Speaker Date Topic
Virtual Meeting - Sean Snaith May 28, 2020
Florida Economy Outlook
Florida Economy Outlook

Sean Snaith, Ph.D., is the director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness and a nationally recognized economist in the field of business and economic forecasting.

An award-winning forecaster, researcher and professor, Snaith applies academic expertise to solve real-world problems. He has served as a consultant for local governments and multi-national corporations, such as Compaq, Dell and IBM. Before joining UCF’s College of Business Administration, he held teaching positions at Pennsylvania State University, American University in Cairo, the University of North Dakota and the University of the Pacific.

Snaith frequently is interviewed in national and regional media and is a sought-after speaker. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Economist and CNNMoney.com and has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Network and Business News Network, based in Toronto.

Known for his engaging presentations, Snaith earned praise from one business editor for making economics not only understandable but interesting.”

Snaith is a member of several economic organizations and national economic forecasting panels, including The Wall Street Journal's Economic Forecasting Survey, the Associated Press’ Economy Survey, CNNMoney.com’s Survey of Leading Economists, USA Today's Survey of Top Economists, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Survey of Professional Forecasters, Bloomberg and Reuters.

Snaith was named by Bloomberg News as one of the nation's most accurate forecasters in 2008. In 2007, he was named California’s most accurate forecaster by the Western Blue Chip Consensus Forecast.

Snaith holds a B.S. in Economics from Allegheny College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.

Snaith is also the host of “Money Clips With Sean Snaith,” a weekly segment produced by UCF TV, which aims to break down complex issues into digestible news about subjects ranging from the job market and housing to the cost of food.

Virtual Meeting - Peter Warmka Jun 04, 2020
Confessions of a Spy - The Art of Human Hacking
Confessions of a Spy - The Art of Human Hacking

Former Senior Intelligence Officer with the CIA with over 20 years’ experience in breaching the security of organizations overseas. Peter is founder of the Orlando based Counterintelligence Institute, LLC.  He is passionate about using his expertise in helping city, state and federal government entities, non-profits, academic institutes, private companies and individuals safeguarding their sensitive proprietary and/or personal data.  Peter is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Peter is an author of numerous publications on social engineering and the manipulation of insiders and he can contribute his expertise: Identity Theft, Security Breaches, Social Engineering, Privacy versus Security, Social Media Profiling, Cyber Security, Espionage

TBD Jun 11, 2020
TBD Jun 18, 2020
Dave Kreepcho - President, CEO Jun 25, 2020
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Dave Krepcho is President/CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; a member of Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the U.S. Second Harvest Food Bank serves a six County area in Central Florida through a network of 550 partner agencies. Last year, Second Harvest distributed enough food for 58 million meals, have trained and placed into jobs 280 graduates of their Culinary and Distribution Center Training programs and generated $100 million worth of SNAP benefits through their award-winning mobile outreach program. Second Harvest’s annual economic impact in Central Florida is $187 million. The organization annually receives Charity Navigator’s Four Star rating.

Dave has 26 years’ experience in food banking in positions such as a national Feeding America Board member, past president of Feeding Florida, chair of the Feeding America eastern region, chaired various national task forces, member of a bi-partisan Washington, DC think tank, serves on the 4ROOTS Board as well as the Florida Nonprofit Alliance. He was the Orlando Sentinel’s Orlando Sentinel’s “2009 Central Floridian of the Year” and in 2019, Orlando Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful People: Philanthropy & Community Voices.” Prior to his role at Second Harvest, Dave was V.P. of Business Development at Feeding America. Before he reinvented himself as a food banker, he had a career in the Advertising Agency business and attended Columbus College of Art & Design.

Dave is married with two children, seven grandchildren.