Grand Prairie Economic Development
317 College Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
The GSWIDA strives to provide dynamic power luncheon events featuring renowned keynote speakers. The luncheons are casual, informative meetings that offer valuable networking opportunities and create an educational forum of trends, which will directly impact your business and the GSW Industrial Park. All luncheon events are open to both members and non-members.
Quarterly Educational Luncheon
Thursday, June 20, 2013
11 a.m. Lunch • 11:30 a.m. Program
Active Shooter Preparedness
Guest Speaker and Law Enforcement Trainer
Special Operations Division Commander
Lt. Michael Fleming
Grand Prairie Police Department
Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie
RSVP by pre-payment:
Table of Eight Sponsorship: $250 (group seating)
*'Individual Tickets' purchased at the same time does not guarantee group seating.
$250 Table Sponsorships are currently available and include:
1 premium table (8 reserved seats) • Company logo on printed luncheon invitation
Company logo in the program • Table sign recognition
On-site event screen display (logo)
Contact Terry Jones at (972) 237-8020 for more information.
Location: Onstage at AEG Live - The Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. The Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie is conveniently located adjacent to Lone Star Park, one half-mile north of I-30 on Belt Line Road.
Parking: At the Southwest General Parking lot, enter at Door W-1 located at street level adjacent to the AEG Administrative Building
Catering: By Wolfgang Puck
Presentation: Learn how to help prevent and prepare your business and employees in the event of a potential active shooter situation at your place of business.
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
There have been a number of tragic incidents in the past few years that have received extreme media attention. Also, there have been changes in the law enforcement response to these types of situations. The old adage of “holding the perimeter” until the SWAT team shows up does not work in an active shooter situation. We have learned that a rapid, aggressive response to the threat is the best way to end the situation.
Join us and allow Lt. Fleming to guide you, your managers and employees to be business ready, and assist in developing an Active Shooter Preparedness Program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of an active shooter and how to respond to an active shooter situation.
PAST QUARTERLY POWER LUNCHEONS
Thursday, March 21, 2013
City Report Card... Accomplishments and Goals
The March 21st luncheon featured speakers Grand Prairie City Manager Tom Hart and Arlington Deputy City Manager Don Jakeway discussing the cities' accomplishments of 2012 and goals for 2013 - from the cities' economies to quality of life, public safety to transportation.
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Best Practices for the Prevention of Cargo and Warehouse Thefts in GSW Industrial Park
The transportation industry handles billions of dollars in freight every year, and goods in transit are an attractive and easy target for thieves. That’s why cargo theft is among the largest categories of property theft in the United States, although exact numbers are elusive. Cargo theft also creates potential threats to public health and safety.
The Sept. 20th luncheon featured Supervisory Special Agent Jerry Allen of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) who outlined the exploding problem of cargo theft and organized burglary of warehouse and distribution facilities, the size of the problem and its effects on the business community, the consumer and the American people in general. He also explored a layered approach for better protecting your facilities from attack explained who pays for the losses, where the proceeds go and the types of crime that are supported with the illegal gains.
SSA Allen has been with NICB since 2007 and supervises the NICB Agents in North Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. He has over 5 years of experience with a major insurance SIU and over 30 years of local and State law enforcement experience. He is currently commissioned by the Texas Department of Public Safety as a Special Texas Ranger, and is a recognized expert in cargo and cargo theft investigations. Currently assigned to the North Texas Auto Theft Task Force in Dallas, SSA Allen offices at the Grand Prairie Police Department with the Auto Theft Unit.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Upcoming Tax Changes for GSW Businesses
Understanding the Effects on Investments & Businesses Upon Expiration of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act
The Great Southwest Industrial District is home to many outstanding businesses, employees and business leaders. When 2012 comes to a close, so will tax cuts we have been taking advantage of for the past decade – unless, of course, Congress decides to do something about it. Because of the effect these tax cuts have on a wide range of investments and businesses, it’s important to plan now for what’s happening and take advantage of the tax cuts before they are gone. They will have an effect on all of us.
