2018 speakers are still being confirmed. Please check back for updates.

Kris Murray

Founder @ CCMS

    Kris Murray is America’s leading expert on child care business success and a coach and marketing consultant for the early childhood industry. Kris is President and Founder of Child Care Marketing Solutions, which has helped hundreds of child care programs double, or even triple, their enrollment in six months or less.

    Ann Rhoades

    PRES & Founder @ People Ink

      As PRES and founder of People Ink, Ann Rhoades provides the inspiration and strategic direction for creating values-centric cultures for our clients. Ann has a respected reputation in the industry for her unique approach to creating customer-centric cultures and is a popular speaker on the subject of customer service and how to build strong high performance organizational cultures.

      Vernon Mason

      @ Directors Leadership Solutions

        Vernon Mason has been an early childhood administrator for over 24 years with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Administration from National Louis University. President of WEE SCHOOL Child Development Centers and an inspirational speaker.

        Chanie Wilschanski, M.Ed.

        Owner @ Discover Ed Consulting

          For the past decade, Chanie has been consulting in schools, testing what works, and creating effective systems and frameworks that deliver results in Accountability, Teacher buy-in, time management, leadership, Culture and morale.

          Brian Duprey

          Certified Business Coach @ CCMS

            Brian Duprey is a seasoned 20-year veteran in the childcare industry. Along with his wife Carol, he has opened and operated 8 different childcare centers in central Maine. They currently have 5 centers. Born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a rare genetic bone disorder that makes his bones very brittle, Brian never let that stop him in achieving goals and dreams in life.

            Ben Poswalk

            Child Care Business Coach @ CCMS

              Ben is the Executive Director of Paradise Place Preschool since 2011.   Prior to becoming the director, he taught both elementary physical education and preschool ages 1-4.  It’s been only two years since Ben met Kris and looking back it’s hard to comprehend just how much has changed at Paradise Place and within himself. Ben states, “I was privileged to win Marketer of the Year at the Child Care Success Summit this past fall in Phoenix by using the amazing strategies and tools in the Academy. I now find myself fortunate to be able to share what I have learned with you by becoming a coach on Kris’ team!” It is Ben’s goal to share Kris’ vision of helping as many child care business owners, directors, and managers to support & enrich their early childhood programs and the children they serve.

              Jennifer Conner

              Child Care Business Coach @ CCMS

                Jennifer Conner is a Coach with Child Care Marketing Solutions. Among her successes, she is most proud of having the privilege of being wife to an awesome husband, mom to four great kids, President/CEO of two very successful child care centers in Louisiana, and Coach to a group of some of the best Owners/Directors in the child care industry. Child Care was something new to Jennifer when she purchased her first center almost twelve years ago, she had worked in outside sales, inside sales, management and marketing with her Bachelor’s Degree being in Management/Marketing AND Psychology – so as you can imagine, the jump to child care was definitely life changing. It also turned out to be the best thing she had ever done with her career. Through her renown delegation skills, she has built up a strong staff culture and a leadership team with an ownership mentality, enabling her to live – and work – from a beach in Mexico!