The 2019 MMA Convention - Speakers

Cross Insurance Center - Bangor, Maine
October 2 & 3, 2019


Sarah Nichols

Welcome - Sarah Nichols, Mayor, City of Bangor

Wednesday, October 2 - 9:00am

Lucas Richman

Featured Speaker: Lucas Richman, Music Director & Conductor for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, October 2 – 9:00-10:00am

Lucas Richman draws on years of experience leading orchestras around the world. The Bangor-based, Grammy Award-winning conductor shares lessons in life and leadership in an interactive discussion on what it means to be a performer who doesn’t make a sound, but leads an organization to create a unified artistic interpretation among 70 individual performers. He will share what he learned from working with great artists, from Leonard Bernstein to Martin Short to Midori. Lucas will offer inspiration for leaders responsible for guiding diverse organizations and multiple audiences.

John Barylick

John Barylick, Attorney with Wistow, Barylick, Sheehan and Lovely in Providence, R.I.; Author of “Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire.”

Wednesday, October 2 – 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Sixteen years ago, the world was stunned by the news of a tragic fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., which claimed 100 lives and affected far more. This presentation analyzes the causes of that fire, conditions that contributed to its severity, and a discussion of what can be done to prevent similar catastrophes.

Ty Gagne

Featured Speaker: Ty Gagne, CEO, Primex

Thursday, October 3 – 9:00 - 10:15am

Although strikingly beautiful, Mount Washington and the surrounding Presidential Range hold the dubious distinction of having “the world’s worst weather.” The Presidential Range is also renowned for the challenging terrain it provides for alpinists. As such, it has been the scene of hundreds of mountaineering accidents over the years. Ty will provide in-depth analysis of a recent tragedy on the range and extend those lessons, and others learned above tree line, into your roles as leaders, managers, staff and team members.

Joe Minicozzi

Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Joe Minicozzi, Principal, Urban3, Asheville, N.C.

Thursday, October 3 – 11:45am- 1:30pm

Is your city or town built on a smart economic foundation – well-planned and designed, approaching development in a forward-thinking way? Or are you busy running from challenge to challenge – fixing roads and water mains here, offer tax breaks there? Joe Minicozzi, a sought-after, national expert on municipal economics and urban design, will offer insight and humor as he challenges conventional thinking and entrenched biases about development. If you hope to create a strong community, one that is built to last, our 2019 keynote speaker is a “can’t miss.”