Because life is never stationary…

Because knowing ourselves is fundamental…

Because communication is crucial…

Because influence is central…

Because leadership is lonely…

And because people are important…


The Kimmell Foundation presents

On October 22nd, The Kimmell Foundation is hosting RECON21, a one-day leadership conference focused on organizational health, effective communication, and tools for leading with a culture of valuing people. 

This day will offer both information and inspiration. We have five speakers, covering topics like the impact of a leader’s identity, the most effective way to communicate, and mental health at the executive level.

Why are we hosting this conference? Why do we think this is critical – especially now? It is because we look around our nation and we see the unrest, the issues, the anger, and the confusion. It is clear that we need a path to wholeness. Healthy leaders are needed now more than ever before.

Your ticket includes admission to the conference, a light breakfast, a delicious lunch, entertainment, conference materials, and gifts. RECON21 will be held at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center at Rose State College. This venue provides ample space to distance as you choose. 


A thought-leader, two-time TEDx speaker, author and CEO of   Strata Leadership, Dr. Mellor is an experienced executive coach, who has provided in excess of 3,000 coaching sessions for executive leaders. He serves as a sounding board, sparring partner and a source of encouragement for leaders seeking to maximize their effectiveness.

Nathan is passionate about developing future leaders and is the co-founder of the Presidential Leadership Institute in collaboration with the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. He is an adjunct professor for graduate programs at York College and OBU and chairs the OK Business Ethics Consortium.

Dr. Mellor earned his Doctorate from Pepperdine University, his  Masters from the Pepperdine University School of Law, a Master of Science in Education degree from Harding University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harding University.

Nathan lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with his wife and two daughters.


Thomas Hill III is CEO of Kimray. As the grandson of Kimray’s founder, Garman Kimmell, Thomas grew up around Kimray. He has worked at the company in virtually every department, giving him an intimate knowledge of the processes and people involved from start to finish. Thomas manages the family-owned company with a sense of stewardship and heritage.

Thomas is also author of the book Recovering Leadership: Musings of an Addict Leader. He also writes weekly “Monday Musings” on various leadership topics.

Thomas currently on the board of Salt and Light Leadership Training, and he is vice chair for Hope Is Alive ministry where he personally mentors a group of men recovering from addiction.

Thomas received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University. He lives in Oklahoma City, and he and his wife Rebecca have six children.


Speaker. Author. Coach. Master Communicator.

AmyK Hutchens is all about personal & professional growth – one conversation at a time. Hutchens is an international award-winning speaker, the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the books, GET IT: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary and Success You Want and The Secrets Leaders Keep and is the founder of the global community shegetsit.com.

AmyK has over twenty years’ experience training & consulting with clients such as The Home Depot, Starbucks Canada, Comerica Bank, Expedia, Lockheed Martin, Securian Financial, Walmart, and hundreds more. AmyK travels the globe, sharing with executives, influencers, and go-getters how to confidently & competently navigate their toughest conversations.

AmyK received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University. She resides in San Diego, California.


Christina Gard lives in Lakeland, Florida where she and her husband Andrew planted Grace City Church in 2015, a Hillsong Family Church, making a difference in their city and an impact around the world.

Christina has been a full time Professor since 2008, teaching in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She loves education and has Masters Degrees in Ministerial Leadership, Human Services, and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is presently working on her PhD in Psychology and Counseling, specializing in Addiction.

Born and raised in Alaska, Christina served as Miss Alaska and competed at Miss America in 2005, working to break the cycle of silence surrounding child abuse.

In her free time, Christina loves spending time with her husband and their twins, Justice and Adriana.



Lieutenant Wayland Cubit is an Oklahoma native. Lt. Cubit’s studied Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Oklahoma, Police Science at Oklahoma State University OKC, and Family Studies & Gerontology at Southern Nazarene University.

In 1995, Lt. Cubit became a Patrol Officer with the Oklahoma City Police Dept. From there, he moved from one specialty unit to the next, working in criminal Intelligence, investigations, and gang intervention. In 2007, he established the OCPD F.A.C.T. Unit (Family Awareness and Community Teamwork), which is a program that aiming to build character and empower at risk youth, while also incorporating gang prevention programs on the South and East side of Oklahoma City.

When it comes to our youth, Lt. Cubit is dedicated to spending his time and efforts towards implementing more programs that inspire youth and help them succeed.