Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. For many years, he wrote a column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired. Despite this, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Barry has written more than 30 books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City. He has also written a number of books with titles like I'll Mature When I'm Dead, which are technically classified as nonfiction, although they contain numerous lies. Two of Barry's books were the basis for the CBS sitcom Dave's World, which can probably still be seen on cable TV in certain underdeveloped nations.
Lynn Dornblaser brings 30 years of product trend knowledge to Mintel, which she joined in 1998. She applies her unique perspective on the market and new product development to tailored client research and to extensive public speaking. Prior to joining Mintel, Dornblaser covered new product trends at several trade magazine publishing companies, as editor and editorial director of publication New Product News. She has been quoted by major US news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times and CNN. She can usually be found in the aisles of a supermarket somewhere in the world.
Scott Clemons joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 1990 and has held a variety of investment roles at the firm. His career began in international equities, where he was an analyst and portfolio manager of European and Asian equities, working out of the firm’s New York and London offices throughout the 1990s. In 2001 he broadened his responsibilities into domestic equity management and research, and from 2005 through 2010, he managed the New York office of the firm’s Wealth Management business. Scott was appointed Chief Investment Strategist in 2010 and is today one of the firm’s primary writers and speakers on topics related to the economy, financial markets and investing. Scott is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute.
Martin Hahn focuses on a wide variety of regulatory issues affecting the food and dietary supplement industries. He assists companies in complying with the numerous statutes, regulations and guidance documents implemented by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Martin represents numerous businesses in the food industry including companies that market finished foods directly to consumers, food ingredients, infant formulas, dietary supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
David Perdue is the junior Senator from Georgia. David is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and has over 40 years of business experience as the former CEO of Reebok athletic brand and Dollar General stores. At Georgia Tech, David earned a degree in Industrial Engineering and a master’s in Operations Research while working warehouse and construction jobs. For the 115th Congress, David serves on the Armed Services Committee; Banking Committee; Agriculture Committee; and Budget Committee. His role on these powerful committees puts him at the intersection of solving our national debt crisis and global security crisis.