To learn more about what's in store, here is a short description of each keynote speaker:
-Henry Givray: Henry Givray is CEO of SmithBucklin Corporation, the largest association management company in the world. Mr. Givray will be speaking to students about his decades of success in management and how to effectively lead others.
-Jack DeBoer: The "father of the extended stay hotel," Jack DeBoer will speak about his success and failures during his time as a serial entrepreneur. DeBoer is currently the founder and chairman of Value Place, a quickly expanding extended hotel chain that grossed $739 Million in revenue in 2008. DeBoer is a decorated supporter of entrepreneurship, an author, and philanthropist.
-Chris Stevens: Chris Stevens is Vice President of Corporate Relations for Keurig Premium Coffee Systems and was one of the four original team members to develop and launch the Keurig system. Stevens entrepreneurial endeavors and experience does not stop with Keurig, he also co-owns three commercial websites, a real estate company based in Washington, D.C., and a production company in Hollywood. Stevens is also a member of the ALS National Board.
-Mike Evans: Mike Evans is a co-founder of Grubhub, which is a mobile app and website that helps you discover restaurants around you and order food for delivery through this service. Grubhub was founded in Chicago, and now employs over 250 people. Grubhub has menus for over 250,000 restaurants and allows users to order from over 15,000 different places.
-John Hughes: John Hughes is a decorated supporter of entrepreneurship, former CEO of Fannie Mae Candies, Co-Founder of CEO, and Founder of the John and Jeanne Hughes Foundation. John has an undeniable spirit for entrepreneurship and focuses on inspiring college students to start their own businesses and create new jobs.
-Jeff Hoffman: Jeff Hoffman is founder and partner in ColorJar and is most notably know as his role as a member of the founding team of Priceline.com. Jeff’s first company was started while he was a student at Yale University. Hoffman now inspires other college students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.He was inducted into the CEO Hall of Fame in 2010.
Don’t miss this fantastic event. Conference registration is now open! Register here: https://www.cvent.com/
Article by Michael Luchies, CEO National Growth & Programs Manager.