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Indiana Wesleyan University Fort Wayne Education and Conference Center

8211 West Jefferson Boulevard

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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Our speaker for November will be Mathew J. Konkler who is Managing Partner of BlackPoint Strategies, LLC. As Managing Partner, Mr. Konkler focuses on strategic vision, long-term strategy, innovation, alliances and partnerships. Mr. Konkler also serves as CEO of Konkler Enterprises, BlackPoint Strategies, LLC parent company.

In 2001, Mr. Konkler received a Presidential appointment to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, where he served two Secretaries of Defense, the honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld and the honorable Robert M. Gates. He has traveled to 119 countries in support of the U.S. armed services, including numerous visits to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as extensive travel throughout the NATO alliance.

Mr. Konkler joined Sagamore Institute as a senior fellow in November of 2012 and became a member of the Indiana State University–College of Technology Advisory Board in 2014. He also serves on the board of directors at Mid-America Science Park, is a member of the Indiana Aerospace & Defense Council (IADC), Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and of the Sons of the American Legion. He is a two-time recipient of the United States Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. Konkler is an honors graduate of Oakland City University and earned an MBA from ORU in Tulsa, Okla.

Come hear him share about Leadership Under Stress!


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