Keynote Speakers

Tuesday Keynote Presentation: Charlie Plumb

Captain Charlie Plumb graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and
went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over North
Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home,
Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned in an 8 foot x 8 foot cell.
He spent the next 2,103 days as a Prisoner of War in the communist prison camps.

During his nearly six years of captivity, Charlie Plumb distinguished himself
among his fellow prisoners as a professional in underground communications, and
served for two of those years as the Chaplain in his camp.

Since his return home, more than 4,500 audiences in nearly every industry have
been spellbound as Captain Charlie Plumb draws parallels between his P.O.W.
experience and the challenges of everyday life. He has shared his message to an
even wider public through appearances on Good Morning America, CNN,
Nightline, Larry King Live, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

One of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time, Charlie Plumb’s
presentations are as he is, sincere, straightforward, and humorous. His presentations
are tailored to motivate each specific audience he encounters. His insights on how
to cope with the difficulties as well as the opportunities in life have a positive
impact on those who hear his message, those who read his books, and those who
come to know him as a friend.

Captain Plumb’s Military Honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit,
the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the P.O.W. Medal.

Wednesday Keynote Presentation: Kina Repp

Kina survived a horrific workplace accident that left her fighting for her life. Kina is now a safety speaker, inspiring and motivating audiences all over with her presentation “Safety Beyond PPE”. Kina’s message addresses the importance of training, safety procedures, and a great attitude can keep you and the people around you safe.

She started speaking in hopes that her work place injury could help others take safety more seriously, making a negative a positive by reaching as many people as possible in the area of safety. Not just at work, but in life.

Kina’s story carries a message about commitment and making safety personal. Kina is living proof how one can:

    1. Turn adversity into positive energy and success


    1. Overcome obstacles


    1. Deal with fear and adversity


    be the best you can be, regardless of your circumstances

Kina Repp is becoming a sought-after motivational and inspirational safety speaker, traveling the country, spreading her message of resilience and optimism