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Claire Lewis Arnold

CEO, Leapfrog Services, Inc.

1605 Chantilly Drive, NE, Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30324

(404) 870-2122

Claire “Yum” Arnold is CEO and co-founder of Atlanta based Leapfrog Services, a Managed Service Provider to medium and small businesses. Leapfrog configures and supports local and wide area networks, servers, and desktops so that they function with optimum uptime, greater security and reduced cost, anywhere in the world.

Prior to founding Leapfrog, through a leveraged buyout Ms. Arnold acquired NCC LP, a local distributor of consumer goods to convenience stores and mass merchandisers. Over a 15-year period, she built NCC LP into one of Georgia’s five largest privately held companies. As its Chief Executive Officer, she expanded the company from a traditional one-warehouse distributor to a multi-faceted corporation with nine operating divisions. Ms. Arnold aggressively worked on behalf of her industry, serving on the board of its trade association and as its president and chair. The industry recognized her several times with leadership and business awards. Before acquiring NCC, Ms. Arnold spent nearly 10 years with Coca-Cola USA, where she was the marketing manager for Coke’s first plastic beverage containers and held several other positions in sales, sales management and long range planning.

Ms. Arnold has always been involved in the communities she serves and has worked for many years as a Trustee of Mary Baldwin College, most recently as Chair of its Board of Trustees. She has been very active in the Young Presidents’ Organization, The National Conference for Community and Justice and Leadership Atlanta. She serves on the Board of Trustees of The Atlanta Rotary Club, The Westminster Schools and The Georgia Conservancy. She is also on the Board of Visitors of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, The Board of Councilors of The Carter Presidential Center and is a member of CEO, WPO, and the Committee of 200. She additionally serves on the Board of Directors of three NYSE firms and is very active as a mentor to younger women in the Atlanta business community. She was named the 2002 Small Business Person of the Year by the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Business Chronicle and received the 2004 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award for outstanding performance as a corporate director.

Panel: “Growth Through Successful Transitions: What’s Next in Life?”

A panel of sage peers moderated by Yum Arnold brings light to personal growth in moving on to greater challenges, rewards and purpose. Panelists include Bob Crozer, Governor Mark Warner and Alan Wurtzel.

Wednesday, 10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Coral A

Kevin L. Buch

Assistant Science Director

Perry Institute for Marine Science

100 N. US Highway 1, Suite 202

Jupiter, FL 33477

(561) 741-0192

Kevin Buch joined the PIMS science team as a Research Associate in May of 2002, and assumed the role of Assistant Science Director in June of 2004. Prior to joining PIMS, Kevin was a Research Specialist with the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a part of NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program. In addition to managing on-island science at the PIMS research station on Lee Stocking Island in the Bahamas, Kevin also works on projects involving ecological site assessments of current and potential Marine Protected Areas, and on studies of populations of commercially important fishery species, supporting both visiting science and in-house PIMS research projects. Kevin conducts reef fish identification and survey seminars for visiting educational groups and college classes, and, in partnership with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), recently organized a workshop on volunteer fish monitoring for local Bahamian environmental groups and dive operators. An active diver, Kevin has logged over 1000 dives and 900 hours underwater since joining PIMS.

Kevin is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and did most of his undergraduate work at Texas A&M University before earning his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Sustainable Fisheries & New Value from the Sea: Marine Biotechnology”

To help restore degraded reef ecosystems through the understanding of certain population dynamics, PIMS is studying processes that control productivity and recruitment of major fisheries species important to the Caribbean. The rapidly expanding field of marine biotechnology depends upon research to determine if species are suitable—biologically and economically—for commercial development. Discovery and development of untapped resources associated with living marine resources has been a component of PIMS research for the past four years.

Monday, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM

Coral B

Jonathan E. Colby

Managing Director

The Carlyle Group

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20004-2505

(202) 729-5282

Mr. Colby is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, where he works on fundraising as well as serving on the Investment Committee for Carlyle Japan Partners, Carlyle’s Japanese leveraged buyout fund launched in 2001. The Carlyle Group is one of the world’s largest private equity firms, with more than $18.9 billion under management in 26 funds and employing a top-flight team of nearly 300 investment professionals operating out of offices in 14 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.


