How an Innovative Idea Tested in Arizona Caught the Attention of 26 States and Other Major Funders and Unleashed a New Model of Financing Post-Secondary Education Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level 

Kate Hoffman

Chancellor Lee Lambert


4:00 - 5:00 PM | Self-Care Stations | The Green Room


5:00 - 6:00 PM | Networking Activity

Tuesday, October 13
– Times Listed Below are CST –

7:30 - 8:30 AM | Breakfast | Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level  


8:00 - 9:30 AM | General Session / Interactive Workshop | Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level 

Solving Critical Community College Challenges with Innovative Idea Generation Techniques with Bryan Mattimore, Cofounder of the Growth Engine Company

Bryan Mattimore specializes in ideation and innovation process, front-end marketing research, branding, creating and developing new products and services, and innovation strategic planning. He is Cofounder and “Chief Idea Guy” of the Growth Engine Company, a sixteen-year old innovation agency based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Prior to cofounding Growth Engine, he was president of the Mattimore Group, a twenty-year-old ideation facilitation and creativity consulting company. In his business consulting career, Mr. Mattimore has facilitated over a thousand brainstorming sessions, moderated over five hundred creative focus groups and consumer ethnographies, and managed over two hundred successful innovation projects, leading to over $3 billion in new sales annually for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients.


9:30 - 10:00 AM | Coffee Break


10:00 - 11:00 AM | General Session Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level   

Community Colleges as Drivers of Ecosystem Development Locally, Regionally & Statewide - Panel Discussion

Dr. Rebecca Corbin

Dr. Scott Balog

Dr. Stephen Dunnivant

Beth Kerly

Dr. Andy Gold 


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Closing General Session Symphony Ballroom - Lobby Level  

From Ideation to Action: United Nations Sustainability Development Goals & Storytelling Provides a Framework for Moving Forward - Panel Discussion

Dr. Rebecca Corbin

Sean Branagan

Joy Profet

Mary Rossi