Many significant provisions of the landmark Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) are scheduled to “sunset” (expire) at the end of 2012, which would result in significant tax law changes. You may want to consider taking steps between now and year-end that could dramatically improve your financial picture – regardless of what Congress does or does not do.
Our program on June 21 covered key points you should know about the upcoming changes and how they can affect your company and bottom line.
David Gore, a GSWIDA member and Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC brought together two local experts on tax, business and estate planning to discuss how these changes will affect you and your company. Casey Campbell and Mike Sweet worth with local business owners and families to understand our complex tax system, plan how to pass business assets on to the next generation and help businesses position themselves for success.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mobility or Bust!
Understanding the North Texas Transportation Plan
Senior key transportation planners from the North Central Texas Council of Governments shared highlights from the recently adopted Metropolitan Transportation Plan – Mobility 2035 – which includes major project plans and financial constraints, as well as additional detail regarding the freight and intermodal planning efforts currently underway and planned.
The North Central Texas region is a national leader and innovator in transportation policy, projects and programs. The staff of the NCTCOG oversees the development of the metropolitan transportation plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, including freight system planning. The 12-county region covers approximately 10,000 square miles and over 200 cities and other agencies. Transporting freight is a key component of the North Central Texas regional economy. The region is located at the crossroads of four major Interstate Highways (H): 20, 30, 35 (which includes both IH 35E and IH 35W), and 45. Additionally, the region is a national railroad crossroads, as well as a national and international air cargo hub, making the region a natural logistics hub. North Central Texas ins centrally located within the continental U.S. which allows the region to serve as a primary distribution center, or inland port, for the southwestern U.S. and the nation. The Great Southwest Industrial Park is located in a prime location within the region for both goods and people movement, with the intersection of SH 360 and IH 30, as well as the Union Pacific Railroad mainline and close proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Over the next 10-15 years, several infrastructure projects are slated to improve access to these facilities.
Rebekah Karasko, AICP, serves as a Senior Transportation Planner for the NCTCOG, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She manages the Freight Program at NCTCOG, which covers planning issues related to the movement of freight throughout the region, freight rail issues, truck lane restrictions, and various other freight-related issues. Rebekah has been with NCTCOG since June 2006. She is a member of the American Planning Association; the American Institute of Certified Planners; the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics, AT015; the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Freight Urban Freight Transportation, AT025; the North Texas Commission’s Logistics Development and Marketing Committee; and WTS, Advancing Women in Transportation. Rebekah received her Bacholor of Arts in Anthropology and Criminology from the Ohio State University and her Masters of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati.
Dan Lamers, P.E., is NCTCOG’s Senior Program Manager for transportation planning, including the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Texas Metropolitan Mobility Plan, Regional Rail Corridor Studies, thoroughfare planning, Environmental Justice and Title VI analyses, and integration of transportation planning and NEPA. His responsibilities include the planning and development of HOV facilities, managed lanes, value pricing, as well as traditional roadway and transit facilities. Dan also coordinates the transportation planning activities of local governments and other transportation agencies and incorporates them into the metropolitan transportation planning process. Dan has been with NCTCOG since September 1985. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech, majoring in Civil Engineering with emphasis in transportation. He subsequently received his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a registered engineer in the state of Texas.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Downsize the Anxiety Factor in Our Lives
The Dec. 8th luncheon featured Dwight Edwards, a gifted speaker, writer, minister and coach. His presentations have inspired thousands of people all over the country. He is most passionate in making a difference in anyone’s life that crosses his path with an uncanny ability for flushing out the passion that some don’t even know they have. Dwight entertained and enlightened with a discussion titled, “Downsizing the Anxiety Factor in our Lives.”
