Jonathan Fanning (Opening)
Jonathan Fanning is the author of several books, including his best seller, Who are you BECOMING? Through keynote speaking, training workshops, coaching, and consulting, Jonathan works to create excellence within companies, teams and organizations that are not willing to settle for “good enough.” Jonathan was voted best speaker at a recent TED Talk conference.
A traumatic car accident and several other “Frying Pan” moments in the middle of Fanning’s career as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies triggered a quest for a deeper sense of purpose, meaning, and significance. “Who are you BECOMING?” and “Who are you helping others to BECOME?” became central to Jonathan’s life, businesses, and speaking. With over fifteen years of experience coaching leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to sole proprietors, Jonathan has developed expertise in the principles, practices, and challenges of creating a worthwhile vision and becoming the leader capable of the worthy pursuit.
Fanning has built several successful businesses, including a national children's fitness franchise and Entrepreneur Adventure, which helps young people experience business start-up and ownership. Jonathan shares his message with organizations around the world, inspiring with relevant stories, strategies, and practical application steps to help audience members challenge the status quo.
Jonathan lives in NY with his amazing wife, Dominika, and two angelic little girls, Ella and Maya.
Dr. Jennifer Sullivan (Closing)
Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H. was appointed as secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, effective Jan. 9, 2017. Prior to this appointment, she served as the deputy state health commissioner and director for health outcomes at the Indiana State Department of Health. Dr. Sullivan is currently a professor of clinical emergency medicine and pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. She served as the division chief for pediatric emergency medicine and was the program director for the emergency medicine and pediatrics residency from 2007-2015. Dr. Sullivan continues to work clinically in the Riley Hospital for Children emergency department.
Dr. Sullivan earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston Honors College and her Master in Public Health at the Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University. She earned her Medical Doctorate at Indiana University School of Medicine and is board certified in emergency medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Sullivan is dedicated to building effective and efficient delivery of health care and social services to Hoosiers. She takes a public health and wellness approach to policy decisions and is committed to strategic alignment across government and the private sector to improve health outcomes and fill unmet social needs. In 2019, she was recognized as the recipient of the American Public Human Services Administration’s Jerry W. Friedman Health and Human Services Impact Award and is a 2017 Indianapolis Business Journal Woman of Influence.
Formerly Dr. Jennifer Walthall, Dr. Sullivan married Dr. Matthew Sullivan. She lives in Indianapolis and has two sons, Joey and Jack. Joey attends Franklin College, majoring in psychology and music. Dr. Sullivan also shares her home with a gigantic Bernese mountain dog named Rex, and a rescue kitty named Ruffles that she found hiding in the construction outside of the Indiana Statehouse.