2019 Sagamore Summit Speakers

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Geoff Ables - Bestselling Author and International Keynote Speaker

Geoff Ables is a thought leader on digital customer and employee engagement. Geoff's most recent book, "The LUCK Principle: Business Results at the Intersection of People and Profit," delivers fresh insight and inspiration into creating people-centric digital workplaces.  Geoff has delivered keynotes and articles for: Summit EMEA, Customer Experience South Africa, Engage, EuroForum, BusinessWeek, USA Today, CRM Evolution, Smart Call Center and many others.  His firm, C5 Insight, has twice been named an Inc 5000 company.  Geoff started his career with Young Life, is avid motorcycle enthusiast, and has appeared as a guest on TruTVs's, "The Impractical Jokers."

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Senator John Crane - Founder and CEO, Sagamore Leadership Initiative

John is a respected educator and cultural thought leader who regularly navigates th intersection between timeless truths and cultural trends. Though extensive speaking and writing, John seeks to help people understand the times and know what to do.

Recognizing the need for thoughtful, principled, and courageous leadership in our culture, John founded the Sagamore Leadership Initiative in 2009 with his wife, Jean. The mission of Sagamore is "to equip next generation leaders to influence our culture for Good."

John graduated from Taylor University and receives his Masters in Communications and Culture from Trinity International University. In 2008 he completed a two-month apologetics training program through the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, a partnership between Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University.

Previously, John has served as a pastor, and an adjunct professor at Marian University and Grace College: Indianapolis. He is a Colson Fellow with the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Additionally, he is the Director of the Hoosier Leadership Series whose mission is "educating Indiana leaders on policy and culture."

In November 2016, John was elected to the Indiana State Senate for District 24. He and Jean live in Avon, Indiana with their four children.


Keaton Hendricks - Founder and CEO of Sky Footwear Keaton is the founder of Sky Footwear and recent graduate of Taylor University where he studied Marketing & Management and played on the men’s basketball team. Through experience and relationships developed with homeless individuals growing up, a passion grew inside him to help those in need. He combined that passion for others and previous Ecommerce experience to create a company that serves the homeless population in U.S.