McKonly & Asbury is excited to announce our signature event, COLLABORATE! 2023, will feature former Penn State Football Captain and Human Resource Executive, Lee Rubin as well as noted economist Dr. Anirban Basu. COLLABORATE! is an all-day conference scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2023, at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill.
Keynote Speaker: Lee Rubin
For 20 years, Lee Rubin has been building high performance teams in both corporate America and the collegiate sports world, setting the foundational cornerstone for a leadership and culture-building mindset focusing on the key components that create extraordinary teams. Lee will lead COLLABORATE! attendees with an engaging presentation entitled, “5 Components of Extraordinary Teams.”
This strong core foundation was instilled early in Lee’s life as he held the position of captain of the Penn State football team and later went on to serve as a Human Resource Executive, building senior leadership teams for some of the countries’ most prominent corporations which have become dominate leaders in their industries.
Lee has emerged as one of the most engaging and sought-after voices across the country with his unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application on team building, leadership, and peak performance. He has collaborated with and taken the stage for leading Fortune 500 Companies like Johnson & Johnson, Sony and JP Morgan, to name a few, as well as collegiate and professional sports teams and organizations across the country.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications with a minor in business from Penn State University. Rubin received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions. Lee was a three-year starting free safety, the 1994 Florida Citrus Bowl Defensive MVP, and an All-Big Ten Conference selection and an Honorable Mention All-American. Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Central New Jersey. Lee and his lovely wife, Carmen, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Anirban Basu
Noted economist and highly entertaining speaker Anirban Basu will provide the COLLABORATE! audience with an economic update during a general session. Dr. Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with an office in Indonesia. The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medical systems, government agencies, and real estate developers among others.
In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed Dr. Basu as Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission (2014-2021). He also serves as Chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee. He is also the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and Chief Economic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association. He serves or has served in similar roles for Visit Baltimore, Maryland Realtors, and Marcum, LLP.
Dr. Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1990. He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law. His doctoral work was completed at UMBC with a concentration in health economics.
Planning for COLLABORATE! is off to an exciting start. In addition to two dynamic speakers, COLLABORATE! will continue its tradition of providing dynamic general sessions and focused, highly informational breakout sessions. More information regarding COLLABORATE! sponsors, general session speakers as well as an agenda will be forthcoming as we finalize plans. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE for COLLABORATE! May 18, 2023!