The 2022 Leadership Summit features esteemed industry professionals and many of the NAR Leadership Team. Presenters will share their motivational insights, inspiring messages and lessons they’ve learned from their businesses. View the speakers featured during the 2022 event.
Leadership Summit Speakers
Meet the 2022 Leadership Summit Speakers
Jess Biller, CPBA
Paramount Consulting Group
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Jess is the president of Paramount Consulting Group. He and his team work with businesses in the real estate industry who desire to build high-performing teams. Using a patented process, he helps organizations make more informed hiring decisions and select employees who will be passionate, effective and engaged.
As a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst, Jess helps leaders navigate their organization’s No. 1 challenge: harnessing human potential. Working with individuals or teams, he brings keen insights that challenge current thinking and perspectives, resulting in better decisions and actions.
Prior to starting Paramount Consulting, Jess owned and led a business that began on a shoestring and grew into a multimillion-dollar contracting business serving customers in the commercial sector.
CEO, Move, Inc./Realtor.com®
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David Doctorow became Chief Executive Officer of Move, Inc., operator of Realtor.com®, in February 2020.
Doctorow has held senior executive roles at some of the world’s leading digital commerce businesses. He joined Move from eBay, the global e-commerce business where he served as Head of Global Growth, eBay Marketplaces, since 2016. Under Doctorow’s leadership, the company implemented a number of significant marketing tech and workforce advancements that resulted in major increases in revenue, traffic, and active buyers.
Before joining eBay, Doctorow spent nearly five years as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Expedia, the leading travel technology company, where he helped to guide the overall turnaround of the business and an industry consolidation that included Orbitz, Travelocity, and a number of international brands. Earlier in his career, Doctorow held marketing roles with McKinsey and Hewlett-Packard.
A respected marketing executive, he was named one of Top 50 CMOs to Watch by Boardroom Insiders and a Forbes Top 50 Most Influential CMO.
Doctorow holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Ben Kjar was born with Crouzons syndrome (a craniofacial anomaly), and as a young boy, the doctors told him that he would live a different life.....and that’s exactly what he’s done!!
Ben has risen above any of life’s challenges to become a Victor, not a victim.
Ben is Utah Valley University’s first-ever NCAA Division 1 Wrestling All-American and has represented the USA team internationally.
Ben is an international professional speaker and has told his story to millions around the globe, in front of crowds of up to 10,000 people!
In the past 6 years, Ben has flipped nearly 200 properties and compiled a Rental portfolio of almost 100 multi-family rentals and 3 storage unit complexes.
Ben and his wife, LaCol, are proud parents of 3 beautiful, adopted kids which are 3 yrs old and under.
Ben believes the real way to become truly wealthy is to travel and experience culture and its people. If you can connect with mankind, you will have a rich life.
Doug Hinderer, MA LMFT
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Doug is a licensed marriage and family therapist. In July of 2017, he received an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and currently works part time as a Marriage Therapist at the Chicago Christian Counseling Center. He also has a private practice in which he provides tele-therapy throughout Illinois. In addition to seeing couples and individuals experiencing marital disharmony, he conducts “Marriage Tune-up” workshops for married couples and “marriage discernment” workshops for couples contemplating marriage. You can learn more about Doug and his private practice by visiting his website – happymarriageforlife.com.
Prior to his career in marriage counseling, Doug worked for 36 years in Human Resources. After 25 years with the National Association of REALTORS®, he retired in 2016 as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Association Leadership Development. In 1995, he earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2010, he earned his REALTOR® Certified Executive designation.
Desmond Lomax, CMHC CPM
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Desmond Lomax is a licensed clinical mental health therapist. He has a background of 20 years in public safety, focusing on criminal justice reform. He entered the corporate world working as a consultant for the Arbinger Institute. Desmond started DNA Health Consultant, concentrating on mental health, physical fitness, and its relationship to work performance. Desmond is a sought-after speaker in the field of mental health. Desmond's non-profit illuminateenunity.org focuses on providing mental health resources to students in memory of his oldest son Mateen who died from suicide in November 2019.
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Matt Manzari. Husband. Father. Once Pro Athlete. Twice nearly died. In the midst of his greatest trials, his family and friends were told it was over. From fun challenges like building an athletic career, to tragic ones like fighting for his life, Matt shares practical steps that guide us to victory! On the water Matt did things nobody ever did, in his tragedy, he recovered like nobody imagined! We all face struggles. But can we resolve to have the kind of perseverance Matt had? Would we be willing to look beyond ourselves to see the truth of who we really are? No matter what struggles you are facing, big or small, Matt gives practical steps to not just survive, but thrive!
The Malouf Foundation
The Malouf Foundation exists to confront child sexual exploitation, specifically sex trafficking and online abuse. We fulfill our mission by providing education, promoting healing, and furthering advocacy for survivors.
Our Areas of Focus
Our three focus pillars—education, healing, and advocacy—are how we confront child sexual exploitation. Under each pillar are multiple initiatives designed to maximize impact and support survivors.
The Malouf Foundation was formalized by Sam and Kacie Malouf in 2016 as the non-profit arm of their successful company. A year later, we adopted our flagship cause to confront child sexual exploitation. Today, the Malouf Foundation works with a diverse team of leaders, organizations, and survivors to fulfill our mission. Supported by the network of Malouf Companies™, the Foundation gives 100 percent of our resources to the people we serve.
To learn more about our mission, or to get involved with our initiatives, visit www.malouffoundation.org.
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Mr. Thomas Suit is an honorably retired veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces having served a combined 27 years, six as a Marine, and 21 as a member of the Navy’s Special Warfare Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) teams.
Upon retiring from active duty he continued his service as a civilian in the in Naval Intelligence community for an additional 10 years. He, initially served as a senior analyst, and culminated his career as the Executive Director of the Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).
Mr. Suit’s is a 2003 graduate of the National Intelligence University (formerly the Joint Military Intelligence College) having earned his Master of Science Degree in Strategic Intelligence. His preceding education includes a BS in Workforce Education, Training, and Development. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) program, and the Naval Post Graduate School’s Navy Senior Leader Seminar program. Mr.
Suit is a recipient of the Navy’s superior civilian service award, and while serving actively was the recipient of the Navy’s Peter Tomich award for distinguished leadership.