Mr. Todd Walts, MA
Mr. Walts is a professional youth speaker with more than 25 years serving our nations youth. He also has a wealth of experience that spans business, non-profit leadership, education, prevention education, threat assessment, safety, & security, and church ministry. He currently serves as the CEO/Founder of Campus Impact USA and Executive Director of Community Impact Organization helping others to grow in leadership, success, and influence; prevent bullying, violence, and injustice; and provide safe educational and workplace environments. He has been trained and mentored under Dr. John C. Maxwell, as part of the John Maxwell Team in the area of leadership, communication, and personal growth. He is a dynamic, fun and interesting presenter, speaker and trainer who has presented at national and international conferences in Dallas, TX, Seattle, WA, Myrtle Beach, SC, New Orleans, LA, Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH and on college campuses, including Georgia Southern University, Case Western Reserve University, and Miami University of Ohio. Using his friendly and relational style, he shares tender moments as a springboard for positive change.
Mr. Walts successfully built Campus Impact USA into a youth speaking powerhouse that spans 18 years of serving the community, significantly impacting over 1 million teens and youth, while speaking throughout the United States. Mr. Walts is the creative lead for all content development and is a recognized prevention expert. In addition to speaking, Mr. Walts has written, produced and directed more than 40 discussion starter videos that are used throughout the US. He is a successful mentor and coach helping other aspiring and seasoned youth speakers to grow and significantly impact youth.
Mr. Walts earned his Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling/Criminal Justice and his Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He is the senior faculty for Campus Impact USA speaker certification program providing national certification for dating violence/sexual assault prevention, bullying, intimidation and hazing prevention, sexual harassment training and more. He is an expert in promoting active bystander behavior as part of a solution against crime, violence, and injustice in higher education, workplace and secondary school environments. He is the author and developer of the L.E.G.I.T. Leadership Youth Leaders Development program helping to grow L.E.G.I.T. leaders among our youth. He is nationally certified in Advanced Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention by Gavin de Becker & Associates, of Los Angeles, CA, the nation's premier experts in violence prevention.
Mr. Walts shares his expertise through speaking engagements, curriculum, professional development/training sessions, writing, consulting, mentoring and coaching.
Dr. Jomill Wiley
Professional development and conference speaker
With more than 18 years in the field of education, Dr. Wiley has served as a middle/high school English teacher, high school assistant/deputy principal and a middle school principal in urban, urban-suburban and suburban school districts. Furthermore, Dr. Wiley is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.S.), Cleveland State University (M.Ed.) and Argosy University at Sarasota (Ed.D.). Milestones notable of mention during her tenure in the workforce include congressional recognition from the state of New York, Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, The Superintendent’s Award and Ohio Department of Education Recognition for Increased Student Achievement.
Sgt. Chuck Duerré (Ret.)
Mr. Chuck Duerré has over 25 years of crime prevention experience working with government entities, businesses, civic groups, faith based communities, primary, secondary and higher education groups. Chuck is a retired police sergeant of 27 years and is the former Director of Campus Safety for a private college. During his tenure as a police officer, he was responsible for the development of a Campus Safety program, which was awarded the “National School Safety Award” by the Safe Schools Advocacy Council. Chuck has been highlighted on both local and regional news shows for his contributions to creating safe school climates. Drawing from his experiences as a police officer, trainings he has received, and as a husband and father, he delivers a powerfully interactive, insightful and at times humorous presentation that engages audience members of all ages.
Chuck has presented to many diverse audiences which include; Law Enforcement agencies, Warren County of Ohio Educational Service Center, Miami University of Ohio, The Ohio State University, Ohio Professional Business Women’s Council, Warren County Safe Schools, numerous high schools and many other local organizations.
Benjamin Crespo and Sarai Siddiqui
Benjamin Crespo aka “B-LED” is a producer, singer/song writer and male lead vocalist and Sarai Siddiqui is a singer/song writer and female lead vocalist for a nationally acclaimed band called LED or Light Ends Darkness.
Set out with a mission to light our world through music, sound and visual arts - L-E-D's dynamic vocals provide Pop melodies, Hip Hop, Rock and a Soul inspired production that has made them a staple in today's music industry. L-E-D’s music has a positive yet relevant style for today's teen and college markets. Ben is able to travel the country telling his powerful and captivating story of defeating the odds by making the right choices. Ben grew up in the crime riddled projects of Puerto Rico and Cleveland, Ohio where he experienced some of the worst conditions imaginable. He had every excuse to give up on the world and live a life of negativity and crime. He shares a powerful and impacting story of his teen life where he played the blame game until a life-changing run in with the law. Ben’s life story will impact, inspire and challenge all to understand that "each person has the power to succeed when you make the right choices." Some of Ben’s Quotes: “Do the right thing even when it’s inconvenient” “Be part of the solution and not the problem” “Be the light that ends the darkness”.
L-E-D provides an awesome student assembly and concert that will have long lasting impact on your students and school! L-E-D's dynamic vocals provide Pop melodies, Hip Hop, Rock and a Soul inspired production that has made them a staple in today's music industry. L-E-D music has a positive yet relevant style. Through a dynamic bullying prevention message from band members and national speakers your students will be challenged to "be the light" and defend against all injustice, including bullying!