COSGA 2021 Keynote Speakers

Betsy Allen-Manning


Betsy Allen-Manning is a leadership consultant and keynote speaker who, over the last 15 years, has helped great leaders from all areas of business and organizations to develop the skills and assets to improve culture, profits, and organizational challenges. She has spoken at hundreds of events, including TED Talks over the Three Measurements of Impactful Leaders. At this year's conference, we have the honor to hear Betsy discuss how to be an effective, inspiring leader through times of change, and how great leaders pivot, not panic, in times of change!

Aaron D. Ford


Aaron Darnell Ford is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 34th Attorney General of Nevada since 2019. Ford earned a scholarship and received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 1994. He was the first in his family to graduate from college. He earned a master's degree from George Washington University. He studied international education at George Washington University while teaching at a local high school. He also has a Master of Arts, and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University. Alongside being the Attorney General for Nevada, He has served as the Assistant Majority Whip during Nevada's 77th Legislative Session. He also served as Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Vice Chair Senate Committee on Education, and as a Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. We are thrilled to have AG Ford a part of our conference this year as the opening keynote speaker!