Troy Nix is the founder, president and CEO of First Resource, Inc. – the only association management company focused exclusively on providing value to America’s manufacturers. A 20-year veteran of the manufacturing sector, Nix is a military veteran and proud graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management. Prior to his experience in manufacturing association management, he worked in economic development, specifically focused on developing the plastics industry in Indiana, and as Department Manager at Mobil Oil.
Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs, Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association
Gary A. Jones is the director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association in Fairfax, VA. His primary responsibility is to monitor and analyze EHS regulatory activities at all domestic and some international government levels. He provides representation on behalf of the printing and specialty graphic imaging industry.
With nearly 20 years of marketing communications experience under her belt, Shelly Otenbaker has the experience, knowledge and determination to help companies develop and implement strategic communications strategies focused on improving their businesses bottom line.
Passionate about driving results, she takes a strategic approach to partnering with clients to determine what differentiates them from the competitor, developing impactful messages and determining the right tools to deliver those messages to key audiences.
Rebecca Scott is a Business Technologist, a Strategy Consultant and the founder of Vivid Spring Solutions. Starting in the Spring of 2020, Rebecca will host a new podcast titled “Humans, Now and Then.” She has a 20-year career that spans multiple industries, and has spoken at numerous local and international conferences on topics including Innovation, Team Dynamics and Employee Success.
Brian Landis brings more than 40 years of industry and consulting experience to his current role as President of Ancrage Consulting LLC. Prior to starting Ancrage Consulting, Landis helped found the Butler Business Consulting Group and led client service delivery for 13 years. From its inception in August 2006, the Consulting Group engaged its nine professional project managers in 180 projects with more than 100 companies in 21 industries.
Jeff Peterson is the Executive Director of the Foil & Specialty Effects Association and Managing Editor of PostPress Magazine, a quarterly publication covering graphic finishing and bindery techniques, including foil stamping, embossing, die cutting, UV coating, perfect and mechanical binding, folding, and more.
Partner and Director of Manufacturing, Mueller Prost
Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP is a partner and director of manufacturing, distribution and plastics industry services at Mueller Prost. Devereux’s primary focus is on tax incentives for the manufacturing sector. Mueller Prost’s Tax Incentives Group is nationally recognized and has assisted hundreds of manufacturers capture these benefits. Mike regularly speaks at manufacturing tradeshows and events, and he writes regularly on tax topics relevant to the manufacturing sector.