Speakers Bureau


Keynote Crowd

If you are looking for a speaker for an AFS chapter meeting, regional conference, student chapter event, or other educational purpose, we've got you covered. AFS has more than 150 staff and volunteer speakers available to address countless topics. Staff speakers can be reached by calling 800-537-4237. Member speakers can be contacted directly at their home offices. If you are an AFS member and would like to be added to the Speaker's Bureau, please contact Bo Wallace at bwallace@afsinc.org.

Directory of Metalcasting Industry Speakers

AFS offers an extensive Directory of Metalcasting Industry Speakers from among the AFS membership. To contact one of the speakers, call AFS Technical Department at 800-537-4237 or contact the speaker directly.  

Click here for the current list of speaker services by topic.

AFS Staff Speakers

Doug Kurkul
Topics: Overview of AFS and the Institute (a review of “what’s new at AFS,” as well as member benefits), AFS Involvement, Government Advocacy and Issues Affecting Metalcasters, Revitalization of the North American Metalcasting Industry, The Manufacturing Economy

Brian Began
Vice President of Metalcasting Technical Services
Topics: Aluminum Casting, Aluminum Melt Treatment, AFS Involvement,  AFS Committee Structure, Metalcasting Research, AFS Technical Services, Permanent Mold

Stephanie Salmon
Government Affairs Representative, Washington Office
Topics: Government Advocacy, Policy Issues Affecting Metalcasters, Silica Regulation

Ben Yates
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Topics: AFS ROI: Getting the most out of your AFS membership, Grassroots Advocacy: Why engaging is important and how to get started, Sales Strategy: Map, Measure, Manage

Jen Christian
Director of Training Solutions
Topics: Education & Training, Foundry E-Learning, Workforce Development Options; On-board training programs utilizing Foundry E-Learning

Greg Kramer
Technical Director
Topics: Environmental health and safety

Shannon Wetzel
Managing Editor, Modern Casting Casting Source magazines
Topics: State of the industry

Kim Farrugia
Business Development Manager
Topics: AFS membership and benefits