Prior to joining Carlyle in 1998, Mr. Colby was a Senior Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of Equinox Group Holdings, Ltd., a merchant bank specializing in private equity investments and corporate advisory services in Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Colby was a General Partner of The Blackstone Group, and before that was head of Asian mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in Tokyo. While at Blackstone and First Boston, Mr. Colby worked on acquisitions by Asian companies of U.S. companies as well as Asian market-entry strategies for U.S. multinationals.

Previously, he was Resident Senior Attorney in the Singapore Office of Coudert Brothers, a leading international law firm. Mr. Colby also served in the Nixon administration as Staff Assistant (Foreign Affairs) on the National Security Council under Dr. Henry Kissinger. Mr. Colby is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and Chairman of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

The Challenges of Building a Global Private Equity Firm:
A Model for the Future or a Passing Fancy?”

  • Evolution of the private equity firm: Origins in family-backed ventures;

  • U.S. buyout boom mid 80s to mid 90s (KKR, Blackstone, Hicks Muse);

  • Global buyout venture market—late 90s to present; and

  • Multiple models for the modern private equity firm.

Monday, 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM

Coral A

Through the Looking Glass — Not so Darkly:
the Future of Spying in an Age of Terror”

With Fred Hitz as interlocutor, Jonathan Colby reflects on the life and mission of his father and consummate spy, William E. Colby. The senior Colby was a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II, a career intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from its creation in 1947, and Director of Central Intelligence from 1973-1976. Together, Hitz and Colby explore the future of human intelligence.

Tuesday, 10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Coral A

Robert P. Crozer

Wahyam Capital

125-C North Broad Street, Room 311

Thomasville, GA 31792

(229) 228-1353

Robert P. Crozer is Chairman of Wahyam Capital LLC, a private merchant banking firm headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia. He is also a Senior Advisor at Greenhill & Company, the NYSE investment bank with offices in New York, London and Frankfurt, where he is involved in merger and acquisition work.

Mr. Crozer served as Chairman of the Board of Keebler Foods Company (NYSE) from 1998 through 2001 prior to its acquisition by the Kellogg Company. Prior to that, he spent 30 years with Flowers Industries, a leading food company and predecessor to Flowers Foods, Inc., where he rose to the position of Vice Chairman of the Board and headed the company’s strategic initiatives. He has served on the Boards of several other public and private companies. His civic participation includes service as a Board member and former Chairman of the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of Archbold Hospital Foundation and the Community Foundation of South West Georgia. He is also a member of the University of Virginia Board of Managers, and is Chairman of the Brookwood School Endowment Fund, Inc.

Mr. Crozer received both his B.A. and MBA from the University of Virginia. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golf, tennis and investing. Mr. Crozer and his wife, Tali (UVA ’74) have two sons, Page (age 24, UVA ’03) and William (age 20, 2nd Year UVA). The family resides in Monticello, Florida and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Panel: “Growth Through Successful Transitions: What’s Next in Life?”

A panel of sage peers moderated by Yum Arnold brings light to personal growth in moving on to greater challenges, rewards and purpose. Panelists include Bob Crozer, Governor Mark Warner and Alan Wurtzel.

Wednesday, 10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Coral A

Terry D. Garcia

Executive Vice President, Mission Programs

National Geographic Society

1145 17th Street, N.W., M-2105

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 862-5217

Terry Garcia is responsible for the National Geographic Society's core mission programs: the renowned Committee for Research and Exploration, the Geographic Education Outreach Program, the Education Foundation, the Society's Development Office, Explorers Hall museum, and the Lecture Program.

Prior to joining the Society in 1999, Garcia was the assistant secretary of commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, U.S. Department of Commerce, and deputy administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He previously served as the general counsel for NOAA from 1994 to 1996. Before entering government service, Garcia was a partner in the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles.

Garcia received his bachelor's degree in international relations from American University and his law degree from George Washington University.

KEYNOTE: “What is the Future of Exploration?”

