Keynote Speaker - Ohio Camp Conference

Keynote Speaker 

Susan Fee photoSusan Fee

Susan Fee is a therapist, author, and national trainer based in Seattle, WA. She specializes in helping clients develop their personal and professional communication skills. She delivers training to individuals and corporations on communication skills, conflict resolution, resiliency, motivation, and presentation skills as well as providing voice-overs for audiobooks, training videos and commercials.

She’s the author of numerous magazine articles and books including, 101 Ways to Make Your Message Stick, 101 Ideas & Insights About Resolving ConflictThe Manager’s Motivation Handbook, Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Facilitator’s Guide, and the college survival guide My Roommate is Driving Me Crazy! 

Susan developed Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. to teach girls ages 8-14 how to develop healthy relationships, regulate emotions, increase self-esteem, and communicate assertively. She’s taught her workshops for Girl Scouts, parent groups, schools, and summer camps. Susan believes every person has a story worth telling and she wants to help young girls in particular tell a powerful one.

Closing Cap Note Speaker

Lance Ozier, EdDLance Ozier, EdD

Lance Ozier, EdD, spent fifteen summers in the Catskill Mountains of New York as a counselor and education coordinator at Morry's Camp.  From 2010 to 2016, he volunteered on ACA's Committee for the Advancement of Research and Evaluation (CARE), and was recognized with a Hedley S. Dimock Award from ACA in 2015.  Lance is also a founding instructor in the Bank Street College of Education's Summer Camp and Afterschool Leadership online certificate program. He is considered an expert on the ways in which schools and summer camps shape the learning lives of students by increasing non-cognitive factors and 21st-century learning skills.

 

When not working with camps, Dr. Ozier works as a professor of education and consultant in American schools and international education programs. Most recently he led a program to develop students' academic and non-cognitive skills for the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Lance's work has been widely published and referenced in several national publications, including The Journal of the Democracy of EducationEnglish Journal, and the Journal of Experiential Education, and he is the author of nearly a dozen articles for Camping Magazine.

 

Luncheon Speaker

Tom RosenbergTom Rosenberg, ACA President and CEO

Tom Rosenberg has a distinguished career in the camp profession and a long resume of service to ACA. He most recently served as the executive director of Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Prior to Camp Judaea, Tom spent more than two decades with Blue Star Camps in North Carolina, most of those years as a director. Tom is a past national treasurer and board member of the ACA as well as a past board president and treasurer of ACA Southeastern. A founding board member of the North Carolina Youth Camp Association, Tom was awarded the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Camp Industry Leadership Award as well as the American Camp Association’s National Honor Award and ACA Southeastern’s Distinguished Service Award. With an educational focus in business, Tom graduated with distinction from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California with an MBA and from the AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a BS in Management. He is also a graduate of ACA’s Camp Director Institute. Tom melds his experience in the camp profession with business expertise, inspirational vision, successful fundraising experience, professional agility, organizational skills, and strategic focus — attributes that are essential to achieving success as ACA’s President/CEO. We are indeed fortunate to have such a thoughtful, dedicated, and experienced leader who is willing to take his commitment to camp, youth development, and ACA to a greater level. Tom, his wife Pam Sugarman, and their son Daniel live in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 

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