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Sam Kass

by Jasmine Batchelor

April 26, 2019

Former Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition and Executive Director, Let’s Move!; Founder, Trove; Partner, Acre Venture Partners; Author, Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World

White House insider Sam Kass has been a driving force at the forefront of health policy in the United States and has helped to launch this topic into a global discussion. Offering unique and informative insights, Kass explores the latest developments in health care, imparts personal and inspiring narratives, and tackles the serious issues that impact your industry today. A driving force at the forefront of health, nutrition and food consumption in the United States, Sam Kass brings experiences in both the public and private sectors to inform his audiences. Asked by President Obama in 2009 if he would move to Washington to serve as the First Family’s chef, a role Kass accepted and held for six years, Kass additionally took on several other roles during his White House tenure, including senior White House policy advisor for nutrition and executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign. In this capacity, Kass created one of the most successful branded initiatives to come out of the Obama Administration, and in 2011, Fast Company magazine named Kass to their list of 100 Most Creative People. An enduring facilitator for global change, Kass founded the strategy firm Trove in 2015 with a vision to connect businesses, organizations and governments who are serious about making an impact on the world to the people and tools to help them achieve it. Blending charisma, candor and wit, he engages audience members as he explores the latest technologies and developments in food, health, waste and more as most related to the issues that bear most on your industry. Speaking earnestly, Kass shares personal narratives and chronicles the challenges he has faced in his efforts to lead change and negotiation. An innovative take on the modern keynote, Kass informs audiences with specific tools and takeaways as he explains what a rapidly changing future means for consumers and corporations alike. Currently, Kass serves as partner at the venture capital fund Acre Venture Partners and is a fellow at MIT Media Lab. He is the author of Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World, a cookbook that outlines his philosophy on how to buy, prepare, and eat delicious food.