Sessions and Speakers

Keynote Speaker #1

Judi Holler is an author, keynote speaker, thought leader, podcaster, improviser, and the creator and CEO of the Haus of {&}™, a bespoke methodology and lifestyle brand that helps teams, companies and the humans inside them open the door to what’s possible. 

Judi’s professional accomplishments have gained her praise with mentions in Forbes and Success magazine. Additionally, her top-rated podcast, “Yes, And” with Judi Holler, highlights her professional improv training at Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago, bringing the improv mindset to listeners each week with a focus on mental health, high-performance habits and spirituality.

For the last decade, Judi has worked with companies like Four Seasons, Marriott, Bank of America, T-Mobile, the Boston Red Sox, Ritz-Carlton, Zyia Active and more teaching the power of the improvisational mindset. Each year Judi speaks on stages around the United States and beyond to audiences of 10-10,000, sharing about the improvisational mindset with her interactive, high-vibe and inspirational keynote speeches.

Breakout Speaker

Julie Cain Burkhard is an initiate of the Beta Sigma chapter at the University of Georgia. She is an Alpha Chi Omega Past National President and a past chairwoman of NPC. Julie serves as a founding board member and past president of the FSPAC. She is also a current director and former president of the FSAF. Julie has led the nominating committees for both the FSPAC and the FSAF and currently leads the fundraising efforts of the FSAF. Professionally Julie is the chief development officer of the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation. 

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Krystal N. Clark, M.Ed., a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/psychology at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and Master of Education degree in college student personnel at the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon graduation, she moved to Durham, North Carolina, where she served as the program coordinator for fraternity & sorority life at Duke University. In 2011, Krystal moved to Nashville to take on the role of associate director of Greek life at Vanderbilt University. In 2013, she was selected to lead the newly created Office of Student Leadership Development. In 2020, Krystal became director of employee learning and organizational effectiveness in Vanderbilt University Human Resources.
  
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n 2010, Krystal became a part of Tri Delta as an Honor Initiate and has volunteered locally and inter/nationally during her membership. She has been involved with numerous nonprofit organizations and most notably, in 2017, Krystal became the first Black president of the Junior League of Nashville in its 96-year history. She served two terms as chair of the Advisory Board of The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and in 2021 became the chair of the Board of Directors for the Belcourt Theatre. Krystal is a member of the Class of 2015 of Nashville Emerging Leaders, an alumna of the New Leaders Council and a member of the Class of 2017 of Leadership Nashville. In 2020, she established Equip To Thrive, LLC to offer compassionate personal and professional development opportunities for “talented and imperfect” people.

Barre3, live music, Formula One racing, engaging in world champion-level binge watching and Trader Joe’s are where you’ll find Krystal in her free time. 

 

Breakout Speaker

Dr. Gentry McCreary is the CEO and managing partner of Dyad Strategies LLC, a consulting firm working with college campuses and fraternal organizations on issues related to research, assessment and strategic planning. Over the last seven years, Dyad Strategies has been engaged in a longitudinal research project aiming to better understand the culture of fraternity and sorority chapters and trends within the fraternal community. The surveys developed in that research have been completed by over 100,000 fraternity and sorority members across North America.

Prior to his work at Dyad Strategies, Dr. McCreary worked for more than 12 years in higher education, including nearly five years as director of Greek life at The University of Alabama. His award-winning research examines the psychology of hazing, the moral development of college students, and the roots of fraternal brotherhood and sisterhood. He is a widely sought-after expert on Greek life and hazing prevention and has appeared on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News and CNN Headline News.

 

Breakout Speaker

Ginny Carroll is a frequent keynote speaker for associations and college audiences throughout the country through her consulting business inGiNuity, focused on building personal competence and improving team synergy through skill development workshops, board orientation, governance coaching, strategic conversations and more. She also serves as the executive director of the Circle of Sisterhood, a nonprofit leveraging the collective influence of sorority women to raise financial resources for entities around the world that are removing educational barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression.

Ginny is a member of Alpha Xi Delta and spent 15 years working on the Alpha Xi Delta professional staff team in roles from traveling consultant to national executive director. Her work and commitment to the interfraternal community has been recognized with accolades including the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors’ Anson Award, Alpha Sigma Tau’s McCrory Award, Delta Delta Delta’s Vision Award and Phi Sigma Sigma’s Josette Kaufmann Award. 

Breakout Speaker

Libby Gutschenritter is an engagement manager at One Love and is responsible for overseeing education programs across the Pacific Northwest, working with schools, student leaders and local facilitators, in addition to supporting the ongoing development of curriculum and training materials. She has nearly a decade of experience in K-12 education and programming. Libby graduated from Hamilton College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy and holds a master’s degree in secondary mathematics education from Relay Graduate School of Education.

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Donna Smith Chereck is an initiate of the Alpha Phi chapter at The University of Texas at Austin. She is an Alpha Chi Omega Past National President and past Foundation board member. Donna’s experience as the previous advocacy chairman for NPC aligns with her advocacy role as a board member of the FSPAC.  She currently serves as the vice president of communications for the FSPAC, allowing her to prepare statements and recommend strategies for external and internal communications. Donna also serves as a director of the FSAF.

Breakout Speaker

Rhea Kimble is an engagement manager for One Love in the Pacific Northwest, focused on partnering with community-based organizations for relationship health education. Rhea has more than 10 years of experience working in nonprofits, assisting with outreach programs and mentoring youth through the performing arts. She studied broadcast journalism and theatre arts at the University of Miami. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Renton Historical Society and Restoration of the Arts and brings her passion for telling stories and building relationships to One Love. 

Education Track Descriptions 

ALUMNAE CHAPTER OFFICERS AND ALUMNAE VOLUNTEERS TRACK

The Alumnae Chapter Officers and Alumnae Volunteers Track will focus on member engagement, leadership development and the sisterhood created through the alumnae chapter experience. Attendees will experience opportunities for personal development, goal-setting, networking with fellow alumnae leaders, interactions with lifetime engagement staff and more. We look forward to exploring how our alumnae chapters can continue seeking the heights together! Questions? Please contact lifetimeengagement@alphachiomega.org.

COLLEGIANS AND COLLEGIATE VOLUNTEERS TRACK 

Collegiate chapter delegates, chapter advisors and province collegiate chairs should plan to attend the Collegians and Collegiate Volunteers Track. This track will focus on exploring sisterhood development, creating a sense of belonging in collegiate chapters and member retention. Plan to engage in meaningful conversations and leave with tools to further support collegiate members and the collegiate experience. We look forward to this valuable time together! If you have any questions, please contact collegiateexperience@alphachiomega.org.

LOCAL HOUSE CORPORATION TRACK

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is excited to host educational sessions specifically for local house corporation (LHC) representatives! Our time together will be spent on an introduction to the new online reporting system, best practices and accountability. We look forward to seeing many LHC representatives at convention for these educational sessions! Please contact Laura Eisler, director of housing, with questions.

GENERAL EDUCATION SESSIONS

Attendees not designated to attend a track have the opportunity to select from a list of general education sessions to further personal and professional development. Topics might include inclusion and belonging, healthy relationships, personal goal setting and government relations. 


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