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Caroline Baumann
Caroline Baumann is the Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. To transform the nation’s design museum into a dynamic, global resource for the public understanding of design, Caroline spearheaded the museum’s most ambitious capital campaign to date, which raised nearly $91 million, and led the recent renovation and expansion of the museum’s home in...
Katherine Darnstadt
Katherine Darnstadt is the founder and principal architect of Latent Design, a progressive architecture, urbanism, and interiors firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding her practice in 2010, Katherine and her firm have been published, exhibited, and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Architecture...
Justin Gold
Justin Gold is the founder of Justin’s, maker of naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, nut butter snacks, and organic peanut butter cups. The Justin’s story began when Justin, a lover of the active lifestyle, moved to Boulder, Colorado in his twenties. In order to fuel his long bike rides, Justin embarked on a mission to...
Sam Kass
Sam Kass is a food entrepreneur and former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition. He is the founder of TROVE and a partner in Acre Venture Partners. During his White House tenure, Sam took on several additional roles including Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and Senior White...
Jason Mayden
Jason Mayden is a designer and entrepreneur-in-residence at Accel Partners, assisting with the development of Accel’s brand position among the global community of entrepreneurs while working with portfolio companies on deepening and extending their knowledge and ability to create cultures of curiosity. He is also CEO and founder of Super Heroic, a business focused on...
Todd Waterbury
Todd Waterbury is Target’s Chief Creative Officer. In his role, Todd establishes the creative direction of Target’s marketing efforts, leading an internal team of art directors, designers, developers, writers and producers, as well as its external agency and design partners, who, together, craft creative content for the Target brand. Todd has extensive experience in creating...
Alice Waters
Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free school lunch for all children and a sustainable food...