Event Location: Arizona
Business Leaders From Major Brands
Former Head of News, Government, & Elections at Twitter
- Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
- US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
- US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
- Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
- Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
Called "the human embodiment of Twitter" by The New York Times, Adam Sharp has forged a distinctive career of more than twenty years at the intersection of media, technology, and politics. Sharp joined Twitter in November 2010 as its first hire in Washington, DC. From 2010 through 2016, Sharp was Head of News, Government, and Elections at Twitter, advising and driving creative uses of Twitter by journalists and news organizations, government officials and agencies, and political candidates and campaigns worldwide. He led the platform’s approach to the 2012 and 2016 US and more than a dozen international elections during his tenure. He was also director of media partnerships and worked closely with the media, government, and political candidates that wanted to make use of Twitter. Sharp became the longest-serving member of the company’s global media team, and its most visible broadcast spokesperson.
Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Commerce & Fmr. CEO of Kellogg
Carlos Gutierrez is the former CEO of Kellogg, the former vice chairman of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group, and a former secretary of commerce, where he was a core member of President Bush’s economic team. He began as the youngest CEO in Kellogg’s history, and Fortune dubbed him “the man who fixed [the company].” He was also an advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns and a member of the Debt Reduction Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Suave and charismatic, he discusses leadership and how politics and policy affect commerce.
At the intersection of International Business & Government
Two of the country’s most knowledgeable leaders, Ron Kirk and Carlos Gutierrez are in unique positions to give their perspectives on the economy, jobs, and growth. With high-level, insider perspectives, they address what is next for their respective Parties, what the right mix of policy is for creating jobs and growth in the economy, and how to get things done in Washington. The pair also shares insights on leadership and how politics and policy affect the business environment.
Co-Founders of Axios and Political and New Media Speaking Duo
Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen are two of the nation’s most influential journalists. For years, they worked together building the nationally renowned digital media company POLITICO, transforming it from a newcomer on Captiol Hill to the website and accompanying newsletter that all of Washington considered a “must-read.” Now, they are co-founders of disruptive media company Axios, delivering quick, punchy news and insights on politics, business, media, and technology to a smart and highly-engaged audience. The company has already proved a disruptive force in the digital media space, specializing in high-quality news and analysis easily shared across social platforms by the country’s influential readers.