KAPPA 2019 Spring Meeting
Keynote Address - Tuesday, March 12th - 1:15 PM

Frances Reimers
CEO, Firestarter 
Frances Reimers is the founder and CEO of Firestarter, a personal brand consultancy located in Alexandria, VA. Firestarter helps individuals and small businesses to develop, manage, enhance, and protect a key professional asset: their personal brands.

Some of Firestarter’s current and former clients include: the Denver Nuggets, the NFL Alumni Association, Campbell University Football, Mt Saint Mary’s University Men’s Basketball, former Baltimore Ravens Kicker Matt Stover and his nonprofit, the Players Philanthropy Fund, and multiple retired and current professional athletes, coaches, and professional service providers.

Prior to launching Firestarter in 2016, Frances led integrated marketing and public relations campaigns for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the Washington Nationals, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard, Xcel Energy, and numerous nonprofits and associations.

Frances currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Child & Family Network Center. She is also on the Advisory Boards for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.

Frances has contributed to articles in O Magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive, BuzzFeed, Washingtonian Bride and Groom, Washington Post, and You Can Magazine. She’s been a frequent guest on radio and TV shows and podcasts. In 2014, she was a featured guest on CNN’s Live with Piers Morgan. Frances is a 2016 recipient of the Alexandria, VA Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40 award.
Afternoon Breakouts - Tuesday, March 12th - 2:45 PM
Benedict Dubbs, Jr. Eric Darr
Benedict Dubbs, Jr., Principal, Murray Associates Architects
Eric Darr, President, Harrisburg University
R. Douglas Firestone, Chief of Staff, Harrisburg University
Duane Maun, Vice President for Finance and CFO, Harrisburg University 

 "Harrisburg University's New eSports Arena - How TeamWork Made the Dream Work"
Doug Firestone
Duane Maun
According to the National Association of Collegiate Esports, over 80 schools in the US and Canada offer competitive gaming programs, doling out $9 million in gaming scholarships and financial aid. Harrisburg University is one of these schools, offering 16 scholarships this year to their first-ever varsity team, The Storm. According to theburgnews.com, HU’s eSports campus is the largest in North America. This presentation discusses how their state-of-the-art training and scrimmage arena was designed and constructed in just over 3 months, creating a one-of-its-kind collaborative and social gaming environment for players, coaches, and spectators.

Michael Snyder
 Michael Snyder, AIA, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
 Teresa L. Peterson, P.E., C.M.E., LEED AP O&M, ENC SP
"Transforming the Campus of the Future: Preparing for Urban Air Rideshare"
To support the growing urbanization of our planet, we need alternative transportation options that reduce congestion, pollution, noise, and infrastructure costs. The next evolution in urban mobility is to take to the air. In this case study, we will feature Uber’s forward-thinking, on-demand urban air plans and discuss the infrastructure required to reshape mobility for the future. By 2023, Uber plans to unveil a working commuter air system, with air travel becoming a viable travel option for all by 2028. While eVTOL passenger drones will transform our notions of passenger movement, the Skyport will provide the integral connection between the urban mobility solutions of today and tomorrow.

 Jim DeGaetano, Jr.  Jim DeGaetano, Jr., CPA, CFP, MBA
 Diamond Wealth Advisors

"The Fruitful Retirement"
As a Wealth Advisor who focuses on transition planning, Jim noticed all retirees tend to fall into one of three categories. He came up with the idea of a particular fruit to represent each retiree and created The Fruitful Retirement ™ workshop. Each attendee will leave with an understanding of what category he/she fits into, as well as the type of planning that best fits each situation and the questions that should be asked. This engaging non-proprietary session will allow time for questions and answers to address any concerns of those in the audience. Topics included will be retirement planning, investment allocation, tax and estate planning, and risk management.
NOTE: * This session will be limited to 24 attendees.