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PRIMA is proud to announce the week's line up of keynote speakers to get you motivated and revved up!



LaFern Batie, MBA, SPHR | Transformational Leadership
Monday, June 4, 2018

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For over 25 years, LaFern Batie has been recognized as a leader who is committed to helping organizations maximize their potential through effective leadership, compelling strategies, excellent execution and creating exceptional experiences. LaFern has extensive corporate experience in accounting, operations and human resource leadership. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, an MBA and professional certifications in executive leadership, human resources and coaching, all while working full-time and serving as a volunteer and leader in her community. 


David Sears | Strategic Decision Making
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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For 20 years, Commander Dave Sears served in the most elite special operations force in the world, the U.S. Navy SEALs. His vision and mission-oriented leadership has produced results in the most demanding and dynamic environments. A decorated veteran, he planned, led, and executed hundreds of special operations missions in more than 40 countries on five continents. He has extensive management experience in international and multicultural environments and unique expertise in building peak-performing teams and maximizing results. From the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq to the jungles of Colombia and the oceans of the world, Sears has been involved in some of the most significant and defining special operations missions of our time, including the first successful U.S. prisoner of war rescue since WWII.


Gordon Graham | The 7 Rules of Admiral Hyman Rickover 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Gordon Graham has been actively involved in public safety since 1973. He has taken his background as a street cop, supervisor, and manager and has couple this with his experience as a lawyer and his education and training as a risk manager and is the Founder of Lexipol – a company designed to standardize policy, procedure and training within public safety agencies around America. Gordon was the first recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement in 1995, and is the 2008 recipient of the lifetime achievement award in California Law Enforcement. In 2005 he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence from the IAFC for his lifetime work in improving firefighter safety and performance. In 2015 he received the lifetime achievement award from the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute.


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