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AWMA announces 2014 AWMA Marketplace & Solutions Expo keynote speaker

Tom Flick, president, Tom Flick Communications

Leadership expert Tom Flick will present the opening keynote address at 2014 AWMA Marketplace & Solutions Expo, which will be held Feb. 25-27 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

President of Tom Flick Communications, Flick is nationally recognized for his ability to communicate clear business solutions with humor, wit and razor-sharp insight. He draws from his experience as a former NFL quarterback and his work in corporate America to provide actionable solutions that help people become peak performers personally and professionally. His client list includes Microsoft, Starbucks, Marriott, Hallmark Cards, Boeing, American Express, NASA, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the U.S. Army Rangers.

Flick’s address will highlight the AWMA Distributors Education Foundation (DEF) Leadership Forum at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 26, following a presentation of the AWMA Hall of Fame Award and a welcome address by Mark Davenport, division president, J.T. Davenport & Sons Inc., a division of Core-Mark International Inc. Davenport is the 2014 AWMA chairman of the board.

“We are delighted to be able to present Tom Flick as our keynote speaker,” says AWMA president and CEO Scott Ramminger. “He is a deft storyteller who inspires audiences to lead change, to recognize opportunities for growth, and to adopt a leadership mindset. Our industry is in the midst of significant change, so his message could not be more timely.”

Flick’s presentation will help kick off AWMA’s newly redesigned convention format, which will feature a broad array of educational and networking opportunities in a show that is intended to provide maximum value for attendees and exhibitors alike.

Registration, housing and complete details of the show can be found at

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