Kurt Thigpen is the CEO of Ace Studios, a Nevada-based social impact marketing and creative agency that believes in uplifting brands that do good in the world. He is also a bestselling author, former elected official, public speaker, resilience coach, and a community and mental health advocate. To learn more about Ace Studios, visit their website, as well as more about Thigpen on his personal website.
Brian Formisano, Region Bank President – Nevada Southern for Wells Fargo, is responsible for setting direction and leading all aspects of the branch banking network, including small business and affluent business. He provides business leadership for the planning and execution of all activities within the region and alignment between regional initiatives and overall Regional Banking initiatives. He ensures all elements of risk management, compliance accountability and talent management programs are followed. He represents Wells Fargo in all aspects of federal, state, and community leadership as well as the development within the market.
Alice Khosravy is the Chief Digital Innovations Officer of Digital Health Innovations, the national leader in leveraging digital innovation to create value streams for healthcare enterprises. Under her leadership, DHI is at the forefront of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and automation. During the past year, she launched the Digital Employee HCPTMwhich allows healthcare provider organizations to deploy a digital workforce that is fully integrated with their human co-workers. She is an industry leader and mentor for health technology innovation incubators and digital product value creation.
Shaundell Newsome is the Founder of Sumnu Marketing and two-time SBA Award winner. He started his first company as a Graphic Designer in 1982 as a teenager during the birth of Hip Hop while attending the H.S. of Graphic Communication Arts. After a decade in the United States Air Force, Newsome joined Station Casinos for several years prior to launching Sumnu. He is widely recognized as a small business advocate and marketing expert. Shaundell’s book, the Twelve Steps of Marketing, A Perfect Guide to Branding is treasured by small business owners.