Get a Jump on Success in 2022!

PACE 2022 Annual Conference

MaRCH 13 – MaRCH 16 | Sun – Wed | San Antonio, TX

Keynote: Major General Jack B. Egginton

9-11 Pentagon Survivor

Former Exec Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force

 

Bring Your HR, Benefits, Tech, Sales, and Marketing Leaders

1st Attendee, Members: $850
1st Attendee, Non-members: $1,050
Additional Attendees: $150 off

Event Overview

Time to Thrive!

Register Your Team.

Strategize with Your Peers.

Leverage New Growth Opportunities.

Your Clients Need You Now, More Than Ever!

Recover, Regroup, and Rebuild – Together

Our 2021 conference was the most important conference we had ever had. It was a must-attend experience for success.

2022 is even more important!

Tomorrow belongs to the bold, agile, and digital. Luckily, that’s us. It has to be. Now, more than ever, we need each other, not only to survive, but to THRIVE! Our time has come.

We can all really succeed if we combine our genius. Friends before competitors, right? We’re all going through an unprecedented, difficult time. The world’s business landscape has changed in ways that we never imagined. We’re in the trenches and we need each other to get back to high ground. For almost 40 years, we’ve been on the cutting edge of innovation, making history. We can’t stop now.

We need concrete, actionable strategies to reboot and triumph – and that’s what the 2022 PACE Annual Conference is all about.

Leadership, sales, HR, benefits, marketing, compliance, and technology: we need to excel in all areas order to charge ahead. Our speakers are experts at success. The sessions are practical and aimed at capitalizing on newfound opportunity caused by the pandemic, and protecting your company from future uncertainty. Be sure to bring your senior managers to keep them on the forefront.

Come to where senior PEO leaders freely share their insights on what’s working and what’s not, in a fun and spirited environment, where transparency, honesty, and friendship come standard.

We’re going to succeed – together.

The Speakers (being updated)

Thought Leaders. Industry Experts You Trust.

Jack B. Egginton

Jack B. Egginton

9/11 Pentagon Survivor

Former Executive Officer to the
Chief of Staff of the Air Force

George Gersema

George Gersema

Conference Chairman

PACE

Kim Egginton

Kim Egginton

Executive Director / CEO

PACE

John Slavic

John Slavic

Owner

Slavic401k

Scott Klososky

Scott Klososky

Founder

Future Point of View

Hon. Bill Sarpalius

Hon. Bill Sarpalius

CEO, Advantage Assoc. Int’l

Former US Congressman

Bobby Sarver

Bobby Sarver

CEO, Continuum HR

PACE President

Phil Urso

Phil Urso

Chief Sales Officer

Vensure Employer Services

Torben Madson

Torben Madson

Shareholder

The PEO Law Firm, LLC

Nick Meyers

Nick Meyers

President

Werkberry

Britt Landrum III

Britt Landrum III

CEO & President

LandrumHR

HISTORIC INN | VIBRANT RIVER WALK

Join us on the beautiful, GREEN San Antonio River Walk!

The River will be GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day – what fun! Stay a couple of extra days to revel in the local festivities.

Relax in style at the historic Omni La Mansión del Rio, in beautiful San Antonio, TX. Set along San Antonio’s vibrant, incomparable River Walk and across the street from the Majestic Theatre, this refined hotel in a Spanish colonial building is 3 miles from the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium and .03 miles from The Alamo, a Spanish mission of worldwide fame.

The elegant rooms feature beamed ceilings and/or exposed brick walls, as well as flat-screen TVs. All have courtyard, pool or city views. Upgraded rooms have balconies, and suites add sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Wi-Fi is available.

La Mansión boasts several restaurants, access to the spa at the neighboring Mokara Hotel (age 18 and up) and a poolside bar. There’s also a heated courtyard pool, a fitness room and a kids program including snacks and games.

 

Special Room Rate: From $239/night

The Schedule

2022 Conference Agenda

Agenda events are being updated. Some are marked TBA (to be announced.) Events and times are subject to change.

