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Keynote Speakers

Caitie Whelan

Caitie Whelan

Caitie Whelan is the Founder/Noter-in-Chief of The Lightning Notes, a short daily post to help us move the world forward. Before creating The Lightning Notes, Caitie was a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor in Congress and co-founded a school in India. She is a graduate of Brown University, where she studied cultural anthropology.

 

Richard Montanez

Richard Montanez

Richard Montañez is the true definition of a success story on how staying dedicated to your goals can pay off. Initially a janitor at the Frito Lay factory, he put his creative side to the test and created one of the world’s favorite spicy snacks, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos! Now the executive vice president of multicultural sales and community promotions for PepsiCo North America, Montañez's inspirational story shows us that anything is possible.