May 17-19, 2023

One Ocean Resort,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida


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Enjoy a round of golf at a nearby course!



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Get out on the water for an inshore fishing trip!



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Relax with a Spa Treatment at the One Ocean Resort Spa.


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We We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Sunshine Conference.
May 17-19, 2023, at One Ocean Resort & Spa, Atlantic Beach, Florida.

We will follow local, state and federal guidelines with regard to Covid for the safety of all.


Wishing you safety and good health,


Bubba, Randy, Jay, Myron, Carol, Courtney and Dyan

2023 Sunshine Conference Details & Sponsors!

Our Platinum Sponsors

Our Venue

Book your room now!
Conference meals included: Welcome Reception, Conference Hall Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks, and Offsite Dinner on Thursday Evening.

Located at: One Ocean Resort & Spa
1 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Our Gold Sponsors

We are pleased to announce The 11th Annual Sunshine Conference will be held at One Ocean Resort & Spa, located in Atlantic Beach, Florida, May 17-19, 2023.

The 2023 Sunshine Conference promises to provide the opportunity to mingle with industry leaders from across Florida and the southeast, while taking in the breathtaking views and the exhilarating ocean breezes of the Atlantic.

Special Guest Speakers!

We will have Special Guest Speakers from Industry Leading Companies and other positions within from within Florida and across the country.

The Sunshine Conference offers an intimate and exclusive environment for our guests which allows for optimal networking, unique educational and thought provoking experiences, along with fabulous recreational selections to choose from - Golf at a nearby course, Fish along the shores of the Northeast Florida Atlantic Coast with the most experienced and salty sea captains available, or relax and enjoy a lovely spa package at The Spa at One Ocean Resort & Spa!

(Amenities subject to change.)

Our Agenda:

Wednesday, May 17th

5:00-7:00 pm Registration

6:30-9:00 pm Welcome Reception


Thursday, May 18th

Conference-General Session

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast

8:00-8:15 am Opening Remarks- William D. “Bubba” Ryan-

8:15-9:45 am Keynote: Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman

9:45-10:00 am Networking Break

10:00-10:30 am Guest Speaker

10:30-11:00 am Guest Speaker

11:00 am-12:00 pm Panel Discussion

12:00-1:15 pm Lunch

1:30-2:00 pm Guest Speaker 

2:00-2:30 pm Guest Speaker

2:30-2:45 pm Networking Break

2:45-4:00 pm Panel #2

4:00-4:45 pm RYTECH  RESTORATION: Jay Straughan & Randy Kerlin

4:45-5:00 pm RYTECH RESTORATION Closing Remarks: 
William D. “Bubba” Ryan

6:30-10:00 pm Dinner and cocktails

Friday, May 13th

Activity of Choice: Golf, Fishing or Spa Package

7:30 am-1:00 pm Depending on choice of activity 

(Amenities subject to change.)

Some of Our Prestigious Past Guest Speakers!



Col. Mark W.Tillman

Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired)-

Chosen as the nation's 12th Presidential pilot, Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman served as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009. Col. Tillman was at the controls of Air Force One through numerous national events. Most notably, he protected the President on September 11, 2001 by keeping him out of harms way and connecting the flying oval office to the nation's first responders.

Another historic event was being the first pilot to fly the Commander-in-Chief into a war zone. The challenge was unprecedented--transport the most targeted man in the world into the heart of terrorism. One mistake would have left the President open to attack and cost the lives of US service members. Col. Tillman personally orchestrated and executed the covert operation with flawless success. His planning, done in complete secrecy, allowed for a complete surprise to the entire world.

Col. Tillman's distinguished career spans 30 years in the United States Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 2004 and promoted to Brigadier General by the President of the United States--the first military line officer to receive this honor. For political reasons this was not confirmed by the Senate, hence Tillman retired as a Colonel.

A man devoted to serving his country, this captivating storyteller will give you a first-hand account of remarkable moments in history.


Jennifer Jenkins

Wounded Warrior Project-

Jennifer Jenkins understands the complexities of being a full-time caregiver. “I had to start from scratch finding the answers,” says Jennifer. “My brother’s care required a unique set of skills that my background did not include. That’s why the connections I’ve made through Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) have been invaluable.”

In 2005, her brother James was wounded in combat while on a mission with his Army Stryker Brigade in Iraq. James endured a traumatic brain injury (TBI), partial hearing and vision loss, damage to his spine, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Jennifer discovered WWP when another injured veteran invited James and his family to the Chicago Air & Water Show. They almost didn’t make the trip. “It’s a challenge for my brother to travel,” says Jennifer. “At the time, we didn’t know any other military families going through what we were going through. A support structure for us didn’t exist – or so we thought.” That outing to the air show was the beginning of a life-changing experience for Jennifer’s family.

Now, she says they have a team of people through WWP who are eager to provide support. Perhaps most important was her discovery of the WWP Independence Program, which has helped James live on his own without sacrificing the care he needs. “Wounded Warrior Project has been life-changing for us,” says Jennifer. “The progress I’ve seen my brother make and the growth I have experienced have inspired me to help others.” Jennifer’s journey has helped her understand the sacrifices, challenges, and unmet needs that caregivers face every day.

Her message of love and support is clear and empathetic: “I do not see my brother’s needs as a burden. If I had to drop everything to help him, I would and, quite frankly, I sometimes have. Thankfully, Wounded Warrior Project is always there to help us, too.” Today, Jennifer wonders what life would be like if she had declined the invitation to attend the air show. “The people who have helped our family truly made a difference,” says Jennifer. “I look forward to helping as many people as I can and tell them, ‘you can make a difference too.’ We are all better together.”


We wish to thank all of our guests and sponsors for making The 2022 Sunshine Conference a big success!

We hope you enjoyed being there as much as we enjoyed having  you!

We look forward to seeing you again at 

The 2023 Sunshine Conference
May 17-19, 2023 

2019 Sunshine Conference Highlights!

Highlights From The 2018 Sunshine Conference

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