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Speakers

 Maureen Beal

CEO – National Van Lines, Inc.

Maureen is CEO and chairman of National Holding Co., the parent of National Van Lines and National Forwarding Co. Since assuming leadership after her father’s 1993 passing, Maureen has seen the organization her grandfather started enjoy steady growth by playing a vital, hands-on role. DiversityBusiness.com has recognized National Van Lines as the 21st-largest U.S. and third-largest Illinois woman-owned business. Crain’s Chicago Business recently listed the company as the 10th-largest woman-owned Chicago enterprise. A past member of the American Moving & Storage Association Board of Directors, Maureen serves on the board of directors of the Moving & Storage Institute, which honored her with its MSI Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service. Maureen will remain at National Van Lines’ helm until her 2019 retirement.

 

Tim HelenthalTim Helenthal President & COO – National Van Lines, Inc.

 

Tim is president and COO of National Holding Company, the parent of National Van Lines and National Forwarding Company. Beginning his moving-industry career when he joined National Forwarding in 1994, Tim has since assumed progressive roles of responsibility within the company, eventually being named to succeed CEO Maureen Beal upon her 2019 retirement. Committed to industry improvements, he was elected Chairman of the International Association of Movers in 2017.  As an expert in relocation services, Tim has also been active in the National Defense Transportation Association and the American Moving & Storage Association.

 

Merril Hoge Former NFL Star and ESPN Analyst & Cancer Survivor

Drawing on his experiences as an NFL star and cancer survivor, Merril Hoge shares important lessons on overcoming obstacles and achieving success through hard work and perseverance.

A former NFL player, one-time ESPN analyst and cancer survivor, Merril inspires audiences with his story of using strength and determination to prevail over life’s hurdles. Beginning his illustrious NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he later joined the Chicago Bears. He retired due to post-concussion syndrome. During his tenure as an ESPN analyst and host, he was well-known for his sharp football knowledge. Merril currently is head coach on “Your Call Football,” a new entertainment endeavor.

Merril was diagnosed in 2003 with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He fought-and beat-the disease using the same tenacity he demonstrated on the field. He shares his moving story in his memoir, “Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life.”

With indomitable spirit and key takeaways that help others “find a way” to their own victories, Merril covers a range of topics, from NFL life to health and fitness to setting and attaining goals. Inspiring and empowering, he delivers essential, real-world insight on surmounting challenges to achieve success, the power of mind and body, and how personal and professional commitment help you live the best life you can.

 

Daniel Bradley Director of Government & Military Relations – International Association of Movers (IAM)

Dan Bradley serves as the primary contact between the Association and its membership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other U.S. federal agencies with whom the IAM Membership conducts business, and which have enforcement and regulatory authority over the moving, forwarding and relocation industries.

Bradley is a U.S. DoD logistician with a broad background in domestic and international transportation operations, including operational level transportation movements and command headquarters policy, guidance, and oversight of freight, personal property, and unit deployment functions. He has held numerous positions in the SDDC, culminating in his assignment as Chief, Domestic Movement Support Division, where he led a staff of 30 in SDDC’s CONUS freight services functions responsible for the commercial carrier registration, performance, and freight tender programs.

Key to his role at IAM, Bradley also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Personal Property (SDDC), where he was responsible for DoD’s Personal Property Program. There, he led 90 personnel in over 12 geographically separated locations to manage the movement of household goods and privately-owned vehicle shipments worldwide. He was involved in the establishment of the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) business rules, engaged with household goods carriers, and hosted monthly Council of Colonels and Captains and quarterly General Officer Steering Committee meetings to guide the implementation of DP3 and its associated Defense Personal Property System (DPS).