2021 Cedar Valley Leadercast Live Simulcast


Leadercast SHIFT 2021

2021 Cedar Valley Leadercast Simulcast: SHIFT

Leadercast is one of the largest one-day leadership events and broadcasted live each year right here in the Cedar Valley. Focused on making major SHIFTs, you will get the supercharge you’ve been needing to leave the status quo behind to discover a better and brighter future. Join us to shift your leadership skills to levels you never thought possible.


John Huff

Station Manager, KWWL Television Inc.

John Huff

John Huff is KWWL’s Vice President/General Manager. He formerly was the General Sales Manager and current Station Manager for KWWL TV in Waterloo-Cedar Rapids.

Huff has spent his entire 22 year broadcast television career at KWWL. He joined the station in 1998 as a sales account executive, and was promoted to local sales manager in 2002, general sales manager in 2006 and has served as station manager since 2017.

Huff was born and raised in Waterloo and he and his family have deep roots throughout the Cedar Valley. As a community and industry leader, he has donated a lot of personal time to local organizations and causes. He currently serves on the board of the Iowa Broadcasters Association and Grow Cedar Valley. His history includes a long association with local organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Waterloo Jaycees, the Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance and the United Way.

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Kris Kilgard

Vice President of Sales

Kris Kilgard

Having been with Locknet since 2008, Kris was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Locknet Managed IT in early 2021. He began his Locknet career as a Technical Sales Representative and moved into the Director of Sales position in 2011. Prior to joining our team, he served as a tournament director for two PGA TOUR Champions and as Marketing Director for a regional master planning community residential developer. Kris is responsible for achieving revenue growth targets through strategic leadership, product and service pricing and profitability, sales training and coaching, and assists with product development and product lifecycle management. Kris obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Saint John’s University. He is a native of the Upper Midwest, and currently calls Excelsior, MN home. He actively presents to other Managed Service Providers at industry events on how to use defined metrics for sales teams. During his leisure time he volunteers for Feed My Starving Children and coaches youth sports.

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