Special Pre-Conference Event

Saturday, March 12th – 6:30 PM

Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner

By Special Reservation Only
The Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner is indeed a very special pre-conference event. Join us for this wonderful evening! Seating is limited; secure your spot soon!

$500 per person. 6:30pm

Saturday March 12, 2022

  • 6:30 pm—9:00 pm

    Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner (Pre-Conference)

    The Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner is indeed a special, intimate meal with great people who support PACE. $500 per plate.

Sunday March 13, 2022

  • 10:00 am—2:30 pm

    Legendary Golf

    Swing into a round of golf!

  • 1:00 pm—5:00 pm

    PACE / FPOV Executive Advisory Board Kickoff

    Created, facilitated, and led by Scott Klososky’s talented EAB team, our valued partner, FPOV (Future Point of View.) Thanks, FPOV! You rock!

    This meeting is restricted to PACE’s PEO members who are also Executive Advisory Board (EAB) members. Interested? More info at https://fpov.com/pace-eab/

    To see if joining a PACE / FPOV EAB makes sense for you, please email Scott Brady well before the conference to schedule your inquiry meeting/interview with a facilitator.  scottb@fpov.com

     

    Executive Board Room, 2nd Floor

  • 5:30 pm—6:30 pm

    Registration

    Sponsored by CBIZ all three days. Thank you, CBIZ — you rock!

    Iberian Ballroom, 5th Floor

  • 6:30 pm—8:00 pm

    Welcome Reception

    Enjoy some time networking, greeting old friends, and making new ones at this hosted reception at our hotel.

    Sponsored by AmWINS and SUNZ. Thank you, SUNZ and AmWINS — you rock!

    El Capistrano, 1st Floor, next to the pool

Monday March 14, 2022

  • 7:30 am—8:30 am

    Registration and Networking Breakfast

    Breakfast sponsored by (TBA)

    Madero, 5th Floor, to the right and down the hall from the Iberian Ballroom

  • 8:30 am—9:00 am

    Welcome, Invocation, Flag Ceremony and Kick-Off

    Bobby Sarver – PACE President and CEO, Continuum HR

    George Gersema – PACE Conference Chairman

    Conference A/V Sponsored by our valued partner, isolved Network, all three days. Thank you, isolved Network — you rock!

    Iberian Ballroom, 5th Floor

     

  • 9:00 am—10:15 am

    The Grand Reordering

    Presented by John Slavic – President and Founder, Slavic401k.com

    The unprecedented economic conditions of the past three years are ushering in a period of dramatic economic, political, social and commercial change that we are currently in the midst of in 2022. The reordering is putting in place a new paradigm that will require all businesses to adapt to for success. The PEO model will not only be part of that, but lead the way for small and medium-size businesses.

    Iberian Ballroom, 5th Floor

  • 10:15 am—10:45 am

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by Payroll Funding and UKG, Inc. Thank you, UKG and Payroll Funding — you rock!

    Iberian Ballroom, 5th Floor

  • 10:45 am—11:45 am

    KEYNOTE: Surviving 9/11 at The Pentagon | Inside the High Levels of the Air Force

    Major Jack B. Egginton – 9/11 Pentagon Survivor, Former Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Force Base Commander, and Fighter Pilot.

    Sponsored by our valued partner, VensureHR. Thank you, VensureHR — you rock!

    Iberian Ballroom, 5th Floor

  • 11:45 am—12:00 pm

    The Naked Truth About Executive Advisory Boards

    Presented by Scott Klososky – Co-Founder, Future Point of View

    and Kim Egginton – PACE Executive Director / CEO

  • 12:00 pm—1:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Sponsored by MetLife & Pro Software. Thank you, Pro Software and MetLife — you rock!

