October 12, 2021 | Mark Paradies

Must-See Keynote Speakers at the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit

2022 Dream Team of Speakers…

Every year we had a great team of speakers – both Keynote Speakers and Best Practice Session Speakers – at the Global TapRooT® Summit. In 2022, the Summit is being held on on May 2-6 in Knoxville, TN.

Years ago I realized I get to pick the Summit Keynote Speakers so why not pick people I really want to hear from. And that’s what I do…

Who Did I Pick This Year?

Inky Johnson

Inky Johnson

Our opening speaker is UT football hero Inky Johnson.  If you have heard Inky speak, you know how inspiring he is. And I know you will want to hear him again.  If you haven’t heard Inky speak, you need to hear him in person. Ed Mylett calls Inky one of the five best speakers to listen to in the USA.

Inky Johnson

What did sportswriter Gentry Estes have to say about Inky?

“For all the right reasons, Inky Johnson is truly the most remarkable
and inspirational athlete that I’ve ever covered –
and continue to keep up with to this day.”

Truly, it would be worth coming to the Summit just to hear Inky’s talk. You need to REGISTER for the Summit right now to make sure you don’t miss it.

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant (Retired) Kirstie Ennis

The closing Keynote Speaker is Kirstie Innis. While serving in Afghanistan, the CH-53D she was on crashed resulting in losing her leg as well as suffering a torn rotator cuff and labrum, injured cervical discs of her spine, a shattered jaw, severe facial lacerations, traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

She was forced into medical retirement from the Marine Corps but wasn’t done helping people. She decided to help raise funds for nonprofits and founded the Kirstie Ennis Foundation.

As part of Kirstie’s fundraising efforts, she has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Carstensz, Iliza Norte, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Cotopaxi, and the South Summit of Everest. In addition, she has attempted to climb the peak of Everest and Denali. Also, she walked 1000 miles to support the charity Walking with the Wounded.

Kirstie Ennis

Here is Kirstie talking about climbing Acouncagua, the tallest mountain outside the Himalayas…

As you can imagine, Kirstie doesn’t accept limitations and she will inspire you to overcome and achieve!

Vice Admiral (Retired) Joseph Aucoin

Admiral Joseph Aucoin is a Top Gun trained US Navy veteran who has flown more than 150 combat missions in support of joint operations in Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, and Kosovo. He accumulated over 4,700 flight hours and more than 1,300 carrier-arrested landings. His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with “V” (for valor) and the Bronze Star.

Admiral Aucoin was Commander of the 7th Fleet when the collisions between commercials ships and the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain occurred. Although he had warned his superiors about understaffing, maintenance issues, and training issues, the 7th Fleet operations tempo continued to soar to accomplish missions assigned from Washington.

Admiral Aucoin had warned those above him about the risks of asking too much from too few. He personally rejected missions just to be overruled and ordered to get ships underway.

As closing Keynote Speaker on Day 2 of the Summit, you can hear his story and learn lessons about what happens when senior managers ask too much from the people on the front lines. This is a story that every senior manager needs to consider and that everyone concerned about preventing accidents should consider.

Claus Rose

Claus Rose is EHS and Business Continuity Management Vice President for GE Renewable Energy.

Claus Rose, VP GE

Claus is the opening Keynote Speaker on Day 2 of the Summit and will provide practical insight about what senior managers want (or at least should want) from root cause analysis. Take these lessons back to your company to discuss among your company’s senior management.

Ken Futch

Ken Futch

Ken Futch is a great storyteller and you’ve never heard a story quite like the one that he tells. As he explains, he now has much more empathy for people who make stupid mistakes. Ken is the closing speaker on Day 1 at the Global TapRooT® Summit and will leave you laughing and learning. Don’t miss his talk.

Register Now to Hear From These Outstanding Speakers

Attend the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit and hear from this dream team lineup. You will be educated, motivated, and inspired.

Register by CLICKING HERE.

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