Ethics

Scott Reed

Business | Ethics

Scott Reed serves as CEO and a principal partner of Hardy Reed, LLC, a fee-only RIA. Scott is a CIMA® and an AIFA® designee. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of IMCA’s Endowments and Foundations Certificate and a 2003 graduate of the Securities Industry Institute. A graduate of Vanderbilt University. Scott is a 1997 “Top 40 Under 40” in the State of Mississippi. Read More…

Braxton Brady

Faith | Education | Ethics

Braxton Brady is the Chaplain and Director of the “Building Boys, Making Men” Program at Presbyterian Day School, an independent school serving over 630 boys in grades PK-6 in Memphis. He also serves as the Chaplain for the University of Memphis football team. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and his Masters of Arts in Theology from Covenant Theological Seminary. Brady has served on the boards of various inner city ministries in Memphis. He is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program, a program that helps disciple and develop spiritual leaders in the city of Memphis. Serving and living in the inner city of Memphis has given Brady a unique perspective on the challenges all young men face in their journeys to manhood, no matter their social or economic status.Read More…

Neil White

Character | Redemption | Motivational Keynote

Neil White appeared to have it all – beautiful wife, two healthy children, and his dream career as a journalist and magazine publisher. He showered those he loved with nice cars, beautiful homes and luxurious clothes. He loaned money to family and friends, gave generously to his church, and invested in his community – but his bank account couldn’t keep up. Soon he was moving money from one account to another to avoid bouncing checks. The FBI discovered his scheme, and a judge sentenced him to eighteen months in a federal prison in Carville, Louisiana that also happened to be home to the last people in the continental United States disfigured with leprosy. It was there, in the most unlikely of places, “In The Sanctuary of Outcasts,” that he realized the trappings of appearance and rediscovered the value of simplicity, friendship and gratitude. Neil’s story resonates with whitecollar professionals who also find themselves under financial pressure and tempted to break the rules, not believing they will pay the consequences.  Read More…

William Owens

Fraud Prevention  |  Company Ethics

The architect of the healthcare fraud at HealthSouth Corporation, Owens was one of the first to blow the whistle on CEO Richard Scrushy; his plan to fake earnings to the tune of 2.7 billion dollars earned him 43 months in a federal prison. Owens accepts full responsibility for his crimes and travels the country teaching companies how to be proactive in their fight against fraud. “I paid my debt to society and I paid a very dear price,” he said. “I realize I had my priorities wrong for a lot of years.”  Read More…

Jay Myers

Entrepreneurship

The founder of Interactive Solutions, a Memphis-based firm that integrates high end video conferencing technology with audio-visual components to customize communications for healthcare, education, federal government, and corporate organizations, Jay ‘s company has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list 6 times in the past 11 years. ISI has received numerous corporate awards, including 19th overall small business in the Southeast by Business Leader Magazine.  Read More…