2011 Conference Keynote Speakers include:
Gina Amaro Rudan
Provocative. Innovative. Inspiring.
Gina Rudan is the President of Genuine Insights Inc. a contemporary professional development and training practice whose mission is to leverage the genius within every individual and organization.
Author of PRACTICAL GENIUS: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Passions and Talents Working for You which will be published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in the fall of 2011, Gina is the curator of TEDxMIA, an independent movement to spread genius in southern Florida and is a member of the Visionary advisory board for the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum.
Gina has been a guest lecturer, trainer, and strategist for organizations including Merck Co., the BET Network, The Interpublic Group, The United States Department of Agriculture and The Stern School of Business at New York University among many others. She was selected as one of Poder Magazine's top "20 Under 40" Hispanics in the United States in 2010.
Practical. Ambitious. Empowering.
Julie Stav is America's leading expert on financial issues concerning the Hispanic community, a New York Times best-selling author, and a multimedia powerhouse of consumer and financial information for and about Hispanics in the U.S.
Ms. Stav has inspired and empowered millions of people, from all walks of life, in reaching their financial goals through her national radio show, "Tu Dinero con Julie Stav".
Coined as the "Financial Pied Piper" for the community of over 45 million U.S. Hispanics, Ms. Stav is the go-to expert on financial topics concerning this important demographic for such major publications as the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, La Opinión and The Wall Street Journal.
Additionally, Stav is an integral member of Univision network's news lineup, conducting consumer and personal finance segments twice weekly on Univision's top rated national Spanish-language morning show, "Despierta America," and appearing twice weekly on Univision's network news providing financial literacy content.
On October 30, 2008, Ms. Stav was the proud recipient of the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) 2008 Visionary award, an accolade "that honors champions of economic empowerment in all of its many forms, from those who have raised awareness about the need for economic and financial literacy, to those who, having succeeded in their chosen field by using sound economic decision-making, have turned that success into good public works".
Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista
Intellectual. Defining. Acclaimed.
Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista is internationally recognized for his cutting-edge research on Latino health and culture, which focuses on the dynamics and processes of the Latino population's health status.
In 1992, Dr. Hayes-Bautista established the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC) at UCLA to provide a focus for research, teaching, and public service in the area of Latino health.
Dr. Hayes-Bautista's publications include La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State and El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition , to be published by U.C. Press in 2012.
Dr. Hayes-Bautista is the recipient of several awards from research institutions, government agencies, and the private sector. For the past four years, he has been chosen as one of the 101 Top Leaders of the Latino Community in the U.S. by Latino Leaders Magazine.
He is faculty advisor to the UCLA/Drew chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association and to the pre-medical group Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM). He is also senior advisor to the California Latino Medical Association. He recently was appointed to the Medical Board of California's Cultural and Linguistic Physician Competency Program. Dr. Hayes-Bautista teaches an undergraduate and graduate course on Latino health research at UCLA.
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