    Madero, 5th Floor, to the right and down the hall from the Iberian Ballroom

  • 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

    An Exclusive Inside Look at the US Congress Today and Tomorrow

    Presented by Bill Sarpalius – Former Congressman and President / CEO, Advantage Associates

    Who would have thought that a virus would disrupt the entire world? A virus that has impacted every business in the US and every PEO. We will talk about how the government has responded and the politics behind the trillions of dollars in stimulus money, not to mention the post-election drama and change in party power. Bill will give us his best assessment as our man on the ground in D.C.

    Iberian Ballroom, 5th Floor

  • 2:00 pm—2:30 pm

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by Ameritas BlueStar Retirement and Sundial Timekeeping. Thank you, Sundial and Ameritas BlueStar — you rock!

    Madero, 5th Floor, to the right and down the hall from the Iberian Ballroom

  • 2:30 pm—3:00 pm

    Roundtable Discussions - 1st Session

    Sponsored and Presented by Several Industry Experts and Providers

    Madero, 5th Floor, to the right and down the hall from the Iberian Ballroom

  • 3:00 pm—3:30 pm

    Roundtable Discussions - 2nd Session

    Sponsored and Presented by Several Industry Experts and Providers

  • 3:30 pm—3:45 pm

    Quick Stretch Break

  • 3:45 pm—4:00 pm

    Wine Tasting & Sommelier Presentation

    Sponsored by Several Industry Experts and Providers

  • 4:00 pm—4:30 pm

    Roundtable Discussions - 3rd Session & Wine Tasting

    Sponsored and Presented by Several Industry Experts and Providers

    You can sip your wine through the 3rd session and beyond. Hang out and network afterward!

  • 4:30 pm—5:00 pm

    Linger Longer: Networking

    No rush to finish your wine. Stay and get to know everyone in the PACE community!

  • 5:00 pm—

    Adjourn – Evening on Your Own

Tuesday March 15, 2022

  • 7:30 am—8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Sponsored by PayPlus Software. Thanks, PayPlus Software — you rock!

  • 8:30 am—10:00 am

    The Digital Transformation Sped Up: What Now?

    Presented by Scott Klososky – Co-Founder, Future Point of View

    With light at the end of the tunnel that we went into in 2020, it is time to think more expansively about what happened in the market with technology tools and processes and what that will mean to PEOs. We know the distributed workforce will expand. We know organizations learned how to use online collaboration tools at a higher level. We all learned how to use self-service technologies to get what we once did in person.

    All of this adds up to new opportunities for PEOs to provide value in the market. Scott Klososky spends most of his time looking ahead so as to help others make wise strategy decisions. Come along on the journey as he describes the opportunities for you to invest in now, if you are willing!

  • 10:00 am—10:30 am

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by Barrow Group. Thanks, Barrow Group — you rock!

  • 10:30 am—11:00 am

    Think and Grow Rich

    Presented by Kim Egginton – Rich PACE Executive Director /CEO

     

  • 11:00 am—11:30 am

    How to Handle the Continuing Mental Health Crisis in the Workplace

    Mental health has become a huge component in the workplace, affecting overall wellness, productivity, absenteeism, and liability, and  creating challenges for employees, businesses, and PEOs alike. Are EAPs (Employee Assistance Programs) the answer? What is the PEO’s role?

  • 11:30 am—12:00 pm

    Selling with Inspiration

    Presented by Phil Urso – Chief Sales Officer, Vensure Employer Services

    Phil Urso has unique and extensive experience building and inspiring highly-effective sales teams across the United States. Get the recipe for his secret selling sauce and take it home to inspire your team!

  • 12:00 am—1:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Sponsored by TAG Financial. Thanks, TAG Financial — you rock!

  • 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

    You Be the Judge

    Presented by Torben Madson – Shareholder, The PEO Law Firm

  • 2:00 pm—2:15 pm

    PACE Elections & Trivia

  • 2:15 pm—2:45 pm

    The Current Hiring Crisis & New Labor Force Realities

    Presented by Nick Meyers – President, Werkberry

  • 2:15 pm—3:00 pm

    Lively Discussion

    Presented by PEO Industry Leaders – PEO Industry Leaders TBA

     

  • 3:15 pm—3:30 pm

    Wrap-Up

    George Gersema – PACE Conference Chairman

  • 3:15 pm—6:30 pm

    Relax on Your Own

    Rest up! Get your wallets ready! The wild-and-crazy Gala Dinner and LIVE AUCTION is tonight! Who will be the Big Spender of the night? You?

