Kevin Paul Scott


Kevin Paul Scott has traveled to six continents and spoken to leaders from more than 100 countries.  Kevin co-founded the leadership consultancy ADDO, which is Latin for "Inspire."  For the last two years, ADDO was #1 on the Best Places to Work list in Atlanta.  ADDO developed the national Chick-fil-A Leader Academy program, the Baltimore Ravens Leadership Institute, and helps companies attract and develop top talent.


Kevin is the author of three books, including his latest, The Lens. Kevin is a frequent guest on numerous media outlets, including Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.

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Laura Strange

National Grocers Association

Laura Strange is the senior vice president communications and external affairs at the National Grocers Association. In this role, she manages a broad portfolio that includes the organization’s strategic communications and messaging, marketing and advertising strategy for programs, initiatives, and events, content strategy for publications and all NGA outlets, including digital, as well as public affairs and media relations. In 2021, Strange led the association's comprehensive rebranding efforts. This was the first such brand enhancement since NGA was founded in 1982, with a new logo, refreshed graphics and color package, and stakeholder messaging.

Strange came to NGA in 2013 from Capitol Hill where she served as communications director for Members of Congress serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Appropriations Committee. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, she held positions in the government relations department for Yahoo! Inc., where she managed an issue portfolio on federal and state levels, and in the communications and marketing division for a state taxpayer trade association. Strange started her career as a staff assistant in the U.S. Senate, and eventually worked her way to take on a role as deputy press secretary. She has a master’s degree in strategic public relations from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina.

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Bob Harris, CAE

Bob Harris, CAE (certified association executive), works with thousands of organizations to improve performance and outcomes.  Outside the USA he works with business associations in Jordan, Japan, Egypt, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Albania, and Cambodia. 

He believes nonprofit organizations should be as efficient and effective as any commercial business or franchise.  He’s been called the “Martha Stewart of association management” for providing tips and templates to make governance and management efficient.   The tools are free at


Simultaneous to his association work, he has worked in hospitality for Hyatt Hotels in Florida for 35 years.


Mark Miller

Mark Miller is the 9th president of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance since 1943. Mark enjoyed a successful 36-year career as a Senior Vice President for the Hensley Beverage Company, the local distributor of Anheuser-Busch products followed by three years with Talking Rain.  He has served as a consultant for the City of Hope and as president of the Arizona Food Council.

Mark was honored by AFMA in 1998 as the “Supplier of the Year.”



Dave Davis

President and Chief Legal Officer

Utah Food Industry Association

Utah Retail Merchants Association

Dave Davis is the President and Chief Legal Officer of the Utah Food Industry Association and the Utah Retail Merchants Association.  Dave joined the Associations in 2007 as their Vice President and General Counsel and was elected by the respective Board of Directors to serve as President in March of 2010.  Immediately before joining the associations Dave spent nearly a decade as the Director of Human Resources and Legal Counsel for Associated Food Stores based in Salt Lake City. 

Dave graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science in 1994 and from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark School of Law in 1997.

Dave and his wife Kerri reside in Draper, Utah and have three daughters and two son-in-laws.

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