In an age when tourists travel the globe and the whole world has been photographed by satellite, are any mysterious, unknown things on the planet still waiting to be discovered? Or, given the classic definition of exploration, have we discovered everything that is worth exploring on earth, and filled in all the white spaces on the maps? Do we have any modern Marco Polos or Lewis and Clarks today? Terry Garcia will take you on a fascinating journey as he looks into the future of exploration.

Tuesday, 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM



Trends in Media through the Eyes of National Geographic”

New technology is being introduced at a dizzying pace. This session will look at how technology is changing traditional media and the emergence of new media technology in the 21st century. Find out what these changes will mean to the consumer and the industry.

Wednesday, 10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Coral B

Frederick P. Hitz

Lecturer, University of Virginia Law School

208 S. St. Asaph Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

(540) 456-6189

Frederick P. Hitz was born in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law School. He entered the Central Intelligence Agency as an operations officer in 1967, where Aldrich Ames was in his training class. After 1973 he served at the Departments of State, Defense, and Energy, leading to a second stint with the CIA from 1978 to 1982 as legislative counsel to the director of Central Intelligence and deputy chief of operations for Europe. From 1982 through 1990, Hitz was managing partner of the law firm of Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt in Washington, D.C. In 1990, Hitz was appointed the first statutory inspector general of the CIA by President Bush and served in this post until May 1998, when he retired to begin a teaching career at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. In 2004, he moved from Princeton to lecture at the University of Virginia Law School.

Hitz has received medals for distinguished service in the Department of Defense and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He lives in Northern Virginia.


The Deceptive Allure of Intelligence Reform”

The Congress has just passed a major intelligence reform bill creating a Director of National Intelligence. Will this solve the Intelligence Community’s problems? Will this help prevent a future 9/11 or another WMD disaster?

Monday, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM

Coral A

The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage”

Following his gripping Princeton lectures, Hitz contrasts the writings of well-known authors of spy novels—classic and popular—with real-life espionage cases. As Hitz skillfully weaves examples from a wide range of espionage activities—from covert action to counterintelligence to classic agent operations—we see that the actual is often more compelling than the imaginary, and that real spy case histories present moral and other questions far more pointedly than fiction.

Monday, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Location TBD

Knight A. Kiplinger

CEO and Editor in Chief

Kiplinger Washington Editors

1729 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20006-3938

(202) 887-6451

Knight Kiplinger is one of America's most respected economic journalists and business forecasters. In his writing, speeches and appearances on major TV and radio networks, he cuts through the complexity of financial subjects with clarity and foresight.

Mr. Kiplinger is editor in chief of The Kiplinger Letter, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine and KiplingerForecasts.com. The Letter, a weekly publication started in 1923, has more than 150,000 subscribers. Kiplinger's Personal Finance, the first magazine in the field of personal money management, was founded in 1947 and today has a monthly circulation of more than 900,000. KiplingerForecasts.com is a daily forecasting service that alerts executives to coming changes in economic conditions, demographics, technology, politics and government regulation.

Knight is the third generation to lead the Kiplinger organization, which he joined in 1983 following 13 years in newspaper journalism as a Washington correspondent, editor and bureau chief. He is the author of several books, forecasting in his most recent World Boom Ahead (1998), that the U.S. would continue to benefit from soaring productivity and surging trade with the expanding economies of Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Kiplinger did graduate study in international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University.

KEYNOTE: “What’s Ahead for the U.S. Economy?”

  • Economic impact of congressional tax and budget actions;

  • Outlook for consumer spending & capital investment by American business;

  • Trends in inflation, interest rates and corporate profitability; and

  • Shifting investment outlook for equities, bonds and real estate.

Monday, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM


World Trade and Capital Flows:
Outsourcing, Global Growth, and the Future of the Dollar”

Knight Kiplinger will be joined by Brian Murray in a point counterpoint and lively discussion of:

  • Tradeoffs between consumption and savings in the U.S. and Europe;

  • Outsourcing and In-sourcing;

  • Importation of jobs from Japan and Europe; and

  • U.S. dependence on Foreign Oil.

