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Networking the Nations Summit

August 10-12, 2021

After a tremendously successful Equity for Africa Summit in April, it is hard to describe the incredible relationships that formed between African heads-of-state and American executives, but it was tangible. Now, we invite you to a summit exclusively for U.S. CEOs! Together we’ll build an even bigger network to share the faith and create win-win business relationships that will endure. During this CEO event, we will have several family offices represented who want to know where technology will be in 5 years. High-level keynotes, CEOs, and others will relay information on the ground in real-time. Igniting both faith and intellect to shape history for generations to come, our CEO Summit is unique and inspirational because Liberty University is one of the largest Christian platforms in the world. 

Summit Highlights

Our exclusive participants will:

  • Gain access to Liberty’s extensive network of world-class CEOs, government leaders, family offices, trending innovators, and international connectors
  • Build friendships with trusted colleagues and alumni who share your faith and freedom values and want to transform the world together
  • Interact with lively, candid facilitators who offer a rich balance of Christian perspectives on current leadership challenges and global opportunities
  • Meet NFL stars, Fox Business news icons, best-selling authors, and leading social media influencers who can help project your message
  • Engage topics ranging from technology, security, finance, healthcare, media, manufacturing, agriculture, and accessing global markets including Africa & Latin America

 

All events will be held live, in-person on Liberty University’s campus.


Keynote Speakers 


Dr. Ben Carson
Founder & Chairman of American Cornerstone Institute


John Maxwell
NY Times Best Selling Author & Speaker on Business Leadership


George Gilder
Reagan’s most cited Economist & Founder, Discovery Institute


Steve Green
President of Hobby Lobby & Founder of the Museum of the Bible

Mercedes Schlapp
Former W.H. Director of Strategic Communications

Matt Schlapp
Chairman, American Conservative Union


Chad Gundersen & Chris Juen
The Chosen Producers


Featured Panelists


T’Neil Walea
IBM Head of DoD, Ai


Jonathan Arneault
CEO of FuelTrust


Bob Unanue
CEO of Goya Foods


Josh Lopez
Executive Producer, Conflix Studios


Brooke Rollins
CEO, America First Policy & W.H. Policy


Julio Gonzalez
CEO, Engineered Tax Services


Charles Herbster
CEO, Food Industry/Beef


Jon Ponder
CEO, Hope for Prisoners & Pastor


David Sillaman
CEO, Eazy Do It


Ja’Ron Smith
Chair, 2nd Chances & W.H. Policy


Jon Ponder
CEO, Hope for Prisoners & Pastor


Derrick Schofield
GEO Group


Ken Blackwell
Former Major & U.S. Ambassador


Ryan Klesko
Former MLB Player & Real Estate Investor


Jack Cowley
President, Alpha USA


Ken Cuccinelli
Former Deputy Director of Homeland Security & Attorney General for Virginia


LeRon McCoy
Former NFL

Charles McCutchen
Author, Real Estate Investor & CEO


Dr. Newton Howard
Director of MIT’s Synthetic Intelligence Lab & Founder of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies


David Barton
NYT Bestseller, American Historian & Founding Expert on Founding Fathers


John Prince
CEO of RESPADA


Bob Smith
CEO of MOOV


Anthony Tata
Former Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy for the U.S.


Chad Robichaux
U.S. Marine and DoD Contractor & Founder, Mighty Oaks Foundation


Josh Steinman
Former White House Advisor for Cyber Security to the President of the U.S. & NSC


Christopher Miller
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense


Phil Boyce
President of Salem Media


Matt Heidt
U.S. Navy Seal & Managing Partner, Trident Strategic Equity


Bryan Wesley
Executive Leader, International Oil & Gas


Lesley Pyle
Founder, HireMyMom


Dan Kowalski
U.S. Treasury


Star Parker
Center for Urban Renewal & Education


Jim Shannon
CEO of e3


Jordan Lee Dooley
Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur


Anna Kopperud
Former Senior Advisor to the Admin. on Opportunity Zones


Adam Greenberg
Former MLB, ESPN ACC Network Baseball Analyst


Bruce LeVell
Former Ex. Director W.H. National Diversity Coalition


John Sperzel
Chairman, CEO of T2 Biosystems, & Best-selling Author


Tom Frazier
Fund Manager, Redivider Blockchain Opportunity Zone Fund


Michael Ellis
Former General Counsel for NSA & former Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at NSC


Mike Handley
President & CEO of Cytocom, Inc.


Amro Albanna
CEO of Aditx


Joe Francescon
Former Deputy Assistant for Special Operations/Technology


Christopher McKay
NSA & National Defense Cyber Expert/Hacker


Paul Reed
Owner & President of Operations, North West Roofing


Jordan Hayley
External Relations Director for White House Personnel


Janet Chihocky
Founder & Chief Branding Officer, JANSON Communication


TW Shannon
President & CEO, Chickasaw Community Bank & Former OK Speaker of the House


Matthew Whitaker
Former Acting U.S. Attorney General


Tom Sampson
Navy Commander & CloudFit DOD Project Manager


Ray Crockett
Former NFL & Financial Advisor


Paul Blair
Former NFL & Pastor


Hon. Benjamin Oviosu
Managing Director, Octogone International Oil & Gas Ltd


Dr. Ishmael Dodoo
U.N. Policy Adviser


Dr. Cosmas Maduka
Founder, President & CEO of Coscharis Group


Mr. Alfred Fafali Adagbedu
CEO of Seaweld Engineering


Michele Bachmann
Congresswoman & Dean of Government, Regent University


Dr. Doris Gomez
Dean of Business, Regent University

 

 

Liberty University Leadership & Hosts


Dr. David Brat
Former Congressman, Dean of Liberty University School of Business, & Host


Dr. Jerry Prevo
President of Liberty University


Jonathan Falwell
Senior Pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church & Liberty University Campus Pastor


Dr. Scott Hicks
Chief Academic Officer & Provost of Liberty University


Dr. Forson Swanzy
Pastor & Host


Jack Brewer
NFL Star, Opportunity Zones


Kevin Jessip
President & CEO of Global Strategic Alliance Inc. & Host

 

Travel Information

The Networking the Nations Summit will take place on Liberty University’s campus. Use 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, VA, 24515 when planning your trip and using GPS.

 

Hotel Reservations

Located in historic downtown Lynchburg, these hotels have room blocks reserved for the summit and are an easy Uber or Lyft ride to Liberty University’s campus.