Administrative Professionals Conference

Thursday, April 24, 2025

2024 Speakers


Merikay Hunt, M.S.

Dynamic, funny, real and trusted are words used to describe Merikay Hunt and she is a caring and dedicated professional who’s helped individuals and organizations grow and improve for over 25 years. She is the founder of COACH MKay Companies, LLC an organization dedicated to creating transformational change. She inspires people to create powerful connections to build relationships and elevate personal & professional success.

Merikay is a nationally awarded speaker, executive coach and provides customized training and development programs to organizations and associations throughout the United States. Merikay has customized over 1,000 programs and is the author of My Year on the Inside, Creating Catalysts for Change and was featured in the book series Stepping Stones to Success with other experts including Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, and Dr. Denis Waitly. Merikay's educational background includes a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master Degree of Science from NC A&T State University in human resource counseling. She is a recovering volunteer and her greatest accomplishment is raising three children and being promoted to Grand Kay with brandbaby Grace. 

Topic: Learn. Grow. Lead.

In this session, you will:

  • Assess 8 key life areas to achieve more focus, productivity and success at work and home
  • Learn principles to conquer stress and worry to improve overall mental health and wellness
  • Identify professional strengths, core values and explore how to elevate your leadership impact



Peter Agiovlassitis


Peter grew up on the rough and tumble streets of Brooklyn, New York, which allowed him to hone his speaking and negotiating skills at an early age – or as he puts it: “I learned to run very fast.” An Eagle Scout, he graduated with a BA in Communications from the University of Dayton.


Peter has spent an entire career in advertising and marketing holding leadership roles at top advertising agencies. He possesses experience with Fortune 500 brands and has negotiated over one billion dollars with TV, radio, and print networks.


He is a Distinguished Toastmaster and a Division Speech Contest champion. He has also won the “Rising Star Award” and the “President Award” from the National Speakers Association, Carolinas Chapter, where he also serves on the Board. He is also the newest member of the Board of Directors for the charitable Gilliland Foundation.


Topic: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration Between the Generations

In this eye-opening presentation, PETER AGIOVLASSITIS takes a deep dive into the best ways to get people to accept each other’s differences and encourage multi-generational teamwork. His blend of humor and information provides a clear understanding of the generational divides and offers strategies for effectively managing and working with people across the generations.


In this evolving world characterized by technological advancements, social change, and diverse perspectives, collaboration has never been more crucial. This presentation explores establishing clear cultural values and the skills necessary to inspire, motivate, and unite various teams.


The generational disconnect is an age-old problem. But for the first time, we have six generations in the workforce. The consequences of this disconnect are more severe in this post-COVID era: Company leaders are balancing the call for more purposeful work from their employees with ever-increasing performance demands to succeed in their markets. Sometimes, these two forces seem opposed, causing leaders to favor performance over purpose or pay superficial attention to the company’s proclaimed mission.


Peter Agiovlassitis will show organizations how to capitalize on friction between generations and use it to spark creativity by instilling a sense of purpose across their whole employee base, innovating faster, and forging stronger customer bonds.


Audience Takeaways

  • Introduction to the six generations: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation Alpha.
  • Awareness and how to manage generational differences.
  • How to communicate across generations.
  • The keys to uncovering the similarities between generations.
  • How to recruit and retain a multi-generational workforce.
  • How to unlock and harness the power of collaboration.



David Holloway

As one of the most requested speakers in America, All-Star front-line competitor David Holloway has traveled over half a million miles, inspiring many of the FORTUNE 500 – with his epic underdog story of overcoming adversity and winning at the highest levels.

Today, he brings peak performance practices to leaders who are committed to an extraordinary future — giving audiences a look into the future of highly successful world-class competitors who will consistently outperform the competition.

David utilizes and shares smart, life lessons from his Walk On & NFL experiences to transform thinking within organizations and inspire championship teams.

His credibility and therefore bottom line results are based on the fact that turning around underperforming teams, peak performance, and building championships, is something he’s done first hand. As well as grown up around…              


Topic: The Passion of the Playmaker



 For Champions Who Must Drive Peak Performance & Win Big Right Now!


The PLAYMAKER changes the game. They shift the odds. When they walk in the room – the room changes! They get more done with fewer resources. They develop & attract talent. They’re able, and expected, to carry the massive weight of the big tasks. When facing adversity PLAYMAKERS get bigger, stronger & better. They are the ultimate competitive advantage.

What do the world’s most consistently peak performing individuals and teams have in common?


How they’re able to achieve again & again – through all the major challenges & changes?

How they best stay on top & keep getting better – over the long term?

And, how do you unleash The Passion of the Playmaker in your TEAM?


David’s power packed talk will help you:

  • Discover the World Class mindset and strategies used by the very best to win at the highest levels – that you must have
  • Embrace the high-speed change & challenging times as a launch to future success
  • Unleash the Passion in your Playmakers to maximize all their talents
  • Empower peak performance & continuous improvement to elicit change & reinvent the way the game’s played


“This goes far beyond the championship team, customers, and business — this has to do with leaving a great Legacy & leading a “Championship Lifestyle!