General Sessions
9:15am – 11:00am

General Session

Location: Grand Saguaro Ballroom
Advocacy in an Era of Disruption

Join the National Restaurant Association in this informative and important discussion, as Sean Kennedy, the Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the modern political era.


Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
National Restaurant Association

Leadership and Risk Management: Taking Command

Admiral William H. McRaven eloquently draws on his extensive career of 37 years of service as a Navy SEAL. The discussion addresses issues such as U.S. foreign policy, the current geopolitical landscape, leadership during high-stress situations, risk management, teamwork, resilience in the face of adversity, resourcefulness, personal accountability, and the determination to succeed.


Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011)

Editor-at-Large and Vice President of Content Innovation
Restaurant Business

Presented By:
McLane Foodservice