Annual Convention

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERScheck out the all-star line-up!

Over the last five years, Richard Cordray served as the first-ever director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a position he was appointed to by President Obama, where he led an agency that was launched in the aftermath of the nation’s financial crisis, dedicated to defending families against Wall Street and corporate abuse. Under Cordray’s leadership, the CFPB brought actions against some of the nation’s largest financial institutions – forcing them to pay nearly $12 billion to over 30 million Americans who were cheated or mistreated. Cordray also launched new programs to help Americans and their families reach their own financial goals and plan for retirement.

Dawn Brolin
is a Certified Public Accountant and Managing Member of Powerful Accounting, LLC. Drive profitability in your business and serve their clients in the most impactful way imaginable by putting Profit First. Dedicated to working hand in hand with small business owners, Dawn strives to “leave people better than she found them” through implementing good business processes. Her unconventional speaking strategies captivate and motivate an audience to take the next steps toward their success. She is co-host and founder of “The QB Show” weekly broadcast, has been named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by CPA Technology Magazine and one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” three years running. She speaks regularly at national conferences and has been featured on MSNBC “Your Business.”

Jack Park, MBA, CPA, CSP, is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who is well respected as a developer and presenter of financial and leadership seminars. Jack’s Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP) has been granted to fewer than 8 percent of the 3,500 members of the National Speakers Association. In 1989 he founded Financial Insights, a consulting and seminar development firm, after serving 22 years with four major corporations. Jack is the author of The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia and Ohio State Football: The Great Tradition. His daily radio commentaries have been a mainstay of Ohio State football for the past 27 seasons. He reveals the common threads between championship football programs and high performance organizations in his keynote The Leadership Secrets of Football’s Master Coaches.

David Windecher is a defense attorney in Atlanta, GA. He is an author, television star from CBS’s “Hunted” and founder of RED, a non-profit dedicated to ending recidivism. He represents clients facing major felony and misdemeanor charges. David will share his life story which he wrote in the book “The American Dream” – the story in which he portrays the difficulty of obtaining the American dream as an impoverished minority.

David grew up in the streets of Miami, and was first arrested at age 11 for shoplifting, stealing out of desperation to feed his family. For the next seven years, David was involved in a criminal lifestyle racked with violence, drugs, and money. He later joined a gang and was arrested over 13 times. Despite a life of crime, deep inside, David dreamed of becoming an attorney and fighting for justice for all. David’s faith in God and Love for his family were the catalyst for turning his life around.

Eric L. Muller, featured on CSPAN, is the Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor in Jurisprudence and Ethics at the University of North Carolina School of Law and director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Faculty Excellence. He is editor of Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II and author of Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II. Eric grew up in southern New Jersey and has been a professor at the UNC School of Law since 1998. He is one of the leading national experts on the removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II.


Here is the listing of current CLE approvals.  We will continue to update as more states come in with approval information.  Questions on CLE should be directed to Amanda Davis at




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