Grandover Resort & Conference Center

10.23.19 - 10.24.19

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John Atwood

Franklin Covey


John Atwood has been an Enterprise Client Partner with FranklinCovey since 2012 where he works with a wide range of mid-sized to Fortune 100 organizations to enable greatness in individuals, teams, and entire organizations. This work is accomplished through improving personal effectiveness, developing leadership capabilities, and transforming entire cultures with proven, principle-centered frameworks and processes.


Towner Blackstock

Blackstock Consulting


Blackstock Consulting is a professional construction software consulting service. We evaluate, diagnose, educate, and implement enterprise software service solutions for a wide range of business needs.

Chris Daum



As the president and chief executive officer of FMI Corporation, Chris oversees the management of all FMI businesses and services and leads the firm’s strategic growth efforts. Previously, Chris served as president and senior managing director of FMI Capital Advisors, the firm’s investment banking subsidiary, where he also led the firm’s utility infrastructure practice.


Jonathan Kraftchick

Cherry Bekaert


Jonathan is Cherry Bekaert’s Managing Director of Training and Development for the Assurance & Accounting Services group, where he is responsible for overseeing much of the Firm’s audit training, course development and delivery. He has spent more than 15 years conducting audit engagements for a variety of companies and industries throughout the country, as well as writing and delivering courses both inside and outside of the Firm.

Martha Ann Marley

M.A. Surety


M.A. Surety is a surety agency and consultancy for the commercial construction industry located in Mooresville, North Carolina. Founder and President, Martha-Ann Marley, is a North Carolina native and graduate of N.C. State University. She began her career with a national insurance company as a commercial bond underwriter and has since held various management and executive level positions in the industry.


Marley serves as speaker and teacher at commercial construction seminars and conferences throughout the country. She has authored articles for publications on a wide range of topics designed to help contractors achieve and maintain maximum profitability.

Rob McKinney



Rob McKinney, a self-taught construction technologist, first developed a love for technology with his first Atari game machine. He began his career in construction as the Safety Director for J.M. Wilkerson, a construction general contractor based in Marietta, Georgia. Rob furthered his construction and risk management experience at companies like New South Construction and XL Catlin Insurance.

2019 CFMA Carolinas Construction Conference Steering Committee

Merrill Jones, Ward and Smith, PA- Chair

Luke Estola, Ace/Avant Concrete Construction- Treasurer

Linda Cowart, Trehel Corporation

Brian D’Amico, Elliott Davis

Dawn Dwyer, Smith & Jennings, Inc.

Tim Edwards, Sears Contract, Inc.

Mitch Garrison, Smith Leonard Account and Consultants

Jim Hazel, Elliott Davis

George Lambert, Williams Overman Pierce, LLP

Brett Ralls, Frank L. Blum Construction Company

Jane Ralston, Holocene Clean Energy

Brandon Spears, Wayne Brothers Incorporated

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