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Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than five million readers. Forbes.com has become one of the world's most influential Web sites, with more than 60 million unique visitors a month. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code, and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy--and What We Can Do About It, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames; and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels Between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today...and the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas. He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS; and A New Birth of Freedom, a book of bold ideas for the new millennium. Mr. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

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Rich Karlgaard

Forbes

Editor-at-Large

Rich Karlgaard is editor-at-large and global futurist at Forbes, one of the world's most popular business and financial magazines, reaching 80 million people per month. In every issue of Forbes, he writes a column about technology, entrepreneurship, regional and economical development, and the future of business and work called "Innovation Rules." Mr. Karlgaard also lectures on these subjects and is a regular guest on the FOX News Channel's Forbes on Fox. He is the author of Life 2.0 How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness and The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success. His latest book is Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations. Mr. Karlgaard joined Forbes in 1992 and started Forbes ASAP, a technology magazine, along with Forbes chairman and editor-in-chief, Steve Forbes, and the futurist and writer, George Gilder. He has co-founded two companies, Garage Technology Ventures and Upside magazine as well as a civic organization called the Churchill Club. For the latter, Mr. Karlgaard was a co-winner of an Ernst & Young "Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year" award. He is also on the board of directors at Forbes.com, Garage Technology Ventures, and Extend America. Mr. Karlgaard is a graduate of Stanford University.

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Mark Mills

Cottonwood Venture Partners

Co-Founding Partner

Mark Mills, co-founding partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, a boutique energy-tech venture fund, is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's engineering school. He writes a column for Forbes.com on the intersections of technologies, and is published widely including frequently in The Wall Street Journal. He earlier co-founded and served as chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. He is co-author with Peter Huber of the book, The Bottomless Well, which rose to #1 in Amazon science. Earlier in his career he worked in the White House Science Office under President Reagan, and previously was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors, fiber optics, and optical detectors working at Canada's Bell Labs and RCA's Sarnoff Research Center.

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Ned Davis

Ned Davis Research

President and Senior Investment Strategist

Ned Davis has been professionally involved with the stock market for more than 40 years, and is the senior investment strategist for Ned Davis Research, Inc. (NDR), which he founded in 1980. Mr. Davis espouses a disciplined strategy of following the weight of objective indicator evidence. NDR produces many sentiment indicators warning investors to be wary at crowd extremes while helping them to be open-minded about potential trend changes and macro pressures. Mr. Davis believes successful investing requires risk management, with the focus of his research dedicated to avoiding major mistakes, cutting losses short, and letting profits run. NDR is based in Venice, Florida, and has more than 900 institutional clients in over 41 countries. Mr. Davis is the author of Being Right or Making Money and The Triumph of Contrarian Investing.

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John Buckingham

The Prudent Speculator

Editor

John Buckingham of AFAM Capital lends his over 30 years of investment management experience to two crucial leadership positions. He serves as the editor of The Prudent Speculator, which has been a top-ranked investment newsletter, in terms of total return performance, many times over. Additionally, he serves as the chief investment officer of AFAM Capital, a role he's held since 1990, leading a team that scrutinizes thousands of stocks for money management clients. He is also the company's largest shareholder. Mr. Buckingham started at AFAM Capital in 1987, forging his own path within the firm, and working and learning alongside the late Al Frank. This level of expertise and knowledge often sees John featured in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, as well as frequently contributing to CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News.


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John Mousseau

Cumberland Advisors

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Fixed Income

John R. Mousseau, CFA, joined Cumberland Advisors in September 2000. He is currently an executive vice president and the Director of Fixed Income, as well as a portfolio manager for municipal bond investments. In this capacity, Mr. Mousseau and his team manage portfolio construction, trading, and research for both tax-free and taxable bond accounts. He has over 30 years of investment management experience. Prior to Cumberland, Mr. Mousseau was the director of municipal bond investments for Lord Abbett & Company. He also worked previously for Shearson Lehman Brothers and its predecessor firm, E.F. Hutton. His comments and analyses have appeared in The Bond Buyer, Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Newark Star-Ledger. In addition, he has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Reuters, and CNBC for commentary on fixed-income markets.

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Sam Stovall

CFRA Research

Chief Investment Strategist

As chief investment strategist, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher, and communicator of CFRA's outlooks for the economy, market, and sectors. He is the chairman of the CFRA Investment Policy Committee, where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. Mr. Stovall is the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street, and writes weekly Sector Watch and Investment Policy Committee meeting notes on CFRA's MarketScope Advisor platform. His work is also found in CFRA's flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook. Prior to joining CFRA, he was managing director and chief investment strategist at S&P Global for more than 27 years and served as editor-in-chief at Argus Research, an independent investment research firm in New York City.

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Jon Markman

Tech Trend Trader, The Power Elite, and Strategic Advantage

Editor

Jon Markman, a veteran money manager and journalist, is editor of the daily trading service, Tech Trend Trader. A pioneer in the development of stock-rating systems and screening software, he is a co-inventor of two Microsoft patents and the author of the bestselling books, The New Day Trader Advantage, Swing Trading, and Online Investing, as well as the recently released annotated edition of Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. Previously, Mr. Markman was a senior investment strategist and portfolio manager at Pinnacle Investment Advisors and Greenbook Investment Management, as well as the founding managing editor and columnist at CNBC on MSN Money. He was also the editor, investments columnist, and investigative reporter with the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Markman won a Gerald Loeb Award for "Distinguished Financial Journalism" in 2002 for his column "Explaining Market Chicanery," and the Society of Professional Journalists' awards for his 2001 reporting on Enron and the post-September 11 investment environment. He speaks frequently on investment topics at conferences nationwide as well as on TV and radio. Mr. Markman is a graduate of Duke University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Ric Gregoria

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

President

Ric Gregoria is board certified in wills, trusts, and estates. His practice concentrates on these areas and estate business planning and succession. In July 2002, Mr. Gregoria was named a "Trendsetter" by Florida Trend magazine. Mr. Gregoria was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2009. He graduated first in his class in the accounting program at the business school at Florida State University where he was Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. Mr. Gregoria was the 1983 recipient of the DuPont Scholarship for academic excellence and the 1984 recipient of the John E. Champion Scholarship for accounting excellence. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served as managing editor of the Tax Review. Mr. Gregoria is a Certified Public Accountant, and previously practiced with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse and the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

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