OPENING GENERAL SESSION
Body Language Expert
Janine Driver (aka the “Lyin’ Tamer”) spent over 15 years as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice teaching her cunning reading-people skills to the FBI, CIA and to over 60,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers, lawyers and judges. Today, Driver is CEO of the Body Language Institute, a certification program that provides leading professionals with the nonverbal communication skills they need to gain the competitive edge. With sass and a keen eye, Driver has proven to help clients become more successful in their personal and professional lives. She is the author of You Say More Than You Think: Use the New Body Language to Get What You Want!, as well as an in-demand keynote speaker and media guest, making appearances on NBC’s “The Today Show,” “The Dr. Oz Show,” “The Rachael Ray Show” and CNN’s “Larry King Live.”
SECOND GENERAL SESSION
Olympic Gold Medalist
From Olympic Gold Medalist to Broadway to television analyst to President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Dominique Dawes continues on a path to inspire, motivate and lead. Fans across the nation and around the world remember her as a member of the gold-medal-winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Atlanta Games, where she also won a bronze medal and became the first female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal. She also earned a bronze medal with the U.S. team in the 1992 Barcelona Games and made a surprising comeback in the 2000 Sydney Games. Since her Olympic glory, Dawes has continued to push herself to take on new roles, including sports broadcaster, national spokesperson, Broadway and television actress, private coach and motivational speaker. She embraces her role-model status in order to empower America’s next generation to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.
CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
Chef and Sustainability Advocate
Barton Seaver is a celebrated chef who has dedicated his career to restoring the human relationship with our ocean. It is his belief that the choices we are making for dinner are directly impacting the fragile ecosystems that make up our world. After graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Barton polished his culinary skills in cities all over America and in countries such as Spain and Morocco, where his passion for sustainability took root. He brought this idea of sustainable seafood to Washington, D.C., where he manned the helm of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in town. In doing so, he nabbed the 2009 ‘Chef of the Year’ title from Esquire magazine and has been recognized as a fellow by the Blue Ocean Institute and National Geographic. His forthcoming book, For Cod And Country, is a compilation of recipes that inspires ocean conservation through the experience that we all share—dinner.
SCHOOL NUTRITION Jam Fest
Are you ready for a toe-tappin’, boot-stompin’, hand-clappin’ good time?! No, it isn’t the newest country-western song to hit the airwaves—it’s the first-ever School Nutrition Jam Fest! Come join SNA, industry partners, your friends and colleagues on Monday, July 11, and get pumped for the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the ANC 2011 Exhibit Hall. This high-energy event will pay special tribute to the SNA Patrons for all they do for the Association and school nutrition programs nationwide. You will leave this event enthused and ready to heel, toe and do-si-do your way on to the exhibit floor, where you’ll discover the latest ideas and innovations for your program.