Keynote Speaker  

Michael Veltri

Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, battle-hardened business executive, and Bestselling author. Recognizing that success in business and life is created by the daily decisions we make, Michael elevates teams, fuel-injects leadership, and improves business performance through better decision-making practices. 

Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and master-instructor in classical Japanese martial arts. He brings his vast experience to every keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.

Prayer Breakfast Speaker  

Roy Smalley

Roy Smalley played 10 seasons for the Minnesota Twins including an All-Star season in 1979 and the Twin’s first World Championship in 1987. Roy ranks near the top in many all-time Twins categories.

Roy is now in his 18th season with Twins television broadcasts. In addition to television, he is Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley, serves as President on the Board of Directors for the non-profit, Pitch In For Baseball, and is an advocate for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. Roy has graciously agreed to visit the show floor for autographs and photos following the prayer breakfast. Photo by FOX Sports North

Educational Workshops

CBD & Hemp: YES or NO! 

Colin Kelley
President - Leafline Wellness

Navigating the risks and rewards of CBD and Hemp in Minnesota & Iowa. Learn the current regulatory structure, risks to avoid, and ultimately, how to take advantage of the CBD opportunity ahead.

Colin Kelley is the President of Leafline Wellness, a producer and marketer of legal hemp derived CBD products. He is also a Member of the LeafLine Labs board of governors, one of two licensed producers and distributors of medical cannabis in Minnesota.  Additionally, Mr. Kelley is an Operating Partner for Merida Capital Partners, one of the largest and most sophisticated cannabis focused private equity funds in the world.  

Refinery Turnaround

Jake Reint, Managing Director Public Affairs - Flint Hills Resources

Do you want to better understand refinery turnaround from an industry leader? 

This is your chance to hear the challenges, opportunities, strategies and tactics that impact the timeline and supply at the terminals.



Who's Your Successor?

Brian Schoenborn,
Attorney, Moss & Barnett

Who is going to run your operation after you and are you adequate prepared? Failing to plan is planning to flyail. Come learn why it is critical to develop your plan & hear from experts on how to do it right.


DOT Drug & Alcohol: Are You Current?

Chuck St. Martin,
Dept of Transportation

FMCSA will present an overview of DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing, including who is subject, the types of required testing, roles and responsibilities of employers, and a summary of the New Clearinghouse rules.

New UST Rules: What Tank Owners Need To Know

Nate Blasing, Jeff Brandon & Carey Mattison - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 

A detailed, deep dive explanation into the new Underground Storage Tank(UST) requirements which were part of the new rules adopted in Spring, 2019.  The rules were amended to include new technologies, codes of practice, industry standards, and address concerns that have emerged during the past 29 years of UST program regulation.


Hazmat & Hours of Service

Jim Fox,
Hazardous Materials Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation 

This session will cover a variety of subjects important to companies that operate Commercial Motor Vehicles, especially those transporting hazardous materials, specifically refined petroleum products.  Topics will include:  Commercial Drivers Licenses requirements, including Hazardous Materials Endorsements; updates to the Hour of Service/Electronic Logging Device (ELD) requirements, and what drivers need to have to in their possession to successfully pass a hazardous materials roadside inspection.

Dinner Banquet Comedian

Cy Amundson - Comedian

 Combining energetic storytelling, observations, and fun crowd interaction, Cy Amundson is a brand of stand-up comedy all his own.  

With performances at the Just For Laughs Festival and a finalist in The Great American Comedy Festival, in Johnny Carson's home town, Cy Amundson received national recognition and has since been on multiple TV appearances, including:   Comedy Central, Conan, MTV, CMT, FOX, and believe it or not... Nick At Night's own comedy show,  Mom's Night Out!