Sarah Sladek, Sarah Sladek & Company
Her presentations have been described as rockin’, thought-provoking, a wake-up call, unique, buzz-worthy, and hugely relevant. Here’s why:
Audiences rave about her ability to deliver cutting-edge information in entertaining and provocative ways, blending pop culture with best practices, trend forecasting, research, and strategy.
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Dawn DeBoer, DeBoer South
DAWN DEBOER has more than 30 years of family law experience. She truly enjoys helping people and guiding them through some of life’s toughest times. Ms. DeBoer fights for her clients with compassion and tenacity, and makes herself readily accessible to clients with prompt responsiveness. She strives to obtain optimal results for her clients without litigation but will fiercely represent their rights in court if needed, using her skills as a seasoned litigator and advocate.
Ms. DeBoer has been named among Virginia Business’ Legal Elite for more than 10 years and is proud to have been recognized as an outstanding attorney by SuperLawyers. She was appointed as a Commissioner in Chancery to assist local courts in overseeing certain matters, including divorce trials. She has presented numerous seminars to bar associations, paralegal associations, Certified Public Accountants and other professional groups. She is a member of the Domestic Relations Section of the Virginia State Bar and is the current Treasurer of the Metropolitan Richmond Family Law Bar Association. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society from 1994 to 2012.
Natalie Toalson McNamara, CreativeMktGroup
From a very young age, Natalie has always envisioned extraordinary ideas for any venture or opportunity in her path. Natalie has a futuristic, go-getter attitude that aids in the ideation, development, and evolvement of any project with which she is involved. Working three jobs through high school and college, Natalie is known by everyone in her life to be one of the hardest working individuals on the planet. A born and raised Texan, a mother of two kids and two step-kids, and six years working with 100+ lawyers, there isn't a challenge that Natalie hasn't overcome.
Channing Gibb, ChanDuJour Art
Channing Gibb founded ChanDuJour Art in 2020.
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Dawn Young, Thrive Marketing
Dawn has been connecting people and brands for over 20 years. Her ability to understand your needs and the needs of your customers is unmatched. Her commitment to your success is evident in her incredible attention to detail, and the remarkable accessibility she provides to her clients.
Dawn served as the Director of Account Services and Business Development for a $12 million regional agency specializing in retail, ﬁnance, and healthcare. Some of her clients included Sonabank (EVB), Mercedes-Benz, Sheltering Arms, Commonwealth Commercial and Bon Secours Health System.
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Morgan is an author, keynote speaker, historical interpreter, minister, award-winning actress, and CEO of M.A.M. Inc She utilizes her unique storytelling ability to motivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Morgan’s mission is to empower educate and entertain her respective audiences. She uses comedy and drama to connect with her audiences and expose social woes. As an African American woman, Morgan has encountered racism and sexism, so she decided to use her life experiences to write, "Evolution of a Black Girl...". She has a second show, “She’s Got Issues” which addresses sexism, domestic violence, human trafficking, and breast cancer. Her third show, The Cry of the Fatherless, emphasizes the importance of adoption.
Prior to becoming an actress, she was the valedictorian of her high school class, earned her B.A. from Hampton University and M.A. at Regent University.
Nancy M. Jansen, Virginia Asset Management
Nancy M. Jansen has been a lifetime resident of Richmond Virginia and has 3 children. She is a graduate of the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, where she received a finance/marketing degree. Since graduating, she has been involved in many women’s groups and philanthropic activities. She was an active participant in creating Noah’s Children, the first pediatric hospice in central Virginia. She was an 18 year member of the Bon Air Junior Woman’s Club; serving as a past President, and held several committee chairs, and officer positions. She has also been a Sunday school, Pre-School, and Kindergarten teacher. Through these roles, she became keenly aware of women’s challenges, concerns, and goals. This along with her desire to educate and the need to provide for her family, led her into the professional marketplace. Her educational style and awareness of the unique concerns of women and women business owners has led her to focus her practice where her passion is, women and women business owners.
Tonya Futrell, Wells Coleman
Tonya Futrell is a Partner and oversees Client Accounting Services. In her role, she helps business owners make strategic financial decisions by assisting with and managing their accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll needs. Tonya enjoys watching business owners do more of what they love once they no longer have to worry about the day-to-day accounting. She is passionate about helping clients put accounting and bookkeeping processes in place, leveraging technology to increase efficiency and provide timely information, and consulting with businesses on cash management and tax planning. Tonya can assist with QuickBooks training, bookkeeping, bill pay, payroll, tax planning, business consulting, and more. She has experience with multiple industries, including but not limited to, medical practices, professional services, veterinary practices, real estate, and not-for-profits. When not in the office, Tonya can be found outdoors running or hiking, reading, or spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Tracy Lewis, BDO
Tracy is an assurance partner with BDO with over 17 years of public accounting experience, serving a range of publicly and privately held clients in many industries. Primary services provided are audit, accounting consultation, and employee benefits plans, including assisting clients with SEC and financial reporting, evaluation of internal controls. Tracy’s professional affiliations include: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and William & Mary Mason Accounting Programs Board Member. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Emory & Henry College and a Masters of Accounting from the College of William & Mary.