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Doug Harrison

Doug Harrison built and sold a top global market research and consulting company working with 100’s of the greatest brands in the world. His company built the leading source of insights of wealth and affluence globally and guided the go-to-market strategies for many firms in and outside of that space.  Harrison Group was Vendor of the Year at Coca-Cola, and was a finalist at Microsoft.

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Gerald Alena

Gerald is a Regional Vice President at John Hancock Life Insurance Company.

Dan Anderson

Dan is a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He is a Darien, CT native where he lives with his wife and three children.

Vincent Benevento

Vince Benevento is the Founder of Causeway Collaborative in Westport, CT and a Licensed Professional Counselor. His 10+ years of experience in supporting young adults is united by a single purpose: to help students, young professionals, and those who are struggling to plan for the future and to realize their potential.

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Robert Haines
Robert Haines

Robert is Director of Partnership Development for Mastercard Advisors in North America, he is responsible for cultivating strategic relationships that allow both Mastercard and their partners to bring data products and capabilities to market. He has been involved and instrumental in several fundraising efforts over the years including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The Children’s Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Christopher Kukk

Dr. Kukk is Professor of Political Science at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, and founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation. He is the HarperCollins author of The Compassionate Achiever. He is also co-founder and CEO of InnovOwl LLC, a research and consulting firm that solves micro and macro problems through innovative education.

Nick Ortner
CEO of “The Tapping Solution,”

Nicolas Ortner is the CEO of “The Tapping Solution,” and Creator and Executive Producer of the breakthrough documentary, “The Tapping Solution,” which explores EFT or “tapping”, a healing tool based on ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

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Dr. Thomas Pruzinsky

Tom Pruzinsky, PhD is a Professor of Psychology at Quinnipiac University. His areas of scholarship have focused on body image, disfigurement and reconstructive plastic surgery as well as secular approaches to compassion training.