Keynote Speakers

Richard Yonck, Futurist

Change and progress are not only inevitable, they’re accelerating. As we look out at the next ten, twenty, even thirty years, what kinds of changes will we need to prepare for? What are the opportunities and challenges we’re likely to face, both in our personal lives and in our businesses? How can society strengthen its resilience for dealing with the unexpected and what will we need to do to make ourselves truly future ready? 

Join futurist Richard Yonck for an inspiring and thought-provoking conference kickoff to learn how we can build the future we both deserve AND prefer.

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Alex Benn, Turo

Alex has served as Turo's President since 2016 and a number of leadership roles at the company since 2012. Prior to Turo, Alex was VP of Business Development at Walmart’s Global eCommerce division, and led Strategy and Business Development at Minted and Fidex, two online marketplaces. 

He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from Brown University.

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Forrest Dein, JuneShine

In 2020, Forrest was named to the Forbes 30 under 30: Food & Drink list just 2 years after he started brewing hard kombucha in his garage in San Diego. Today, he is the CMO at JuneShine, the top hard kombucha brand nationally with distribution in over 10,000 retail locations across 25+ states and more than 25 million cans sold.

 In 2022, JuneShine was named a top 30 emerging brand that will disrupt the US market with better-for-you, better-for-the-planet alcohol by Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy.

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Jen Keller, Alaska Airlines

As the managing director of talent acquisition for Alaska Airlines, Jen Keller sets the long-term strategy and oversees the day-to-day operation and financial performance of talent acquisition functions at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Jen started her career at Horizon Air in 2001 as a benefits specialist and later joined Alaska Airlines in 2007 as a project manager. Most recently, she held the position Director of Talent Acquisition where she led the modernization of Alaska Airlines' recruiting systems and efforts to improve hiring practices to ensure greater diversity, improve the hiring manager and candidate experience and support the hiring of pilots and technicians for future growth. 

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