Great Conversations

Great Conversations

Reception, Dinner, and Conversation with Celebrated Hosts

Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:00 pm Reception   •   7:15 pm Dinner
The Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ (directions)
Seats are $250 each

Join us for the best dinner party in town — with your choice of fascinating table host*! Choose from an amazing array of talented and accomplished individuals, all of whom contribute to our vibrant community. It’s an unforgettable evening of great conversation, great dining and great company.

* When you register, you sign up for your top five conversationalist choices in priority order. Seating assignments are made based on when we receive your paid registration. This popular event fills up quickly so be sure to buy your tickets early.

Learn about our 2018 Conversationalists in:
Arts, Music & Media, Business, Entrepreneurs & Tech,
Healthcare & Pharma, Law, Military Service, Real Estate,
Science & Medicine and Sports

Arts, Music & Media

Tom Bergeron
ROI-NJ — Editor & Chief Content Officer
Joanne Del Rio
Novartis — Art Collection Manager, North and South America
Leia Gaccione
South + Pine American Eatery — Chef/Owner
Mark Gross
Jazz Saxophonist, Recording Artist & Educator
Christina Baker Kline
Author of the NY Times bestsellers, Orphan Train and A Piece of the World
Carly Murphy
Sotheby’s — VP for Global Client Development, Contemporary Art
Bill Stephney
Co-creator and producer for the rap group Public Enemy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees; Def Jam Records former President
John Servidio
General Manager of NJTV


James Kraus
Crum & Forster — SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jason Levine
Mondelēz International — Regional Chief Marketing Officer North America
Ned Linnen
Avis Budget Group — EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Robin Rotenberg
BASF Corporation — VP, Corporate Communications & Chief Communications Officer

Entrepreneurs & Tech

Irene Chang Britt
Independent Board Director & Strategic Advisor; 30 years in Consumer Packaged Goods including President, Pepperidge Farm
Michael Engel
PwC — Intelligent Process Automation Leader for Emerging Technologies
Aaron Price
CEO & Founder — Propelify & NJ Tech Meetup
Linda Wellbrock
CEO & Founder of Leading Woman Entrepreneurs

Healthcare & Pharma

Carsten Brunn, PhD
Bayer Pharmaceuticals — President, Americas Region
Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff
Hackensack Meridian Health Network — EVP & Chief Experience Officer
Alex Kelly
Allergan — EVP, Corporate Affairs & Chief Communications Officer
Carrie Eglinton Manner
Quest Diagnostics — SVP, Advanced Diagnostics
Suneet Varma
Pfizer Essential Health — Global President
Joe Wilkins
Atlantic Health System — SVP & Chief Transformation Officer


Jami McKeon
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP — Partner, Chair of the Firm

Military Service

Colonel Jack Jacobs (Retired)
Medal of Honor recipient for service in Vietnam; NBC News military analyst

Real Estate

Leslie E. Smith Jr.
Rockefeller Group — former EVP; Principal — Smith & Main

Science & Medicine

Lisa Goddard, PhD
Columbia University — Director & Senior Research Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Allen Keller, MD
NYU School of Medicine — Associate Professor of Medicine & Director of Center for Health and Human Rights


Bruce Driver
New Jersey Devils Defenseman, Captain, and Stanley Cup Champion
Brent Qvale
New York Jets Offensive Lineman #79

Table is equipped with Audio Directions hearing loops to assist hearing aid wearers.