California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will be the Keynote speaker at the 2013 Annual Conference. As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, then as mayor of San Francisco and now as Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom has been a visionary on issues of equality, the environment, homelessness and healthcare. Policies he has initiated and implemented have been duplicated in cities across the nation. Shortly after being elected Lt. Gov. in 2010, Newsom gathered the ideas of key stakeholders around the state to develop an economic growth and job creation strategy.This comprehensive economic blueprint ensures that California remains one of the top 10 economies in the world.
Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane Association, also joins the line up of speakers. American Humane Association is the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals. Since 1877, through its numerous nationally recognized programs and initiatives, American Humane Association has brought about sustained, measured change and social impact to protect society’s most vulnerable.
Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council and Joel Brandenberger, president of the National Turkey Federation, will represent industry and update attendees on national issues affecting growers, producers and allied industries.