FMI Asset Protection Conference:
Elvis Has Left the Building
By Amber Bradley Virgillo
Carey Lohrenz's twitter description is: "Navy's 1st Female F-14 Fighter Pilot,
WSJ Bestselling author of Fearless Leadership. Speaker. Veteran. UWBadger. Mom.
Badass" ... And after her keynote presentation on day two of the
Institute's (FMI) Asset Protection conference attendees know it's absolutely
true! Lohrenz gave a remarkable keynote presentation full of inspirational
quotes from her illustrious career as the Navy's 1st female F-14 fighter pilot
such as, "Fear hates focus!" She challenged the audience to take a look at their
own perspectives on life, business, fear, courage and tenacity relating back to
key lessons from her own journey.
In fact, Lohrenz was burning up the FMI stage so intensely that the power went
out...for the entire city block! (Learn more about that in the exclusive video.)
But never fear, FMI organizers were all over it, continuing with the packed day
of valuable sessions on safety, mentoring, bitcoin, and data analytics.
Power was restored in short order, just in time for some quirky vendor spotlight
sessions in the sold-out exhibit hall. Attendees were back to learning in the
afternoon with more breakout sessions facilitated by industry leaders including
Bill Titus, Suni Shamapande and Silas Fisher from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as
well as Steve Livingston from Publix Super Markets and Ian Cummings from
Delhaize America...just to name a few. Day two concluded with Kirby Ferguson
discussing how to conceive creativity by using a "remix" born from other ideas
With all the sessions completed, it was time for attendees to blow off a little
steam with the event everyone has been waiting for: the Peabody Rooftop concert
featuring American Idol Season 10 semi-finalist Kendra Chantelle! Attendees took
in incredible views of Memphis while jamming to the live music of STRETTA and
throwing back a few cocktails.
Once again, the FMI AP conference delivered not only incredible professional
value for many disciplines but also provided ample time for relationship
building with industry peers and partner discussions with solution providers.
Don't miss the FMI AP conference next year in Tucson, Arizona, March 14-17,
FMI Day 1 Video Recap:
Read our Day 1 recap article here.
FMI Day 2 Video Recap:
Read our Day 2 recap article here.