Believers in Business hosts men and women who are leading voices in their spheres of influence within business. We have an exciting lineup of speakers and panelists.

2021 Speakers

These speakers come from diverse backgrounds and bring a breadth of experience to our conference: 

Keynote Speakers

Dave Blanchard Praxis
Founder of Praxis, Previously at IDEO, MBA from Kellogg
Managing Director of Equity Derivatives Sales & Trading, Co-founder of the social business restaurant P.S. Kitchen, MBA from CBS
President of Northern Trust Asset Management, Author of Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Occupation into Your Vocation, MBA from Booth
CEO, Barnhart Crane & Rigging



We are excited to share our Panelist lineup for BiB 2021! In line with our conference theme of "Running the Race," our panels will be discussing the following topics:

Time & Money: Running the Race with Your Resources

Co-Chair, World Vision Innovation Fund
Cliff Goins IV
Head of Strategy and Operations, Emotomy
Author, "24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life"
Chief Growth Officer for naviHealth, Inc. and Author

Community & Relationships: Running the Race with Others

Director of Generosity, Maclellan Foundation
EVP & CFO, Gogo
World Vision National Leadership Council
Director of Product Management, Health Technology, Johnson & Johnson

Race & Power: Running the Race with Your Influence

Vice President, Facebook Marketplace
Christy Vines
President and CEO of Ideos
Fmr. EVP at General Mills; Founder & Principal WiseFellows Consulting

Devotional & Commissioning

Associate National Director of MBA Ministry
Katherine Leary Alsdorf
Senior Advisor – Global Faith and Work Initiative, Redeemer City to City
National Director of MBA Ministry