LAS VEGAS — Comedian and guitar virtuoso Mike Rayburn will serve as this year’s motivational speaker for the third annual Agent Summit.

Rayburn is a member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, a three-time winner of the “America’s Campus Entertainer of the Year” and once performed as a headliner at Carnegie Hall. Since transitioning from the stage and on-campus engagements, Rayburn has spoken at corporate events for dozens of major corporations, including Walmart, Lockheed Martin and Papa John’s Pizza, as well as associations such as the IRS, AARP and the National Research Council.

David Gesualdo, Agent Summit show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom magazine, said Rayburn will offer a refreshing change of pace in a three-day program packed with industry experts and trainers. Last year’s motivational address was delivered by former NFL referee Jim Tunney, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“[Rayburn] has a tough act to follow,” Gesualdo said. “Jim Tunney was outstanding and our own speakers are no slouches. But we have nothing but the highest expectations for Mike’s presentation.”

Agent Summit 2013 is scheduled for March 4–6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The conference will be preceded by the Participation & Reinsurance Symposium, which will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 4 and conclude shortly before the welcome keynote and reception that evening. Rayburn will perform at 12:30 p.m. the following day.

For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email or call (727) 947-4027.