Society for Marketing Professional Services

Missouri Valley Regional Conference

April 3–5, 2019 | Kansas City

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Keynote Speakers

Mike Allison, MPA

Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC

Mike Allison is a professor and Bloch Executive Education instructor within the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC. He teaches EMBA courses on global management and influence and persuasion. Mike also serves as a leadership coach for numerous organizations across the Kansas City-area. Prior to this role, Mike spent over 20 years leading learning and development for Cerner and AMC Theatres.

Michael Geary, CAE

SMPS Headquarters

Michael V. Geary, CAE, is serving as the CEO of the Society for Marketing Professional Services and the SMPS Foundation. Prior to joining SMPS, he served as the President & CEO of AmericanHort and the Horticultural Research Institute, and concurrently as the Executive Director of the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association and the Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America. He also led the American Institute of Architecture Students and served in a senior staff position with the National Association of Home Builders. Michael has nearly thirty years of association management and organizational development experience. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives in 2000.

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April 3, 2019


April 4, 2019


April 5, 2019


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