KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Recognizing our 2022 keynote speakers.

Meet the Keynote Speakers

SMPS Heartland Regional Conference

Darcy Luoma

Opening Keynote

Darcy Luoma is a Master Certified Coach, dynamic facilitator, and inspiring motivational speaker. She has worked as Director for a U.S. Senator, Deputy Transition Director for a Governor, and on the national advance team for two U.S. presidential campaigns. As the owner and CEO of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, LLC, she has worked in 48 industries with 210 organizations and more than 500 individual clients to create high-performing people and teams. The media has named Darcy the region’s favorite executive-and-life coach four times.

Darcy balances her thriving business with raising her two energetic teenage daughters, adventure travel, and competing in triathlons.

Darcy Luoma
Master Certified Coach | Author
Thoughtfully Fit

Connect with Darcy on LinkedIn.

Beth Ridley

Lunch Keynote

Beth Ridley is a former corporate executive turned organizational transformation consultant, speaker and author. Beth combines 25 years of global leadership and management consulting experience with expertise in diversity and inclusion and positive psychology to partner with leaders to transform workplace cultures to better achieve their vision and goals. Beth’s work is featured in national publications and she frequently delivers keynotes and workshops at events around the world. Beth lives with her husband and three children in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Beth Ridley
Leadership Expert | Workplace Culture Consultant
Beth Ridley Consulting

Connect with Beth on LinkedIn.

Scott Butcher, CPSM, FSMPS

Closing Keynote

Scott is an AE industry veteran with 30 years of experience in strategy, marketing, and business development. As a former Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for a mid-sized engineering firm, Scott brings a unique perspective to his client work, delivering first-hand industry insight and knowledge. Scott is a sought-after national speaker who has presented for numerous industry organizations including ACEC, AIA, ASCE, NCSEA, PSMJ, ROG, SDA, SMPS, and USGBC. A prolific writer, Scott has authored 15 books, written numerous ebooks, white papers, and blogs including his Marketropolis blog for Engineering News-Record. He is a past president of the SMPS Foundation, an AEC research-focused nonprofit organization, and has served on the national board of directors for the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). In addition to being a Fellow of SMPS, Scott is also a Certified Professional Services Marketer. Prior to joining Stambaugh Ness, Scott was the owner/principal of Aecumen, LLC, a firm providing consulting, facilitation, and training for AEC companies.

Scott Butcher, CPSM, FSMPS
Seller-Doer Coach & Consultant | Blogger | Thought Leader
Stambaugh Ness

Connect with Scott on LinkedIn.