Caro Llewellyn

Caro Llewellyn is an internationally acclaimed artistic director of literary festivals and large-scale cultural events. She was artistic director and CEO of Sydney Writers' Festival in Australia and built attendance to 65,000. From 2006 to 2010, she directed the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, chaired by Salman Rushdie. In 2010, she was appointed executive producer of The New York Public Library's Centennial celebrations. She established, produced, and directed the highly successful Festival des Écrivains du Monde for Columbia University Global Centers in Paris at sold-out events at venues such as the Louvre and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. She is a former marketing executive of more than ten years experience and a published author of four works of non- fiction. 

 

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Jill Brack

For a decade, Jill Brack produced and marketed blockbuster feature films for director Tim Burton including Associate Producing Disney's stop motion animated classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. While at Warner Bros., she was responsible for the highly successful marketing and consumer products licensing campaigns behind Batman Returns and Batman Forever, which had a combined world-wide box office of more than $600 million.  In 2008 she founded a gluten free food brand sold in over 400 natural, gourmet, and specialty markets nationwide, including Whole Foods. She has been a highly sought after media spokesperson and on-air personality for the natural foods industry having appeared on both the Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray Show, and in print features including Real Simple, InStyle, and New York Magazine

 

 

Rachel Begun

Rachel Begun, MS, RDN is a nationally recognized health and wellness educator and thought leader. She has 15 years of food and nutrition marketing, public relations and media experience, working with agencies, food manufacturers, food retailers, foodservice and advocacy groups. Rachel's work highlights educating the public and industry professionals through progressive, thought-provoking campaigns, events and conferences—both as a strategic planner and advisor, and as a public speaker, writer and media expert. Rachel is a former national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is called upon regularly by the media to share her expertise. She has conducted hundreds of interviews with top media outlets, including ABC News, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Huffington Post, MSNBC, CNN and more.