Speakers

CEO Clubs Texas Event & Tour - March 5, 2020

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Jeff Crilley

Picture Jeff Crilley retired from TV news after 25 years in the business to start the country's first "all journalist" PR firm. During his career he made hundreds of national news appearances including CNN, CNN Headline News, FOX News, The Discovery Channel, Good Morning America and The CBS Early Show. He has been recognized by his peers with dozens of national and regional awards including the Emmy, the National Headliners Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Thurgood Marshall Award and in 2004 was named by the Texas Associated Press, "The Best TV Reporter in the state.” For more information, visit www.RealNewsPR.com.

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Janine Stange

Janine Stange is a motivational speaker, singer, and on-air personality. She is best known for her historic journey to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 states – a mission she embarked on to honor our brave. Her story is the subject of “National Anthem Girl” a documentary by Kelly’s Filmworks now streaming on Amazon Prime. Janine has been featured on every major television network, and appeared on national news shows including: TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, NBC Nightly News, and Fox News @ Night. She can be heard every Thursday morning on Sirius XM’s 60’s on 6 with Phlash Phelps. Stange has spoken to and performed for groups across the country ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner-city public schools. She connects to all ages and backgrounds providing a sense of citizenship, duty, and what service-over-self really means. She works closely with non-profits that empower and give back to our military and their families. In 2015, Janine also became the first person to sing the national anthem every hour, 24 hours straight as part of an effort to raise funds for a military charity. In her keynote speech, “Discover Your Mission” – she takes the audience along on her journey. Through stories that are both comical and moving, Stange identifies the pitfalls to goals – and shares four life lessons that helped her navigate through and realize her 50-state goal. Ultimately Janine Stange helps others uncover their own unique life mission and activates them to do what they can, with what they have, where they are.

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John Brown

John Brown is a Serial Entrepreneur with over 50  years experience in a wide variety of industries and companies, including an International Company he founded in 1976 and ran for 28 years. John is a family man, with three sons and eight grandchildren, and recently celebrated 57 years of marriage to his West Texas high school sweetheart, Kay. John is a member of Denton Bible Church and also attends Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas.

John holds a BSME from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an MBA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He received the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam and used his GI Bill to get his Commercial, Multi-Engine and Instrument Pilot Ratings. He has over 1,000 hours as pilot in command.

John was a valued employee of Conoco for many years, beginning as an Associate Engineer & Staff Engineer (Houston, TX) and progressing to Plant Engineer (Egan, LA); Plant Foreman (Grand Chenier, LA) and Buyer & Senior Buyer (Lake Charles, LA). He also served in a Special Assignment analyzing and evaluating large investment opportinities and reporting to the now retired President of Conoco. John has conducted Seminars and Workshops in over 100 cities throughout the US.

John is a 35  year Lifetime Member of the CEO Club and was a Founding Member of the Dallas PAC (Presidential Advisory Council) and SUPER PAC. He Chairs the Dallas Chapter of the CEO Club.  John became a member of Mensa in 1969 and is included in Marquis Who's Who in America, Finance and Industry, South & Southwest and the World. John was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who and has been listed in Marquis Publications for over 20 years. John was also a member of the Inner Circle of the President's Council of the Republican Party and was a Contributing Author for the Book: Steel Homes.

For the past 7 years John has been CEO of Texas Business Centers in Denton providing Office and Warehouse Space and Business Services.  He is Chairman Co-Founder of the Boardroom (www.BoardroomLessons.com), now in it's 7th year, and his passions are his Faith, Family and Businesses of all shapes and sizes.