Speaker's Biography:

Ted Turner
Chairman, Turner Enterprises Inc.

Ted Turner is Chairman of Turner Enterprises Inc., which manages his business interests, land holdings and investments, including oversight of 2 million acres in 12 states and Argentina, and more than 50,000 bison. Throughout his career, Turner has been recognized for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities and philanthropy. The Turner Foundation Inc., of which he is chairman, supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future, protecting wildlife habitat, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth. Turner also serves as co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and as chairman of the United Nations Foundation, which promotes a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. He is a partner in the Ted's Montana Grill restaurant chain, with more than 55 locations nationwide. Turner is a graduate of Brown University.