Featured Speakers

Meet our catalysts for motivation and action.

Mel Robbins

Jeff Young

President, Health, WEX

Jeff Young joined WEX in 2014 when the company acquired Evolution1 to expand its healthcare payments business. He spearheads the company’s efforts to simplify the business of consumer-driven healthcare and is responsible for WEX’s growing healthcare business, with a focus on industry-leading technology and a strong Partner network.

Before joining WEX (then Evolution1) as CEO and chairman in 2008, Jeff was the vice president of business applications at Microsoft Corporation in the U.S., and prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at Great Plains Software, helping lead Great Plains through its successful IPO and eventual sale to Microsoft for more than $1 billion.

A graduate of the University of Jamestown (N.D.), Jeff serves on the boards for the University of Jamestown and West Fargo (N.D.) Baseball.

Jeff Young will present from 9:00 – 10:15 am on Tuesday, May 7.

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world.

Her digital platform inspires more than 20 million people a month with transformative videos, articles, positive psychology research, and inspiring content. Mel's latest book, The 5 Second Rule, is a fixture on Amazon's "Top Ten Most Read List" and one of the most successful audio books ever published. Her TEDx talk about change has more than ten million views.

Mel's media company, The Confidence Project, Inc., produces personal development programming and online courses for her global student body and corporate partners. On stage, Mel is a riveting, fun, and unforgettable speaker, teaching audiences a wide range of science-backed strategies with life-changing impact. Mel has spoken to executives at some of the world's leading brands, including Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Optum, Cisco, and AT&T. She is also an award-winning opinion columnist and legal analyst for CNN, a Dr. Oz Healthline Expert, and a Contributing Editor for SUCCESS Magazine.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School, Mel is married mother of three and lives in the Boston area, but remains a Midwesterner at heart.

Mel Robbins will present from 10:30 – 11:30 am on Tuesday, May 7.

Mel Robbins

Chris Byrd

Executive Vice President Operations, WEX Health

Chris Byrd brings more than 25 years of experience in employee benefits and banking to his role at WEX Health. A founder of Evolution Benefits in 2000, Chris played a key role in designing the proprietary architecture for the company’s prepaid benefits card.

Chris oversees the daily execution of WEX Health’s business and leads the company’s operations and service delivery, corporate development, merger and acquisition activity, and legal, industry, and government relations efforts.

He began his career in commercial banking, and prior to 2000, he focused on finance, strategy, and business development for Value Health and two start-up healthcare companies.

Chris, who serves on numerous industry boards, is a frequent speaker on emerging trends in financial services and benefits and is active in industry and government relations. He earned a degree in economics from Brown University.

Chris Byrd will present at a TBD time.