The NAID 2018 Conference Committee is excited to announce the list of amazing presenters who will be a part of NAID 2018. Review All Sessions >> 


Jon Taffer

While his background is in hospitality, his science of business success can be applied to any industry, including secure data destruction. NAID welcomes Taffer as the keynote speaker for the NAID 2018 Conference & Expo.

Jon Taffer, world-renowned business consultant and the Executive Producer and Host, of SPIKE TV’s Bar Rescue understands failure better than anyone. After 145+ episodes of his hit TV show, he has seen every excuse and every cause of business failure there is today. Let him share with you what causes business failures and how to recognize it and own it before it plummets your life and business into financial disaster. Don’t miss this enlightening experience.

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Featured Speakers

Tom Adams

Tom Adams

President & CMO for Flourish Press Inc.; Founder of Webvitality;
Author of You Are the Logo

Tom Adams is President and CMO of Flourish Press and Founder of Webvitality. He is an executive coach offering strategic advisory services and strategic marketing services. Tom is also the author of Amazon Bestseller, “You Are The Logo”, published 2012 and numerous magazine articles related to Marketing. He has been a Keynote Speaker on topics related Executive Leadership, Executive Effectiveness, Executive Branding and Marketing.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn Connelly, Esq.

VP Sales and Marketing for All Points Mobile Shredding & All Points Medical Waste; Business Coach, Speaker & Author at Lifting Up Leaders

Dawn Connelly is an executive business coach, speaker, and author. She works with professionals and top executives to help them make better decisions and become more efficient and prosperous. Dawn focuses her work with professional women who are serious about taking their personal and professional lives to the next level.

Dawn recently published Formula for a Rich Life: 5 Steps to Working Less, Earning More & Building a Quality of Life.

Dawn attributes her success to 3 factors:

(1) Corporate Background – Dawn practiced commercial litigation at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP in Chicago. She argued before the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, drafted a writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court, and represented Fortune 500 companies in multi-million dollar lawsuits. She has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation. Dawn demonstrated a strong personal commitment to pro bono work, for which she was one of two out of 1,000 associates firm-wide to receive an award for “Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Pro Bono Service in the Community.” Her most fulfilling pro bono accomplishment was winning asylum for an Albanian woman who was sex-trafficked from Albania to Italy where she was raped, beaten, and starved before escaping to Chicago. She argued before the US Immigration Court in this highly publicized case that took place over a two year period and was written up twice in the Chicago Sun Times.

(2) Academic Background – Dawn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida. As a scholarship student, she earned her juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Blanche M. Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida.

(3) Coaching Credentials – Dawn is a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team. She offers retreats, seminars, keynote speaking, and executive coaching for those wanting results.

John C. Montaña, Esq.

John C. Montaña, Esq.

CEO at Montaña & Associates

John Montaña is an attorney and CEO of Montaña & Associates, a records and information management consulting firm based in Englewood, Colorado. In this capacity, he advises corporations, law firms, and non-profit organizations on records and information management. His work has included analysis and advice on a wide variety of records and information management issues, including records retention scheduling, advice on the legality of various information storage media, regulatory compliance, litigation and discovery, and other matters likely to impact information management considerations; as well as analysis, critique and modification of practices, policies and procedures, and retention schedules developed by others and start-to-finish development of records retention schedules, records management policies and procedures. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost records management experts in the country.

Montaña has published four books on records management issues, as well as dozens of articles for magazines and professional journals, and is an active seminar speaker on records management topics. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.

Session Speakers & Panelists