Keynote Speaker at SUBExcel: Charles “Chaz” Campbell

ASA is proud to offer a stellar lineup of incredible speakers that will be featured during the SUBExcel 2021 convention next February!  The Opening Session and Keynote Speaker will be Charlie “Chaz” Campbell from The Afterburners.  His presentation, “Flawless Execution”, focuses on enabling individuals to connect strategy to execution, reduce task saturation and stay focused on key strategic initiatives in order to reach and exceed monthly, quarterly and yearly goals. Afterburner has partnered with 80% of the Fortune 100 Companies in order to inspire and accelerate individual, team and organizational performance. 

In addition, the Afterburner Breakout session will be entitled, “Rapid Planning Workshop”.  This session will focus on leveraging the six steps to Mission Planning used by elite fighter pilots, participants will create a 30/60/90-day Mission Objective. With Afterburner facilitators working side by side with participants, each individual will gain valuable knowledge on how to create a clear, measurable and achievable Mission Objective, while identifying threats and resources, and reducing risk of pop up threats.

Charles “Chaz” Campbell is the most senior member of the Afterburner Team. He recently retired from active service having achieved the rank of Brigadier General and accumulating over 30 years of service in the US Air Force and the Florida Air National Guard. He now shares his experiences and leadership lessons as a business motivational speaker with Afterburner clients and students in the Afterburner University.

During his career, Chaz has commanded at all levels within the Air Force, none more demanding than his last assignment as the Vice Commander of Air Forces North, First Air Force where he lead in the “can’t fail” environment of Air Defense of the entire United States airspace, helping ensure September 11th would not ever happen again.

Chaz is a graduate of the US Air Force Fighter Weapons School, after which he was selected as an instructor for the elite Air Force fighter school. He led the first F-16 team in the William Tell Air-to-Air competition and designed and commanded the first fighter Air National Guard Instructor Pilot Associate program for the US Air Force. He has been combat ready in the F-4, F-16 and the F-15 with over 3,700 hours.

In 2007, Chaz was handpicked to lead Afterburner University, Afterburner’s intensive accredited training course. In that capacity, he develops and executes the rigorous curriculum for clients that range from industry-leading oil and gas producers to Global 50 telecommunications giants. He has led some of the most complicated and enduring consultative engagements on behalf of Afterburner with extensive experience in the healthcare and energy industries.