The WDMA Executive Management Conference is designed for industry CEOs and senior executives who want to walk away with a better pulse on the industry and a renewed energy to take back to their company. This unique event in the window, door, and skylight industry will focus on topics and trends which will shape the industry over the coming year and will provide executives with a forum to discuss and explore issues that will be driving the industry.

Hear top-rated presentations from accomplished experts and leave with broadened perspectives on industry advances and opportunities. You'll learn about the trends shaping the future, the economic landscape for 2022, implementing secure methods to deal with modern cyber attacks, and how to manage emotions and mindset to boost performance. 

Megan Greene
Global Economist, Financial Times columnist, and Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School 

Renowned for her stunning early economic predictions, global economist Megan Greene examines the intersection of macroeconomics, financial markets and politics—providing illuminating insights and forecasts for your industry, business and the future of our highly interconnected world economy. Simplifying complex economic concepts into plain English, Greene combines her extensive background in policy and academia with C-Suite leadership experience in financial services and investment management. Greene currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business at Harvard Kennedy School, where she is teaching and working on a book examining the new drivers of inequality and what policymakers and businesses should do to address them. She is the first Dame DeAnne Julius Senior Fellow in International Economics at Chatham House and a Senior Advisor to the OECD. She also writes a regular column in The Financial Times on global macroeconomics and regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR and BBC. Additionally, Greene is a member of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee, a group of all-star economists looking at innovative ways to use fiscal and monetary policy to retool the economy for sustainability.

For more than five years, Greene was Global Chief Economist at John Hancock/Manulife Asset Management, responsible for forecasting global macroeconomic trends and analyzing potential opportunities and impacts on the firm’s worldwide investments. Previously, she was Founder and Chief Economist at London-based Maverick Intelligence, Head of European Economics at Roubini Global Economics and the euro crisis expert at the Economist (magazine) Intelligence Unit. A regular advisor to governments and central banks in the US, UK, Eurozone and Japan, Greene currently serves in a number of other organizations. These include the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economists (NABE) and The Parliamentary Budget Office in Ireland. Greene is an affiliate of the Rhodes Center Brown University, a Non-Resident Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an MSc from Oxford University.

Kermit Baker
Chief Economist, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Kermit Baker is the Chief Economist for the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he analyzes business and construction trends for the U.S. economy and examines their impact on AIA members and the architectural profession. He originated the AIA’s “Work on the Boards” Survey, a monthly assessment of business conditions at architecture firms and the source of the widely followed Architecture Billings Index. He also coordinates the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel, and writes regular economics columns for the AIA member electronic newspaper, AIArchitect.

Kermit also served as the Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University from 1995 to 2021.

Prior to joining the AIA, Kermit was Vice President and Director of the Economics Department at Reed Business Information, where he was responsible for industry forecasting. During his ten years at Reed, he developed the Top U.S. Construction Markets Report, and served as editor of Reed Business Information’s Building and Construction Market Forecast newsletter.

Kermit received his Masters degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University and holds a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the same field.

Ted Harrington
Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators

Ted Harrington runs Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the elite security researchers who pioneered car hacking, were first to exploit the iPhone, first to exploit Android OS, pioneered medical device hacking, and run hacking event IoT Village. Since inception in 2005 out of the PhD program at The Johns Hopkins University, ISE has served technology pioneers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Disney, Qualcomm and many more as their trusted security advisor.

If your problems include difficulty understanding how attackers think, how they operate, and how they break systems; if you want to actually achieve security excellence (as opposed to just meeting a minimum, or being "compliant"); if you aren't yet sure whether your approach is effective or if your security investments are good ones; if you're concerned about how expensive, difficult, and uncertain security is; if you need to demonstrate to your customers, shareholders, board, and industry that you take security seriously and are worthy of their trust & business … Ted is the security expert for you.

Daniel McGinn
Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review

Daniel McGinn is the author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed, published by Portfolio in 2017. He is the executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections, manages the magazine’s annual Best Performing CEOs in the World ranking, and edits feature articles on topics including negotiation, sales, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining HBR in 2010, McGinn spent 17 years as a reporter, bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor at Newsweek, based on New York, Detroit, and Boston. At Newsweek, he wrote cover stories on topics including marriage and children’s television, but he specialized in covering management, writing profiles of leading companies and CEOs.

He has appeared as a guest on NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, PBS’s NewsHour, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR. In addition to Psyched Up, he is the author of House Lust: America’s Obsession with our Homes (2008), and the editor of How I Did It: Lessons from the Front Lines of Business (2014).