Our lives are filled with countless things we cannot control, which is why Dwight talked about how we should focus on that which we can. To put it in Dwight’s words, “Anxiety can be downsized by favorable change of circumstances on the outside or intentional change of thinking on the inside.” As a holiday gift to all, each guest received a copy of Dwight’s motivational CD, The Five Pillars of Peak Performance.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Reducing Crime in the GSW Industrial Park
The Future of Natural Gas
The exploration of the many shale formations throughout the country, like the Barnett Shale and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, has brought tremendous revenues to our local and state governments, many different industries, and is changing America’s energy demands. With increased exploration of natural gas has come much uncertainty and questions such as: What is the importance of natural gas to our economy? Is gas exploration good for the environment? Can natural gas really reduce our dependency on foreign oil, or oil in general? Do drilling rigs and pipelines pose a danger to neighborhoods and businesses?
And, simply, what is the future of natural gas in America?
To help understand the impact of natural gas, its exploration in shales like the Barnett Shale, as well as the positive and negative consequences of gas drilling in the U.S., the GSWIDA is pleased to present our keynote speaker, Ed Ireland. Ed is the Executive Director of the Barnett Shale Energy Council, a consortium of 12 of the leading energy companies operating in the Barnett Shale. With an operational expertise and a deep knowledge of economic analyses in the oil and gas industry, Ed will lead an insightful presentation on the past, present and future of natural gas exploration in the U.S. as well as its effect on our communities and overall economy.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Healthcare Reform Affecting You and Your Business
The March 24th luncheon featured an up-to-date presentation on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC) signed by President Obama: General overview and timeline, the immediate impact on businesses, and a look into the future. GSWIDA welcomed Michelle Dortch, Vice President of resolution Benefits Design, at the March Educational Luncheon and discussed how healthcare reform will affect businesses in a variety of different ways. While many of the requirements do not become law until 2014 (the year after the next election), it pays to be aware of what lies ahead and understand the ever-changing, ever-defining legislative process impacting our businesses now and in the future. Michelle has over 27 years experience in group benefits and is Vice President of Resolution Benefits Design, LLC of Overland Park, Kansas, which offers health and welfare consulting services to corporate organizations nationwide. Michelle has extensive underwriting experience enabling her to offer creative solutions in today’s challenging health and welfare environment.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Gift for Life
The Great Southwest Industrial Association welcomed former Dallas Cowboy cornerback Everson Walls on December 6, who shared his experiences both on and off the field while playing for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. We are all so focused on the future we sometimes forget to reflect and cherish our past. What a wonderful afternoon it was to listen to a Cowboy legend and hear what it’s like to be coached by Tom Landry and to play alongside the other greats like Tony Dorsett, Drew Pearson and Randy White!
In his rookie year, Everson broke the single season record with 11 interceptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl team in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1985. In 1981, 1982 and 1985 he led the NFL in interceptions. Everson was known as one of the most feared cover cornerbacks in the NFL and, eventually, quarterbacks were forced to stop throwing the ball to his side. In 1987, Everson was given a three-year contract worth $5.05 million, which made him the second-highest paid cornerback in the league.
In 1990, Walls continued his career with the New York Giants, where he was the leading pass defender with six interceptions on the Giants’ Super Bowl Team. Everson also shared with GSWIDA his experiences with his decision to donate a kidney to his former Dallas Cowboys teammate Ron Springs. After Ron Springs’ successful kidney transplant from Everson, the two partnered to form The Gift for Life Foundation with the mission to promote awareness, early detection and prevention of Kidney Disease, diabetes and other illnesses and complications directly related to these life-threatening conditions, and to provide access to donor-oriented services and education across the U.S. In 2009, Everson wrote the book “A Gift For Ron” detailing his experiences on and off the field including the decision to make the donation to Ron Springs.
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010
Countdown to Super Bowl XLV
Through countless regional cooperation, North Texas was awarded the bid for Super Bowl XLV in 2007, and as a result, the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee was born. It is the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee’s mission to plan and prepare for the first ever Super Bowl in Cowboys Stadium.
