Chair and Host
Daniel Meyer, holds an honors degree in political science from Yale University, a master’s degree from Princeton Seminary, and a doctorate from Fuller Seminary. Since 1997, Dr. Meyer has been senior pastor of Christ Church of Oak Brook, a 5,000 member non-denominational congregation outside Chicago. Dan serves on the board of Fuller Theological Seminary, the world’s largest non-denominational seminary, and the Executives Breakfast Club, a business association dedicated to shaping transformational leaders.
President and CEO
Founder of Life Focus Communications, Mona Hennein holds a Master’s in Communications from Wheaton College in Illinois. A multi- Emmy© award recipient and winner of numerous television recognitions, Hennein’s vision is to bring hope to a digital audience through powerful stories. She has also produced for and overseen national productions including Page Two, ESPN Sports, Inside Edition, American Journal, Primary Focus, Billy Graham Specials and Good Morning America. Whether speaking, writing or producer, Mona travels extensively around the world to bring insight and inspiration to viewers through the power of stories.
Ron Oldenkamp provides the senior leadership for Genesis Marketing Group in outside the Chicago area. His areas of competence include both the marketing and selling of investment products and services. Recognized for his successes as a third party marketer and a product developer, Ron’s clients benefit from over 30 years of in-depth experience. His diverse background has contributed to the profitable growth of leading financial service firms and has been of great benefit to Life Focus Communications.
Jeff Lambert is the regional sales coordinator for Aflac. With strong leadership and interpersonal skills, Jeff served as President of the Alpha Deuteron chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He also lettered in both football and golf and participated in his university’s peer counseling program. As the president of Lambert Consulting, Inc, which advises small-to medium-size businesses on lead development and management, Jeff provides insight to Life Focus marketing strategy.
Annalee Ward is the Director of the Wendt Center for Character Education at the University of Dubuque. In this capacity she works campus-wide to promote excellent moral character and lives of purpose through programming, research and writing, and teaching. Before serving in Dubuque, Annalee developed and chaired the Communication Arts Program at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Annalee brings her background in media communication, ethics, and theology to the Life Focus Board. An author, scholar, and administrator, she believes deeply in the Lif ocus mission.
Case Hoogendoorn is a Senior Partner at Hoogendorn and Talbot in Chicago, IL, a law firm focused on representing families, closely-held businesses entities, and charitable and religious organizations. In addition to his practice, Case authored a number of articles on topics including tax planning, law reform, law and ethics, and law and religion and has also lectured at the University of Chicago Law School. A sought out speaker, Case lectures at the Chicago bar Association Probate Practice Committee, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Chicago Estate Planning Counsel and the Christian Legal Society.
Dean Campbell is the Vice President of Strategy and Planning at Seagate Technology. Formerly, the head of Strategy and Plans for Hewlett-Packard Technology. For nearly three decades, Dean provided leadership for high-performing, high-tech organizations such as IBM, Wang Laboratories, Hitachi Data Systems and EMC². Dean’s expertise is in strategic development, design, marketing, sales, utilization and delivery of new technology products and services. His broad multi-functional expertise provides talented and creative strategy not only for the companies he oversees but also for Life Focus Communications vision.
David Hoover is NIMEC’s Executive Director. David has an undergraduate degree in Business from University of Colorado (cum laude graduation). He also has attained an MBA from Arizona State University. Beginning in 1980, David was employed with large, multinational banks in Chicago (now JP Morgan Chase and Standard Chartered Bank) in the area of Corporate Lending. In 1992, David Hoover started the Glenview Consulting Group. From 1992 to 2007, Glenview provided utility consulting services to corporate and municipal clients. Glenview Consulting assisted over 200 clients, achieving recurring savings of $1,000,000 per year for its clients.