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Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session Speaker:

Glenn Van Ekeren

Vetter Health Services, Inc.

For the past 30 years, Glenn’s primary profession has been helping people grow.  His focus is helping to create a work environment where people feel good about themselves, their jobs, the people they work with, the people they serve, and their organization. To leaders in the workplace, Glenn offers practical and proven principles that help them experience more internal fulfillment joy and satisfaction while enjoying the benefits of external promotion, advancement and personal reward.

 Glenn speaks from his own experience and success.  He serves as President of Vetter Health Services in Omaha, Nebraska. Vetter Health Services owns and manages over 30 care centers that specialize in quality care and services that are changing the view of long term care for our senior citizens. As President, Glenn brings his unquenchable passion for leading team members and helping to instill the company’s mission, vision and values and into the culture.

Closing General Session Speaker: 

Jessica Cox

Born without arms, Jessica Cox could have succumbed to the low expectations that ushered her into this world. In spite of them all, she graduated from college, learned to swim, drive a car, surf, scuba dive, fly an airplane, become a Taekwondo State Champion, and live independently using her feet in ways others who take their hands for granted can only imagine. She holds the title of the first person without arms to get a black belt in ATA Martial Arts and the Guinness World Record for the first pilot to fly with her feet. Yet, her greatest triumph in life stands far above any physical feat. It is her unrepentant regard for herself as a whole person, her high degree of self-acceptance that gives her the freedom and power to insist that society accepts her, too, just as she is.