A multi-Emmy-nominated actor and accomplished screenwriter, director, producer and author, John Ratzenberger may be best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the long-running sitcom Cheers. Prior to creating his character on Cheers, John lived overseas for 10 years and has worked as a carpenter, archery instructor, and deck hand on a fishing boat. He produced and starred in the Travel Channel series Made in America, which highlighted U.S. made goods and workers. He is passionate about how important it is for this country to recognize the need for, and to provide the training to produce skilled laborers. He wrote the book: We’ve Got It Made in America, A Common Man’s Salute to an Uncommon Country. John has acted in countless feature films, from major studio blockbusters like Superman and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back to independent and animated films. John Ratzenberger is the only actor to participate in every Pixar film, voicing the iconic characters of Mack the Truck, and Hamm the Piggy Bank. Due to John’s volume of film work, he is listed as the 6th most successful actor of all time in terms of box office receipts. John is Hollywood’s most outspoken advocate for American manufacturing, skilled labor and the companies that are the foundation of our great country, working tirelessly to shine a light on the importance of manufacturing and trades.
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.
Congressman David G. Valadao was born and raised in Hanford, California in the center of the agriculturally rich Twenty First Congressional District. Valadao serves on the Agriculture Subcommittee, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittees, and the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Subcommittee. Since he came to Congress, Valadao has established himself as a leader in agriculture and water policy, two important issues for his constituents in CA-21. His time in Congress has been focused on combating the water issues impacting California’s Central Valley.
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.
Stuart Patrick Woolf is President and CEO of Woolf Farming & Processing. Woolf Farming & Processing is a family owned operation whose primary business is the production and processing of agricultural commodities. He was involved with the establishment of two related entities: Harris Woolf California Almonds and Los Gatos Tomato Products. Harris Woolf is a processor and handler of raw almonds. Los Gatos manufactures bulk tomato paste for industrial users. He received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA at Boston College. Mr. Woolf has served as Chairman of the California League of Food Processors, the Almond Board of California, and of the UC President’s Commission of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Stuart currently serves on the board of the California Chamber of Commerce, Western Growers Association and Marrone Bio Innovations.