2019 Pamplin Leadership Development Conference

The 20th Annual Pamplin Leadership Development Conference took place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in German Club Manor. Conference highlights included a phenomenal speech from keynote speaker, Lorenzo Amani, presentations from company sponsors, Grant Thronton, EY, Paycom, and Hilton, and breakout sessions from Target, KPMG, ETS Recruit, and CBIZ. Conference attendees also enjoyed networking time with company representatives and delicious food from Panera Bread and Personal Touch Catering!

2019 conference attendees were greeted by the Hokie Bird to kick off the conference!

2019 conference attendees were greeted by the Hokie Bird to kick off the conference!

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Keynote Speaker

Lorenzo Amani has two Bachelor’s of Science degrees, in Apparel Housing and Resource Management and Sociology from Virginia Tech. He completed a Master’s of Education in Higher and Post-Secondary Education from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Administration and Public Affairs at Virginia Tech. His research and professional practice areas are in public workforce planning and development, and the intricate nexus of finance, law, and labor.

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Company Highlight and Seminar

Geico is a platinum sponsor of the 20th Annual Pamplin Leadership Development Conference. In this company highlight presentation, a Geico representative gave a presentation on interviewing and career development strategies. Representatives from Paycom, EY, and Grant Thornton gave presentations throughout the day as well on topics ranging from high performing teams to servant leadership to finding your purpose.