ACCA Announces 2020 Annual Conference and Expo Keynote Speakers

Date: 11 December 2019
ACCA Announces 2020 Annual Conference and Expo Keynote Speakers

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced its lineup of keynote speakers for ACCA’s 2020 Annual Conference and Expo. Held at the historic Union Station in St. Louis, MO, the ACCA Annual Conference & Expo will run from March 16 - 18, 2020.

The ACCA 2020 conference provides HVAC training opportunities and powerhouse speakers covering the most critical and timely topics affecting HVAC contractors today. Sessions cover a wide range of topics that will help contractors be better businesspeople and grow their profit margins year-over-year.

The keynote speakers for the ACCA 2020 Annual Conference and Expo are: 

Gerry O’Brion | What Big Brands Know (sponsored by Rheem and RUUD) 
Becoming the #1 Choice in a Crowded Market
As a marketing guru and author, O’Brion translates big brand strategies into knowledge that any business can use to win in the marketplace. O'Brion’s presentations drive growth with companies of all sizes, from small businesses to billion-dollar brands. His experience includes working with; Procter & Gamble, Coors Brewing Company, Quiznos restaurant chain, and most recently, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. O’Brion built his career growing big brands and distills that experience into creating strategies and real ideas that are actionable immediately.

Jacob Schick | CEO of 22Kill
One Tribe. One Fight.
A passionate and fearless leader whose quick wit and stories of intestinal fortitude have a profound impact on everyone he meets, Jake is currently the CEO of 22KILL. This organization has created a community that raises awareness and combats suicide by empowering veterans, first responders, and their families through traditional and non-traditional therapies. Jake has become a staunch advocate for maximizing the potential in people from all walks of life and shares his story and the effects of being severely wounded at public speaking engagements throughout the country, motivating people to be better tomorrow than they were today, and raises awareness to the epidemic of the 22 warriors that die by suicide every day. Jake has appeared on James Gandolfini’s HBO special “Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq,” as well as “60 Minute Sports.” He has also been featured in roles in Clint Eastwood’s productions’ of, “American Sniper” and “The Mule” and appeared in Bradley Cooper’s production of, “A Star is Born”.

“ACCA and their staff have turned their annual conference into the most educational, informative, and worthy conference out of all the HVAC and trade conferences anywhere in the world,” said Brian Stack, President of Stack Heating Cooling and Electric, ACCA Events Committee Chairman, and Vice Chairman of ACCA’s Board of Directors. “I am very much looking forward to this year’s keynote speakers, as I’m sure they will inspire, motivate, and impact us as leaders, like in years past.”

To register for the 2020 Conference & Expo, visit the conference website, For vendors interested in sponsoring the event or showcasing their products, contact Alexis Dennis of NTP Events at

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