Eve Burton, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Hearst

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Eve Burton is a senior vice president and the chief legal officer of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 global businesses. Hearst’s major interests span cable entertainment and syndication, interactive and emerging digital media, local broadcast television, magazines, newspapers and real estate as well as business information companies that create and deliver content, analytics and workflow solutions for the finance, healthcare and transportation industries worldwide.

Burton is a member of the Hearst Board of Directors. She has overall responsibility of day-to-day management for the Office of General Counsel, which provides legal services to all of Hearst’s businesses around the world. She also manages corporate human resource issues, labor relations and government affairs. Burton has been one of Hearst’s leaders in establishing worldwide strategic enterprise deals with partners. Additionally, she is a member of Hearst’s Venture Committee which funds digital initiatives and is a leader of HearstLab, which fosters innovation and investment in early stage businesses led by women.

Burton sits on the board of directors of Intuit, Inc., and prior to that was on the board of directors of AOL board until its recent sale to Verizon. She is a member of the advisory board of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford and Columbia Universities.

Prior to joining Hearst, Burton served as Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel at Cable News Network (CNN), where she oversaw all legal matters relating to news and other programming on CNN networks and websites. From 1995 to 2000, Burton was at the New York Daily News as the deputy general counsel. She began her career at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand in the United States District Court of New York. Burton was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Thammasat University in Bangkok.

The Hearst Office of General Counsel has a dedicated initiative to the ongoing protection of First Amendment rights for its journalists and the preservation of a free press and was awarded a lifetime First Amendment Award from the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press in 2016. She and her team have also been recognized by the National Press Club and the New York Press Club. Burton has won the Fulbright Award for her international work. She was also named an Outstanding Woman of the Bar by the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

Jodi Hubler, Managing Director, Lemhi Ventures

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Jodi Hubler is the Managing Director of Lemhi Ventures, a health care services venture capital fund with $335M under management. For over a decade, Lemhi has invested in companies that transform and disrupt health care. Jodi is known as insightful and direct, whether as a strategic advisor or mentor to entrepreneurs and CEOs or as an investor and board member. She focuses on leadership, culture change, business strategy alignment, governance, and operational excellence in Lemhi and its portfolio companies.

Over her 20-year career, she has held executive positions in a variety of public and private companies, including a lead role in global human resource re-engineering efforts for Cargill; driving systems to support lean manufacturing and process change for a $2B division of Alcoa; and start-up experience with venture-backed Definity Health, where she served as chief people officer. Definity Health was ultimately acquired by United Health Group for more than $300M.

Jodi is a graduate of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, with a B.A. in Administration and a M.A. in Industrial Relations. Jodi currently serves on the boards of Bind, Digital Reasoning, PokitDok, and PlanSource and serves as Chair of Recondo Technology. Jodi previously served on the boards of Carol, DNA Direct, Destination Rx, Liazon, OneHealth Solutions (Chair), RetraceHealth (Chair) and ShareableInk. She is a frequent panelist at venture capital conferences and is a member of the Healthcare Executives Leadership Network.

Jeanne Meserve, President, Shore Road Multimedia LLC and Director of Training, The Communication Center
Speaker - Commanding Influence Through Communication

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As an award-winning anchor and correspondent for CNN and ABC News, Jeanne Meserve covered politics, national security, and international affairs. She reported on Hurricane Katrina and anchored CNN’s coverage of the death of Princess Diana.

Now Director of Training at The Communication Center, she coaches corporate leaders, government officials, and representatives of educational institutions and non-profit organizations to effectively communicate their message and mission.

Meserve also serves on the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity and the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, and moderates for organizations all over the world.

Follow her on Twitter @JeanneMeserve, and visit

Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Founder & President, WBL Foundation and National Health Care & Life Sciences Practice Leader, Epstein Becker Green

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Lynn Shapiro Snyder is a Board Member and Senior Member of Epstein Becker Green in Washington, D.C., a law firm with one of the largest health care and life sciences practices in the country.  There, she advises all types of health care companies and companies such as private equity firms that work with health care.  She is well- known for her expertise in FDA, Medicare, Medicaid and managed care issues whether it is in connection with the launch of a new product or defending a company under a fraud investigation. She has been at Epstein Becker Green for over 35 years. 

Additionally, Lynn is the Founder, Chairperson and President of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation ("WBL"), a non-profit that connects and convenes senior executive women from all across the health care industry. WBL’s focus is on helping these women expand their leadership, such as by serving on a board of directors, and the organization has helped to propel hundreds of women to board directorships.  Named a “Director to Watch,” Lynn is a leader in the governance arena and is the co-author of Answering the Call: Understanding the Duties, Risks & Rewards of Corporate Governance – a book to educate busy executives about board service. She also is the author of Advancing Women in Business – 10 Best Practices. 

Her current board memberships include Trustmark Companies, Epstein Becker Green, Savor Health and the Maryland/Israel Development Center. 



