Speaker Series

The early bird WINs

We’re getting creative during the pandemic shutdown, so pay attention to times and locations — since it’s most likely a link!

When we return to morning meetings: 

Yes, it’s early. And yes, it’s Friday. But by 9 a.m. on the last Friday of most months, you’ll have established meaningful connections with locals in business and learned actionable ideas from conference-caliber speakers.

Bring a guest, and you’ll be able to introduce them (and yourself) to our connected WIN audience. And those who introduce a guest — as well as the guests who are introduced — get entered to win a great prize.

July
31

Predicting the Unpredictable: Our Region's Economic Forecast, During and Post-COVID

Sanjay Varshney, PhD, CFA serves as the Senior Vice President and Investment Strategy Specialist in the Wealth Management Group at Wells Fargo Private Bank, overseeing a team of portfolio managers with more than $200 billion under management in California and Nevada. He also serves as a professor of finance and chief economist of the Sacramento Business Review at Sacramento State. He was most recently the dean of the college of business administration and vice president of Economic and Regional Partnerships at California State University, Sacramento for the past 10 years.

Sanjay has been featured widely in the local and national media, including the Sacramento Bee, Prosper Magazine, Comstock’s Business Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, the Sacramento Business Journal, KFBK, Capital Public Radio and National Public Radio, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox News. His work has been cited in leading national newspapers and news sources including Reuters, Associated Press, Yahoo Finance, MSN Money, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Boston Globe, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and many business journals across the country.

He is a frequent speaker at community events including at the Executive Institute at the request of the Governor’s office. He was host of an Executive Speakers Series that brought world-famous speakers to Sacramento, including President Bill Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, Laura Bush, Tom Brokaw, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell, Cokie Roberts, Janet Yellen, Madeline Albright, Bob Schieffer and Anderson Cooper, among others. In 2012, he hosted President Bill Clinton as the Executive Speaker for Sacramento State.

LOCATION: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
TIME: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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August
28

Connecting in Seconds: Adrienne Bankert

Following a successful two-year run as the POP News anchor on the weekend edition of Good Morning America, Bankert has expanded her role, covering some of the biggest stories in entertainment, all while reporting on breaking news of the day on both the East and West coasts. Her compelling interviews can be seen on all of ABC News’ platforms, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline and ABC News Live.

She has covered some of the most historic headlines of the past decade, she was the first national correspondent to report on the Dallas police shooting in 2016, in Thailand on the rescue of a youth soccer team, and the murder of Nipsey Hussle. From the Oscars, to the Women’s World Cup Finals in France, and from both coasts, she has interviewed some of the most recognized names in film and television including Brad Pitt, Dwayne Johnson, Lady Gaga, Will Smith and Scarlett Johansson. 

LOCATION: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
TIME: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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