Speakers

Janine Driver

New York Times Best-Selling Author

Janine Driver, Body Language Contributor for NBC’s Today Show

 

JANINE DRIVER is the founder and president of the Body Language Institute.

For over a decade while at the ATF, Janine trained thousands of law enforcement officers to decipher fact from fiction using the body language interpretation methods she writes about in her books YOU CAN’T LIE TO ME and the New York Times Best-Seller, YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK.

 

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Janine traveled the globe speaking to the corporate world about the fastest way to save time and grow business.

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Janine educated millions through her virtual workshops, meetings and events on how to build rapport, read body language and increase sales virtually during this crisis. She also extended her expertise to teach others how to read a person who is wearing a mask and how reading non-verbal cues has become more important than ever.

Chris Ng

Managing Partner

Christopher Ng is an equity partner, executive committee member, and managing partner of Gibbs Giden. He is a member of the firm’s Business and Commercial Law and Construction Law Departments where he primarily represents private and publicly-held companies in a wide range of business, commercial and construction transactions and disputes. Chris, a member of the State Bar of California and District of Columbia and licensed to practice in all California state and federal courts, is also an educator, active speaker, published author and frequent contributor to local, regional and national legal publications. For more than a decade, Chris has served as an adjunct professor and lecturer at Pepperdine University, California State University (Northridge), and Loyola Law School (Los Angeles).

Darrell Horton

Director of Credit, Litigation Services

Darrell Horton, ICCE, has more than 30 years’ experience in the credit industry. Prior to joining Litigation Services, he served as global director of credit for several international gaming manufacturers. Darrell also worked as a credit manager in the construction, food and appliance industries. He the current chair elect of NACM’s board of directors and has served on the board of directors for former NACM affiliate Credit Management Association for 10 years, including as chairman. He contributes to NACM’s publication, Credit Magazine, and sits on its editorial committee.

Scott Blakeley, Esq. 

Founder

Scott Blakeley is a founder of Blakeley LLP, where he advises companies around the United States and Canada regarding creditors’ rights, commercial law, e-commerce and bankruptcy law. He was selected as one of the 50 most influential people in commercial credit by Credit Today. He is contributing editor for NACM’s Credit Manual of Commercial Law, contributing editor for American Bankruptcy Institute’s Manual of Reclamation Laws, and author of A History of Bankruptcy Preference Law, published by ABI. Credit Research Foundation has published his manuals entitled The Credit Professional’s Guide to Bankruptcy, Serving On A Creditors’ Committee and Commencing An Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition. Scott has published dozens of articles and manuals in the area of creditors’ rights, commercial law, e-commerce and bankruptcy in such publications as Business Credit, Managing Credit, Receivables & Collections, Norton’s Bankruptcy Review and the Practicing Law Institute, and speaks frequently to credit industry groups regarding these topics throughout the country. He is a member on the board of editors for the California Bankruptcy Journal, and is co-chair of the sub-committee of unsecured creditors’ Committee of the ABI. Scott holds an B.S. from Pepperdine University, an M.B.A. from Loyola University and a law degree from Southwestern University. He served as law clerk to Bankruptcy Judge John J. Wilson. He is admitted to the Bar of California.

Ed Bell

Senior Manager, Credit Administration

Ed Bell, DBA, CBA, ICCE, is the Senior Manager, Credit Administration for W. W. Grainger Inc., a $11B global industrial supplies distributor. Ed has been at Grainger for more than four decades in many key roles such as Branch Manager, Sales Manager, Area Credit Manager, International Credit Manager, Corporate Accounts Credit Manager and National Corporate and Government Credit Manager. His diverse professional experience has enabled him to understand just how instrumental the credit department is in supporting every sale, which contributes and leads a company to success. Ed’s vast experience has enabled him not only to forge deep cross-departmental relationships within Grainger but also to build close relationships with Grainger’s customers which facilitates and grows sales.

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