Current Speakers

Seth Davis

  • Editor
  • The Athletic

Seth Davis is an award-winning sports writer and broadcaster who covers college basketball. Since 2004, Davis has been a mainstay of CBS Sports’ studio coverage of college basketball and the NCAA Tournament. He wrote for Sports Illustrated for 22 years and is currently the Managing Editor for college basketball at The Athletic. Davis is the author of five books, including the New York Times best sellers Wooden: A…

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Duane Dier

  • Principal & Cofounder
  • Strativus Group

Duane Dier is Principal & Cofounder of Strativus Group, a people-focused aerospace leadershipcompany formed in 2021. Strativus Group works to make aerospace engineering projectssuccessful by making their people successful. Prior to founding Strativus Group, Duane’s career spanned government and commercialsatellite development & operations, from Phase A studies to disposal in orbit. Most recently,Duane served as program manager at Millennium Space Systems for the Wide Field of ViewTestbed GEO…

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Dr. Marianne Ryan, MD, FACS

  • General Surgery Specialist
  • Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center

• Dr. Marianne Ryan, MD FACS is a General Surgery Specialist in Harbor City, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. • Chief of General Surgery for 12 years.  • Board certified in General Surgery. • B.S. in Biology at University of Washington. • Graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine medical school in 1989. • Completed residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.…

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Rini Kundu

  • Owner
  • Rini Kundu Interiors

Based in Manhattan Beach, Rini Kundu Interiors is a full service design business working with numerous leading architects including Louis Tomarro, Laney LA and John Starr. Transitioning to interior design from a 20 year career as a fashion designer in Europe has equipped Rini with a unique sensitivity to style. Her collaborative process that focuses first and foremost on understanding her clients tastes and design requirements has resulted…

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Anthony Laney

  • Founding Partner
  • Laney LA

Anthony is the founding partner and visionary leader of Laney LA. Recognized as an emerging voice in the architecture community, his work has received numerous accolades, including an Honor Award from his local AIA chapter, and a Residential Architecture Merit Award from the AIA|LA. Anthony speaks frequently on the topics of design and entrepreneurship, and has taught design communication and drawing at the USC School of Architecture. His gift…

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Rob Lucenti

  • Managing Partner, Orange County Practice and National Audit Growth Leader
  • Deloitte LLP

Rob has 30 years of public accounting experience with Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries, including leadership roles as a Senior Strategic Client Relationship partner in Los Angeles, and serving as the National Audit Markets Leader. During this time he was involved in building client relationships with a focus on driving quality service before assuming the office managing partner role for the Orange County practice in June 2008. As…

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Kim Martin

  • Associate Director
  • Los Angeles Waterkeeper

Kim is the Associate Director of the Los Angeles Waterkeeper, her oldest and dearest client as anenvironmental lawyer, where she is helping them work towards better watershed management andthe protection of water quality in the Los Angeles region. Kim’s prior 25+ environmental legalcareer included consulting other environmental groups, foundations and tribes on advocacy,funding, and enforcement of environmental laws pertaining to climate change, the protection ofwater quality, air, endangered…

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Bridget Hogan Cole, MPH

  • Executive Director
  • Institute for High Quality Care

• Bridget Hogan Cole, MPH is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for High Quality Care, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles. • Leads regional and statewide quality improvement and specialty care access programs. • More than 25 years of experience in healthcare technology and public health. • Held operations, consulting, and administrative positions with community health centers, Blue Cross of California, Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals,…

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Kristin Sistos

  • Founder and CEO
  • Percheron Consulting

Kristin Sistos, founder and CEO, is passionately committed to helping others tap into their potential. Whether working with an individual to help them delve into their own strengths, partnering with a manager to enable them to get the most out of their team’s talents, or designing a programmatic approach to creating a strengths based culture, her enthusiasm and passion for strengths shines through in everything she does. Kristin’s…

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Tara Sorensen

  • Head of Children’s Programming
  • Apple

Tara Sorensen is Apple’s Head of Children’s Programming, Worldwide Video. A respected children’s programming executive, Sorensen oversees the development and production of original live-action and animated children’s series globally. Previously, Sorensen served as Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios, where she launched the division and shepherded Emmy Award-winning series, including Tumble Leaf, Emmy-nominated Annedroids, WGA Award and Humanitas Prize winner Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Humanitas, DGA and NAACP Image Award…

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