Information on speakers at the 2019 conference is provided below.

Post conference, any available handouts or presentations will be made available to ACHS representatives at the member area

Saturday 8:00am Breakfast Roundtable, Grants and Measuring Impact

Tina Gridiron is the founder/lead consultant for TLG Solutions. Her company exists to support foundations, higher education institutions, and other non-profit organizations by providing strategic planning, portfolio assessment, technical assistance and fundraising support to increase their impact, influence and sustainability.

Anne HarrisFriday 1:30am - Life as a Faculty Member

Dr. Anne F. Harris is professor and vice president for academic affairs at DePauw University. She holds her B.A. in art history and classical languages from Agnes Scott College, where she became a Mortar Board member. She earned her masters and Ph.D. in art history at the University of Chicago.

John huskinsSaturday 8:00am - Breakfast Roundtables, Understanding the Form 990

John Huskins, CPA, is a Principal with Johnson Lambert LLP where he serves as the exempt organization's tax compliance and consulting practice lead. John is a frequent author and speaker on industry topics and also provides specialized training for the nonprofit industry directly and through partnerships with various professional organizations including the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Society of Association Executives. John holds a MSA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a BBA from Walla Walla University.

Saturday 8:00pm - Breakfast Roundtable, Best Practices in Investing for Nonprofits

Joyce Mary Tania Matz is a Registered Financial Consultant for Linsco Private Ledger Inc. (LPL) who has been involved in asset management and general finance since 2001. Her investment philosophy revolves around encouraging her clients to follow their dreams.

Tania earned her B.S. degree in early child development, business, and Montessori. She holds the designation of Registered Financial Advisor and is working toward her financial charter license. Tania has advised a variety of educational groups, along with the Association Of Catholic Women Inc., General Motors, and the United States Postal Service. Other organizations Mrs. Matz has been affiliated with include the Lansing Postal Community Credit Unions, St. Cornelius and Cyprian Financial Counsel, and the Food Bank.

McCormickFriday 3:00pm - What is Student Engagement and Why Does It Matter for Honor Societies?

Alexander C. McCormick is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University Bloomington, where he teaches in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. He also serves as senior associate director of the Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR).

McCormick directs the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the largest survey of undergraduates that examines the quality of the educational experience.

Tracey RathFriday 8:00am - Breakfast Roundtable, Marketing & Event Planning

Tracey Rath joined Conference Direct in 2009 with a diverse Lodging / Sales/ Culinary background dating back to 1990. From Front Office to Catering to Culinary, Convention Operations and Group Sales, she brings a wealth of firsthand knowledge of how lodging venues and their various departments function, plan and integrate to deliver successful events. Prior to coming aboard, she held the position of Senior Account Executive with Marriott Hotels for 4 years.

N Clay RobbinsThursday 4:00pm - Enhancing the Quality of Life for Individuals and Communities: Various Roles for Philanthropy

N. Clay Robbins is chairman, president and CEO of Lilly Endowment Inc. Robbins joined the Endowment staff in January 1993 as vice president for community development to supervise that division's grantmaking activities. In 1999 he was elected to the Board of Directors. In 2012, he was named CEO and in September 2015, he was elected chairman, president and CEO.

Dung Q TranFriday 11:30am - Growing the Value and Leadership of Honor Societies Through Storytelling and Design

A member of three ACHS-certified honor societies, Dr. Dung Q. Tran, is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organization Development in the School of Business, Arts, and Media at Cabrini University. With regard to research and teaching, Tran is interested in how values-based perspectives and storytelling shape leader identity development and organizational leadership theory and practice. 

Dr. Tara SingerFriday 8:30am - Changes in Higher Education and the Impact on Honor Societies

Dr. Tara Singer was named as Omicron Delta Kappa's fifth executive director in April 2013. As O∆K's executive director, she is the chief executive officer for the society and its foundation.

Tara previously served numerous universities in the south and the midwest, including her alma mater–the University of Louisville. She has a Doctor of Education in educational administration, a Master of Arts in higher education administration, and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in American studies.

Andrea WrightSaturday 8:00am - Breakfast Roundtable, Understanding the Form 990

Andrea Wright, CPA, MBA is a Partner with Johnson Lambert LLP, a multi-office, niche-focused firm that provides audit, tax, and advisory services to not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, and insurance entities. Andrea serves as the Chicagoland area lead partner and also as the designated partner responsible for firm-wide quality of the government practice. She frequently writes and speaks on industry topics, and she is involved in a variety of professional activities including serving on the Association of International Certified Public Accountants Technical Standards Subcommittee and the Illinois CPA Society Ethics Committee. Additionally, she is a Board Member of the Association Forum. Andrea holds an MBA from Morgan State University, and a BBA from Howard University.