GSLT Virtual Summit Presenter Bios
Featured Speakers and Presenters
Billy Boughey – Elevate Experiences
Billy is the Founder and President of the Atlanta-based company, Elevate Experiences. His talents include keynote speaking, culture coaching, and consulting groups on how to make their team members smile and their customers rave.
His first book titled Culture Reconstructed is a start-where-you-are guide to building a remarkable team dynamic. Billy also hosts his own podcast titled Created for Experience, sharing how experience shapes your future.
Billy and his team have emceed the GSLT Summit for many years as well as facilitated learning sessions. After graduating from Berkmar High School, Billy attended Auburn University where he played baseball.
Dr. Mike Rutherford
Dr. Mike Rutherford provides high-value training and development experiences for educators and business professionals through his work as a teacher, speaker, author, and consultant. Mike’s work focuses on high-performance teaching and learning, leadership development, creating and leading team-based organizations, and results-based organizational improvement.
Formerly a high school chemistry teacher, coach, and middle school principal, Mike received his BA in Education from Indiana State University, his MA in Educational Administration from Fayetteville State University, and his Doctor of Education degree from Morehead State University.
Considered one of the nation’s foremost authorities on adult learning, Dr. Rutherford has worked with GSLT since 2001. He has taught at all previous sixteen summits and has recently designed a new student leadership curriculum for GSLT.
Dr. Tim Elmore
Dr. Tim Elmore is the Founder and President of Growing Leaders, a non-profit organization created to develop emerging leaders. He and his team equip secondary school students, college students and recent graduates from thousands of campuses across the US and around the world to think and act like authentic leaders.
Tim’s expertise on the emerging generation and generational diversity has led to media coverage in The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, USA Today and The Washington Post. He has also appeared on CNN’s Headline News, and Fox and Friends to discuss Generation iY. Most recently, Kevin Kruse named Tim as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018 in an article for Inc. magazine.
Tim is the author of more than 30 books, including the best-selling Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future, Habitudes®: His latest book, Generation Z Unfiltered, was released in the fall of 2019.