Speakers

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Marcus Luttrell

Decorated Navy SEAL & Best-Selling Author of Lone Survivor

In an unparalleled and inspiring program, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training and what it takes to join the America’s elite fighting force, to the battle on the mountain, into his family’s experience of community support and generosity, and back to his own incredible story of survival and grace. He weaves a rich account of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, community and destiny that audiences will find both wrenching and life-affirming. In his emotionally raw account, Marcus Luttrell honors the memories of all those who died, sharing with us the incredible bravery, courage, and honor of these extraordinary warriors. He holds their lives up as examples of this guiding philosophy of the SEALs:

“I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.”

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Sarah House

Sarah House is a director and senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she covers the U.S. macro economy, including the labor market, inflation trends, and business investment. Sarah frequently speaks about the economy to the national media, including The Wall StreetJournal, Bloomberg News, and National Public Radio. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2010, Sarah worked as a research associate for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Sarah earned a B.A. in economics from Tulane University in New Orleans and M.Sc. in local economic development from the London School of Economics. She has co-authored two books, Economic and Business Forecasting (2014) and Economic Modeling in the Post Great Recession Era (2017), both published by Wiley.

Sarah currently serves on the board of the Charlotte Economics Club. She is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and has previously served as chair for the association’s healthcare industry committee.

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Timothy Spurlock

In 2017, Tim Spurlock co-founded American Diesel Training Centers, with Chris Ellis in Columbus OH. ADTC’s 300-hour intensive, hands-on program focuses on basic mechanical tasks around brakes, preventative maintenance, electrical and emissions. ADTC’s system also focuses on developing mechanics with intangibles, such as attitude, aptitude, timeliness, teamwork and willingness to progress in an organization.

In less than two years, ADTC has become the 2nd largest producer of diesel mechanics in a five-state area of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia. Its graduates work for more than 75 companies. 20% of its graduates work for dealers.

ADTC developed proprietary technology and systems that allow it to recruit individuals with the exact attributes and demographics that employers desire, and then quickly train them on the basics of being a mechanic.

In summer, 2018 American Diesel launched its Ramplify system, which allows them to embed inside of companies and perform recruiting, training and development on site, anywhere in the United States. In addition to it Columbus and Cincinnati locations, it has embedded or satellite operations in Flint, MI Dallas, Texas (2) and Grand Rapids, MI (launches in January.)

American Diesel Training Centers accepts no government aid or subsidies. It is 100% privately funded.

Prior to founding American Diesel, Tim spent 25 years in educational publishing/technology. From 2009- 2017, Tim was Vice-President of Global Sales and Business Development for CDX Learning. At CDX, Tim’s team grew CDX revenues by 300%, all via organic sales and new product launches.

Tim also participated in the acquiring, development launch and sales of some of the most successful auto and truck print and on-line curriculums in the history of the educational publishing business. Duffy and Wrights “Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Systems and Engines” became the #1 selling educational series in the medium/heavy truck market and one of the top selling first editions of all time, regardless of discipline, when factoring overall market size.

Tim is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

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