Jamie Washington, Ph.D. and M.Div.
A true gem of a human being with a powerful presentation style, Jamie Washington is a true educator with over thirty years of experience developing student leaders in America and abroad. As president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, as well as the Social Justice Training Institute he is profoundly committed to developing multicultural organizations. With a reputation for being “The Engagement Specialist,” Jamie is an instrument of change and strives to help people find the best in themselves and others. He is a co-lead facilitator for LeaderShape, frequent contributor professional development conferences, and brings his decades of experience working in higher education to every presentation.
Jermaine M. Davis, Ed.D.
You have to take notes to capture all of the valuable information offered by college professor, speaker, author, documentary maker and entrepreneur, Jermaine M. Davis. The son of Carolyn “Charmaine” Davis, a single mother of four children, this remarkable and engaging educator grew up on the west side of Chicago in the Henry Horner’s housing projects. After the unfortunate loss of six family members to violent deaths, Jermaine began studying communication principles and success strategies. This gifted orator began his career in corporate America as a snack food sales representative before honoring his vocation and following his passion for teaching individuals to communicate appropriately, competently and effectively. Jermaine has authored and co-authored 10 books and is the CEO and founder of Seminars & Workshops, Inc. and The Stand Out Leadership Company. He is currently an adjunct professor of Communication Studies at Century College, full-time professional speaker and father to Zion. His doctorate is Organizational Leadership.
Packing a powerful punch, Hoan Do is a student success coach, author, and competitor on NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior. From an early age, Hoan was conscious of the sacrifices his parents had made in their escape to the United States during the Vietnam War in pursuit of the American Dream. Feeling indebted to his parents for their courageous pursuit of a better life, Hoan vowed to ensure that one day, he would be able to take care of his parents. Recognized as one of the best youth mentor by the International Examiner, Hoan travels across North America speaking sharing practical advice to help students succeed in college and in the “real world.” His engaging style and ability to share important life and leadership lessons in a way resonating with college students, earned him the Verizon Wireless Motivator Award.
Nancy Hunter Denney
Unable to contain her entrepreneurial spirit, Ms. Denney resigned from higher education student affairs after twelve years to become a full-time professional speaker and write her own definition of “having it all.” With presentations at hundreds of state, regional and national leadership and professional development conferences, as well as on over 900 college campuses, she has earned a reputation for humorously challenging audiences to raise their personal expectations and standards for life and leadership. With energy to spare, she is the author or co-author of six books, owns her own publishing company, and is the founder of the recently launched premier collegiate leadership conference called Lead365. Committed to the service of others, Ms. Denney currently serves on the Board of Directors for Missions for Humanity – a nonprofit dedicated to providing medical care to third world countries. In addition, Ms. Denney founded the Lead365 Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to supporting leadership conference attendance to those who normally would not have the resources to travel.