Denise Ryan

Denise Ryan helps light the fires of enthusiasm so people can do great things.  She is an author, an MBA and a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), a designation of excellence held by less than 10 per cent of professional speakers.  

Her programs have been heard by audiences across the U.S. and Canada.  She has spoken for REALTORS and lenders as well as the US National Association of Home Builders, IBM, and the US Department of Homeland Security.

Denise's talk will focus on something every local association wants - more members and better volunteers!  Denise's interactive sessions are designed to help you get them! 

Here are some of the topics that will be covered cover:

- Effective marketing and moving prospects from clueless to committed
- Having an intentional engagement strategy
- Barriers to effective communication
- Communication styles (you’ll receive a tool you can take back for use with your staff, members, even your loved ones!)

Amanda Kaiser


Amanda Kaiser, MBA, learned strategic marketing at Crayola, then went agency-side in the advertising world, and ultimately landed in her beloved association community where she is a member engagement specialist, researcher, and keynote speaker.

Amanda workeswith dozens of associations large and small, helping them solve complex strategic problems and boost member engagement. Amanda loves this work because associations have the power to improve their member's careers, professions, fields, industries, even the world.

Join Amanda as she shares research-backed insights about the issues that matter most to associations and their members.

Larry Clay

Larry Clay is the incoming First Vice-President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. His firm, Clay Construction, has is a proud member of the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN).

As founder and president of Clay Construction, Larry is the visionary for the business and is a consistent motivator for his team. To our clients he is a creative, authoritative and reassuring presence throughout the building process. His expertise and commitment to premium customer care has earned Clay Construction top awards in customer service. He is an industry leader serving on local, provincial and national home building boards and has been a featured speaker coast to coast. He is passionate about building healthy, comfortable, efficient and durable homes.

Executive Officers will have an opportunity to get to know Larry better during the 2020 PDF. He will sit down with the Chair of the EOC Management Committee Chair in a casual Q&A where delegates will also have a chance to ask questions and learn more about Larry’s interests and what has made him a committed leader within CHBA at all levels.