Keynote Speakers

Peter Elkind  

Editor at Large – Fortune Magazine

Peter Elkind is an award-winning investigative reporter who uncovers and chronicles high-stakes sagas in the business world. He has written or co-authored three books: the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, the acclaimed true-crime book The Death Shift: The True Story of Nurse Genene Jones and the Texas Baby Murders, and, most recently, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Texas Monthly, and is a former editor of the Dallas Observer.

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Brock L. Wagner  

Founder/Brewer – Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Brock Wagner has a long history with beer. In fact, it starts before he was born. His great-great-great grandfather came from Alsace in the mid-1800′s and opened Wagner’s Beer Hall in San Francisco (now the oldest existing bar in the city, renamed The Saloon.) Brock grew up in Cincinnati and Brussels, both big brewing towns, where he was exposed to many of the beer styles of the world. Then in college at Rice University, fate (and a friend) introduced him to homebrewing. This love of beer and brewing is what eventually led him to the inevitable: opening a craft brewery.

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