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    The Keynote Speaker

    Sharon Garrett. Sharon has served in executive positions for both large, established firms and for startup and privately-held companies. Currently, she provides management advisory services, primarily to private equity companies, on acquisitions, divestitures, and process improvements.  

    Moderator is Marilyn Alexander. Marilyn consults to senior executives on brand strategy and development, process, organization, and revenue growth opportunities.  She has more than 30 years’ experience in finance, marketing, brand management, and strategic planning, along with significant board experience. 


    Janet Kerr is Vice Chancellor of Pepperdine University and Professor Emeritus of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law where she taught for 30 years. Janet founded and was Executive Director of the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law, was the first professor to hold the Laure Sudreau Endowed Chair, and served as Associate Dean of the Law School from 1987-1990. 

    Wendy Webb. Wendy's track record includes significant roles in some of the world’s best-known consumer-branded, technology and business services companies. Currently CEO of Kestrel Advisors, Wendy is an Independent Director on the board of Fortune-500 ABM Industries. 

    Michael J. Bush has served on over 10 Boards of Directors.  These include NTN Buzztime, Inc., 3 Day Blinds, Inc., Anchor Blue Retail Group, Bally International AG., Movado Group, Inc., and Marwais Steel Corporation.  Michael began his career at Bain & Company in San Francisco.

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