HOST SPEAKER - Vince Leisey

CEO/Inspirational Speaker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate.

Vince leads an organization that is on the cutting edge of a shifting real estate industry.  He encourages a culture that attracts all generations and has pioneered a mega office that people actually want to spend time in.  In October of 2018, Vince’s company was recognized as Entrepreneur Magazines 2nd Best Top Company Culture in the United States & was the only Residential Real Estate Company on the list.


  • His Village Pointe office is largest residential brick & mortar office in North America for closed units (2019, 10,643 units)

  • BHHS Ambassador Real Estate Company closed 12,348 units and $3.2 billion in sales volume in 2019

  • Founder of the The REThink Council - a BHHS Millennial think tank 

  • Named RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker (Futurist) 

  • RISMedia Magazine’s featured author on culture.  ​(2014-2018)

  • Real Trends, recognized BHHS Ambassador in 2016 as one of the 10 fastest growing real estate companies in the United States over the last 10 years (all organic growth)

  • Youngest person to win the prestigious Prudential Real Estate Broker of the Year award.

  • June 2018: Awarded “The World’s Greatest Company Culture” & featured on the National TV Show​ “The World’s Greatest”

  • Consulted with over 40 Real Estate companies in different markets


CEO/ Owner at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Arizona / California / Nevada Properties

Mark Stark is the CEO and Owner/Broker of Americana Holdings, the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in its global network and the #3 overall Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise. Headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, Americana Holdings operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona

Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties with 30 offices and 3,300 real estate sales executives throughout Nevada, Arizona and California.


Mark is no stranger to hard work and he leads by walking his talk. He started working in real estate in 1985 while he was both a student at UNLV and working at a resort on the Las Vegas Strip. He became Prudential Americana Group’s CEO in 1997 and acquired 100% ownership in 2004. In April of 2014, the company became a part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.


Mark’s company has grown steadily since then and in 2019 completed $5.5 billion in residential sales. This year was part of a major acquisition of a California real estate firm that added 11 offices to Mark’s California based operations.


  • Named "Most Powerful People in Real Estate" Swanepoel Power 200

  • Company Ranked No. 32 on the Swanepoel Mega 1000, a list of the largest real estate brokerages in the U.S. by sales volume

  • 2013 named Broker of the Year by Prudential Real Estate/HSA Affiliates

  • Company entered the Inc 5000 Hall of Fame for being named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for five years

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Johnny Rodgers

1972 Heisman Trophy winner

As a player with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, Johnny Rodgers served as a punt return specialist, pass receiver and running back. Rodgers broke virtually every offensive team record during his tenure. He was twice named to the College Football All American Team, won the Walter Camp Award and the Heisman Trophy in 1972 for most outstanding player in college football.

Honors recognize Johnny’s athletic ability, but he is also proud of degrees in broadcast journalism and advertising from the University

of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2005 he was named the University of Nebraska’s Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2006 Johnny authored his first book, An Era of Greatness: Coach Bob Devaney’s Final Four Seasons in University of Nebraska Football (1969-1972), a “must read” for all “Husker” fans. In addition to starting Rodgers Literary Marketing, Inc., Johnny is the founder of the Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation. A program aimed at helping and strengthening the family structure, while creating opportunities for youth through character, education and social development. He’s in demand as a public speaker and his inspirational talks encourage teamwork and persistence in reaching goals.


  • '72: Walter Trophy Winner

  • '72: Walter Camp Award

  • '71 & '72: Consensus All American

  • The most valuable player in the Big Eight Conference.

  • '00: College Football Hall of Fame

  • Husker Player of the Century

  • #5 Nebraska Top 100 Athletes

  • The most Versatile Player of All Time. The Best Punt Returner and Best All Purpose Back in 150 Years CBS Sports.

  • Author of: An Era of Greatness (2006)

  • Author of: 10 Minutes of Insanity (2016)


CEO, HSF Affiliates LLC

CEO / President Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona.

Chris Stuart was appointed CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC and CEO and President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in January 2019.  Previously, he was COO for HSF Affiliates LLC overseeing Franchise Sales, Marketing and Technology among other work groups and responsibilities. 

Stuart joined HSF Affiliates in 2015 and assumed leadership of Franchise Sales a year later.  In 2017, he was named senior vice president of Business Development and Operations and by 2018 he oversaw the daily operations of most departments. 

Prior to his arrival at HSF Affiliates, Stuart was part of the executive leadership team at Intero Real Estate Services in Silicon Valley.  At Intero, he was charted with growing and managing Intero's franchise company and was involved in various corporate initiatives including technology strategy, leadership development and training, agent recruitment and more.  


  • 2019 Appointed CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC and CEO & President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

  • 2017 Named senior vice president of Business Development and Operations


More Panelists & Special Guests

will be announced in May! 

'Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.'  Steve Jobs

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