Aging Well Speakers Morning Presenter: Michael J. "Mike" Beer, Partner, Alignment Government Strategies Mike has been involved in public policy and politics for more than twenty years. His career has included work in state (Ohio) and federal government, including more than six years working for a senior Member of the U.S. House Budget and Appropriations Committee. Mike has more than eleven years, and a host of team-driven client success stories, in the advocacy field. He has represented clients in the national security, energy, commercial real estate, financial services, transportation, health care, education, and non-profit sectors. He has long been active in Republican politics, and is identified with the development of the Ohio Republican Party’s enduring and successful grassroots organizational strategy. Mike holds a degree in Economics from the Ohio State University. Keynote Presenter: Regina Brett, New York Times bestselling author Regina Brett is the New York Times bestselling author of God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours, which has been published in more than 24 languages. She also wrote, Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible and God Is Always Hiring: 50 Lessons for Finding Fulfilling Work. Her inspirational columns appear regularly in Ohio’s largest newspaper, The Plain Dealer, where she was a finalist in 2008 and 2009 for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. She also writes for the Cleveland Jewish News and is syndicated by Jewish News Service. She has a master’s degree in religious studies from John Carroll University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University. Regina is known for her candid talks about everyday life with a twist of humor and has been a featured guest on the NBC Today Show.