Speakers

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Tina Constable
Senior VP and publisher of Currency, Convergent, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Crown Forum
Penguin Random House
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Gordon Smith, Ph.D.
President, Ambrose University
“Institutional Intelligence”
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Chris Horst
Chief advancement officer,
HOPE International
“Rooting for Rivals”
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Harold Smith
President and CEO,
Christianity Today
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Theon Hill, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Wheaton College
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Cat Zappa
Director Of Sales
(Audio and Film/TV Opportunities)
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Thomas Umstadtt
CEO of Castle Media Group, Professional Podcaster
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Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages® series
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David Dockery
President,
Trinity International University
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Harold Myra
Former CEO of
Christianity Today
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Mark Galli
Editor in Chief,
Christianity Today
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Michial Miller
Christian Account Specialist,
NPD Book

What People Are saying

  • "Excellent speakers… Inspiration off the charts… Enjoyed the group discussion."

    David Morris
    VP and Publisher, HCCP
  • "A perfect balance of encouragement, enrichment, and high-level insights."

    Kim Shurley
    Director of CBA Sales, Group Publishing, Lifetree Division
  • "The speakers were truly great and the networking opportunities very valuable."

    Jeannette Taylor
    Marketing Director, Somersault Group
  • "I've been to a lot of events like this and I rate the Leadership Summit as one of the best. The quality of speakers, networking and thought leadership is second to none."

    Justin Paul Lawrence
    Director of Sales, InterVarsity Press
  • "It had a great focus on our mission as well as thought provoking presentations and helpful information. "

    Jeff Johnson
    President and COO, Tyndale House Publishers
  • "This was the best ECPA event I’ve been to. The connections made and the teachings were invaluable. "

    Cristopher Garrido
    Spanish Publisher, B&H Publishing Group
  • "This is what industry gatherings should be— thoughtful speakers and discussions, networking, encouraging and inspiring and challenging topics that are meaningful to us."

    Barbara Sherrill
    Executive Vice President/Publisher for the McKenzie Group, Harvest House Publishers
  • "Content was valuable and it was great to see industry experts/leaders in dialogue together."

    Doug Lockhart
    Senior Vice President of Bible Marketing and Outreach, HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • "Leadership Summit was very valuable to me with information I was able to immediately share with my management team. I also met people that I will reach out to in order to help our business grow in the near future."

    Mark Teears
    CEO, New Growth Press
  • "Probably the most productive day and a half that I have spent in a long time. Very well run; great people."

    Brian Allain
    Executive Director, Frederick Buechner Center
  • "I love the concept of Leadership Summit, with its mix of information and inspiration plus networking opportunities."

    Brian Hampton
    Sr. VP & Publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishers
  • "Leadership Summit is fantastic. The sessions are timely, conversations lively, and takeaways immediate!"

    Randall Payleitner
    Editorial Director, Moody Publishers
  • "Instructive, insightful, educational..."

    La Verne Tolbert
    VP Editorial, Urban Ministries, Inc.
  • "The content is excellent. The opportunities for networking are perfect."

    Michael LoRusso
    VP, LSC Communications
  • "Leadership Summit offers publishing leaders an opportunity to collaborate and stay informed on new processes, trends, and cultural movements."

    J.D. Bridges
    VP of Sales & Distribution, Reformation Trust Publishing
  • "The industry stats rock!"

    Lori Cloud
    VP of Marketing, HarperCollins Christian Publishers
  • "This was an excellent conference. Well organized, excellent schedule, great presenters, missional, business value, execution—all superb."

    Jennifer Lyell
    VP Trade Publishing, LifeWay Christian Resources/B&H Publishing
  • "The ECPA Leadership Summit offered an exceptional program for leaders of Christian publishers—stimulating speakers, a wealth of statistical data, the upbeat annual awards program, and multiple networking opportunities."

    Paul Hendrickson
    General Manager, Hendrickson Publishers
  • "Lots of excellent content, and plenty of good opportunities for connecting with peers. That's what it's all about."

    Sean Harrison
    President, Black Earth Group
  • "As a first time participant, I found the group welcoming and the sessions full of great information."

    Suzanne Wilson-Higgins
    Managing Director/CEO, Lion Hudson
  • "Great content. It's always good to find out what others in the industry are doing."

    Mark Taylor
    Chairman/CEO, Tyndale House Publishers

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