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Keynote Speaker

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In A World of Complex Communication, Simple Is The New Brilliant

Dr. Joel Hoomans

Professor of Management and Leadership Studies; Director, Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Program, Roberts Wesleyan College

Prior to working in academia, Joel spent 10 years working in the field of Human Resources for Wegmans Food Markets, eventually becoming the company’s first Manager of Leadership Development. Throughout various roles at Wegmans he was struck by the impact that a best in class organization can have on the growth and development of people when they are invested in and treated as renewable assets rather than expendable resources. In 2006 Roberts Wesleyan College afforded him the opportunity to return to his one-time alma mater and facilitate the advancement of service leadership, strategic agility and people development on a broader scale. In addition to his teaching and administration duties for the college, Joel also enjoys consulting across business, church, government and military sectors. He devotes a great deal of time practicing a lifestyle of faith, fun, family, friendship, servitude, learning, and human development and has a wide range of hobbies that range from board games to kayaking and playing disc golf.

Dr. Hoomans holds a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Roberts Wesleyan College, a Masters of Science in Human Resource Development from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.