FleetCon 2020

August 24 - 26, 2020
Embassy Suites
Loveland Hotel & Conference Center, Loveland, CO

Our 2020 Sponsors

Keynote Speakers

Jim Davidson† †|† †Paul Lauria† † |† † †Jimmy Page

Jim Davidson |†Resilience expert, expedition leader and New York Times bestselling author

Jim Davidson is a resilience expert, an expedition leader, and a New York Times best-selling author.† From his 36 years of adventure and survival, Jim distills compelling stories and uplifting lessons about how to overcome change, challenge and uncertainty through resilience.††

He shares motivating keynotes and workshops on personal resilience, resilient teamwork and resilient leadership. Jim has scaled high peaks from Argentina to Nepal, from Bolivia to Tibet. The US National Park Service has commended Jim twice for volunteering for successful high-altitude rescues in Colorado and Alaska.

While first attempting to ascend Mt. Everest in 2015, Jim and his partners survived massive earthquakes and avalanches. He shared his incredible experiences and insights with CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Smithsonian Channel, PBS and more.†† Jim returned to Everest in 2017 and summited safely.

For 20 years. Jim worked as a hydrogeologist (B.S. & M.S. degrees) and ran his own environmental consulting firm.† Earlier he worked as an industrial painter on high-voltage electrical towers carrying 230,000 volts.

Jim co-authored the New York Times best-selling survival memoir, "The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival".† The Ledge won the National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature and was picked one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon.† His epic survival story was featured in an international TV episode of "I Shouldn't Be Alive" on the Discovery Channel.

Paul Lauria | President & Co-Founder, Mercury Associates

Paul Lauria is a co-founder of Mercury Associates and is the firmís President. His areas of expertise include alternative financing approaches, fleet management best practices, cost charge-back methodologies, and fleet rightsizing. Over his 30-year consulting career, Mr. Lauria has worked with a wide array of organizations in the public and private sectors touching on virtually every facet of fleet management and operation. He has conducted presentations and workshops on fleet management best practices for almost 50 organizations in 19 countries around the world; directed research studies for entities such as the RAND Corporation and the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies; and served as an expert witness in several class-action lawsuits and arbitration cases. He also has authored articles for a large number of transportation and fleet industry journals.

Prior to co-founding Mercury in 2002, Mr. Lauria held positions as the Vice President and Director of Fleet Management Consulting Services for Maximus, Inc.; Senior Manager in the National Transportation Consulting Group of Ernst & Young; and a transportation analyst with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Durham (NC) Transit. Mr. Lauria earned his MRP in Transportation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.

Jimmy Page | Speaker, Trainer, Author, Consultant and Leadership Coach

Jimmy Page†is a speaker, writer, trainer and leadership coach and his mission is to inspire and activate the heroic potential and greatness in others. He currently serves as the West Divisional Vice President for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Prior to that, Jimmy was a leader in the health & fitness, medical wellness, and sports performance industry.

Jimmy has coauthored several books including One Word, Life Word, WisdomWalks, True Competitor, PrayFit, and Called to Greatness. He is a frequent speaker for companies, schools, sports teams, and non-profits like the NCAA, National Security Agency (NSA), YMCA, Salvation Army, State Farm, Baltimore Ravens, and many others. He is a featured columnist for Sports Spectrum Magazine and has been interviewed by CBS News, Fox NY and Fast Company. His experience as an operator, entrepreneur, and consultant helps him create high-performing, positive teams.

Jimmy is also the Co-Founder of Believe Big, Inc. He and his wife Ivelisse started this innovative cancer foundation following her victory over cancer, bringing together the conventional and integrative medical communities. As a lifelong athlete, Jimmy still cycles and competes in Spartan races. Jimmy and Ivelisse live in Fort Collins, Colorado and have four grown kids - Jimmy, Jacob, John, and Grace.

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