2019 Affordable
Housing Conference

​Speakers

Rob Perez

Please meet Rob Perez, with 30 years of restaurant experience, Rob has seen first-hand how to build restaurant brands and how prevalent addiction is in the industry he loves. Along with his wife Diane, he founded DV8 Kitchen as a social enterprise focused on giving second chance employment opportunities to people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction through vocational, on-the-job training. DV8 Kitchen focuses on providing top-quality food, service and atmosphere for every guest, and by providing “a better-than-expected” dining experience, the hope is to build a new standard for the second chance employee to live by and to change the way the guests perceive people in addiction recovery.

Samantha Johnson

Please meet Samantha Johnson, Samantha has been with the North Limestone Community Development Corporation (NoLi CDC) since February 2016, and has managed 3 seasons of the Night Market. A native of Versailles, Samantha brings a wealth of experience - she was a Market Development Manager for Coca-Cola, Sales and Promotions Assistant at Cumulus Broadcasting, managed social media for the Roots & Heritage Festival and recently worked as event manager for Airbnb Open in Paris, France. She's been passionate about relief and development efforts in Haiti, and closer to home has been actively involved in Be Bold, and has supported young refugee women as a mentor.

Join us to hear more from Rob Perez and Samantha Johnson during the luncheon plenary on Thursday, September 12, 2019.


Jonathan Kumar

Please meet Jonathan Kumar, a user experience designer by trade, founding several projects to solve social issues. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics and Economics from the University of Michigan and also has produced multiple short films.

His first social enterprise, FoodCircles, enabled anyone to provide nutrition to a local child or family in need simply by dining out, and fed 7,500 children in poverty through people dining at local restaurants. Jonathan then created Samaritan, enabling Seattle city-goers to invest directly and compassionately into individuals around them struggling through homelessness. Bluetooth beacons, through the Samaritan app, collects donations that the beacon holder can use with the help of a counselor.

Join us to hear more from Jonathan Kumar and watch for more speaker spotlights in the coming weeks.


Jon Petz

Please meet Jon Petz, a former sales and marketing executive, Jon lead his teams to break-away performances throughout different industries and environments. As a professional speaker, he is an engagement and performance expert who has delivered motivational keynote programs for world leading brands, industry and association conventions, and organizations of all sizes.

Jon has authored three books, two of which, Boring Meetings Suck and Significance in Simple Moments, hit the business best-sellers list. His work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, ABC News, Success Magazine, and The Globe and Mail, and the American Business Journals named him a Top 40 Business Professionals Under the Age of 40. His work as a professional comedy-magician has taken him around the globe, from London to New York, Las Vegas to Sydney.

If you're ready to learn how to send sales soaring, develop amazing customer and team relationships, and fuel the business for growth, Jon can get you there! 


Glenn Lundy

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Please meet Glenn Lundy, one of this year’s keynote speakers for the 2019 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference (KAHC). Husband to one, father to seven, and host of the wildly popular Facebook Live show, #RiseandGrind, he has been in leadership positions throughout his career, and has become an expert in developing culture, growing business, and strategic branding techniques.

Recently signed by Dupree Miller literary agency, Glenn is a talented author, a powerful speaker, and the host of the daily morning show "#RiseAndGrind". His unique ability to blend motivation, education, and inspiration in an entertaining fashion makes his show one of the most watched morning shows on the internet.

Glenn Lundy delivers his message of RISE - EVOLVE - IMPACT around the country, and this year he will be delivering it right in his backyard at the 2019 KAHC.



Thursday and Friday, September 12-13, 2019 Lexington Convention Center
Lexington, KY