Roster Of Influential Speakers Announced For NARS 2017

NARS_NO_YRU.S. Olympian and former NFL football player, former NFL cheerleader,  9-11 distinguished firefighter, and award-winning comedian among speaker lineup for the North American    Repossessors Summit


IRVING, Texas – January 11, 2017 – The North American Repossessors Summit (NARS), an industry event hosted by American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA) and headline sponsor Harding Brooks Insurance, is proud to announce its full list of speakers for NARS 2017.

The summit kicks off with comedian Sam Adams, who gained national attention by winning the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival. His energetic, sam_admscomically-insightful act is 100% profanity-free and filled with observations about his everyday encounters. Adams headlines comedy clubs and corporate events across the country, including last year’s ARA Convention.

shnnon_olnFormer NFL Cheerleader, Pryor Leadership Fellow and inspiration coach, Shannon Oleen will discuss How to Be a Hiring Hero by Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining the Best. Through her experiences, the Kansas City native relates how hard work, the right attitude and passion will lead you to achieving your dreams.

U.S. Olympian Johnny Quinn will deliver the Pledge to Create a Healthy Company Culture. Quinn is an American bobsledder who j_quincompeted at the 2014 Winter Olympics and is currently training for the upcoming 2018 Olympic games in South Korea. He is also a former pro football player who has spent time with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. He is one of only three people to have played in the NFL and competed in the Winter Olympics and inspires people to “Think Like An Olympian” in life!

r_piciottoAs previously announced, Richard Picciotto, the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse and the last fireman to escape the devastation, will keynote the ninth annual event to be held on July 26-27, 2017. The theme of the summit is Your Ticket to Freedom: Access to Tools, Training and Techniques to Excel with Picciotto delivering an inspiring story of hope, bravery and sacrifice to motivate audiences to live life to the greatest potential.

In addition to the many influential speakers at the summit, there will be powerful roundtable discussions and insightful presentations by industry experts Samantha Barnes, Marco Villarreal, Mike Reiter, Boris Jurkovic, Dave Kennedy, and Michelle Stuart.

“This year’s lineup of speakers includes inspirational figures from all walks of life who bring unique viewpoints,” said Jerry Wilson, president of ARA. “Attendees will benefit from hearing presentations that will change the way they view their businesses and profession, creating a better company culture and staff along the way.”

Early bird registration is now open, offering a nearly 25% savings on regular priced entry. In addition, the names of all early bird registrants will be provided to lenders for possible inclusion to their invitation-only vendor meetings they are hosting on July 26. Registration for exhibiting and various sponsorships is also now available for NARS 2017. Get in on the action early to make the most of your sponsorship. The earlier you register as a sponsor, the more exposure your company will receive. To learn more about the opportunities and to register for this year’s NARS, go to


About North American Repossessors Summit

The North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) is a 2-day conference for professionals in the recovery and remarketing industry from across the country to come together to address key issues impacting their industry and businesses. NARS provides an open and collaborative environment for all recovery industry professionals to address challenges and complexities in the industry and lay out the foundation for the future. The summit welcomes recovery specialists belonging to every type of professional organization and association across the country. For more information, visit



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