Keynote Address: Chad Hymas
"Leaving a Legacy"
Award Winning Leadership & Safety Speaker
Chad inspires, motivates, and moves audiences, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall of Fame.
In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day—he became an example of what is possible.
Chad is a best-selling author, president of his own communications company, and recognized world-class wheelchair athlete. In 2003, Chad set a world record by wheeling his chair from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas (513 miles).
Chad’s speaking career in the areas of leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change has brought him multiple honors. He served as president of the National Speakers Association Utah chapter and is a member of the elite Speakers Roundtable (one of twenty of the world’s top speakers). As a member of the National Speakers Association, Chad travels as many as 300,000 miles a year, captivating and entertaining audiences around the world. He has graced the stage of hundreds of professional and civic organizations, including Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, and Merrill Lynch.
All Member Session: Vince Hafeli
"Mental Health Awareness in Construction"
Ajax Paving: North Venice, Florida
Vince Hafeli is President of Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC (ajaxpaving.com) in North Venice, Floprida, where he currently leads a team of 500 employees. He has spent 38 years in the construction industry in many different positions. Vince is currently completing his Doctorate of Business Administration with his dissertation on suicide in the construction industry. He is a frequent speaker for events including TEDx talks in Aberystwyth Wales, the University of Mississippi, and South Howard Tampa as well as many other webinars, podcasts, and industry trade association conventions.