These are just a few of the ways attendees have described the presentations Hawes Group speakers have given. Whether it’s teaching leaders how to effectively address even the most difficult of subjects with clients or staff, training a team about a new, improved process, or motivating a sales team to achieve the next big goal, our dynamic speakers deliver.
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Jeff Johnson: Chief Marketing Officer, Motivational Coach, and keynote speaker
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
Jeff Johnson is a nationally acclaimed motivational trainer, speaker, and facilitator. He is a veteran in the credit and collections industry, and currently is the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Hawes Financial Group in Vancouver, WA. Hawes Financial provides management, marketing, finance, and accounting services to its affiliate companies, which collectively employ over 260 people.
Prior to joining Hawes Financial, Jeff had over 10 years of experience as the Manager of Client Relations for Columbia Ultimate Business Systems, a premier provider of collection and receivable management software. Jeff also served as a Director of the International Division of the FranklinCovey Leadership Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he worked with many Fortune 500 companies to improve internal processes through pinpoint training.
Originally from Colorado, Jeff earned his degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources from Brigham Young University. He is a certified 7-Habits Trainer and has numerous professional memberships, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Presently, Jeff serves as Oregon HFMA Past President and on the HFMA regional committee. When not working, Jeff enjoys running, cross fit and spending time with his amazing wife and five children.
G. Scott Purcell: President, Professional Credit
Scott Purcell, CPA (inactive) is the President of Professional Credit. He is a passionate and enthusiastic leader in the financial services industry, as well as a dynamic presenter and subject matter expert. He is certified in Measurable Management™ and the Allenbaugh Coaching System™, bringing efficiency and increased customer service to his organization.
Scott has implemented Lean Culture at Hawes Group and Professional Credit, bringing about sustainable change and profitable growth, through his influential leadership and Lean tools.
Josette Green: Executive Vice President of Government Services
A sought after speaker covering topics in higher education, banking, government, and business, Josette has a passion for turning around organizations and starting new initiatives. Having spent her career in both the government and corporate sector, Josette is uniquely qualified to address leadership issues in both sectors, and has achieved results no one thought were possible.
David Mort: Chief Operating Officer, Professional Credit
David Mort was previously Director of Kaizen, Coaching and Eduacation at Hawes Group, and now plays a direct operating role for Hero Business Services, an affiliate of Hawes Group. He is a strong practicing Lean Leader and also is certified in the Allenbaugh Coaching System™. His leadership experience in the non-profit as well as the private sector has given him a unique perspective on resource management and performance training. David’s passion is helping others become great leaders.
Mark Hasson: Vice President of Compliance and Education
Mark Hasson is responsible for overseeing the collection activities and ensuring all collection and privacy laws are being adhered to.
In addition, Mark is a certified ACA-International Instructor, the largest organization representing debt collection industry service providers. As an instructor, Mark travels from coast to coast offering industry specific courses to clients. Mark implements training and procedures to improve the collection recovery and employee morale. Mr. Hasson has over 30 years of collection experience and he serves as an internal advisor to the Professional Credit Service project team.
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Lisa Smith: Vice President of Operations
Lisa has extensive experience in process improvement, project management and behavioral change management after serving 27 years in justice and government services. She is known for her leadership and for bringing Medicaid reimbursement funding to the juvenile justice system and to mental health services in both Missouri and Oregon. She’s been called upon to speak at both local and national conferences regarding organizational change and cognitive behavioral interventions and is certified in Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Lean Applications.
Lisa earned a Masters in Business Administration and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Legal Studies and Business Administration from William Woods University.