Schedule, Speakers, Sponsors
Conference Presentation: Becoming Indispensable
Bill Poston is an entrepreneur, business advisor, investor, philanthropist, educator, and adventurer. He is the founder or principal owner of over fifteen companies and nonprofit enterprises. He began his professional career in the hospitality business in Hawaii before shifting his focus to management consulting at Kalypso, helping global businesses achieve their growth goals through innovation and new product development. He is now bringing those skills back to the hospitality industry.
He currently serves as the chairman of Muy'Ono, a resort and tour business in Belize; the President of the Stelos Alliance, a nonprofit that benefits student leaders at the collegiate level; and the lead instructor of the Housley Principled Leadership Program. His latest entrepreneurial venture is a lifestyle movement named Live Large where he is the co-founder and elite ambassador #1.
Bill also serves on the boards of several other for-profit and nonprofit enterprises when not SCUBA diving, fishing, snow skiing, backpacking, or pretending to relax on an island somewhere.
Conference Presentation: Creating Connections That Last a Lifetime
Kevin Setna has worked in professional sports the majority of his career. Most recently, he worked as a Senior Account Executive with the Austin Spurs, the developmental league team for the San Antonio Spurs. In this role, he led the league in group ticket sales, and was #1 in overall sales amongst all the sales people in his office. Currently, he is a Sales Development Representative for Bazaarvoice. In this role, he builds and maintains a pipeline of business by uncovering a company’s needs and positioning a solution to some of the world’s most well-known brands and retailers.
Conference Presentation: The Austin Brand and its Position in Travel & Tourism
Michael McMahon moved to Austin in April 2015 as the first employee of Fairmont Austin. His career in hospitality spans four decades, beginning in Northern California with Marriott International. His background includes working in 19 luxury hotels and resorts in the mainland U.S., Hawaii and the Caribbean. In addition to Fairmont, Mike has works for Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria, Westin and Renaissance branded hotels and resorts.
Mike and his wife Tracy enjoy travel, outdoor adventure, sports and spending time with their adult children. They recently built a new home in Dripping Springs, TX.
Conference Presentation: The Story of a Brand - The Art of Standing Out in a Crowd
Equal parts marketing strategist and technologist, Jordan Neal is the Director of Marketing & Technology for Engel & Völkers Real Estate in Austin and San Antonio. Jordan is a high-energy leader in digital transformation and account-based marketing with a passion for innovative marketing & technology solutions and creating compelling brand experiences.
Jordan has built a successful track record across enterprise tech and real estate with some of the industry’s most influential companies, including Engel & Völkers, Dell, National Instruments, and Century 21. She has guided global enterprises and start-ups alike to achieve key business goals, accomplish revenue growth, develop innovative demand generation programs, and craft enthralling customer experiences.
Jordan is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of the Arts in Communication and a minor in Sociology. She has lived in Austin, Texas off and on for nearly a decade and considers herself an adopted Texan at this point. She is passionate about donating her talents to the causes and organizations near and dear to her heart and has served on over a dozen non-profit boards and committees over the years. When she isn’t working, Jordan can be found spending time with her two Labradoodles, Berkeley and Kennedy, or satisfying her serious travel bug.
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