Praise & Recognition

I cannot thank each of you enough for your help. With this being my first "celebrity" experience, you all made it very easy and I truly appreciate all you did.
Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce

WME could not have been more efficient, more understanding, nor better prepared. The event turned out to be spectacular and due in large measure to their professionalism and diligence. We could not have been more pleased!
Association for Financial Professionals

Speakers Gallery

Ben Affleck
Academy Award® Winning Producer and Writer
Critically Acclaimed Director and Actor
Sunny Anderson
Co-Host, Food Network's "The Kitchen"
Julie Andrews
Singer, Actress
Author, Humanitarian
Kevin Bacon
Actor, Musician, Founder of
Tyra Banks
CEO, Entrepreneur
TV Icon, Author, Activist
King Peggy Bartels
King of Otuam, Ghana
Co-Author, King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
Joy Bauer
Nutrition and Health Expert, NBC's Today Show
Samantha Bee
Correspondent, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Sir Richard Branson
Founder and President, Virgin Group
Yael Cohen Braun
Activist, Social Entrepreneur, Founder, F*ck Cancer
Governor Philip Bredesen
Governor of Tennessee 2003-2011
Author, Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System
Erin Brockovich
Consumer Advocate
Author, TV Host
Kix Brooks
Legendary Country Singer, Brooks & Dunn
Tabatha Coffey
Host, Tabatha Takes Over
Bill Courtney
Subject of the Academy Award-winning Documentary, UNDEFEATED
Author, Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love
Giada De Laurentiis
Host, Giada at Home, Giada's Weekend Getaways
NBC Today Show Contributor
Duck Dynasty
Entrepreneurs, Duck Commander Sporting Empire
Stars of "Duck Dynasty" on A&E
Allyson Felix
Olympic Gold Medalist
Track & Field
David Finch
Author, The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
Bobby Flay
Chef, Host, Throwdown With Bobby Flay, America's Next Great Restaurant
Barney Frank
U.S. Congressman (1981-2012)
Chairman, House Financial Services Committee (2007-2011)
Kathy Freston
NY Times Bestselling Author
The Lean, Veganist, Quantum Wellness
Soleil Moon Frye
Social Media Expert, Entrepreneur, Eco-Leader
Author of HAPPY CHAOS and Host of OWN's Home Made Simple
Kim Ghattas
BBC State Department Correspondent
Author, The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton From Beirut to the Heart of American Power
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Founder, hitRECord
Mohsin Hamid
Best-Selling Author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Darrell Hammond
Comedian, Actor, NY Times Bestselling Author, Announcer, SNL
Longest Running Cast Member of SNL
Marilu Henner
Actress, Producer, NY Times Bestselling Author
Noreena Hertz
Futurist, Economist, Bestselling Author
Chrys Howard
Mother of Korie Robertson, Star of A&E's Duck Dynasty
Best-Selling Author
Anjelica Huston
Academy Award-winning Actress & Director
Jamie Hyneman
Co-Host, MythBusters
Ashley Judd
Actress, Activist, Humanitarian
Candice Kumai
Author, Clean Green Drinks
Health Journalist, Chef & Food Editor at SHAPE & Men's Fitness Magazines
Laura Ling
Journalist, Host, E! Investigates
Co-Author, Somewhere Inside
Lisa Ling
Executive Producer and Host of CNN's This is Life
Rob Lowe
Actor, Producer
Director & Bestselling Author
Steve Martin
Iconic Actor, Comedian, Author, Playwright, Musician
Jeff Mauro
Host of Sandwich King on the Food Network
Co-Host, Food Network's "The Kitchen"
Robin McGraw
Regular Contributor, The Dr. Phil Show
NY Times Bestselling Author, Philanthropist
Brad Meltzer
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author
Host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded & Brad Meltzer's Lost History
Spike Mendelsohn
Chef, Restaurateur
Host and Head Judge, Midnight Feast on FYI
Maria Menounos
Correspondent, E! Extra
Best-selling Author, Journalist, Activist
Bret Michaels
Musician, Producer, Star, Vh1's Life as I Know It
Cesar Millan
Host, The Dog Whisperer
Author, Cesar's Way
Dean Obeidallah
Award Winning Arab-American Comedian
Alexis Ohanian
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, reddit
Entrepreneur, Investor, Activist, Author, "Without Their Permission"
The Onion
America's Finest News Source
Regis Philbin
Legendary Television Host
Author, "How I Got This Way"
Wendell Potter
Health Care Whistleblower
Author, Deadly Spin
Giuliana Rancic
Entertainment Journalist
Fashion and Beauty Expert, Television Personality
Kathy Reichs
Bestselling Author, Forensic Anthropologist
Producer, Bones
Ed Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011) NBC News Political Analyst
Author: A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great
Mary Roach
Author, Packing For Mars, GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Al Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Cole Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Jase Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Jep Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Jessica Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
John Luke Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Kay Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Korie Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Missy Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Reed Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Sadie Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Si Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
Willie Robertson
Star, A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
CEO, Duck Commander
Coco Rocha
Iconic Fashion Model, Social Media Maven
Al Roker
Co-Host NBC Today Show
Media Entrepreneur, Author
Dr. Jim Sears
Pediatrician, Co-Host, The Doctors!
Gail Simmons
Judge, Top Chef and Head Critic on Top Chef Duels
Special Project Manager, Food & Wine Magazine
Lara Spencer
Co-Host, Good Morning America
Victoria Stilwell
Internationally Renowned Dog Trainer
Host of It's Me or the Dog
Adriana Trigiani
Author, Big Stone Gap, Very Valentine,
Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons From My Grandmothers
Buddy Valastro
The Cake Boss
Host, The Next Great Baker
Alexa von Tobel
Founder, CEO,
Author, "Financially Fearless"
Captain Paul Watson
Star of Animal Planet's Whale Wars
Marine Wildlife Conservationist, Activist, Author
Forest Whitaker
Actor, Director
Producer, Humanitarian
Pharrell Williams
Singer, Songwriter
Producer, Entrepreneur
Serena Williams
Iconic Tennis Player, Entrepreneur
Simon Winchester
Author, The Man Who Loved China,
The Professor and The Madman, Atlantic
iO Tillet Wright
Outspoken Artist and Activist
Iconic Country Music Singer, Songwriter
Geoffrey Zakarian
Celebrity Chef, Winner of Next Iron Chef
Judge, Chopped and Co-Host, Food Network's "The Kitchen"
Andrew Zimmern
Host, Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern
James Beard Award Winner