Keynote Speakers

The 2018 Safety & Health Excellence Conference will provide an conference kickoff with Scott Lesneck and close with a motivating conclusion to the conference with Terry Gray to energize you to carry back what you learned to help advance your program forward. 


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Scott Lesneck

Scott Lesnick is a high content international speaker who is motivational, instructional and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive breakout sessions and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott is a professional member of the National Speakers Association as well as the Dean of the Academy for Professional Speakers. He received the “Rising Star” award!  He is a graduate of The University of Miami, Florida. His memoir, “Kidjacked – A Father’s Story” was recently published to critical acclaim. In addition, Scott has 28 award-winning sales and management years at Shaw Industries a Berkshire Hathaway Fortune 500 company. 

Kidjacked: Challenges, Growth & Triumphs

Imagine how much the guy who figured out a way to rescue his two small children when they were kidnapped to the Middle East can teach you about safety, perseverance and seeing the big picture in your professional and personal life.

Scott amazingly devised a daring plan to reunite with his two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East. No laws required them to be returned! This proved to be a significant test of both Scott's resolve and the strength of his conviction. The abduction and how he ultimately retained custody of his children led to the principles of tenacity and persistence displayed in this can't miss keynote presentation.

Some key takeaways from this session will be: 

  • Increase your leadership abilities through relationship building,
  • Improve your communication effectiveness with both management and staff,
  • Recognize when stress may be affecting business decisions,
  • Provide you with tools to reduce stress and increase focus,
  • Develop new approaches to long-term challenges through strategy, tenacity, and
  • Learn to grow, mentor and lead even during times of significant change.



Closing Speaker

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Terry Gray

Terry D. Gray works as a pipe fitter for the sole provider of aircraft carriers for the US Navy and
the largest industrial employer in Virginia. Terry has been a pipe fitter for 14 years with several
of those years holding multiple leadership roles for, safety, non-profits, churches and industrial
companies. As a husband, father, minister, musician, motivational speaker, craftsman and safety
task leader, he has seen the need for ownership and sharing the burden when it comes to safety.
As a result of his efforts and passion Terry was awarded the 2013 Vice President’s safety award
the 2016 VPPPA Health and Safety Achievement Award at the VPPPA national conference and
Terry also has been awarded the 2017 “Model of Excellence” award which is the highest
recognition given at his workplace. Terry has been invited to companies and organizations
around the country to share his “Safety Man Movement” message and has spoken to thousands
about the Safety Man Movement. Terry is a powerful highly energized presenter that
passionately shares information that resonates in the hearts of all who hear it.

Courageous Culture Change Champions (C4)

The Safety Man Movement “C4" is the next level of commitment and growth.  The SMM C4 is an explosive motivational message to empower the twenty percenters!  Everyone knows that 20% of the work force is responsible for 80% of the work and the 80% only account for the other 20%.  We want to empower those that carry the load and are making change  how to get to the next level and raise the bar for everyone. We want to encourage and motivate you to push to the next level of success. We want you to be able to succeed through tough times and overcome when you encounter opposition. Explaining how to stay courageous in their efforts and help to create momentum