  • 6:30 pm—9:30 am

    Gala Dinner and Live Auction — George Gersema, Auctioneer

    George Gersema in full-blown auctioneer mode is an awesome force of nature. You do NOT want to miss it!

    Come join your friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner, music, an open bar, and a LIVE AUCTION. Always one of the Conference favorites, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Join us for a cocktail and elegant dinner (included with conference registration) and spend a little money for PACE’s benefit, won’t you?

    Sponsored every year by our valued partner, Slavic401k. Thanks, Slavic401k — you rock! And congratulations, John Slavic, on 35 years of success!

Wednesday March 16, 2022

  • 12:00 am—11:00 pm

    Departures

6:00 PM

Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner | Sat, April 25

By special reservation only – The Cordell Hull Memorial Dinner is indeed a very special pre-conference event. If you’d like to join us for this wonderful evening, please call Ray O’Leary at 804-338-4363. $500 per person. 

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome, Invocation, Flag Ceremony, & Kickoff

Don Taylor – PACE President and President, Personnel Plus, Inc.
George Gersema – PACE Conference Chairman

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Economic Recovery in a Post-Pandemic World

Presented by John Slavic – President and Founder, Slavic401k.com

Mr. Slavic will provide an analysis of the post-pandemic economy; specifically, the effects on small and medium sized businesses in the PEO model. He’ll also examine the emerging business environment to follow the pandemic economic shutdown.

9:30 - 9:40 AM

Quick Break

 

9:40 - 10:25 AM

Economic Recovery in a Post-Pandemic World, continued

Presented by John Slavic – President and Founder, Slavic401k.com

10:25 - 10:50 AM

Networking Break

 

10:50 - 11:35 AM

The Digital Transformation Sped Up: Now What?

Presented by Scott Klososky – Co-Founder, Future Point of View

With light at the end of the tunnel that we went into in 2020, it is time to think more expansively about what happened in the market with technology tools and processes and what that will mean to PEOs. We know the distributed workforce will expand. We know organizations learned how to use online collaboration tools at a higher level. We all learned how to use self-service technologies to get what we once did in person.

All of this adds up to new opportunities for PEOs to provide value in the market. Scott Klososky spends most of his time looking ahead so as to help others make wise strategy decisions. Come along on the journey as he describes the opportunities for you to invest in now, if you are willing!

11:35 - 11:45 AM

Quick Break

 

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

The Digital Transformation Sped Up: Now What?, continued

Presented by Scott Klososky – Co-Founder, Future Point of View

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

 

1:30 - 2:05 PM

Interlocking Outbound with Inbound for Maximum Growth

Presented by Ryan McInerney – President, Bluematter

The organizations that are thriving now combine the best of modern, cold, outbound calling, emailing, and social networking, with all the tools of inbound and digital marketing.

Learn how to build a sales-first marketing funnel that makes your salespeople more effective and your marketers more valuable to the bottom line.

Ryan McInerney of Bluematter will show you the most cost-effective, scalable, and profitable tools and tactics your team of any size needs to assemble in order to achieve acceleration in the rebound.

 

 

2:05 - 2:15 PM

Quick Break

 

2:15 - 2:55 PM

Interlocking Outbound with Inbound for Maximum Growth, continued

Presented by Ryan McInerney – President, Bluematter

2:55 - 3:10 PM

Networking Break

 

3:10 - 4:10 PM

An Exclusive Inside Look at the US Congress Today and Tomorrow

Presented by Bill Sarpalius – Former Congressman and President/CEO, Advantage Associates

Who would have thought that a virus would disrupt the entire world? A virus that has impacted every business in the US and every PEO. We will talk about how the government has responded and the politics behind the trillions of dollars in stimulus money, not to mention the election drama and change in party power. Bill will give us his best assessment, as our man on the ground in D.C.

