Keynote and Awards Host
The Providers' Council is excited to announce our Keynote Speaker and Peer Provider Awards Host for our 37th Annual Convention and Expo: Caring It Forward on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Marriott Copley Place hotel in Boston.
Drew Dudley Jonathan Elias
Founder, Nuance Leadership Anchor, WBZ-TV News
Keynote Speaker Awards Host
Drew Dudley, Keynote Speaker
Drew Dudley is the founder and chief catalyst of Nuance Leadership, Inc. In this role, he works with dozens of universities, colleges, high schools, charities ad other organizations around the world to empower young people to increase their leadership capacity. He has shared the stage with some of the world's most dynamic speakers, high-profile musicians and athletes and even with a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dudley, the former director of one of Canada's largest university leadership development programs, has helped raise over $3 million as the founder or chair of several organizations. This includes a record-breaking term as the National Chair of Canada’s largest student fundraiser — Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis — which mobilizes 35,000 students at 60 colleges and universities to raise a million dollars annually to support the work of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
He has been invited to speak three times at the prestigious TEDx series of conferences and will soon be releasing his first book. He has spoken about living his life with bipolar disorder and how he eventually reached out for help.
Jonathan Elias, Peer Provider Awards Host
For more than a quarter century Jonathan Elias has been an award winning journalist. He anchors WBZTV News at 5PM and 11PM with co-anchor Lisa Hughes on WBZ-TV, and he anchors the “WBZ-TV News at 10PM” with co-anchor Kate Merrill on WBZTV’s sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV).
Since joining the team in 2007, he has won eight Emmy awards including Best Anchor and Best Reporter three times. In addition to his work with local charities, Elias is involved with the U.S. Military. He serves as the Honorary Commander of Hanscom Air Force Base, and also teaches once a year at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
In all, Jonathan has won 2 Peabody Awards, 16 Emmys and more than 15 Associated Press Awards.
Jonathan has a B.A. in history from California State University at Northridge. He enjoys golf, martial arts, weightlifting, rock climbing, and target shooting. Now and then he likes to play the piano or “pick his banjo.”
Questions about the Convention? Contact Lore Stevens at 617.428.3637 x117.