Tuesday, 11:15 AM – 12:10 PM

Coral A

Mark Liponis, MD

Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch

165 Kemble St. / Lenox, MA 01240

(413) 637-4400 ext 5318

As co-director of medicine at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, Dr. Liponis specializes in holistic preventive and therapeutic health care. He has developed programs in weight management, optimal living, menopause, osteoporosis, reversing cardiovascular disease and preventive medicine.

He received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his specialty training in Internal Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center. Dr. Liponis was awarded his bachelor's degree, with honors, from Dartmouth College. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal and critical care medicine.

Ultraprevention: The Science of Staying Healthy”

Medical research has only recently begun to explain the roots of illness and common diseases. It is no longer a suitable strategy to wait until symptoms appear or a disease can be diagnosed. Likewise, just eating right and exercising regularly is not enough. For truly optimal and enduring health, a more proactive strategy is required for most of us. That means being informed about the roots of illness, and developing a personal strategy for counteracting the forces that lead to illness. Learn about the ten tests you should ask for to forecast your future health and wellness.

Tuesday, 9:05 AM – 10:00 AM / Coral B

Turning Back the Clock: Can Aging Be Slowed, Stopped, or Even Reversed?”

How is aging measured? Why do some people seem to age well, while others age prematurely? What are the factors that determine the speed of aging. What are Biomarkers and how can they help us to live a healthier life? See how the latest technology can answer some of these questions while telling the story of John Perry Barlow's journey back to health. Come see a preview of Canyon Ranch's documentary - "I Need a Miracle" and learn about a truly miraculous health makeover.

Wednesday, 9:05 AM – 10:00 AM / Coral B

Erich Mueller, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS)

100 N. US Highway 1, Suite 202

Jupiter, FL 33477-5112

(561) 741-0192

Erich Mueller was inspired to study the marine environment in the Florida Keys where he completed high school and his first two years of college. He obtained his B.S. at Florida Atlantic University in Biology with a Botany emphasis. Graduate school at the University of Miami was focused on the cellular biology of animals, particularly calcium regulation. After graduation in 1983 and postdoctoral research in Australia, Erich returned to the Florida Keys in 1984 to develop and conduct marine education programs for students from 4th grade through college. In 1989, Erich accepted a position at the University of South Alabama’s Mineralization Center and was a founding member of the Department of Marine Sciences.

An opportunity to develop a research center for Mote Marine Laboratory brought Erich back to the Keys in 1995. Later, as Director of Mote’s new Center for Tropical Research on Summerland Key, Erich designed the seawater systems, laboratories and developed programs to make the facility one of the premier research and advanced education facilities in the Greater Caribbean region.

Erich began research at the PIMS facility on Lee Stocking Island in 1997. Taking a sabbatical from Mote, Erich and his wife Jennifer took their 32’ catamaran to Lee Stocking Island in early 2004 to develop a coral culture program. This led to his current position as Senior Research Scientist for PIMS.

Erich’s research interests are biomineralization (particularly coral calcification), coral biology and health, carbonate geology and coral reef ecology. He is currently focused on the establishment of coral culture for basic research, reef restoration and coral disease studies.


Global Warming: Oceans and Coastal Ecosystems”

Improving management of the coastal ecosystems requires a commitment to advancing scientific understanding of the biological, physical, and chemical factors that determine environmental changes. PIMS maintains that focus with the ultimate goal of predicting or mitigating the changes that affect living marine resources. Understanding environmental changes is becoming increasingly important in the effective management of marine resources. PIMS is in its 15th year of monitoring seawater temperatures and is also conducting a long-term study of the physiological responses in corals to global changes.

Tuesday, 11:15 AM – 12:10 PM

Coral B

Brian Murray, PhD

Manager of Research Analysis

Corporate Research & Development American International Group

70 Pine Street, 52nd Floor

New York, NY 10270

(212) 770-6390

Brian Murray heads research analysis for American International Group, Inc. (AIG), where he began as a research analyst in 1995. He developed the model for AIG Country Risk Reports and has authored a wide range of country, industry, and company reports. AIG is the world's leading international insurance and financial services organization, with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions.

