Dewitt Jones

Dewitt Jones

Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers with a career stretching over several decades. As a motion picture director, he has had two films nominated for Academy Awards (Climb – Best Live Action Short Film and John Muir’s High Sierra – Best Short Subject Documentary) before he was thirty. Twenty years as a freelance photographer for National Geographic earned him a reputation as a world class photojournalist. Turning to advertising, Jones rose to the forefront of corporate creative marketing, photographing national advertising campaigns for Dewar’s Scotch, Canon, and United Airlines. Jones is recognized as a world class lecturer. His knowledge of the creative process, his relaxed and genuine style, and his ability to communicate make his presentations truly outstanding. Read more

Gary Marlon Suson

 

9/11 photographer Gary Marlon Suson lives in New York City. On September 11, 2001, his life, just as all American’s lives, was turned upside down by the attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. Initially, after photographing the Towers’ collapse from his rooftop, Suson returned to his studio, deciding he wasn’t going to shoot anything else having to do with this tragedy. He didn’t want the stress of being in the midst of the chaos taking pictures, and especially didn’t wish to be wrongly viewed as someone trying to exploit a situation. Read more

Jerry Gay

Jerry Gay

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jerry Gay has spent a lifetime capturing the nature of man throughout the United States. Over the past 4 decades he has driven 500,000 miles of America’s back roads and highways to pursue his ongoing research of everyday life. With humor and acute philosophical perception, Gay’s highly animated motivational presentations bring his visual insights to every audience he touches. His pictures and philosophy convey a positive and persuasive analysis to help others find hope and see solutions to the unique challenges they face. Read more

Jonathan Michael Bowman

Jonathan Michael Bowman

Ready to hear fresh ideas on leadership? Inspiring thoughts and advice that will resonate with your audience and inspire lasting change in their lives and organization? Jonathan Michael Bowman, Esq., delivers a unique twist on the topic of leadership. Bowman’s proven leadership principles spring from an impoverished childhood spent in homeless shelters and public housing projects – principles that he later tested in his position as Assistant Attorney General, and later Assistant Chief of the Civil Rights Section, in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, where he displayed a natural ability to lead. Jonathan offers an insightful perspective on leadership, which he illustrates with his fine-art photography. His passion, enthusiasm, humor, and photographic art fuse into an unforgettable, moving experience. Read more

Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar OC, O.On, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRSC is Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. For more than a decade she was NASA’s head of space medicine and now consultants and speakers to business, scientific, and medical communities. She has received such honors as the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, over 22 honorary degrees and induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Seeing the world through the lenses of a medical doctor, scientist, photographer, astronaut and author, Bondar follows her family’s tradition of excellence in teaching. Read more

Steve Uzzell

Steve Uzzell

Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Steve Uzzell inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure. In any project he undertakes, Steve’s preparation lays the foundation for magic to happen; “Chance favors the prepared mind,” said Louis Pasteur, and these are words that Uzzell has taken to heart. After all, our eyes will only ever see what our mind is prepared to comprehend. He spends six months of the year traveling the world for his clients; the remainder teaching and delivering his presentation “Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving”. Read more