EVENT SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

 

VINCE LEISEY | HOST

CEO/Inspirational Speaker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate.

Vince leads an organization that is on the cutting edge of a shifting real estate industry. He encourages a culture that attracts all generations & has pioneered a mega office that people actually want to spend time in. In October of 2018, Vince’s company was recognized as Entrepreneur Magazines 2nd Best Top Company Culture in the USA & was the only Residential Real Estate Company on the list.

SOME OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Founder of the The REThink Council - a BHHS Millennial think tank 

  • Named Swanepoel’s Power 200 for 2022 – rankings of most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry

  • Named RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker (Futurist) 

  • Real Trends, recognized BHHS Ambassador in 2016 as one of the 10 fastest growing real estate companies in the USA over the last 10 years (all organic growth)

  • Youngest person to win the prestigious Prudential Real Estate Broker of the Year award.

  • June 2018: Awarded “The World’s Greatest Company Culture” & featured on the National TV Show​ “The World’s Greatest”

  • His Village Pointe office is one of the most productive residential brick & mortar offices in North America for closed units (2021, 9937 units)

  • BHHS Ambassador Real Estate Company closed 13,366 units & $4.1 billion in sales volume in 2021.

  • President of The Jet Foundation – a foundation that awards the best college football return specialist each year The Jet Award, the proceeds from this event goes to scholarships for the Trades

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JERRY CROUSE | GUEST PANELIST 

CEO | Tenaska, Inc.

As Vice Chairman of Tenaska Energy, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Tenaska, Jerry K. Crouse leads one of the leading independent power producers in the U.S. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Tenaska has regional offices in Dallas, Denver, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Houston, Boston and Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Forbes magazine consistently ranks Tenaska among the largest privately held U.S. companies. 

Tenaska and its affiliates have developed approximately 10,500 megawatts (MW) of natural gas-fueled and renewable power generation, and manages operations for approximately 8,200 MW of power generation consisting of 12 power plants owned by Tenaska in partnership with other companies, directly operating 7,700 MW. Tenaska affiliates also market natural gas and electric power and provide energy risk management services. Tenaska is involved in asset acquisition, fuel supply, natural gas exploration, production and transportation systems, and electric transmission development. 

Crouse is vice chairman of the Board of Stakeholders and serves as a member of various management committees that oversee Tenaska business units. Prior to his position as vice chairman and CEO, Crouse served as Tenaska's chief financial officer. He has extensive financial management and accounting experience, primarily in the energy and services industries. Before joining Tenaska in 1991, Crouse was a certified public accountant in the audit division of Arthur Andersen, LLP, serving a variety of clients with their accounting and planning needs. Crouse earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota. 

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BRET GRIESS | GUEST PANELIST 

Executive Partner | Siris 

Mr. Bret Griess (Executive Partner) was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of CSG Systems International, a global leader in revenue management and cloud payment solutions. He was with CSG for nearly 25 years, holding a variety of positions in Operations and Information Technology. Griess oversaw the development of CSG's first comprehensive cybersecurity program, introduced the industry's first public, cloud-based business support solution and led the company through its largest acquisition and contracts, valued at more than $2 billion. 

Mr. Griess is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Nebraska Methodist Health Systems and Midland University. He holds a Master of Arts in Management and Bachelor of Science from Bellevue University, along with an Associate of Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force. Mr. Griess previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Student Loan Finance Corporation and CSG Systems International, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Equiniti. 

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CHRISTY BUDNICK | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

CEO Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Christy Budnick serves as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network. In her role, Budnick oversees the global real estate brokerage franchise network which is made up of more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, India and The Bahamas. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity.

 

Budnick is listed amongst the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP 200), ranking one of the 200 most powerful and influential executives and leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry. 

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SHERRI JOHNSON | MODERATOR

National real estate coach

Sherri is the premier, national real estate coach offering world-class coaching, keynote, consulting while delivering accelerated results. No other coach matches her distinguishing 20 years of experience as a top agent and executive of a Top-3 National brokerage.


She has recruited, trained & coached thousands of agents & was responsible for leading over 700 real estate agents and over $1.7 billion in annual sales volume.

Sherri’s relevant, real life & proven strategies coupled with her high energy produce immediate results & can triple your income regardless of your current production!

 

Sherri is the national speaker for Homes.com for Secrects of Top Selling Agents national tour as well as the Official Real Estate Coach for McKissock Learning and Rea Estate Express companies.

 

Sherri she the author of 90-Day Boot Camp, a success plan for agents that will accelerate results in 90 days and she has won numerous awards, most recently recognized as a RISMedia NewsMaker Influencer in 2020 and 2021.

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