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  • The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand
    Senator
    STATE OF NEW YORK
    The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand Info Events
    Born and raised in upstate New York, Kirsten got her start watching her grandmother, Polly Noonan, organize Albany women to make a difference. Those early experiences taught Kirsten the values that guide her public service to this day: hard work, idealism, honesty and bold action.

    Kirsten Gillibrand was first sworn in as United States Senator from New York in January 2009. After winning a special election in 2010 to serve out the remainder of Secretary Clinton’s term in the Senate, Gillibrand was elected to her first full six-year term in 2012 with a New York statewide record 72 percent of the vote. Gillibrand won 60 of New York’s 62 counties in the 2012 general election.

    Prior to joining the Senate, Kirsten pulled off a stunning upset in her first Congressional race, unseating an entrenched Republican incumbent in 2006 by building the biggest grassroots campaign in the 20th Congressional district's history. She served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to early 2009 in her upstate New York district spanning 10 counties.

    As congresswoman, Kirsten pledged to be honest, open and upfront with the public and always stay accessible and accountable. That's why she became the very first member of Congress to put her official daily schedule, personal financial disclosure and federal earmark requests online. The New York Times called her commitment to transparency a "quiet touch of revolution" in Washington.

    In only a short time, Kirsten Gillibrand has made her presence felt in the Senate. In 2010, she helped lead the fight to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and overcame fierce partisan opposition to provide health care and compensation for the 9/11 first responders who are sick and dying from breathing the toxins at Ground Zero. In 2012, she was an architect in the passing of the STOCK Act that finally made it illegal for members of Congress to profit from non-public information, which was hailed by the Washington Post as the “most substantial debate on congressional ethics in nearly five years.”

    In 2013 and 2014, she earned national recognition for fighting the Pentagon over how sexual assaults are handled by our military, creating a unique bipartisan coalition in the process. She is now helping to lead a bipartisan coalition taking on the issue of sexual assaults on our college campuses – all while continuing her successful Off the Sidelines project that supports women candidates across the country. Her work led TIME Magazine to name her as one of 2014’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and the Daily News to place her number four on its list of “50 Most Powerful Women in New York.” Kirsten has also been recognized as one of Newsweek and The Daily Beast ‘s “150 Women Who Shake the World.”

    Senator Gillibrand's home is in Brunswick, New York, with her husband, Jonathan Gillibrand, and their two young sons, ten-year-old Theodore and five-year-old Henry. Her family is a major inspiration behind her public service career. She does not want any mother to have to worry that there will not be enough food on the table or health care for their sick child.
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  • Gillian Flynn
    Author
    GONE GIRL
    Gillian Flynn Info Events
    Gillian Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri to two community-college professors—her mother taught reading; her father, film. Thus she spent an inordinate amount of her youth nosing through books and watching movies. She has happy memories of having A Wrinkle in Time pried from her hands at the dinner table, and also of seeing Alien, Psycho and Bonnie and Clyde at a questionable age (like, seven). It was a good childhood.

    In high-school, she worked strange jobs that required her to do things like wrap and unwrap hams, or dress up as a giant yoghurt cone. A yoghurt cone who wore a tuxedo. Why the tuxedo? It was a question that would haunt her for years.

    For college, she headed to the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks), where she received her undergraduate degrees in English and journalism.

    After a two-year stint writing about human resources for a trade magazine in California, Flynn moved to Chicago. There she earned her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and discovered that she was way too wimpy to make it as a crime reporter.

    On the other hand, she was a movie geek with a journalism degree—so she moved to New York City and joined Entertainment Weekly magazine, where she wrote happily for 10 years, visiting film sets around the world (to New Zealand for The Lord of the Rings, to Prague for The Brothers Grimm, to somewhere off the highway in Florida for Jackass: The Movie). During her last four years at EW, Flynn was the TV critic (all-time best TV show: The Wire).

    Flynn’s 2006 debut novel, the literary mystery Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two of Britain’s Dagger Awards—the first book ever to win multiple Daggers in one year. Movie rights have been sold.

    Flynn’s second novel, the 2009 New York Times bestseller Dark Places, was a New Yorker Reviewers’ Favorite, Weekend TODAY Top Summer Read, Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009, and Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction choice. Movie rights have been sold, with Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) to direct.

    Flynn’s third novel, GONE GIRL, is out June 2012 and you should stop reading this now and buy it immediately.

    Flynn’s work has been published in twenty-eight countries. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Brett Nolan, their son, and a giant black cat named Roy. In theory she is working on her next novel. In reality she is possibly playing Ms. Pac-Man in her basement lair.
  • Miles Nadal
    Chairman & CEO
    MDC PARTNERS
    Miles Nadal Info Events
    Miles Nadal founded MDC Partners in 1980, and has since grown the company into one of the world’s leading and fastest-growing business transformation organizations, with an extended network of over 14,000 employees and approximately 6.5 billion dollars in billings. The MDC partner firms, which include some of the world’s most creative and highly awarded agencies, utilize technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on marketing and communications investments for clients worldwide.

    In recognition of his achievements in business and his philanthropic endeavors, Miles has been honored with numerous awards, including selection for the “Top 40 Under 40” and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2012, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends and was named Executive of the Year by MediaPost Magazine. Miles also holds an honorary doctorate degree from Tel Aviv University and is an active member of the Marketing 50, Global 50 and G100.

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