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Opening Keynote / Sunday / March 24, 2024 / 3:10 PM

It’s Okay To Be An IDIOT

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey with Dustin Portillo in this unparalleled presentation. Brace yourself for a truly transformative experience that will inspire and entertain you and delve into the immense power of embracing your authentic self.

Through his unique storytelling and humor, Dustin will explore the concept of embracing our inner “IDIOT” to unlock the secrets of personal growth and tap into your true potential. This presentation will ignite a deep self-acceptance, empowering you to embrace your unique quirks and fearlessly conquer life’s challenges. Join us on this remarkable journey and unleash the idiocy within you!


Dustin Portillo | Speaker / Author
At 19, Dustin Portillo's childhood dream came true when he joined the world-renowned Ringling Bros. Circus as a professional clown. For seven years and 3,500 shows, he entertained over 35 million people across North America. McDonald's, recognizing his exceptional talents, hired him to portray Ronald McDonald, where he made numerous appearances, including at The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. His role as Ronald McDonald eventually led to a community relations executive position at Caspers Company, a successful McDonald's franchise. Now, as a full-time speaker, Dustin brings his sense of humor and inspiring messages back to the center stage.

Matt Krueger | Chief Revenue Officer | Service Management Group
Matt Krueger serves as Chief Revenue Officer for SMG, where he’s privileged to lead teams committed to delivering client value every day. Matt learned early in his career to focus on developing talent, creating a winning culture, and building the discipline for repeatable best practices. Over the course of the past 20+ years, Matt held varied senior leadership positions focused on developing and executing go-to-market strategies tailored to meet the unique needs of each organization. Today, Matt’s wealth of knowledge is accompanied by a proven track record including accolades from clients with whom he has built deep & lasting relationships. His authenticity and collaborative leadership style have earned him respect both within SMG and across the industry. An outdoors-loving sports enthusiast, Matt lives in Kansas City with his wife, two kids, and dog.
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