Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 31, 2014

Company opens convention


Greensburg Daily News

---- — INDIANAPOLIS - For the first time ever, Indianapolis-based DEFENDER Direct will open its national convention up to other central Indiana business leaders, allowing them to learn from nationally respected leadership experts and authors. The special invitation-only event for business leaders and their families, co-workers, and friends is Sunday, Feb. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Guests are invited to make a donation of any amount to a local charity, in lieu of a registration fee, when they register at defenderconvention.com.

“Every year we bring our nationwide DEFENDER team together for a day of learning and self-improvement. As part of our commitment to giving back to the community and our overall excitement about this year’s featured national speakers, we are inviting central Indiana business leaders and their families to join us for the morning session of our convention,” said Dave P. Lindsey, president and CEO of DEFENDER Direct.

The DEFENDER National Leadership Convention will allow central Indiana business leaders to connect with other like-minded local executives who place importance on investing in relationships, growing leaders and serving others. National keynote speakers include: John Maxwell, internationally recognized leadership expert and best-selling author of more than 60 books, including:

Developing the Leader Within You

Jon Gordon, international best-selling author of The Energy Bus

Dave Lindsey, CEO and president/founder of DEFENDER Direct and founder of the national Super Service Challenge charitable movement.

Central Indiana business leaders and their guests are invited to register for the DEFENDER National Leadership Convention at defenderconvention.com.

“Leadership development and giving back to the community as a good corporate citizen has been core to DEFENDER Direct since its inception, and the company has continued creating an environment focused on growing leaders,” said Michael Lantz, DEFENDER Direct chief learning officer.

“The convention creates an opportunity for local leaders to connect with one another and explore, along with the national speakers, what it means to be a true leader and discover your True You.”

Since its inception in 1998, DEFENDER Direct has emerged as a leading dealer for the home security brand ADT. As a result of its unprecedented growth, the company has expanded its residential services offerings to include Williams Comfort Air, a heating, cooling and plumbing company offering Carrier products. DEFENDER Direct, which employs more than 2,200 individuals in 48 states with more than 140 branch offices nationwide, exists to grow leaders because “businesses don’t grow, people do.” DEFENDER Direct is a strong supporter of numerous local charities, including Make-a-Wish Foundation, United Way and Habitat for Humanity, to name a few.

– Daily News