Anthony "Tony" W. Thompson
How to Accelerate out of the Great Recession into a Global Economy
Anthony W. "Tony" Thompson is well known for his ahead-of-the-curve thinking and bold action which blends experience, innovation and vision into unique strategies for success. Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Thompson National Properties.
Under Mr. Thompson's leadership, his previous companies have raised nearly $3 billion in equity for various investment programs, including public Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and 1031 exchange programs, an industry Mr. Thompson pioneered. In November 2006, Mr. Thompson oversaw the sale of 33 percent of NNN Realty Advisors for $160 million to institutional investors through a 144A private equity offering managed by Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc (FBR).
State Senator Mimi Walters
The State of the California Economy
Frank/Dodd Act - Key Discernment between Broker/Dealers and Consultancy
Breakthrough to Organizational Wealth
After 7 years in Corporate America, as the # 5 partner out of 500 Partners, for the # 1 Life Insurance Company (New York Life) in the Country with 12 Years Coaching CEO's, Entrepreneurs and Sales Professionals; Ted McGrath is driven by a passion to answer one very critical question, "What makes change possible?"
He has created a dynamic system that creates breakthrough change in individuals, groups and organizations. Ted will be introducing his Leadership System called "The Next Seven Steps: Breakthrough to Organizational Wealth." This system defines the 7 critical steps to create change in your company, with a focus on the beliefs, values and rules that make a company wealthy from the inside out. Last year, he had the privilege of speaking at the Alliance for a New Humanity with Deepak Chopra. His message and mission is How to Achieve Personal and Professional Success through the Power of Inspired Action and his delivery is on point with life changing, experiential techniques.
Ted will be speaking at SDIC of the common challenges facing business leaders around the country as America emerges more powerful than ever from the Great Recession of the 21st Century.
Greening of the American Economy
Greg Watkins AIA, NCARB, is the CEO of Equinox Carbon Development, which is a CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) developer with many large scale projects including a 435MW wind/solar/trash-to-energy development in La Rumorosa, Baja, Mexico, a solar farm in Mexicali, other wind farms in Baja, Oaxaca, and Chiapas, efficiency projects with PEMEX, and with a new partnership, TURNBULL GLOBAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS, we provide audits / upgrades / financing / and carbon reporting for large real estate portfolios. We are working with several carbon funds as well as automated carbon reporting companies to provide leverage carbon finance on our projects and for our clients as well. Equinox co-sponsored the First Carbon Credit Conference in Mexico City with Geoffrey Davidow (our ex-Ambassador) and the 2nd US Carbon Finance Forum in NYC, and has keynoted and many conferences including; the 2nd annual Port of Long Beach Conference, CALIFORNIA MAYORS CONFERENCE, International Business Conference, California Building Officials, ICEED (International Conference on Education and Economic Development) in Mexico City, San Diego Investment Conference, and others.
Greg is also a Senior Partner with BCW LLP, Architects and Master Planners with expertise in resort design, seaport complexes, mixed use, and large scale planning for both renewable energy projects and planned developments.
Search Engine Optimization and Social Marketing as Key Marketing and Branding Drivers
Guest Speaker Mike Glezos (www.mikeglezos.com), Director of Online Development at First Page Sage (www.firstpagesage.com), a leading search engine optimization and social marketing firm, will address SDIC attendees upon the topic of 'Search Engine Optimization and Social Network Marketing for the Budgeting Executive.' From startups to Fortune 500's, Mike understands the business processes behind the technology and is an expert at Online Business Development.
How and Why Carbon Credits Matter
SDIC 'Green's keynote speaker is Doug Smith, Founder and CEO of Village Green Global www.villagegreenglobal.com, recipient of OC Metro's Green Team Award. He has spoken on the provisions of online monitoring and verification tools for demand side efficiency, GHG reduction and environmental behavioral change process. Doug Smith is a semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Award in Orange County. Mr. Smith's keynote will be timely as California is at the forefront of the national global green renaissance with having recently passed the highest clean energy mandate in the nation.