Monday Morning Keynote Speaker:
From Pittsburgh, Pa, (Go Steelers!) Bob attended Tuskegee University and majored in Building Construction Technology.
Worked ten years with Bechtel Power Corporations in construction, maintenance, and operations of nuclear power plants, eight years for Alliant Energy in Iowa at the Duane Arnold Energy Center. Bob became the first African American Plant Manager when he was hired by Progress Energy to serve the Lee Plant in Goldsboro NC, one year later he was promoted to General Manager for the Eastern Region Fossil Generation Department. In that role he was responsible for five plants, traveling maintenance, engineering and project management. Bob had the opportunity to leave generation and support the Transmission department as General Manager of Asset Management and in Distribution as the General Manager of the Southern Region as well as the Vice President of the Eastern Region in Energy Delivery for Progress Energy where he was responsible for 13 operation centers, serving 350,000 customers. After 33 years in the industry Bob retired from Duke Energy from the position of General Manager of Fleet Services where he was responsible for managing over 13,000 vehicles and mobile equipment value over $600 million dollars, operating in six states with 58 locations.
Currently, Bob is author of the projected best seller book “Zero Accidents and Injuries, are you willing to pay the price” and President of “Inspire High Performance”, LLC where he gets to follow his true passion of helping companies and organizations build a culture of High Performance where all can work at their top potential every day, thus preventing injuries, saving lives, recognizing errors, and improving processes.
Bob’s outside activities include: Public speaking to youth and men’s groups, volunteering with many charities and civic groups.
Bob’s motto is to, “Make a difference everywhere you go.”
Keynote Speaker for Wednesday:
Regina McMichael, CSP, CET
Regina McMichael, CSP, CET is President of The Learning Factory, Inc. She has 30 years of experience in safety and health education, training, communication and leadership. Regina is known as the Safety Training Ninja, and has authored a book by the same name. Regina helps companies move from compliance driven checklists to human and humanity- based solutions. Her diverse background has allowed her to provide hands-on expertise in the research, writing and production of training manuals, videos and articles. Regina has worked in the construction, insurance, aerospace, automotive and service industries. She loves traveling the world delivering her safety and leadership messages to all types of organizations. Regina also sits on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.