Murray has held various teaching positions at Columbia, Rutgers, and Georgetown. His academic experience also includes diplomatic history research in the Soviet Foreign Ministry and Communist Party archives in Moscow; the Republic of China Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense archives in Taipei; and the Number Two Historical Archive in Nanjing. Earlier, Murray did survey research in Taipei for the predecessor of the Gallup Organization. During his career, he has served as a Defense Analyst and has written selected conference papers and publications on capital markets, foreign investment, and political and economic policies in Russia and China.

Brian Murray received a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, an MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a PhD in Political Science and East Asian Studies from Columbia University. He is completely fluent in Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, and French.

The Asian Century? Is China a Threat or an Opportunity?”

China's dramatic growth over the past three decades has given rise to a debate as to whether the 21st Century will be for China what the 20th Century was for the United States. The debate on the engagement or containment of China has largely been decided in favor of the latter in the United States, but the reaction of the rest of the world, in particular the rest of East Asia, is still emerging. This lecture will address how China's rise is seen by China itself and by everyone else.

Tuesday, 9:05 AM – 10:00 AM / Coral A

The Developing World: Wall Street's View”

Globalization has led investors to "boldly go where no one has gone before" in the developing world. Wall Street's approach to analyzing the risks in emerging markets combines traditional financial analysis with political and economic models of "weird countries" engaged in the process of development and globalization. This lecture will address those models and how they are applied to countries in the developing world.

Wednesday, 9:05 AM – 10:00 AM / Coral A

World Trade and Capital Flows:
Outsourcing, Global Growth, and the Future of the Dollar”

Brian Murray will join Knight Kiplinger in a point counterpoint and lively discussion of:

  • Tradeoffs between consumption and savings in the U.S. and Europe;

  • Outsourcing and In-sourcing;

  • Importation of jobs from Japan and Europe; and

  • U.S. dependence on Foreign Oil.

Tuesday, 11:15 AM – 12:10 PM / Coral A

Derek E. Ostergard

405 East 56th Street

New York, NY 10022

Derek E. Ostergard is a senior expert in the history of European decorative arts, dating to between the mid-eighteenth century, to the middle of the twentieth. He is the former Associate Director and Founding Dean of the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture in NYC and he was on the faculty of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum Masters Degree program for many years. He has curated many museum exhibitions - all of which have been accompanied by substantial catalogues. Apart from his corporate, museum and private advisory work, Mr. Ostergard is a board member of several non-profit institutions, including UNESCO’s International Council of Museums: Applied Arts and Design Committee, Friends of Historic Italian Houses, Hudson River Heritage and the Scandinavian Design Journal.

Mr. Ostergard is also a prolific editor and author, publishing extensively on furniture, architecture, glass, porcelain and jewelry - some of his titles as author and editor include William Beckford, 1760-1844: An Eye for the Magnificent (Yale University Press); The Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory: Alexandre Brongniart and the Triumph of Art and Industry, 1800-1847 (Yale University Press); Along the Royal Road: Berlin and Potsdam in KPM Porcelain and Paintings, 1815-1848; George Nakashima: Full Circle, (Grove Weidenfeld); The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1917-1939 (Yale University Press); Bent Wood and Metal Furniture (University of Washington Press) and Art Deco Masterpieces, (MacMillan).

The Gold Standard of Design: Modernist Decorative Arts, 1914-1939—A Lecture in Two Parts on Collecting in a Contemporary Marketplace. In recent years, a new wave of collectors has transformed the large but loosely controlled market for the decorative arts of the past one hundred years—now recognized as the “antiques of the twentieth century.” Two of the most important clusters of this work were produced in France and Sweden in the 1920s and 1930s. From the exquisite furniture of Ruhlmann and Malmsten, to the magnificent jewels of Cartier and Nilsson, from the triumphant glass by Orrefors and Lalique, to the unparalleled silver of Magnusen and Puiforcat, these objects have captured the attention of collectors, museum curators, journalists and even the public at large. Recent record prices have also succeeded in bringing heretofore unknown or forgotten pieces into the general consciousness, while unearthing long-forgotten designers and artisans, making the market more complicated than it ever has been.

