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HARDI Announces Slate of Focus Conference Speakers


COLUMBUS, Ohio — HARDI announced the line-up of presenters for its upcoming Strategic Leadership themed Focus Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif. Three noteworthy presenters top the list: Libby Gill, Brent Grover, and Alan Beaulieu.

Gill has been the head of communications and public relations for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting. She is an international speaker, bestselling author, and former columnist, whose success strategies have appeared on CNN, NPR, the Today Show, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. She has helped leadership at Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Warner Bros., and Wells Fargo, among many others, by increasing passion and productivity in the workplace.

Grover has written eight books on distribution management, with an emphasis on profitability and acquisitions. Drawing on his experience having owned and run a high-profit, large distribution business for more than 20 years, Grover now runs a successful consulting firm advising the wholesale distribution channel. As a business professor at a highly respected university, Grover knows how to present complex ideas in interesting and compelling ways.

Beaulieu, founder and president of ITR Economics, is considered one of the country’s most informed economists. For nearly 25 years he has consulted with organizations to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on trend analysis. He has co-written books and articles on economic analysis and serves as HARDI’s Chief Economist.

Also scheduled to present are 10-year wholesale distribution financial advisor veteran Jim Miller; Dave Roller, founder of Profit2, which specializes in increasing distributor profit margins; HARDI Director of Government Affairs Jon Melchi; HARDI Director of Education and Research Foundation Emily Saving.

The Strategic Leadership Focus Conference is designed for HARDI members who serve in executive leadership roles at their organizations. It is the first of four Focus Conferences in 2015, taking place March 22-24.

For additional information, visit www.hardinet.org.