Keynote Speakers 2018-03-22T15:57:01+00:00

Keynote Speakers

FNCE® 2018 is making history with its incredible lineup of keynote speakers. Join us for energetic presentations in politics, culinary inspirations and leadership skills.

Opening Session

Saturday, October 20

4 – 6 p.m.

Speaker: Judy Woodruff

How Media Influences Healthcare Today

Judy Woodruff has covered news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS, and is a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television. As one of the world’s most prominent journalists, Judy will bring pioneering reporting experience and insight into the changing political landscape.

About Judy Woodruff

National News Anchor and Journalist

For 12 years, Judy served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, where her duties included anchoring the weekday program, Inside Politics. At PBS from 1983 to 1993, she was the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984-1990, she also anchored PBS’ award-winning weekly documentary series, Frontline with Judy Woodruff.

Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide. Woodruff is a graduate of Duke University, where she is a trustee emerita.

Member Showcase

Monday, October 22

10 a.m. – noon

Photo Credit: Blair Getz Mezibov

Speaker: José Andrés

Changing the World through the Power of Food

A passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, José Andrés has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. José will share inspirational stories about improving kitchens in schools and launching culinary projects to create jobs and opportunities around the world.

About José Andrés

Culinary Innovator and Television Personality

Named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation and recognized by TIME magazine on the “Time 100” list of most influential people in the world, José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.

Closing Session

Tuesday, October 23

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Simon T. Bailey

Shift Your Brilliance: Leading Amidst Uncertainty

Success magazine calls Simon T. Bailey one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals through practical advice and specific tactics. Simon will address the strategies that empower individuals to lead without a title and stay relevant in every economy while escalating their impact.

About Simon T. Bailey

Bestselling Author and Chief Executive Officer

Simon’s expertise focuses on change, leadership and customer experience. He’s worked with over 1,500 organizations in 45 different countries. As an innovator, educator and executive advisor, speaker and author, he shapes the lives of men and women around the world.