10 Aug August 10, 2018 – Unique as a Commodity Business Brad Compere, Branding Lucas Conley and TEN Petrochemical Manufacturers’ Susan Grissom
Brad Compere – CEO of Capstone Title
Brad Compere is an attorney specializing in real estate transactions in Austin, Texas. He has more than 17 years of experience working to improve the real estate closing experience for both commercial and residential clients and is a leading expert in the title and closing industry in Central Texas. He currently serves as president and CEO of Capstone Title, a full-service title insurance agency which he founded in 2014. When you think of a title company, you may think of transactions — not relationships. Brad and Capstone Title see it differently. He and his team value love! They love being open and honest, love their team members and clients, love serving others, and love learning and growing. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Austin Division of the South Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Seton Fund’s “Fifty.” Additionally, he is a Member of the Austin Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Member of the Tejas Vaqueros.
Lucas Conley – Journalist and Author of Legacy in the Making: Building a Long-Term Brand to Stand Out in a Short-Term World
Lucas Conley is a journalist with an eye for stories that change and alters the perspective and view of how we see the world, Lucas began his career at The Atlantic and has written for The Boston Globe, Fast Company, ESPN: The Magazine, SPIN, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine, among others. Lucas has been invited to speak about his work on The Colbert Report, ABC World News, CNN’s BookTV, NPR, and at South by Southwest. Lucas books explore the human dimension of business. Author of OBSESSIVE BRANDING DISORDER (one of Strategy + Business’s best books of 2008) and coauthor of THE METHOD METHOD (listed as a “top ten” marketing book in 2011 by Advertising Age), his third book, LEGACY IN THE MAKING, coauthored with award-winning strategist Mark Miller, was published in March 2018.
Susan Grissom – Chief Industry Analyst for the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association
Susan Grissom is the Chief Industry Analyst for the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). At AFPM, she provides expert analytic insight about oil and gas markets, the refining and petrochemical industries, and develops research and assessments of the impact of regulations and policies on fuel and petrochemical manufacturers and American consumers. She is an accomplished midstream/downstream energy executive with expertise in U.S. and international crude oil and refined product supply, trading, logistics and operations, energy economics, finance and corporate development, including strategy, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, with private and public sector experience that includes the U.S. Department of Energy and ExxonMobil.