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June 6, 2023



ECIA 2023 Executive Conference Committee Announces Third Keynote Speaker
Leadership speaker and former NFL quarterback Tom Flick connects with listeners’ hearts and minds.

Atlanta — The ECIA Executive committee is pleased to name Tom Flick as the third keynote for the ECIA Executive Conference to be held October 22-24 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare. Tom is one of the most sought-after leadership speakers today. With passion, authority, and authenticity, he delivers keynotes aimed at the heart—where real change occurs. For the past 25 years, Tom has worked with the world’s most innovative and dynamic organizations such as NASA, Starbucks, Mercedes Benz, Amazon, American Express, Google, and the Pentagon to lead and navigate through change in a rapidly fluctuating and highly competitive world. 

Robert Derringer, Director, Global Channel Crouzet and Maryellen Stack, Director of Marketing Communications, Sager Electronics are both on the newly created subcommittee for speaker vetting.

“The committee unanimously agreed Tom’s unique background, his past work with corporate America, and his passion for leadership made him the right choice to close out this year’s Executive conference,” explained Maryellen. “His strength as a storyteller, his ability to connect with the audience and his actionable insights will end the conference on powerful note.”

“From the goal line to the stage, Tom Flick’s unique perspective on leading in a rapidly changing and highly competitive world aligns perfectly with this year’s conference theme,” added Robert. “Tom’s humorous and witty style speaks to ‘the power of you’ as he shares how to lead the way and accelerate performance at all levels within our companies.”

Registration is open now. 

The Executive Conference runs October 22-24, 2023, at the Loews Chicago O'Hare.

The Executive Conference theme is Making Waves: The Power of You. The conference is an opportunity for senior management teams from the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain - to gather and address cross-enterprise challenges. Gain access to industry experts and knowledge, forge relationships that can make a real difference, and learn how to remove roadblocks to success. Plan to join this must-attend event - there is no other that offers an in-depth look at the electronics components industry and is as geared towards industry-specific education and fostering meaningful relationships across this section of the supply chain network.

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.