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Friday, April 26

"Economic Forecasts"

Connor Lokar

ITR Economics

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Connor is a Program Economist at ITR Economics. He provides economic consulting services for businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries. His economic insight and forecasting experience play a key role in ITR Economics’ 94.7% forecast accuracy.

Connor has been working side-by-side with our President, Alan Beaulieu, at various events from large association meetings to smaller business settings. His dynamic approach to a speaking engagement has been enjoyed by thousands of business leaders as he provides a fresh look on how to make economic intelligence applicable and actionable.  Connor specializes in the Construction Industry as well as his work on our monthly publication, the ITR Trends Report. Connor’s ability to relate to the next generation of business leaders, while helping current C-Suite executives has allowed attendees to walk away with a better understanding of their employees and the ability to plan for the future with confidence.


Saturday, April 27

"Powerful Team-Building Connectors"

Terry Sumerlin

Professional Speaker

Terry Sumerlin is not only an accomplished speaker. He is a person of vast life experiences. He has been in direct sales, customer service and business ownership.  He has also taught communication and people skills to thousands of men and women in various professions.

Having traveled to 36 states and 26 countries, Terry understands people, diversity, and change. He is a careful student of human actions and interactions, as well as a voracious reader.

For ten years, he wrote a monthly leadership column for the San Antonio Business Journal. He is also the author of five leadership books. 

Terry is a strong advocate of life being all about what we become – not what we get. He believes we are not just human beings. We are “human becomings” who should be getting better and better, while making a positive difference in the lives of everyone we meet.

One of the greatest compliments Terry has ever received came from someone who heard him speak. The gentleman was from a vastly different culture, which made his comment in the evaluation especially touching. It read, “Terry was a great communicator from the time he introduced himself to me to the time he finished speaking.”

As a conference speaker, Terry’s uniqueness is his ability to connect with audiences through empathy, authenticity, a great sense of humor and plenty of practical takeaways.  He gently kicks audiences on the shin and reminds them that others have to like us before they want to follow us.  His approach is practical and captivating!

Clients he has served include the Social Security Administration, the City of San Antonio, the international ATM Industry Association, UPS and the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (Europe).

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