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Steve Camac, President

Steve sets the strategic direction for the company as well as each summit's editorial content. His focus is to develop quality conferences that cover hot button topics and provide high-level networking opportunities for business communities. Steve's conference and trade show experience includes leadership positions at IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center) and IIR (Institute for International Research). Steve started Centerforce based on the core belief that conferences, when done well, are a powerful and effective business solution.

Steve moved from his native England to the U.S. in 1991 and not only graduated with a B.A. and M.A. in History from Montana State University (MSU), but was also an all-conference collegiate tennis player. Go Bobcats!

Most weekends Steve can be found on a tennis court somewhere contemplating a comeback.

Robyn Frank, VP Diversity & General Counsel

Robyn is responsible for all legal matters at Centerforce. In addition, she is head of the Diversity division which includes speaker recruitment and on-site management of the Women in the Law Series. Before joining the company, Robyn spent 10 years as General Counsel at Great Eastern Energy, headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. There, she headed the legal and regulatory department, advising management on corporate structure, risk, resource allocation, new markets and business metrics. She received her B.A. in Social Sciences from the Ohio State University, her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University, and a Master's Degree in Energy Law from the University of Tulsa. She is a Member in Good Standing of the New York State Bar.

Some of Robyn's passions include volunteering for a variety of Native American causes and traveling the world.

Al Liberty, VP Client Relations
Al's mission is to create increased and enhanced brand awareness for Centerforce's clientele. He does this by providing them with creative business and networking opportunities through their participation in our top-class events and conferences.

Al holds an MBA from Hofstra University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

There isn't an old TV show or movie that Al can't quote a line from.


Kristen Gonzalez, Vice President, Conference Production
Kristen joins CenterForce with over a decade of experience in corporate events, conference production, and project management. She specializes in the conception and execution of multi-vertical events, marketing communications, budget analysis, and management of contacts and logistics. Kristen worked as a Senior Meeting & Events Manager at ECG, specializing in the finance industry. She also worked as an Event Manager for GDS Group, where she oversaw full-circle, multi-day event management for B2B summits across the U.S. and Latin America. Kristen also has experience in the wholesale and nonprofit sectors, having worked for Jet Line Products, Inc., as well as the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and the American Cancer Society. Kristen is bi-lingual and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports/Event/Entertainment Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.


Mario Hardy, Client Services Associate

Mario works directly with Centerforce's clients to assist and guide them in creating quality customized business development opportunities.

Mario received his B.A. in History from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) and his M.A. in Latin American Studies from Temple University.

Mario is a fanatical Philadelphia sports fan, enjoys playing guitar, collecting cigars, and coaching youth basketball. His is also the father of three amazing kids.

Sijia Liu, Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Sijia develops and implements marketing campaigns for Centerforce's events.

Sijia graduated from Brandeis University with B.A. in Economics and Psychology and a minor in Business. She was Marketing Director for TEDxBrandeisUniversity for two years.

Sijia loves cooking and exploring great restaurants in NYC.

Cara Lee, Senior Marketing Associate

As Senior Marketing Associate, Cara helps to develop and implement marketing campaigns for CenterForce's events.

Cara graduated from Fairfield University with a double B.A. in English Literature & Cultural Studies and Film, Television & Media Arts. She also minored in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Digital Journalism – it was a very busy four years

When not scouting bookstores for her next favorite read, Cara is a regular attendee of local (and not-so-local) Comic Conventions where she can debate all things sci-fi and superhero with con-goers from throughout the world.