Not only will the upcoming event bring an estimated 200,000 people to the region, there will be numerous NFL and Host Committee events happening simultaneously throughout the area. Other regional opportunities include the Emerging Business program, community outreach efforts such as SLANT 45, and many ways for fans and locals to get involved through volunteering.
With all the excitement of Super Bowl XLV building, the GSW Association is privileged to present our featured keynote speaker, Mr. Glenn Menard, Director of Operations of the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. With an extensive background in event and facility management, Glenn has directed operations and managed facilities for nearly every major sporting event, including Super Bowl XXVI and NCAA Final Four in New Orleans, Olympic tennis in Atlanta and World Cup Soccer in Dallas.
As General Manager of the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena from 1998 to 2007, Menard led the rebuilding and reopening of the two facilities following Hurricane Katrina, most notably the renovation of the Superdome for the historic return of the New Orleans Saints a year following the devastating storm, as well as the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets the same year. In addition to directing all aspects of NFL (Saints) and NBA (Hornets) games at the Superdome sports and entertainment complex, Menard brought to the city such musical acts as Paul McCartney, Green Day/U-2, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Elton John, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Kenny Chesney, among others, who performed at the New Orleans Arena.
Prior to returning to his native New Orleans, Menard managed the 30,000-seat Olympic tennis facility, overseeing the planning, construction, opening and operation of the stadium from groundbreaking through the Olympic Games in 1996. In Dallas, Glenn directed the World Cup soccer tournament at the Cotton Bowl, the site of six World Cup matches in 1994. Most recently Menard managed the Texas Motorplex, the first stadium-style NHRA facility in the country, and home to the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Texas Workforce Commission providing business solutions
On June 10 the Association welcomed Amber Gosser, Business Services Director for the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, who discussed the innovative programs that the Texas Workforce Commission offers to assist businesses in lowering workforce costs without compromising workload and training needs. Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County is responsible for overseeing $55 million in employment and training dollars to benefit the business community and Texas citizens, and consists of eight Workforce Centers, two of which have been recognized by national organizations as “Model One-Stop Centers.” In addition to the assistance provided to job seekers, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County offers many different services to the business community such as hiring and recruiting assistance through the Work-In-Texas job bank.
Are you familiar with programs offered by the Texas Workforce Commission … like the Skills Development Fund Grant, the Texas Back to Work Grant Program, or the Incumbent Worker Training Grants designed to assist local companies defray the cost of providing training to their employees? Or … did you know that the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County is currently offering eight-week paid internships at no cost to employers? Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County strives for continuous improvement in the workforce system and actively fosters economic development efforts throughout the region.
With its strong commitment to a philosophy of innovative, strategic and functional integration to meet the needs of the business community – now and in the future – join us and learn more about what TWC and their training partners have to offer your company. Amber Gosser has been in the workforce development arena for over 10 years as workforce development professional.
Ms. Gosser is currently the Business Services Director for Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (the Tarrant County Workforce Development Board) where she works with more than 30,000 businesses throughout the county to assist with their recruiting and training needs by providing technical and financial assistance. Ms. Gosser also manages the Life Sciences Industry Sector for the workforce board. Ms. Gosser previously served as a Center Manager for the Arlington Workforce Center from 2005 to 2007. Prior to entering workforce development, she worked for the Health and Human Services Commission for over 15 years. Ms. Gosser served as a board member for more than five years for the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board and is currently on the board for the Center for Competitive Workforce for the Arlington
Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Electronic Waste: The Fastest Growing Solid Waste Stream
Across the Globe
According to the EPA, 85% of domestic e-waste (electronic waste) is not being recycled. In fact, the majority of this toxic trash is either closing our landfills or is being shipped overseas to pollute groundwater and sicken individuals from China to Nigeria. The only solution to this problem is environmentally responsible domestic recycling.
