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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Musician, Actress, Author, Entrepreneur

Queen Latifah is a musician, critically acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur. Latifah has had amazing success in Hollywood and in 2006 became the first hip hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She received rave reviews, an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award nomination for her portrayal as Mama Morton in Miramax’s Chicago. She also received an Emmy nomination, a Golden Globe win and a SAG Award win for her role in Life Support.
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 Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneur, Leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank

Robert Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur and leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived in North America on a boat with his parents after escaping communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. In 2003, Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global cybersecurity operations leader specializing in managed security services, compliance and incident response for enterprise level organizations. Robert’s motivational business advice has received millions of impressions through TV, print, radio and digital media. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank.
Cathy Burns

Cathy Burns

CEO, Produce Marketing Association

She started as a part-time service clerk. She’s since been named a Top Woman in Grocery by Progressive Grocer, a Supermarket News’ Power 50, Mass Market Retailer’s Most Influential Women in Mass Market Retailing and The Packer’s Produce Marketer of the Year. Cathy works tirelessly to help PMA members more effectively engage with each other and consumers. Prior to PMA, Cathy was the president of Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s, and remains an active board member for a variety of nonprofits in children’s health, the food industry and female leadership development. Cathy enjoys cycling, surfing and photographic adventures with her husband and daughters.

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Crystal Mayfield

Crystal Mayfield

Director of Education

+1 (302) 607-2122

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