2020 Keynote Speakers


Phyllis Newhouse
Phyllis NewhousePresident & CEO, Xtreme Solutions, Inc.

Phyllis Newhouse is an entrepreneur, retired military senior non-commissioned officer, mentor, Founder and CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. and Founder of ShoulderUp. A pioneer in cybersecurity, she is the first woman to win an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the technology category. Passionate about women-led businesses, Newhouse teaches aspiring entrepreneurs to recognize and capitalize on their leadership skills and empowers others to operate in greatness.

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Ralph de la Vega
Ralph de la VegaFounder & Chairman, De La Vega Group; Former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International

Ralph de la Vega is Chairman of the De La Vega group, which focuses on investments in entrepreneurial startups. He is the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc., and the author of Obstacles Welcome. He is actively focused on helping young people reach their full potential.

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Vernice
Vernice "FlyGirl" ArmourFounder & CBO (Chief Breakthrough Officer), VAI Consulting & Training, LLC

Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour went from beat cop to combat pilot in 3 years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground. After serving two tours overseas, she had become America's First African American Female Combat Pilot. After returning home, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn't know how.

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