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Speaker Location: Virginia
Speaker Location: Washington

Chairman of Albertson’s, Former CEO of Starbucks, & Former CEO of Extended Stay Hotels, and Former CEO of Pathmark Supermarkets

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Jim Donald – the current co-chairman and former CEO of Albertson's, and the former CEO of Starbucks, Haggen Food & Pharmacy, and Extended Stay Hotels – focuses on innovation, quality, and service. He started his career as a grocer; he was handpicked by Sam Walton to build a supermarket presence for Wal-Mart. He helped Starbucks enjoy record growth and performance and increase its social responsibility commitment. At Extended Stay Hotels, Donald utilizing his reputation for turning around ailing companies. Named one of the “Top 25 CEOs in the World,” he addresses leadership, management, the power of one customer.

US Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (ret.)

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Rear Admiral Scott Moore is the former deputy commander of Naval Special Warfare. From the mountains of Afghanistan to briefings in the Oval Office, he is the man our nation’s leaders trust when failure is not an option. Whether leading a group of men or interfacing with Pakistani military leaders, he directed more than 2,000 missions and was involved in the marquee moments of our nation’s history. His presentations are a nail-biting, adrenaline-pumping glimpse into what it takes to create and lead high-performing teams.

Former President and COO of Nintendo of America Inc.

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An award-winning innovator and disruptor, Reggie Fils-Aimé is a proven expert on transforming companies, re-vitalizing brands, and reshaping industries to solve daunting challenges and achieve ‘the impossible.’ Most recently, he was the president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America – the first American and African-American to hold this position. Revered by business leaders and gaming fans alike, Fils-Aimé helped bring Nintendo’s greatest successes – including the Nintendo DS, the Wii, the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and the Nintendo Switch – to the global marketplace. Using his personal story as an example, he shares with audiences his principles for effective and innovative leadership, including defining a vision, courage in decision-making, and “irrefutable integrity.”

Election Analyst & Author

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Dr. Larry Sabato is an election analyst, the author of 24 books, a professor, and the founder and head of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, where his ‘Crystal Ball’ electoral analysis expertly navigates the shifting sands of politics. A former Rhodes Scholar and Danforth Fellow, Sabato has received every major teaching award at UVA and has appeared on myriad news channels. Named the most accurate prognosticator by FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Sabato addresses politics, the constitution, PACs, and election forecasting.

Former Hostage and Author of Six Minutes to Freedom

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Kurt Muse was an American held hostage by the Noriega regime in Panama for his role in the creation of an underground opposition radio station "The Voice of Liberty". Kurt was rescued by U.S. Delta Forces after nine months in captivity. Kurt's thrilling story of personal strength in the midst of overwhelming obstacles is inspiring and instructive.

Co-Founder and CEO, Combat Flip Flops

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Matthew “Griff” Griffin is the co-founder and CEO of Combat Flip Flops, a footwear and apparel company that sells goods manufactured in conflict and post-conflict zones. A powerful and emotional speaker, Griffin is known for a moving TEDx talk on the power of persistence, creativity, and respect, as well as for his successful appearance on the entrepreneurial television show Shark Tank, where he secured a deal with not only one but three “sharks” including Mark Cuban.

Former Microsoft Executive and Energy Co-Chair at Singularity University

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Ramez Naam is a former Microsoft executive, entrepreneur, inventor, and the Energy Co-Chair at Singularity University. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on artificial intelligence, big data, and internet search. His software has touched the lives of more than a billion people. He holds more than 20 patents—including several as co-inventor with Bill Gates. Dynamic and personable, Naam speaks around the world, captivating audiences as he illustrates “what disruption looks like” and shares the eight strategies incumbents should draw on to keep the pace of change.
From Navy SEALs to legislative and policy experts, the McChrystal Group brings a wealth of practical leadership experience in running multi-national, multi-agency, culturally diverse, and geographically dispersed organizations. From the battlefield to the boardroom, McChrystal Group has assembled the best leadership practices into a transformational leadership system called CrossLead

Best-Selling Author, Peak Performance Strategist, & Leadership & Well-Being Expert

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David Nico, PhD is recognized as one of "America's Ultimate Experts" according to Woman's World Magazine. As a peak performance strategist, keynote speaker, and certified lifestyle medicine coach, his passion is to help leaders live well so they can model vitality, inspire vision, and create a legacy. As a well-being catalyst, his advice helps organizations integrate customized wellness solutions with current lifestyle health principles, practices, and products. David is the author of the bestseller Diet Diagnosis and his health tips air on national television networks reaching millions of viewers. He is an expert voice quoted in the media outlets Forbes, Business Insider, US News & World Report, MSN, Men's Health, Prevention, Reader's Digest, USA Today, and more. Nico's work is endorsed by New York Times best-selling authors, distinguished professors, and top marketplace leaders. 

Former President of Starbucks North America and Starbucks International

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Howard Behar is the former president of Starbucks North America and Starbucks International. He grew the retail business from 28 stores to more than 400 by the time he was named president of Starbucks Coffee International in 1995. Under his leadership, Starbucks opened its first location in Tokyo in 1996 and introduced the Starbucks brand across Asia and the United Kingdom. He also wrote the book "It's Not About the Coffee" that describes his leadership principles.

Executive Editor Columnist for Roll Call; Fox News Commentator

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Well respected for his balanced and unbiased voice on domestic and foreign policy issues, Morton Kondracke articulates the politics behind the issues facing America.

History-Making Mountain Climber and Business Executive

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Susan Ershler tours the world sharing with others her secrets for success, determination, and achieving seemingly impossible goals. Susan is the fourth American Woman to climb the Seven Summits and the twelfth American Woman to climb Mt. Everest. When she got to the top of Mount Everest on May 16, 2002, she and her husband Phil became the first couple in history to climb the Seven Summits. Susan illustrates how she utilized her experience as a sales leader as the foundation to her training for climbing mountains.