DR. LOWELL CATLETT, retired asRegents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in July 2015. He is an exciting futurist whose knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work is addressed in his varied and upbeat presentations. His vast knowledge astounds corporate and association audiences both nationally and internationally. His presentations are thought- provoking and highly-entertaining.
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Dr. Catlett received the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award in 2013 from the Governor of the state because of his dedication to public service and to the betterment of life in New Mexico.
Dr. Catlett earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and economics from West Texas State University, his master’s in Agricultural economics at NMSU and his doctorate in economics at Iowa State University. Dr. Catlett has twice received the Don C. Roush Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Burlington Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding University Teaching. In 1994 he was one of two Western Regional recipients of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges “Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Award.” Dr. Catlett received the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agricultural Award in 2007 from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He was awarded the “2007 Distinguished Alumni Award” from West Texas State University. In 2010 Dr. Catlett received the Henry A. Wallace Award which was established in 1978 to honor an Iowa State University alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to National or international agriculture in writing, teaching, research and leadership.
In addition to his selection in 2002 as a member of the original class of six New Mexico State University Regents Professors, Dr. Catlett has received every teaching award the university offers, including the Westhafer Award for Teaching in 1990.
He is a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Defense and Labor, and the World Bank. He is on the Board of Trustees of the International Food Information Council. He has also been a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies.
Lowell and his wife Joni share their home in Mesilla, New Mexico with several dogs, a passel of cats and a barn full of bats!
Seeing Around the Corner: The Mega Trend that Changes Everything
As computer capacity and speed approach infinity, every element of society and business change in ways that could never have been imagined just five years ago. Droids replace almost all human activities from driving to teaching and additive manufacturing changes everything from cooking to vaccine development. World affluence and cyber connected consumers give rise to the age of artisans as employment, entertainment and education are transformed continuously. Boundless prosperity awaits those that can see and embrace these new possibilities. With provocative knowledge and lots of humor, this Keynote presentation will bring your audience information to gain a competetive advantage in todays ….mad, mad world.
Big, Bold and Getting Bigger: How the U.S. Economy Still Drives the World
Almost 50 years ago the U.S. economy was approximately one fourth of the world’s output and today it is still approximately one fourth—world population has doubled during that time and their economic wellbeing has increased tenfold—all with U.S. based technologies—computer chips, molecular genetics, GPS and the Internet. Yet the next twenty years will see changes that are more rapid and more wealth created than at any time in history as four new forces change the face of everything. With an increasing wealth base and the innovation/technology culture that is the envy of the world, the outlook for America has never been stronger as it drives these four new trends.
The Rise of Total Health: The Coming Changes That Will Forever Alter Healthcare
Two major personal healthcare trends and three business/technical advances are now coalescing in ways never dreamed possible just a decade ago but the results are astounding and providing everyone the opportunity to live longer and healthier than anyone ever has in history and all the while healthcare becomes America’s biggest and most important industry. The tools and technologies to accomplish this world are here today and once it is in place, we will all wonder why it didn’t happen sooner!
Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture
The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better! – Never in human history have so many people been fed so well with such an array of food products that it defies the imagination. Agriculture now provides enough food to feed almost 9 billion people and over 20,000 new food products are introduced each year! But get ready, because exceptional breakthroughs in material science, artificial intelligence and molecular genetics are pushing the frontiers of agriculture in profound new ways. Five major trends are emerging out of these major forces that are forging a new agriculture that not only feeds the world but improves the environment, healthcare and people’s lives. It truly is the best time ever to be in agriculture!
Blueprint for an Eden
Urban communities will have components of rural—green, ecological and food producing and rural will be virtually connected. Policing, transit, healthcare, education and entertainment are ubiquitous. They are self-contained energy producers and refuse recyclers and are totally lifestyle focused. The labor force is neither blue nor white collar. The 21st Century will be the first in 60 centuries of human history where humans will be begin to reach their full potential and communities, whether or not they are urban or rural, will be at the heart of this revolution.
