Wednesday, November 14 9:00-10:15 AM – KEYNOTE MORNING KICK-OFF PRESENTATION (LECTURE HALL)
Keynote Address: The Food-Immune Connection
Wednesday, November 14 12:30-12:45 PM – KEYNOTE ADDRESS (BALLROOM)
The food you eat plays a critical role in helping your immune system stay balanced and healthy. It does this by providing nutrients that directly support immune cells, and indirectly by influencing your gut microbiome. In this presentation, Dr. Susan Blum and Chef David Bouley will explore the role of antioxidants, fiber, and foods that are fermented or cultured, in promoting optimal immune and gut function. Chef Bouley will also share how he uses ingredients to assemble a recipe that bring the power of function to every dish he creates.
Alexis Glick is Chief Executive Officer of GENYOUth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing child health and wellness through programs presented in partnership with the National Football League and the National Dairy Council. Glick, an avid, passionate sports fan and once an All-City high school basketball player, is highly dedicated and actively practices the principal mission of the organization she leads; it advocates healthy eating and physical activity in program curriculum impacting over 38 million students in 73,000 schools.
Prior to the inception of GENYOUth, Glick helped launch the Fox Business network, the largest cable news launch in history, where she served as Vice President of Business News and anchored “Money for Breakfast.” Glick previously served as anchor on NBC’s Today Show and CNBC’s Squawk Box. During Glick’s many notable on-air assignments in media, she interviewed some of the world’s most recognized leaders including President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, and former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
Glick’s leadership accomplishments began on Wall Street, where she began her career as an analyst in the Equities Division at Goldman Sachs. She evolved as an executive at Morgan Stanley, where she headed floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange and has served as a member since 2002. Glick was the first, as well as the youngest woman, to manage such an operation for a bulge bracket firm and served as one of its top producers on the Listed Equity Trading Desk.
In addition to her executive responsibilities at GENYOUth and enjoying her active role as mom to four kids, Glick is active in several national and local non-profit institutions. In 2003, Glick received the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Columbia University. She is a frequent, strategic advisor to CEOs for some of the largest international, blue-chip and Fortune 500 companies on issues relating to media strategy, business development, investor relations and communications and advises professional athletes on social media, branding and public speaking.