This pair of lectures will situate the two opposite ends of the market in a historical and contemporary perspective—French Art Deco masterpieces, and those glorious examples of Swedish modernism that came to dominate much of the period when it came to avant-garde design allied with luxurious standards of production. As the result of recent record sales, the French body of work has maintained its status as the gold standard of collectors, while the Swedish material, equally as important during its heyday in the interwar era, has never reached similar heights in the secondary marketplace.

These lectures will provide a focus on the historical events that helped to shape much of this material while presenting some of the finest jewelry, furniture, textiles and metalwork that are now pursued by museums and collectors alike. In addition, information will be provided on some of the pitfalls associated with the collecting of this work, as well as elements of connoisseurship.

The Alliance of Modernism & Elitism: France Between the World Wars”

Monday, 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM

Coral B

Lyricism of Swedish Grace: Luxury Trades in a Nordic Context 1914-1939”

Tuesday, 10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Coral B

Governor Mark R. Warner

State Capitol, 3rd Floor

Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 786-2211

Mark R. Warner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned a degree in political science from George Washington University and went on to Harvard Law School, graduating in 1980. Warner help grow the cellular telephone industry in the early 1980s and is widely considered one of the grandfathers of the industry. He founded Columbia Capital Corporation, and helped create more than 70 telecommunications and information technology companies. Columbia is now the largest venture capital fund of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic, managing over $1.4 billion in capital. His regional venture capital funds have helped small business start-ups in underserved areas of Virginia, and his ongoing philanthropic endeavors help families find care for seniors, help minority college students find jobs in the tech industry, and help bridge the digital divide through computer instruction in houses of worship. He is a member of YPO, Washington Metro.

Warner was inaugurated as governor of Virginia in January 2002. Since then, he has worked in a bipartisan way to eliminate a $6-billion revenue shortfall; launched comprehensive state government reforms; and imple­mented innovative, low-cost programs to increase student achievement and accountability in public schools through his Education for a Lifetime initiative.

Warner also has worked to make Virginia government a leader in technology, consolidating IT services spread among 93 agencies into a single, enterprise-wide Virginia Information Technologies Agency. The state's nationally recog­nized online procurement portal, eVa, has leveled the playing field for small businesses and those owned by women and minorities. Governor Warner assembled a bipartisan coalition to win approval from the 2004 Virginia General Assembly for one of the nation's most ambitious tax reform propos­als, allowing the Commonwealth to make historic investments in public edu­cation, higher education, law enforcement and healthcare, while pre­serving the state's reputation for fiscal integrity. The plan lowers income taxes for every Virginian, cuts the sales tax on groceries, and closes corporate loopholes.

He serves as chairman of the National Governors Association, recruitment chairman of the Democratic Governors' Association, states' cochairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission, is immediate past chairman of the Southern Governors' Association as well as the non-partisan Education Commission for the States. He is married to Lisa Collis and is the father of three daughters.

KEYNOTE: “Business Leadership in a Successful Political Agenda”

Virginia Governor Mark Warner will discuss the challenges and opportunities of trade and economic development from his unique perspective as a former venture capitalist and current regional and national political leader. The Governor, current chairman of the National Governors Association, has helped recruit more than 100,000 jobs and $9.5 billion in new investment to every region of Virginia during a difficult economy.

Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM


Panel: “Growth Through Successful Transitions: What’s Next in Life?”

A panel of sage peers moderated by Yum Arnold brings light to personal growth in moving on to greater challenges, rewards and purpose. Panelists include Bob Crozer, Governor Mark Warner and Alan Wurtzel.

Wednesday, 10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Coral A

Larry Wilson

Wilson Consulting Group

569 Buttonwood Bay Drive

Boca Grande, FL 33921

Larry Wilson is one of the foremost thinkers and speakers in the business world today. He founded two premier companies: Wilson Learning Corpora­tion (1965), a more than fifty-million-dollar training and research organization, and Pecos River Learning (1985), a change management and leadership development organization. These companies have carved new territories in how we think about business, customers, and ourselves. Larry is not just a theorist; he is a doer and a learner. By age 29 he became the youngest lifetime member of the life insurance industry's prestigious Million-Dollar Round Table. His passion, however, was in understanding how people in business learn, and what helped them create both Success and Fulfillment. With Wilson Learning Corporation, he pioneered work in sales effectiveness, customer loyalty, business relationships, and strategic thinking.