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“Best speaker I’ve ever heard at a Brim conference in 5 yrs.”
“Refreshing view of economy and healthcare.”
“EXCELLENT!!!! Great perspective-different-nice to see current economic challenges from a positive perspective. Interesting.”
“Dr Catlett was a terrific speaker – very engaging, kept the audience wanting more – his topic was very relevant but he has a unique and high energy way of getting his message across to his audience – this kept our large group very engaged. Feedback from everyone was extremely positive.”
Business Partners and Operations
3M Health Information Systems”
“Feedback from our group indicated that Dr Catlett was an excellent speaker unlike any other speaker that we have had at past conferences. He kept us entertained the whole time, as well as gave us gret information about the economy.”
Farm Credit Services of America
“Over the last fifteen years, Dr. Lowell Catlett has made four encore appearances at the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s annual seminar and expo. Each time, he has received rave reviews and top rankings from attendees. His ability to deliver timely and sometimes complex information in an easy-to-understand, engaging and humorous presentation is why we keep bringing him back. It’s easy to get new speakers. It’s very difficult to get new speakers that can appeal to multiple business categories, multiple age ranges, and multiple interests. Dr. Catlett does it all seamlessly. He connects the pieces and draws mental images for our attendees, no matter what the subject. He was our highest-rated speaker again this year and you know that we’ll invite him back!”
Executive Director, International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association
“Just a quick note to thank you for working with us to have Lowell at our event on Monday. I know you are not surprised that we were very pleased! Lots of positive comments…..one hospital CEO told our COO that Lowell was the best speaker he has ever heard at any conference. Not only is he a terrific, entertaining, and relevant speaker–he was so easy to work with…. such a kind and down-to-earth person. It will be hard to find someone to match this next year.”
Director, Member Relations and Education, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
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Healthcare Clients: AHA State Hospital Assn Executives Forum * Alabama Hospital Assocation* American College of Healthcare Executives * American Heart Association * Arkansas Hospital Association Baylor Health Care Systems * Brim Healthcare **California Assn of Health Facilities * CDW Healthcare Channel Bio Corp CHG Healthcare Services * CHIME Colorado Hospital Association * Connecticut Hospital Association * Cook Medical, Inc. Covenant Health DCH Health System East Alabama Medical Center * Eclipsys * Florida Hospital Association * Georgia Hospital Association GMAC-RFC Health Capital Healthcare Association of New York State Hospital & Healthsystem Assn of Pennsylvania * Hospital Association of So California ** Hospital Corporation of America – W. FL Divison * Hospital Council of Northern & Central CA * Illinois Hospital Association * Iowa Hospital Association * Lean Review LLC * Maine Hospital Association * MaineHealth * McKesson Information Solution * Mental Health Corporations of America Minnesota Hospital Association * Mississippi Hospital Association * Missouri Hospital Association * Nebraska Hospital Association North Carolina Hospital Association * North Central Medical Center Oklahoma Hospital Association * Oregon Health & Science University Oregon Hospital Association * QHR Regents Advisory Council of NE Pennsylvania Rex Hospital, North Carolina * Roper * St. Francis Health * St. Lukes Hospital, Minnesota * Tennessee Hospital Association * The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX * Trinity Mother * St. Francis Health Systems * University of Illinois at Chicago, Nursing Leadership * VA Hospital Research & Education Foundation * Vermont Hospital Association * VHA Texas * Watson Wyatt Worldwide * Western Regional Trustee Symposium * Wisconsin Hospital Association
“I was lucky enough to talk with and hear Dr. Catlett speak at the 2014 Home Depot Provider Partnership meeting this past week. What a pleasure listening to his wisdom! Just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration.”
HVAC/Water Heater Escalations Supervisor
Home Depot Customer Care
“You were right!!! He was AWESOME 🙂 On our evaluations he received A+++++++++++++++”
President & CEO
Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce