Tuesday September 17, 2019

Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center


Our 2019 speaker slate is full, if you would like to apply to speak at the 2020 conference, please fill out our call for proposal form here by Jan. 1, 2020 for priority consideration: https://goo.gl/forms/wOonvf9qJoBoctXJ2

Tyra Banks

Keynote Speaker

Tyra Banks is a supermodel turned super businesswoman. She created and executive produces America’s Next Top Model, headlined her Emmy Award-winning talk show, is America’s #1 host two seasons running on America’s Got Talent, is consistently ranked by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most influential people, and serves as CEO of her own multimillion-dollar entertainment company.

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Jen Bricker

Warm-Up Keynote

Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital. One would think she would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.”

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Debi Gutierrez

Cool-Down Keynote

For the past 20 years, Debi Gutierrez has had one foot on a red carpet and the other on a rug that she’s trying to vacuum.

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Luann Alemao

Luann has been in business for 30 years as a Family and Consumer Science professional, educator and national speaker.

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Varsha Babu, M.D.

Varsha Babu, M.D. is board certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.

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Suzanne Bertz-Rosa

Growing up in nearby Visalia, Suzanne moved to the “big city” of Fresno the day she received her high school diploma to work full-time and attend college at night.

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Brandy Box-Noriega, M.D.

The year before I was born, there was a popular song by Looking Glass called “Brandy”.

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Beth Bridges

Beth Bridges is the author of “Networking on Purpose: A Five-Part Networking Success Plan to Build a Powerful and Profitable Business Network” which she wrote after attending over 2,500 networking events in 10 years.

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Lindsay Callahan

Lindsay Callahan is the President and CEO of United Way Fresno and Madera Counties.

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Teresa Daniele, M.D.

Teresa Daniele, M.D., specializes in cardiac consultation, nuclear cardiology and cardiac PET/CT.

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Kate Eiland

After leaving the world of collegiate athletics as a NCAA Division 1 softball pitcher for the University of Michigan, Kate Eiland began her career as an investment analyst in Chicago with Prudential Capital Group.

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Carole Goldsmith, Ed.D.

Dr. Carole Goldsmith has been recognized on state and national levels as an expert on workforce development, contextualized learning, and career technical education.

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Jonathan D. Grossman, M.D.

Dr. Grossman is Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a sub-specialty Board-certification in Interventional Pain Management.

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Felicia Haecker, Ed.D.

Dr. Felicia Haecker is proud to be a female veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for over 12 years and deployed three times in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Nikki Henry

Okay let’s be real, I am a dork — but a passionate dork. I busted my butt in school and college, kicked ass in the nonprofit sector, but I’ve always kept an eye on the fun of life.

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Nancy Herr

Nancy was born and raised in Fresno.

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Nicole Hill, M.D.

Nicole Hill, MD grew up in San Diego, CA and attended college at UC Santa Barbara.

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Elise Kausen

Elise began her career in the financial services industry in 1997, after graduating Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College of CA.

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Gia Kazarian

Gia Kazarian is a certified First Impressions consultant, the only one of her kind on the West Coast.

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Sabrina Kelley, M.P.H.

Sabrina Kelley is the Community Relations Consultant – Foundation Officer for Wells Fargo Bank where she guides the philanthropic work for the Greater Central Valley region.

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Martha McCurry

For the past fifteen years, Martha has been Human Resources Director at the country’s largest producer of frozen Mexican food, which is headquartered in Dinuba, CA.

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Rhonda Murphy

Rhonda Murphy, is the Owner and Operator of Rhonda’s Fitness Center (Rhofit).

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Tania Pacheco-Werner, Ph.D.

Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner is a research scientist at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State.

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Heather Pietroforte

Attorney Heather Pietroforte’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow.

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Mona Prieto

Ramona is originally from Mendota California and a proud graduate of Tranquillity High School.

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Amanda Reeve, M.D.

Amanda Reeve, MD, began her medical training far from home on the east coast in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Hahnemann University.

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Yvonne Sanchez, CFP

Yvonne R. Sanchez joined Merrill Lynch in 2005.

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Jill Simonian

Known as ‘The FAB Mom’ on-air and online, Jill Simonian is creator of TheFABMom.com and author of the it-book for first time pregnancy The FAB Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby (Skyhorse, 2017) — a motivating guide for first-time moms to stay Focused After Baby (FAB).

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Teresa Stas

Teresa Stas is a national speaker, columnist and CEO of Green Cactus, an event sponsorship and marketing agency based in Fresno and Portland, Or.

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Samantha Sylvester

Samantha Sylvester is a Vice President and Trust Specialist with the Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions group at Merrill Lynch.

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Amanda Watrous

Amanda The Beauty Pro is not just your hairstylist.

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Dora Westerlund

Born and raised in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, Dora came to Fresno, CA at the age of nine to learn English at the International English Institute for three consecutive summers.

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Genesis Wilson

Genesis Wilson is the CFO and co-owner of Dutch Bros Coffee of Fresno.

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Dezie Woods-Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Dezie Woods Jones is a founding member and the State President of Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), the oldest such organization in California and has served as the President for nearly 50 years.

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