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Featured Speaker – Sunday Night (arrive early!)
Kate Lewis is senior vice president and editorial director at Hearst Magazines Digital Media. In this position, Lewis is responsible for managing content groups across the Hearst Magazines Digital Media portfolio and collaborating with editorial teams on content strategy, as well as with technology and product groups. Hearst Magazines Digital Media is comprised of 22 websites for brands including Cosmopolitan, Delish, Esquire, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, Marie Claire and Popular Mechanics, and attracts nearly 80 million unique visitors monthly (comScore).
Lewis was previously senior vice president and editorial director at Say Media, overseeing content operations, editorial strategy and development for Say’s portfolio of digital brands including xoJane, Remodelista and ReadWrite. Lewis also managed a network of partner sites as well as the shared services department that provided support and strategy for audience development, social media and partnerships.
Prior to Say Media, Lewis was a senior executive director of human resources at Condé Nast Publications. Before that, she was managing editor at Self for ten years, overseeing editorial and production, digital projects, book publishing, events and television partnerships.
Jonathan Lever is Executive Vice President, Chief Membership and Programs Officer for YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). In this role, Jonathan is responsible for the Y’s work in Healthy Living, Youth Development, Social Responsibility, Character Development, Membership, Organizational Strategy, and Innovation.
Prior to assuming this role in 2016, for more than a decade Jonathan was the chief architect of the Y’s response to the nation’s lifestyle health crisis — establishing himself as an innovator and pioneer of scaling evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs with fidelity to quality outcomes. As a result of his work, Y-USA is now a sought-after partner for foundations, government agencies, corporations and other nonprofit organizations. Work that Jonathan has led has been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Health Affairs, Stanford Social Innovation Review and on CNN and NPR. Jonathan received the Roberts-Gulick Memorial Award from the Association of YMCA Professionals for his distinguished leadership to the YMCA Movement.
Jonathan came to Y-USA with an extensive background in nonprofits and philanthropy. He was CEO of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida; an attorney at Choate, Hall & Stewart, a Boston law firm where he advised nonprofits and foundations; a research associate at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University; and a program associate at the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, one of the largest private foundations in the Southeast.
He holds a juris doctor from the Northeastern University School of Law, a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in religion from the College of William and Mary. He also served as a Jane Addams Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Jonathan and his wife Laura have three children – Sam (16), Sophie (14), and Caroline (11); and Gigi, the black lab. Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp has been an important family experience for the Levers and YMCA Camp Benson has been a favorite for the children as well.
Jeffrey S. Kaufman has been working with the accounting/consulting Firm of PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) for 36 years. Over the past 15 years he has been training his very successful Partners and teams on how to communicate more effectively when selling services. Jeff is one of the prime authors of the sales approach applied by PwC worldwide. In this role he has developed numerous training programs, trained the trainers and rolled the program out throughout PwC’s global network.
At this time over 38,000 staff have been trained in this approach, in 50 countries. When PwC teams bid on competitive opportunities they win on average 35% of the time, and when they apply this sales approach their win rate increases to 72%. Jeff has been awarded the Brandon Hall Award for Best Program for Sales Training and Performance.
Jeff has shared these sales approaches at two ACA conferences; 2015 ACA New York/New Jersey Morry Stein Camp Conference and the 2016 ACA New York/ New Jersey Camp Conference. He led sessions on “How to Sell” and “How to Run a Meeting”. He has also provided the same presentation to the Frost Valley staff.
Jeff is a Frost Valley camper alumni parent and has also proudly served on the Frost Valley Board of Directors beginning in 2012. Jeff looks forward to sharing some of the techniques he has applied to PwC teams throughout the world, so you can explore how you can customize them to your sales activities to support your camp.