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Jerome Mayne

After emerging from a tangle of frauds and addictions, Jerome Mayne became a motivational speaker and author.

"Con men," he once wrote, "are smart, clever, crafty, likeable and sincere. They are fearless, driven and don’t ever doubt themselves. They will do everything they can to gain your confidence and take, not earn, your trust. They will get you to do what they want you to do. They do know how to play your game and they will beat you."

Mayne will deliver a Town Hall Lecture at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in North Platte.

In an intimate speech, he shares life saving lessons of ethics, morality, trust and humility, with wit and passion.

When Mayne was in his 20s, he was an aspiring finance professional on his way to the top. With a new family and his sights set for success, the world appeared to be his oyster. Lured by the prospect of big business, his career derailed when he joined forces with his future co-conspirators in a real estate scandal.

The nightmare began with a hurricane of FBI investigations, criminal court and prison. His journey twists and turns through a psychological collapse in prison, cancer and addiction. Through it all, one woman’s undying devotion helps him climb back from defeat and self-pity, to a new life of integrity, trust and self confidence, according to organizers.

His story is a real lesson in fraud, ethics, and overcoming adversity with persistence, along with the love and devotion of others. Audiences walk away from Jerome's speech with a better understanding of how to protect themselves and their assets from fraud and online predators, Town Hall organizer Brenda Klemm said.

Mayne is the author of Diary of a White Collar Criminal. He replaces Jo-Ellan Dimitrius for this lecture. Dimitrius, a trial consultant, cancelled to help in a case she is working on.

Admission to the lecture is by membership in the series, which costs $60 for four speakers. North Platte is the only stop on the lecture circuit between Omaha and Denver. To enroll in the series, contact membership chairperson Betty Guynan at (308)530-8448 or tickets can be purchased before Mayne’s lecture.

The 2013-2014 speakers

Sept. 12

Bob Eubanks and Jamie Farr

Two of Hollywood’s most celebrated, trusted and loved personalities, Bob Eubanks and Jamie Farr come together for a unique program that will take the audience behind-the-scenes of some of their greatest works, which includes The Newlywed Game and M*A*S*H.

Oct. 15

Robert Glennon

Glennon speaks to audiences of the irony and tragedy of America’s water crisis.

With eye opening stories, Glennon reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry. Glennon argues that we must begin to treat water as a valuable, exhaustible public resource. Using an economical perspective, Glennon offers suggestions on what we can do to reclaim and conserve this finite resource and why we must look at water as both a commodity and fundamental human right.

April 1, 2014

James Bradley

The author of the New York Times bestselling book Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley’s writing inspired the award-winning movie which captures the story of the six young men (one of them being his father) responsible for putting the flag up on Iwo Jima during WWII.

An inspirational storyteller, Bradley shares the story of these young men and how they came to embody the power of “doing the impossible.” Reflecting on his own personal and professional victories, Bradley illustrates how we can overcome the “impossible” in our lives by seeking out challenges, staying committed and focused.

May 6, 2014

Kambri Crews

The author of Burn Down the Ground, a powerful and unflinching memoir, Kambri Crews takes readers on a journey through her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile it to her present life -- one in which her father is serving a 20-year sentence in prison.

Not born deaf herself, Kambri was constantly caught in the middle of a power struggle with her saint-like mother and anger-infused father. Her presentations are a smart blend of brutal honesty and blunt humor as Crews explores her complicated bond with her father that begins with adoration, moves to fear, and finally arrives at understanding.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/4/2013
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