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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2016 SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT — JUNE 13-15, 2016


At America's Small Business Summit, you will hear from industry leaders, policy experts, and successful entrepreneurs. Sign-up for our e-newsletter to learn when new speakers are confirmed. More speakers coming soon! 

Former Acting Director and Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Robert O'Neill
Former Team Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group
Suzanne Clark
Senior Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Senior Vice President, Communications and Strategy and Counselor to the President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Trial Attorney, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Department of Justice (DOJ)
Senior Director, Chief Information Service Officer, ADT Security Services
Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and President, Hiring our Heroes
Vice President, Legal Reform Initiatives
Former Senior Director for Emerging Issues and Research, U.S. Chamber Foundation
Senior Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs
Former Vice President, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness
Former Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure
William Kovacs headshot
Senior Vice President, Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs
Senior Director, Communications, U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute
Photo of Tamara L. Lungren, Chairman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Director, Rocket Fuel, Mid Atlantic
Senior Manager, Communications and Small Business Initiatives, Sam’s Club.
Co-author, Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1d33n Network
Senior Vice President, Business Solutions Portfolio Leader at First Data Corporation
Senior Vice President for Merchandise Business Services, Sam’s Club.
Technology Strategy Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Director, industry Engagement and Resilience, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
Executive Vice President and CFO, AnthroTronix, Inc.
Managing Director and Chief Economist, Wells Fargo

Nicole Snow is the founder and CEO of Darn Good Yarn, the leading importer of recycled silk yarns in the US.  She provides steady employment at a living wage for more than 300 families in India and Nepal who create Darn Good Yarn’s products.  Darn Good Yarn was also able save over 100,000 pounds of material from ending up in landfills, and instead utilize them for quality craft supplies.  Snow’s passion and drive enabled Darn Good Yarn to win the grand prize in the first ever FedEx Small Business Grant contest in 2013.  Prior to founding Darn Good Yarn, Snow started another company, Around the Om.  Snow was commissioned into the Air Force directly after college, serving as an officer and a Contract Specialist.  Snow received a Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology Management with a concentration on International Business from Clarkson University in 2004.  She currently lives in Maine with her husband, Mike and dog, Squeakers. 

Author, Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1d33n Network
Supervisory Computer Scientist, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Senior Director of Policy, Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Partner, Sixth Engine and Town Hall

Past summit speakers include:

  • General Colin L. Powell (Ret.)
  • Steve Forbes
  • Barbara Corcoran
  • Daymond John
  • Joe Scarborough
  • Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Steve Case
  • Bob Woodward
  • General Stanley A. McChrystal
  • James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville
  • Mary Matalin