|2014 MTA Fall Conference Speakers|
Joe Schmit is an award-winning broadcaster, community leader and popular keynote speaker (www.joeschmit.com). He joined KSTP-TV in 1985 and has won 15 Emmys from the National Television Academy. Joe is also the host of TwinsWrap on 1500ESPN radio and is a regular contributor to the station.
Joe is past president and board member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities. In 2000, he was the winner of the Jim Kelly Distinguished Service Award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and in 2001, a winner of the Odyssey Award for commitment to youth mentorship. Joe was also honored as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Community Leader of the Year in 2005.
Currently, Joe is a member of the PACER Advisory Board and the Minnesota Vikings Advisory Board.
Rich’s remarkable twenty-year success story as a business leader in the Financial Services sector began as a commercial banker. In 1985 he joined a start-up executive benefits consulting firm, ultimately serving as CEO of what became the nation’s largest distributor of executive benefit programs and corporate owned life insurance. Rich successfully mobilized and developed a team of industry professionals, culminating with the endorsement of the American Bankers Association and the thrill of ringing the bell to open trading on the New York Stock Exchange when his firm, Clark Consulting, successfully completed a public offering in 1998. Throughout his career he has been a prominent speaker and advocate for the community banking industry.