Julie Hansen, Founder, Performance Sales & Training
Speaker - Winning and Keeping Business

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Combining an award-winning sales career with her passion and experience as a professional sales presentation coach and actor, Julie Hansen specializes in helping sales teams craft and deliver winning presentations and demos by applying today’s best practices from business, acting, improv, and storytelling. Julie is the author of two books, Sales Presentations for Dummies (Finalist for Top Sales and Marketing Book of 2015) and ACT Like a Sales Pro!  and her articles have been featured in numerous business publications, including Selling Power, Sales Mastery, Entrepreneur Magazine and Sales Management Digest. Her blog, has been named a “Top 50 Sales & Marketing Blog” for the past 3 years.

Prior to founding Performance Sales & Training, Julie spent 20 years walking the talk as a sales leader in a variety of competitive industries, including technology, media and real estate, and as Director of Sales for The National Enquirer (the one without the aliens!) and Star Magazine (like People but cheaper!).

As a professional actor, Julie has performed in over 50 plays, commercials and television shows, including HBO’s Sex & the City. A popular speaker and workshop facilitator for sales conferences and kick-off events, Julie resides in Denver. See Speaking Engagements.

Julie has delivered performance sales workshops in nine countries including the United Arab Emirates, China, Germany and Australia to thousands of sales professionals at leading organizations in technology, construction, manufacturing, services, and more. Contact Julie at

Jessica Harthcock, Founder & CEO, Utilize Health


Jessica Harthcock is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Utilize Health, a specialty care management solution that focuses on creating an improved healthcare experience for patients with neurological conditions while delivering quality-driven medical cost savings for key stakeholders. 

Utilize Health was born of personal experience after Ms. Harthcock was paralyzed at age 17 and spent years in search of the highly specialized rehabilitation that ultimately helped her learn to walk again. Astonished by how much of the burden of finding appropriate care her family had to shoulder on their own; Ms. Harthcock dedicated herself to creating a service that assists patients and caregivers in locating and gaining access to optimized care for a range of neurological conditions while reducing costs for individuals, families and payors.

Ms. Harthcock received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and her Master of Education degree with a focus in Leadership and Organizational Performance from Vanderbilt University. Prior to founding Utilize Health, Ms. Harthcock received numerous awards for development of neurological condition related programs and innovations, including recognition as a finalist for the Chicago Innovation Awards and induction into the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Hall of Fame. More recently, Ms. Harthcock received the 2017 Health Care Emerging Leader Award, the 40 Under 40 Award, the Women of Influence Award, and was named a 2017 Health Care Hero for her work at Utilize Health.

Barbara Stinnett, CEO/President, Timmaron Group

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Barbara Stinnett is CEO and Managing Partner of Timmaron Group, a company she founded in 2008.  Barb works with companies of all sizes from startups to the Fortune 500 and has deep connections and experience in the investment community. Barb has built billion dollar high tech businesses for HP and Cisco and has a private equity background where she built, led and managed through exit two mid-cap software companies.  She is a partner in SOFIA fund, an early stage fund focused on women led technology companies, and has served on several boards including SMILE Network, American Multiplexer Corporation, Sum Total Systems, Altus 365, and the Bill Norris Foundation, a technology fund for emerging technologies.



Kathleen Ellmore, Managing Director, Engagys
Speaker - The Inspiration Equation

As Managing Director of Engagys, Kathleen brings the best of consumer marketing methodologies to healthcare to motivate better health decisions. Prior to founding Engagys, Kathleen led the Consumer Engagement consulting practice for Silverlink for 12 years leveraging Silverlink's data repository of over a billion consumer health interactions, the best of behavioral economics and the latest in clinical research, to create evidenced based communications on what works to drive consumer healthcare behavior to better outcomes and lower costs.

Kathleen is often quoted in the trade and national press and is a regular speaker on the national stage at various events including most recently at Health 2.0 2017, “Health Plan Execs Talk Consumer Engagement,” World Healthcare Congress 2017, “Connect with Consumers to Personalize Member Experience,” and the AHIP Digital Experience Forum 2016.

Kathleen’s proficiency for unlocking consumer insights extends to several areas of engagement strategy and design, analytics and research. She has deep expertise in creating consumer segmentations schemes, communications strategy, and market research, including journey mapping and focus groups.

She has won two Stevie awards, Maverick of the Year, Silver, and Innovator of the Year, Bronze, for the highly impactful consumer journey maps she created for clients to better understand populations who are challenged with some of the most intensive specialty conditions.

Kathleen spent the first twenty years of her career in brand marketing at leading consumer marketing organizations, including General Mills and P&G. Additionally, Kathleen was a Vice President at Digitas, a leading direct marketing firm.

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Speaker - How Exceptional Leaders Influence, Inspire, and Mentor

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Carla Harris is Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where she also serves as a senior client adviser. Previously, she headed the Emerging Manager Platform at Morgan Stanley, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries. Ms. Harris has extensive industry experience in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and health care sectors. She served as a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and in the mergers and acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Harris was appointed by President Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. She is the author of the books Expect to Win and Strategize to Win.  Ms. Harris holds an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.