Jennifer Phar DavisHiker, Author, Adventure Speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year,
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 12,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents. In 2011, Davis covered the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in 46, days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, maintaining a remarkable average of 47 miles per day. By doing this, she claimed the overall (male or female) fastest-known time on the A.T. Davis has written five books, including three North Carolina guidebooks and two hiking memoirs called “Becoming Odyssa” and “Called Again.” She has written for and been featured in The New York Times, Outside magazine, and Trail Runner, The Washington Post, Daily Beast, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the CBS Early Show. When not hiking, Davis shares her trail adventures with corporations, conferences, schools and libraries across the country. She is the founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Co., a guiding service that strives to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable for hikers of all ages, genders and ability levels. She is also a board member for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and an ambassador for the American Hiking Society. Davis resides in Asheville, N.C., with her husband and their 3-year-old daughter.
Sue EnquistUCLA Softball’s ﬁrst All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer,
Sue Enquist is UCLA Softball’s ﬁrst All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer. In 2006, Enquist concluded her storied 27-year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with a 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all active coaches. She is the only person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player. During her career, Enquist produced 65 All-Americans and 15 Olympians. She has been inducted into six Hall of Fames including UCLA, Women’s Sport Foundation, USA Softball Hall of Fame, and National Fastpitch Coaches Association.. Enquist is also the recipient of multiple National Coach of the Year and Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors. Sue Enquist grew up in San Clemente, California, and is a former professional surfer. Today she lives in San Clemente, California, where she surfs daily and enjoys spending time with her family.
Lisa MacKenziePartner, Senior Vice President, The Channel Company
Lisa MacKenzie is a seasoned executive with expertise in marketing, sales, product management and operations. Lisa was instrumental in The Channel Company's evolution from providing traditional media to offering a full portfolio of solutions and services. She brings her proven expertise to The Channel Company's extensive events portfolio - helping ensure that our events meet the evolving needs of our customers. Thanks to Lisa's leadership, The Channel Company attracts record audiences and receives high customer satisfaction scores. Lisa also repositioned our consulting, research and education offerings, resulting in increased profitability and new product launches.