Larry spends high-impact time with senior leadership teams helping them reinvent themselves and their organizations. American Express, General Motors, Du Pont, Citibank, Kraft, Ernst & Young, and British Airways are just a few of the corporations that have sent teams of senior executives to participate with Larry and his staff. Today, The Wilson Consulting Group supports these organizations to “change their game” by helping them “create the organization that, if it existed, would put theirs out of business.”

Larry has been recognized with a number of awards including Speakers Hall of Fame, Senior Fellow and Alumni of the Year at University of Minnesota and Ambassador of Free Enterprise by International Sales & Marketing Executives. He has co-authored four best-selling books: The One-Minute Sales Person; Changing the Game: The New Way to Sell; Stop Selling, Start Partnering. His last book, Play to Win! Choosing Growth Over Fear in Work and Life, was selected Best Business Book for 1998 by ForeWord magazine. Larry is not a speaker, he is an event … and one you’ll long remember.


Getting Hooked: Playing to Win the Great Game of Life”

In a dynamic, Rebel style wrap-up to our education here on Exuma, Larry Wilson challenges each of us to find purpose beyond success. Having more, doing more, and being more can be daunting in turbulent and changing times. Don’t miss getting hooked on life.

Wednesday, 11:15 AM – 12:10 PM


Hero’s Journey for Couples”

Experiential process of playing to win the Great Game of Life as a couple.

Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location TBD

Alan L. Wurtzel

Chairman Emeritus

Circuit City Stores, Inc.

2134 R Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008

(202) 265-3232

Alan L. Wurtzel is Chairman Emeritus of Circuit City Stores, Inc. During Mr. Wurtzel’s tenure as CEO of Circuit City Stores (1973 to 1986), it was among the best performing companies on the New York Stock Exchange and that accomplishment is recognized and analyzed in Jim Collins’ best-selling book, “Good to Great.” Mr. Wurtzel is also a Director of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., and from 1989 to 1996 he served on the Board of Office Depot. In addition, he serves on the boards of five privately held companies, two of which provide technology services to public education, and one of which is focused on data sharing among police and other security agencies.

Mr. Wurtzel has concentrated his non-business activities on higher education and K-12 education reform. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Oberlin College (1989 to 1996) and has been a Visitor at Virginia Commonwealth University (1985 to 1992), a member of the National Skills Standards Board, and a member of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (1999 to 2003).

At the K-12 level he was a member of the Virginia Board of Education in the years it adopted the current Standards of Learning and actively participated in their formulation and adoption. He is currently a member of the board of the National Center for Education and the Economy, New American Schools and the advisory board of the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Wurtzel is a trustee of The Phillips Collection where he has been active in developing and spearheading The Phillips Collection’s expansion plans. He is chair of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). He received an A.B. from Oberlin College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Panel: “Growth Through Successful Transitions: What’s Next in Life?”

A panel of sage peers moderated by Yum Arnold brings light to personal growth in moving on to greater challenges, rewards and purpose. Panelists include Bob Crozer, Governor Mark Warner and Alan Wurtzel.

Wednesday, 10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Coral A

The Perry Institute for
Marine Science, Inc.

Jupiter, Florida and

Lee Stocking Island,

Exuma, Bahamas


The Perry Institute for Marine Science, Inc. (PIMS), a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, is dedicated to improving and enhancing understanding of the wider Caribbean region’s marine environment. Based in Florida since 1970, our mission is accomplished by supporting and conducting high quality marine research, education, and conservation programs in order to provide solutions for people and our oceans.

PIMS operates advanced research and diving facilities on Lee Stocking Island, The Bahamas. Located in the Exuma Keys, Lee Stocking Island was selected as a long term research site and field station because of its proximity to the U.S. and wide range of marine habitats with minimal human impacts. The laboratory is one of the largest and most productive science field stations in the entire Caribbean, including Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. The field station is highly prized by the most serious and rigorous research institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

Bridging the gap between research and education, PIMS strives to improve global understanding of the importance of scientific issues related to marine ecosystems and resources of the wider Caribbean region.

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