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2024 ITRA Mid-Year Meeting Speaker Bios

Brooks Harper, ITRA Mid-Year Keynote Speaker

Brooks Harper is an Author, Speaker and Career Expert.  He helps students and professionals discover, develop, market and sell their knowledge, skills and abilities that bring tangible value to the market place. 

Prior to becoming the most sought after career readiness speaker in America, Brooks spent 10 years of his career in the Rental Uniform Industry.  His journey began as Route Service Representative with a midsize independent company, RUS.   After being awarded Service Representative of the Year his first year on the route, Brooks was promoted to Service Supervisor.  RUS was subsequently acquired by Cintas and Brooks was promoted to Service Manager and charged with integrating the $80,000/wk operation, which he accomplished two months ahead of schedule.  This task included resigning 95% of his accounts to new 60 month agreements.  Brooks attributes much of his entrepreneurial success today to the business principles he learned in these formative years.

His books, Why Should We Hire You? , 7 Skills to Make Mills and Just C-H-I-L-L-L, are tremendous resources for students and professionals.  They have been incorporated into economics, business, and career-success curricula as the go-to-books for teaching interview skills, self-marketing, personal branding, soft skills development and stress management.  Brooks has spoken on hundreds of K12, college and corporate campuses across the country to more than one million students, educators and professionals.  Brooks aspires to the belief that EVERY DAY is an interview and an opportunity to turn learning into earning and your passion into your paycheck. 


Emily Hauber 

Emily has been working with CITY Laundering Co for 10+ years and, over the past decade, has built a brand worth following. From video production to marketing and sales alignment, Emily and her creative team have helped CITY almost triple in size. Starting as the sole marketer at CITY (as a marketing intern even), Emily is proud of the marketing team she has built and plans to keep pushing the marketing status quo forward for CITY and the industry.



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