MIC: The Relaunch Announces The First Round Of Speakers
Remi Adeleke, a veteran Navy SEAL, turned a-list actor and author, leads the stellar line-up of speakers for the first full day of MIC. His start in life was anything but normal. Though he was born into African royalty, his formative years were spent on the drug and gang-fueled streets of the Bronx. Let him take you through his journey to the Teams, acting and creating a life he’d always dreamed of. This is one featured speaker you will not want to miss!
Founder of Bunker Labs and Co-Founder of Veterans for Political Innovation, Todd Connor, will also be taking the stage. He’s a Navy veteran who is passionate about continued innovation and creating the opportunity of the American dream for all veterans. This talk will focus on his lessons learned, building successful coalitions, and how to stay true to your values.
Jamie Chapman has built a successful career around promoting and connecting military talent, creating a staggering economic impact. This Army veteran and active-duty military spouse is one of the original Co-Founders and Chief Operating Officer of the Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce.
The founder behind VirtForce, the innovative digital platform bridging the gap between active-duty military spouses and virtual careers, Kimber Hill, will be a featured speaker! Since launching her company three years ago, it has supported 3,000 military spouses with remote employment opportunities. This alone has created $100 million in economic impact for the country.
Reda Hicks has a background in law, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. Her start-up, GotSpot, helps businesses better leverage the built environment so all kinds of businesses in a community can grow together. She’s also taken her years of experience into her consulting firm, where she supports other businesses by teaching more effective operational methods.
In 2014, Lindsey Litton founded The Litton Group. In 2016, she co-founded MilHousing Network, the national real estate network for military families. She and her team reached $100 million in real estate sales within five years! Her Facebook Live series, The PCS Show™, helps its audience—45,000 military families—relocate to new duty stations. To support these programs, Lindsey has generated $500K in revenue from negotiated sponsorships with national brands.
Marine Corps veteran Chris Hoffman knows all about navigating challenges and turning them into success. Since his transition out of the service, he has become an award-winning entrepreneur and podcaster! Chris founded the Ambitious VET Network, which has provided to post-9/11 veterans who have realized that immediate transitional education expires on your pathway to reaching your potential post-military.
Annette Whittenberger is a retired Army combat veteran and military spouse. Over the last few years, she has poured herself into writing as a method of healing from her trauma and mental health struggles. She is now an accomplished author, international speaker, podcaster, mental health advocate, and mentor.
This former pilot and military diplomat has learned and accomplished a lot over the years. Dan Manning has now created a sought-after training program that focuses on Human-Powered Innovation. As he transitioned from the military, Dan combined those experiences with the psychology and neuroscience of how humans think and communicate to distill transformative lessons leaders can use to create high-performing teams.
Lizann Lightfoot, also known as the “Seasoned Spouse”, has spent the last six years using words as a method to unite the military community. She recently published her third book, Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses, in 2021. She now works as the Senior Content Editor for PCSgrades.
This year’s Round One line-up is a must for a true MIC experience. See you there!