Keynote Speakers


Julie Ness Bell, Ph.D

The Mindset of a Champion


Billy Riggs, MRE, MDIV

How to Achieve the Impossible

Dr. Julie Bell joined Chartwell Partners to lead the firm’s suite of Leadership Advisory services which includes Succession Planning, Executive Assessments, Board Advisory, Executive Coaching and Keynote Speaking.

She brings a 25-year track record of partnering with organizations and individuals in their quest to maximize performance. Dr. Julie is a leader in the executive coaching industry with her development of The Simple Coaching Conversation, Relationship Based Coaching and Technology Assisted Coaching.
Julie earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and a Masters and Doctorate of Sport Psychology from the University of Virginia, where she studied under Dr. Bob Rotella. She has served as adjunct faculty at Oklahoma State University and SMU. Her book, Performance Intelligence at Work, was published in 2009 by McGraw-Hill. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Nelson, and their three children.
Chartwell Partners is a retained executive search and leadership advisory firm.

  Using Las Vegas-quality magic and illusions to drive home his points, Billy’s presentations have transformed hundreds of otherwise ordinary conferences into events that are truly special.

Billy Riggs has been called “The Dr. Phil of Magic,” and “a psychologist masquerading as a comedian and magician.” He was voted one of America’s Top Five Most Entertaining Speakers in a 2014 nationwide poll of conference attendees. 

In 2010, Billy made his debut on public television starring in his own special, “The Magic of Attitude.” Through television, radio, books, videos, and live keynote speeches, Billy continues to spread his message and currently more than a million people on five continents have benefitted from his work. 

As a highly skilled orator, Billy moves audiences to take action with his message of hope and inspiration. Mixed with his talent as a master magician, illusionist, and spellbinding entertainer, he delivers a presentation that audiences will remember long after the event ends.

CEO Panel

Leann Sanchez

President and Chief Operations Officer
First National Bank in Moody


Reed Williams

President and CEO
Brady National Bank

Leann Sanchez is the President and Chief Operations Officer of First National Bank in Moody, Texas, a bank that has been committed to serving its community since 1893. While at First National Bank, Sanchez served as the bank’s Compliance and BSA Officer. Prior to her time in banking, she worked in the non-profit sector giving her a unique perspective as she serves in her current role.

In addition to her responsibilities at the bank, Sanchez is involved with outside organizations including the Moody Independent School District Advisory Council and Moody Independent School District Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Advisory Board.

Sanchez is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University, and Independent Bankers Association of Texas Bank Operations Institute and Bank Lending Institute. She and her husband, Joel, live in Moody and have three children.


Reed Williams is the President and CEO of Brady National Bank, the oldest bank in McCulloch County. Throughout his career, Williams has held a variety of positions such as AVP, VP, SVP and Chief Lending Officer, each offering him a unique perspective of the community banking landscape.

In addition to his role within the bank, Williams shares his time with outside organizations including his position as Board President for the Brady Independent School District and Past President of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas Leadership Division.

Williams is a graduate of Tarleton State University and Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB). In his spare time, he coaches T-ball and has led an undefeated team for five years, and as an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, he spends his Sunday afternoons in the fall cheering them on. Williams married his high school sweetheart, Danielle, and lives in Brady with their three daughters.