Speakers

LindsayBoccardo_Headshot-2019Lindsay Boccardo

For nearly a decade, Lindsay has been coaching, researching and developing programs for millennials. She loves working with young talent and the organizations that employ them. Lindsay is the creator of “Unleash My Career,” an online course that has trained hundreds of talented leaders on the process of designing a career they love. Lindsay earned a degree in psychology and public communication from Syracuse University, and a professional coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. In her work, Lindsay has partnered with organizations such as Cars.com, Patachou, Inc. and the Indiana Supreme Court, and works frequently with both college campuses and companies of all sizes to enhance their millennial culture.
By providing education and training through one-on-one programs, group training and keynote speeches around the country, Lindsay empowers young employees to feel more prepared as they enter the workforce and helps them develop into the top talent in their organization.

Swenson DaveDave Swenson

Dave Swenson is as an associate scientist in the Department of Economics, Iowa State University, and a lecturer in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Iowa.  He is a community economics research and education specialist where his work centers on regional and statewide economic analysis, technical assistance, and projects that support university-sponsored efforts in community development.  He studies a wide range of mostly Iowa-specific topics to include the economic contribution of biofuels and advanced biofuels to Iowa’s economy, the economic impacts of alternative energy opportunities like wind and solar, local foods assessments, industrial and occupational change, and the demographic and economic consequences of rural transformation in Iowa and the Midwest.  He is a frequent contributor to state and national news outlets looking to understand the Iowa or the Midwest economy.  He has been at Iowa State University since 1989, and before that worked at the University of Iowa from 1981 to 1988.

Jackson_HatawayJackson Hataway

Jackson holds a Doctorate in Organizational Communication from the University of Alabama. He specializes in internal and external communication, organizational development, and strategic planning. He has a unique ability to couple real-world practicality with new theories of corporate growth and change. Prior to joining the Missouri Bankers Association, Jackson spent ten years as a Senior Consultant for a west coast-based consulting firm facilitating strategic planning sessions and developing innovative strategic initiatives for financial institutions across the country. His consulting work also led him to work regularly with senior executives at large technology corporations including Microsoft, GoDaddy and Adobe. These engagements helped Jackson become a key resource for many banks struggling to address the wave of digital transformation and fintech startups disrupting the financial services industry. Jackson is a renowned professional speaker with numerous national awards in his fifteen years of speaking experience.