Our March 11th luncheon featured what is happening in our industry, why it is important for businesses to divert e-waste from the landfill and the potential impact that it has on our community. We were privileged to present keynote speaker, Mr. Alfred Hambsch, owner of Barrie Metals Group of Companies, which includes the Global Electric Electronic Processing family of businesses across North America.
Recognizing the increasing need to properly dispose of obsolete electronics, GEEP Texas, along with Techway Services, unearthed the solution with a method that is safe for both workers and the ozone, and the company’s motto says it all: E-waste in, commodities out, with a zero-land-fill initiative.
GEEP and Techway completed its new facility in Grand Prairie to include a major development in the industry – a $3.5 million 50-ton proprietary machinery that can separate plastics from metals and circuit boards. The facility uses zero chemicals and releases nothing into the atmosphere, employing a completely mechanical system that poses no danger to human beings or the environment.
The facility offers a one-stop solution with a secure chain of custody, reverse logistics, data destruction, remarketing and closed-loop recycling. Because of the facility’s capabilities and national foot print, it can meet the needs of all original equipment manufacturers. The state-of-the-art recycling facility can process nearly 150,000 pounds of e-waste per day, and customers receive revenue sharing on remarketed equipment and a certificate of destruction for recycled goods.
Featuring Alfred Hambsch
Alfred Hambsch has been involved in the recycling industry for the past 24 years. Alfred Hambsch started from below the ground and worked up. He has built a global company from scratch and left his mark in community projects throughout the area but a changing attitude might be his greatest contribution. He owns Barrie Metals Group of Companies, which includes Global Electric Electronic Processing. GEEP operates out of 11 locations globally and includes its own system to convert plastics into diesel fuel. The company employs a joint-venture strategy in building its global footprint.
December 3, 2009
Going for the Gold, featuring Lonnie Hannah
As he trains for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Lonnie Hannah is aiming to make his third U.S. Paralympic Team.
After winning gold eight years ago in Salt Lake City, Hannah is prepared to help his sled hockey team reclaim the top spot on the podium. But, first, Lonnie will make a stopover at the Great Southwest Industrial Park’s Holiday Luncheon.
Always an outstanding athlete, in 1972 at just eight years old, Lonnie became a U.S. roller speed skating national champion. At age 20, Lonnie suffered a warehouse accident that left him permanently paralyzed. But the accident did not slow down this determined young lad. Lonnie has used extreme dedication to overcome the adversity he’s faced in his life, and continues to help others along the way.
Lonnie took up wheelchair tennis and won the U.S. Open wheelchair B-division singles championship in 1985, along with two U.S. Open wheelchair A-division doubles championships, capturing the titles in 1987 and 1995. In 1996, he was named Player of the Year by the National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis.
After taking up sled hockey, Hannah helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, which he says is his greatest hockey achievement to date. Winning another goal medal in Vancouver in 2010 at the age of 46 would also be considered a marquee achievement.
But the essence of the Olympics and Paralympics is really about helping others. In addition to training for the sled hockey competition in Vancouver, Lonnie also coaches and helps guide a program called Operation Comfort, a sled hockey team in San Antonio made up of wounded soldiers recovering from injuries suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan.
June 11, 2009
10 Basics of Lean Manufacturing and Distribution to Improve Your Bottom Line
The current financial crises has arrived in full force, and many businesses are recognizing the importance of implementing the lean way of manufacturing and distribution to their current business in order to improve employee morale and increase productivity.
By attending this luncheon, you will understand the basis of lean manufacturing and lean administration. Join us and learn how these improvement methods can help your company reduce waste and variations to increase productivity and consistency to improve profitability.
We will review the basic techniques, teminology and practical applications for adopting lean manufacturing and related techniques in your organization.
Take away 10 easy steps to improve your bottom line with lean and complimentary improvement methods.
Featuring Jane Marshall
Jane Marshall, MBA, MBB, CPIM, Jonah, BPS International Principal Consultant, has more than 25 years of experience assisting companies with process improvements using Lean Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Balanced Scorecard methods to streamline operations, reduce inventory and increase turns, target quality and productivity problems to save clients millions of dollars and improve cash flow and profitability.
