Speakers Bureau

The NACC Speakers Bureau consists of professional and vetted speakers that bring expertise and charisma to their speaking engagements.

Cohen Barnes


For Cohen Barnes, the military helped him realize a much bigger vision and had an enduring impact that forever altered the way he approached his life and community”

“What started as volunteerism has developed into a philanthropic strategy. Cohen has developed a company culture rooted in his passion for people, and provides technology that organizations can thrive on. He hires based on this culture too. “Our team is driven to excel and is competitive, but they are also people of incredibly good character,” Cohen says

An accomplished leader in managed services, Microsoft cloud computing and cyber security, Cohen is singularly focused on his mission to help small and medium-sized businesses in Northern Illinois create a bigger impact by maximizing their mission through optimizing their efficiency and improving their performance through technology. “We may not be able to help the homeless community directly, but we can provide great technology to the homeless shelters so they, in turn, accomplish their mission to help those in need,” Cohen explains. “The more organizations we can help through technology, the larger the impact we can have on our community."

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Elizabeth Carter

Clariant Creative

Erin Doepel Wikstrom

The Doepel Group of Raymond James

Dr. Keith Giaquinto

Giaquinto Chiropractic and Digestion Center Inc.

Jennifer Kramer


Mario Lambert

Populus Group

Rick Lochner

RPC Leadership Associates, Inc.

Craig Lyons

Sandler Training | Craig Lyons, President | Chief Performance Dynamics Inc.

Rebecca Malotke-Meslin

Pleasantly Aggressive

Rebecca Malotke-Meslin is the founder of Pleasantly Aggressive Coaching & Consulting, where she coaches women working in schools to confidently own their leadership to achieve their personal and professional goals.  Rebecca combines a background in social research with 20 years of sales, marketing, communications, and leadership experience to offer a wealth of knowledge and an engaging experience for her clients. She is passionate about empowering individuals and organizations to eliminate barriers and reduce biases to create inclusive spaces. 

Azizi Marshall

Center for Creative Arts Therapy
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Jim Pacetti

City of Naperville

Franklin Rivera

V2M2 Group, Inc
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Laticia Thompson PhD

Legacy Blueprint, LLC
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