Summer Camp 2018 - Speaker/Moderator Directory

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Summer Camp 2018 - July 19, 2018
18980 Upper Belmont Pl.
Leesburg, VA 20176


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Lewis Flax Principal
Panelist for Session 1B “Maximizing Sponsorships”
How to increase revenue, sell more space, develop new and unique space designs, market to potential sponsors, and explore innovative sponsorship strategies.

About Lewis:

Lewis Flax specializes in assisting nonprofit organizations generate financial support. He has provided guidance related to fundraising efforts with a specific focus on developing corporate support through establishing partnerships and implementing board development initiatives.   His firm, Flax Associates (established in 2008) offers guidance to national and local nonprofit organizations.

A frequent trainer and speaker, he has led board retreats, board and staff trainings, and presented on behalf of many organizations catering to the nonprofit community.  He has led sessions for organizations including ASAE, BoardSource, Bridge Conference, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, The Foundation Center, Points of Light Institute, and the United Way.

Lewis fully understands the challenges nonprofits face, both from an outside consultant's point of view and from the internal perspective of a nonprofit executive. Previously, Lewis served as a Vice President for IEG, a leading consulting firm. Prior experience also includes heading up development efforts at Financial Executives International (FEI).  

Additionally, Lewis is a certified instructor for Dale Carnegie Training, a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), serves on the instructional team for the NSA (National Speakers Association) DC Speaker Academy, and is on the selection committee for the Board Leadership Award at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.

Art Shaw Partnership Officer American Red Cross National Capital Region
Session Moderator for
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 2 
Session 2A “Citizen CPR - Training provided by the American Red Cross AND Stop The Bleeding - Training Provided by Loudoun County Paramedic, Sam Neglia"
Learn when and how to perform hands-only CPR, then demonstrate how to perform hands-only CPR. Taught by American Red Cross appproved instructors. No certification

About Art:
Art is the Partnership Officer for the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, focusing on Business Development. This entails seeking funds from donors to support the work of the Red Cross, as well as offering ways to get company executives and employees involved in the mission of the Red Cross, through blood drives and volunteer activities. He has been deployed twice to major disasters, last year working in Houston during the first nine days of Hurricane Harvey, and is on the local Loudoun Red Cross Disaster Action Team, responding to local emergencies such as home fires and other incidents.

Prior to the Red Cross, Art was in the hospitality business, performing various sales duties for the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, Starwood Hotels, and for Marriott Hotels. Art has a degree in Hotel Administration from the University of New Hampshire.
Art resides in Virginia with his wife, Tricia, a schoolteacher for 30 years, and has two daughters, one who has been working in Malawi, Africa, for three years, and another who will be starting grad school at Drexel university this Fall in Philadelphia.