She has successfully implemented Lean Six Sigma in a variety of industries including aerospace, communications, electronics, medical device, military MRO services, pharmaceuticals, wholesale food, textile, furniture and industrial commodities. Jane also provides real world applications to students as an industry laison and lead professor for UCSD Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program, UCSD Lean Enterprise program, UCSD Global Supply Chain Management program and SDSU Oerations Resource Management program. She has also conducted workshops and lectures for professional and manufacturing organizations across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Her education includes a Master Black Belt from UCSD, MBA with CSUSM, BSBM from UOP, CPIM certification with APICS, Jonah certification with the Goldratt Institute, Lean training from Lean Institute, and Six Sigma training from ASQ along with other training and certifications in process improvements.
March 24, 2009
Think and Live Green
Creating a Greener Company Culture
Heather Woodward & The North Texas Corporate Recycling Association, Environmental Resources for North Texas
Green Initiatives Create Jobs, Saves Energy
and Saves Money
Many businesses are recognizing green building and green initiatives as a unique opportunity to thrive during economic hard times. In times like this, businesses rarely deviate from the norm, but sometimes deviation is exactly what is needed.
Not only is a down economy not likely to hurt green buildings, but chances are that it will actually help the growth of the movement. In this time of economic uncertainty, the increased efficiencies and lower operating costs yielded by green building and green initiatives help to save money in the long run as well as provide a product capable of attracting and retaining business productivity.
The GSW Association agrees that GREEN is being hailed as the bright spot in an otherwise gloomy economy. By following a common theme, businesses are actively pursing sustainable initiatives. The more efficiently a building is run, the higher return on investment is likely to capture while lowering the environmental impact. This positive message provides a strong testimony that we are in the right place at the right time.
December 4, 2008
State of the Cities
Jim Holgersson, Arlington City Manager & Tom Cox, Grand Prairie Deputy City Manager
Our December 2008 luncheon was packed with good food, networking fun and door
prizes. The Association asked every person in attendance to bring a Classic Book to be presented to the 6th Grade Students at Roark Elementary School. Loyal to our charity, guests reached deep within their pocketbooks and contributed more than 50 books such as Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, White Fang, Call of the Wild, Treasure Island and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The Association will continue charitable contributions at our 2009 Power Luncheons… so be ready to join us and contribute for the benefit of our local elementary school projects.
We were honored to have Mr. Jim Holgersson, Arlington City Manager, and Mr. Tom Cox, Grand Prairie Deputy City Manager, attend our meeting and give their “2008 Year in Review” of each city. The GSW Board is grateful that both city managers readily support the Association and pledge their respective city’s continued dedication to the Great Southwest Industrial Park.
The city reports were followed-up with the humor and entertainment by our keynote speaker, Mr. Bryan Dodge. In response to the never-ending news stories of the troubled mortgage industry and financial woes, Bryan stressed to each of us the importance of keeping professional life and personal life in balance.It was obvious to each of us that Bryan practices what he teaches when he goes home to his most important job: being an involved and dedicated father and husband.
Keynote Speaker Bryan Dodge
A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bryan Dodge began his career in agricultural sales after graduating from the University of Nebraska. His desire to excel led him to become an avid student of success habits and leadership principles. After an award-winning career in sales, this same avid study, now a lifelong passion, changed his life and eventually launched his speaking career.
Early on, he started a company Results that promoted sales seminars throughout the United States and Canada. His company grew to more than 60 employees. Relocating to Dallas, he expanded his business, filling stadiums in major cities with events featuring the most sought-after national motivational personalities, with whom Bryan shared the speaking platform.
After 12 years, he sold this successful business to focus on sharing his own knowledge and experiences with audiences directly. He is now one of America's most sought-after speakers, making over 250 appearances in the U.S. and Canada last year.