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Peter Margaritis

The Accidental Accountant
5606 Cypress Court, Westerville,  OH 43082
Work Phone: (614) 668-2936
Work Email: peter@petermargaritis.com
TOPICS: Leadership Development, Communication, Team Building, Presentation Skills, Networking, Creativity Development, Keynotes

What is the most effective way to motivate business leaders to strengthen their business success skills? As the Chief “Edutainment” Officer of The Accidental Accountant™, Peter Margaritis uses laughter, excitement, and inspiration to help audience members strive to reach higher levels in their business achievements. One of the greatest benefits to Peter’s presentation is his humor and fun style, which stems from his experience performing stand-up and improvisational comedy.

Peter connects with each person in the room, and teaches them how to strengthen their interpersonal skills by using specific principles of improvisation, communication, and leadership. He helps people to see that they can build effective leaders and teams by utilizing tools that can be applied immediately.

Instead of following the “same old” routines in the workplace, Peter helps to break up the monotony by teaching audience members the techniques that are needed to excel in their careers. Each person can learn how to be stronger leaders and effective teammates, as they apply the principles of truly understanding the needs of their team so that they can inspire and motivate every person they interact with.

Peter has authored a book titled, Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and in Life, where he discusses how the principles of improvisation, along with the two most powerful words in the English language — Yes, And — will create a positive dialog to grow your business and career.

President Elect

Greg Kozera


Learned Leadership
200 Willow Street, Elkview, WV 25071
Work Phone: (304) 545-7259
Work Email: gkozera@aol.com
TOPICS: Leadership, Leadership Development, TeamBuilding, Inspiration,Motivation, Sales, Self-Image, Success, Up Your Positive Attitude, Youth
Leadership Development and Building High Performance Teams using experience from over 30 years in industry as a successful manager, teamleader, sales person and 14 years as a successful High School Boys Soccer Coach. Uses stores and real world examples to entertain and make his points. Author of the book “Learned Leadership” and co-author of “The Advantage of Leadership.” Monthly motivational/ inspirational columnist. High energy speaker. Messages told through stories to encourage, inspire, educate and motivate. Specializes in working with young people, Junior High through College, with interactive presentations. Background in motivating sales and technical talks. Successful industry sales and team leader. High School soccer team is regularly one of the top 10 in the state, church youth leader, and Junior Achievement classroom volunteer.

Immediate Past President & Director of Marketing

Maureen Zappala


High Altitude Strategies
5454 Indian Wells Drive, Medina, OH 44256
Work Phone: (330) 441-0722
Work Email: maureen@maureenz.com
TOPICS: Impostor Syndrome, Leadership, Presentation Skills
Maureen Zappala is a former NASA propulsion engineer, having spent 13 years at the Lewis Research center in Cleveland, conducting jet engine research. She’s now a speaker and presentation coach, as well as a mom to 2 teenagers. In fact, she says “Raising kids is WAY HARDER than jet engine research. WAY HARDER!”You may think that engineers are not known for their verbal communication skills, but that’s a stereotype to be shattered. In 2009, she was in the top 10 out of 35,000 contestants in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking contest. Today, she’s the owner of High Altitude Strategies, a speaking and coaching service, where encourages high performers to match their confidence to their competence so they have more influence. She’s the author of 4 books, including “Buckeye Reflections: Legendary Moments from Ohio State Football” (co-authored with Jack Park) and “Pushing Your Envelope: How Smart People Defeat Self-Doubt and Live with Bold Enthusiam”


Vice President

Roxanne Kaufman Elliott

ProLaureate Ltd.
32388 Regency Court, Avon Lake, OH 44012
Work Phone: (216)544-7528
Work Email: rkaufman@prolaureate.com
TOPICS: Leadership, Personal and Professional Development, Strategic Thinking, Authenticity, Overcoming Challenges & Obstacles
Roxanne Kaufman Elliott is an i3 (r) Leadership Master; Professional Speaker; certified coach and facilitator. She is passionate about helping people (especially high potential women) and organizations transform their lives, careers and businesses through transformational leadership. Her ‘RoxTalks’ on leadership and personal transformation are passionate, inspiring, motivational and life-changing.


Jack Park, CSP


Financial Insights — Team Gridiron
2439 Andover Road, Columbus, OH 43221
Work Phone: (614) 481-0214
Work Email: jp31@jackpark.com
TOPICS: Ohio State Football…The Great Tradition, Leadership Development, Team Building, Business Development and Planning, Financial Analysis
Noted Football Radio Commentator, Columnist, and Leadership Developer. “The Leadership Secrets of Football’s Master Coaches.” Connecting business with football to develop leadership talent. Author of four Ohio State Football books.

Has spoken in 49 states, and will speak in 23 states in 2014. The preferred high-energy speaker for conventions, sales meetings, client appreciations, and conferences.



Susanna Goulder

Brainiac Smart Strategies
Keynotes, Workshop Trainings, Transformation Coaching
911 Canyon View Rd #212 Sagamore Hills OH 44067
Work Phone: (216) 255-9705

TOPICS: Productivity, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Leadership Development, Personal Development

Susanna helps leaders, teams, and organizations leverage brain science to get more done with less stress. When you understand what your brain needs to function at full capacity, you pave the way for new levels of personal and professional success. This isn’t just “feel good content” that’s going to fizzle out a few weeks from now. Susanna’s programs deliver real results, and are filled to the brim with the latest ground-breaking tools and techniques that have been proven to increase focus, engagement, productivity and performance.

In her previous career, Susanna spent twenty-two years in motion pictures and television. She was the original set decorator for “Sex & The City.”

Director of Membership

Brian Wagner

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Creator of A Radical Vision A Radical Vision

Home 3227 Scioto Farms Dr. Hilliard Oh 43026 Cell Phone: (614) 946-1635 Website: http://ARadicalVision.com
Categories: Employee Engagement, Humor, Keynotes, Vision



Director of Operations

Joe Tulga

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Home 1710 Fawnbrook Court Reynoldsburg OH 43068 Home Phone: (614) 432-3152
Categories: Leadership





Director of Professional Development

Lori Firsdon

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Forte Organizers, LLC
Work 7989 Washington Woods Dr. Dayton OH 45459 Work Phone: (937) 619-3181 Website: http://ForteOrganizers.com
Categories: Coaching, Health, Wellness & Stress Management, Keynotes, Organizational Skills & Time Management, Personal Development & Work/Life Balance



Director of ProTrack

Ray Waite

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Lighthouse Force

Home 2712 Prendergast Pl Reynoldsburg OH 43068 Cell Phone: (614) 425-9156 Website: http://www.lighthouseforce.com
Categories: Design Thinking, Future of the Workplace, Innovation, Leadership