The UTA is happy to announce Karl Mecklenburg as our keynote speaker for the 22nd Annual UTA Convention. He rose from a college walk-on and 12th round NFL draft pick to a career with the Denver Broncos that included 6 Pro-Bowl and 3 Super-Bowl appearances. Considered the most versatile player in the NFL, Mecklenburg played all 7 Defensive front positions – sometimes in the course of a single game. He has been selected as both the AFC Linebacker of the Year and the AFC Defensive Player of the Year. Since retiring from football, Mecklenburg has been inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.
Karl has earned Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. He applies the same effort, intelligence, and versatility that made him an All-Pro football player to his speaking engagements. Mecklenburg’s tailored presentations featuring humor, and story-telling style, have impacted business organizations and inspired people to find their success by overcoming obstacles on the way to their dreams.
Chris Kuehl is a frequent commentator for local and national media, a conference speaker, author for various trade publications and is a founding partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence. Founded in 2000 Armada is a thank tank and strategy office. Armada provides economic forecasts, industry analysis, corporate intelligence and market assessment for clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Kuehl gives on average 150 presentations a year in the U.S. and internationally on economic issues.
Steve Tam, a VP for ACT Research leads the used truck market research and analysis efforts for this organization. ACT Research is a recognized leader in data, market analysis and forecasting for the commercial vehicle industry. ACT’s services are used by all major North American truck, trailer and drive-line manufacturers, industry suppliers’ banks and investment firms.
Marvin F. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award Winner will be the highlight speaker at the Friday Awards luncheon which is always a special moment for the convention attendees. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 in-person convention as a special treat 2020 LTA winner Bobby Williams will introduce the 2021 LTA Recipient.