2018 Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Eddie Thompson, Ed.D., FCEP
President and CEO,
 Thompson & Associates

R. Edward Thompson, Founder and CEO of Thompson & Associates, the nation’s premier charitable estate planning firm, brings over 35 years of planning experience to the leadership of his company established in 1996. Eddie has planned over 3,200 estates ranging from $2,700 to almost a billion dollars.  The Thompson & Associates’ team, consisting of over 45 attorneys and experienced professionals, helps individuals and families plan to pass their estate assets to their family and to the organizations they support in a manner consistent with their values and objectives.

Session Speakers

Amelia Ribnick Kleiman, CFRE, MBA, JD
Houston Center for Literacy
Session Title: Multi-tasking – Your Many Roles as a Development Officer



Alan Breus
The Breus Group

Cindy Atmar, CFRE
Director of Trusts, Estates & Gift Planning, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title Session: Starting the PG Conversation




Richard Buffett
Houston Grand Opera
Title Session: Starting the PG Conversation





Tom Moore
Director of Advancement, The Kinkaid School
Session Title: Multi-tasking – Your Many Roles as a Development Officer

Stephanie Loomis Price
Winstead PC





Angela Throne
Gift Planning Officer, Texas A&M Foundation
Session Title: Planned Giving Tools





Patrick Pacheco
EVP, Trust Executive, Cadence Bank


Tom Barrett
Mass Mutual


Nicole Pielop
Attorney, Fizer Beck Webster Bentley & Scroggins
Session Title: Starting the PG Conversation


Linda Berger
CEO of Jewish Family Services
Session Title: IGNITE Panel


Mary Kay Wittock
The Alley Theater
Session Title: IGNITE Panel

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