Daymond John

Daymond John, NY Times best-selling author, world-renowned entrepreneur and Shark Tank co-star speak at the Central Iowa Business Conference on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport Conference Center.

In addition to his role on Shark Tank, John is widely recognized for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and branding expert following the success of his groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU®. He was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under the Obama Administration and is a two-time New York Times Best Selling Author, most recently for his book Rise and Grind.  John remains committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs, which landed him the affectionate nickname of “The People’s Shark.”  In recognition of his impact in the entrepreneurial space, John has been bestowed the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award, the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and more.



Kerri Strug

Strug earned nationwide stardom for her heroic efforts at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. After injuring her ankle on her
first vault attempt, Kerri needed to land her second and final vault to seal the victory over Russia for the team combined
gymnastics gold medal. With millions of people watching, and two torn ligaments in her leg, Kerri successfully landed on
one leg before collapsing to her hands and knees and making Olympic history as she was carried to receive her gold

Kerri worked for the United States Juvenile Justice Department and formerly worked at the White House in Student



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EVENT SPEAKERS April 13, 2017