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Join us at The Convention for an engaging selection of industry experts at the forefront of their field. These speakers will aim to bring unique perspectives and solutions to your problems.

Inquoris "Inky" Johnson

Grand Assembly Keynote

Growing up, Johnson had always wanted to play professional football and he was making that dream a reality, until September 9, 2006. Johnson attended the University of Tennessee where he played defensive back for the Vols football team. During his football career at Tennessee, Johnson played in a total of 21 games and started 6 of them. September 9, 2006, started out as a regular football game between Tennessee and Air Force. This game changed Johnson’s life forever as a routine tackle turned into a life-threatening injury that made his right arm paralyzed. While the injury ended Johnson’s playing career, it did not kill he spirits. He wrote a book titled Inky: An Amazing Story of Perseverance and Faith. He earned a master’s degree in sports psychology from the Tennessee and spends most of his time mentoring underprivileged children and athletes. Hear Inky’s story and powerful message during the Grand Assembly.

Speakers

Gail Anderson, Esq.

McClelland & Anderson, LLP

Leslie Appleton-Young

Economist

Anne Bonney

Igniting Courage

Carl Carter

Realtor®  Safety

Trista Curzydlo, Esq.

C4 Consulting, LLC

Becky Gean, Esq.

Legal Affairs Manager, Michigan Realtors® 

Cheryl Knowlton

Dynamite Productions, Inc.

Chad Livengood

Senior Editor
Crain's Detroit Business

Jeremias “JMan” Maneiro

Video Influencer & Social Media Specialist

David Pierson, Esq.

McClelland & Anderson, LLP

Marty Rueter

Commercial

John Tuccillo

Economist

Brian Westrin, Esq.

General Counsel, Michigan Realtors® 

Ben Whiting

Rise & ReFocus Morning Keynote

Dale Zahn

Code of Ethics

Special Guests

E’toile Libbett

2021 President, Michigan Realtors® 
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors® 

James Iodice

2021 President-Elect, Michigan Realtors® 
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors®  

Natalie Rowe

2021 Treasurer, Michigan Realtors® 
Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors® 

Sandi Smith

2022 Treasurer, Michigan Realtors®
Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors®

Al Block

2020 Michigan Realtor®  of The Year
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors® 

Maureen Francis

2020 Michigan Realtor®  Active in Politics
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors® 

Rob Campau

CEO, Michigan Realtors®

Greg Hrabcak

NAR 2023 & 2024 Treasurer Candidate
Ohio Realtors®

Kevin Sears

NAR 2023 1st Vice Presidential Candidate, Massachusetts Realtors®

Daryl Braham

NAR 2023 1st Vice Presidential Candidate, North Dakota Realtors®

Gene Szpeinski

NAR RVP, Region 6