2016 Featured Speakers

Nick Arnette
Me, We and Glee: How to Have a Great Attitude,
Work as a Team and Keep Your Sense of Humor”

Nick is a motivational speaker who could double as a comedian. He employs humor and practical advice to help his listeners maintain a positive outlook on life and be happier at home and the workplace. Nick has performed around the country for large companies such as AT&T, Unilever, Adobe and Motorola, and has appeared on television programs on A&E, Comedy Central and HBO. He has performed with Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and other comedy legends in some of the country’s top comedy clubs. Nick’s background includes sales, the hospitality industry, education and mortgage banking.


Paul Tom
Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Advisory Council
“Hawaii’s Mandated Health Care for Employers”

Paul has been a member of the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Advisory Council since 1985 and currently serves as its chairperson. He is a senior consultant at Benefit Plan Consultants Hawaii, Incorporated, which provides consulting and actuarial services for employee benefit plans. The firm specializes in health and pension benefits for jointly managed trust funds and corporate, association and public employee benefit plans. He has been active in the employee benefits field for 22 years and has an additional 16 years of property and casualty insurance experience in claims investigations, underwriting, marketing, reinsurance and administration.


Meredith Adler
Performance Food Group
“Insights into the Food and Drug Industries”

Meredith is a director on the board of Performance Food Group, a food service distributor, and provides consulting services to several other companies. She is the top-rated Food and Drug Retailing analyst in Institutional Investor’s annual poll of equity analysts. Prior to her role as a consultant, she was a high-yield bond analyst and worked for Lehman Brothers, which later became Barclays Capital. She served Barclays until her retirement this July. Meredith received her B.A. in comparative religion from Boston University in 1977 and her M.B.A. in finance from New York University in 1985. She is also a chartered financial analyst and is married with two sons, ages 21 and 23.



Clay Clark

Making Your Life Epic and Go From Good to Great: 
Tips and Tools to Maximize Efficiency”

Clay is an entrepreneur, author and consultant who has worked with Fortune 500 companies in many industries. He is a sought-after motivational speaker who has been featured on national television shows and in publications such as Forbes, Business Insider and Yahoo! Finance. Clay has founded successful businesses, including DJ Connection, Elephant in the Room Men’s Grooming Lounge, Epic Photography, Juliet Films & Productions, Make Your Life Epic Business Coaching and the Tulsa Bridal Association & Wedding Show. Since 1999, he has spoken for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Valspar Paint, Farmers Insurance, Hewlett Packard, UPS and many other companies and organizations.