CAASLAR 2020 Speakers

Kent Noble

Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics – University of Wyoming

Kent Noble is the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics at the University of Wyoming College of Business. Kent has a rich background in higher education, college athletics, and the television/film industry, as well as a passion for working with college students and business/community leaders on a local and national level.As the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics, Kent’s responsibilities include:

  • Working with undergraduate and graduate students

  • Serving as a resource for Wyoming businesses and the state’s community colleges

  • Developing nationwide visibility for UW’s business ethics initiatives

  • Representing the College of Business in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Consortium

What’s Your Brand?:  Friday, April 24th, 10:00am

Nancy Patton, CUDE

Community Involvement Specialist – Canvas Credit Union

Nancy Patton is a woman of many passions.  She loves her family, is hopelessly addicted to performing with local community theater, and would travel endlessly if she could afford it.  She is also passionate about the credit union movement which means she has goofy credentials like Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor and Credit Union Development Educator.  As a Community Involvement Specialist at Canvas Credit Union she teaches more than 100 personal finance classes each year.  Nancy graduated from Colorado State University long ago with a degree in Horticulture and currently uses that horticultural training to grow some amazing zucchini. 

Managing Student Loan Debt:  Thursday, April 23rd, 1:15pm
Money Personalities:  Friday, April 24th, 11:30am

Chad Echols

Outside General Counsel – Williams & Fudge

Chad joined Williams & Fudge in August of 2003 as the company’s Corporate Counsel. He currently serves as Outside General Counsel managing the company’s legal compliance issues, employment law issues, contracts, and litigation defense. He is the owner of The Echols Firm, LLC located in Rock Hill. Chad is an active member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the York County Bar Association, and the ACA International Member Attorney Program (MAP). Chad serves as the South Carolina State Chair for MAP. In addition to practicing law Chad is an Elder at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, on the board of the York County Clemson Club, serves as a business leader advisor to the Winthrop University Development Office, serves on the board of directors for the York County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and enjoys time with his wife and two children.


Everything Collections:  Thursday, April 23rd, 11:00am

Summer Shaffer, M.S.

Senior Associate Director, Communications, Outreach and Technology – Colorado State Unviersity

Summer Shaffer, M.S. has been working in generational research for over 20 years. She has helped both large and small organizations through open and candid conversations about generational differences, norms and impacts.   In addition to her consulting work, she has worked in higher education and student affairs for over a decade at Colorado State University’s Career Center. She also co-hosts a generational management podcast and publishes blog articles on a variety of generational topics.  Summer infuses her research with storytelling and humor. Participants will take away practical ideas on to use their new-found knowledge in an impactful manner in their work.  

Millennials are so 1994- Gen Z is Here Creating Change!:  Thursday, April 23rd, 3:45pm

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