4:10 PM

Adjourn – Evening on Your Own

 

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Leading and Inspiring in Disruptive Times

Presented by The Zig Ziglar Team: Tom Ziglar – CEO, Ziglar, Inc.

You will learn:
~ How Disruption in the way we work has only started, and what you can do to thrive, not just survive
~ How Dream Alignment maximizes your People, Purpose, and Performance
~ The Ziglar Performance Formula

 

9:30 - 9:50 AM

Stretch Break

 

9:50 - 10:50 AM

Planting the Seeds of Greatness

Presented by The Zig Ziglar Team: Matt Rush – Inspirational Speaker and Farm Boy

Since the beginning of time, everyone has understood the necessity of planting seeds in the hope of a harvest. However, have we ever considered planting seeds in ourselves in order to do more, be more and have more than we ever thought possible?

The reality is, if we are going to create a new future for ourselves and our businesses, we must begin by looking internally for opportunities to grow. We must evaluate who we surround
ourselves with and their impact on our success.

And finally, it is easy to look back on the past, it is comfortable to enjoy the present, but we must plan for the future by planting new seeds to carry us forward.

 

 

10:50 - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

 

11:15 - 11:30 AM

New Opportunity for Small Focus Groups

Presented by David Avakian – Owner/Principal, DVA Consulting | PACE Secretary/Past President

The beauty of small focus groups is getting real-world advice for your specific needs and challenges — discussing solutions and cutting-edge technology in the privacy of a small group of PEO owners, experts and peers. It’s that very-focused help you might get when you hang around to speak with a presenter after their presentation–but you get brilliant ideas from the whole group. At PACE, we’re friends before competitors. This will be a great way to help each other!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Selling with Inspiration

Presented by Phil Urso – Chief Sales Officer, Vensure Employer Services

Phil Urso has unique and extensive experience building and inspiring highly-effective sales teams across the United States. Get the recipe for his secret selling sauce and take it home to inspire your team!

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch & Elections

 

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Lively PEO Panel Discussion: What’s Working — and WHAT NOW?

Presented by Bobby Sarver, Britt Landrum III, Corey Hookstra, and Jim Grimm, with Torben Madson as Moderator. – PEO Industry Leaders

Oh, the stories we’ll hear! Don’t miss this panel discussion — it will surely be one of the highlights of the conference. Ask these energetic PEO leaders and experts what they would do with your most challenging business obstacles, and hear about theirs. How are they getting good sales leads? What WFH hacks have they learned? What should be done about the gap in coverage issue in Florida? Come ready with your questions or, even better, submit your questions for the panel to Kim Egginton in advance for an even more thoughtful answer. Maybe you have some insight to share that will help the group, too!

2:00 - 2:10 PM

Quick Break

 

2:10 - 2:40 PM

FINALLY! A Health Plan Lower-Wage Workers Can Afford!

Presented by Jim O’Connor – National Practice Leader, CBIZ PEO & Association Consulting

CBIZ is proud to be the Master Distributor of The Health Benefit Alliance (HBA) Partnership Program. The HBA mission is to give lower and moderate income workers access to truly affordable ACA-compliant health insurance built on COPAY PLANS, not High Deductible Plans! These are NOT MEC PLANS.

· Fully ACA compliant plans ranging from Bronze to Platinum plans.

· No Census Required for Proposals!

· No Employer Contribution Requirement!

· Low Participation Requirements!

· Available down to two (2) employees!

· Available in all fifty (50) states!

Join us as we finally solve the health insurance challenge for millions of Americans!

2:40 - 2:55 PM

Wrap-Up

George Gersema – PACE Conference Chairman

6:00 PM

Gala Dinner and Auction — George Gersema, Auctioneer

Come join your friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner, music, an open bar, and a LIVE AUCTION. Always one of the Conference favorites, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Join us for a cocktail and dinner, and spend a little money for PACE’s benefit, won’t you?

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