2018 ACE Summit Keynote
Hassan A. Tetteh, M.D.
Surgeon, Author, Veteran
Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a Board Certified heart and lung transplant surgeon, life and death expert, and bestselling author.  He was recently named a "Hero of Medicine" by Savoy Magazine and listed as one of the "2017 Top Influential Black Doctors".  Dr. Tetteh inspires through story and teaches 'The Art of Human Care'.  Many of these stories are inspired by his challenging deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he and the II Marine Expeditionary Forces medical team endured austere conditions to perform life-saving surgery in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
During his Keynote you’ll gain:
  • The antidote for burnout in healthcare
  • A new perspective on what it means to heal
  • A formula that delivers a new level of healing
  • An unveiling of a hidden, life-changing power
  • The ideal model for providing effective care
  • A passion to make healthcare great again 
Below are the Keynote Speakers that wowed the 2017 ACE attendees.  
Executive Leadership
Former NASA Astronaut, Columbia University Engineering Professor
Duke Ellington once said, “A problem is your chance to do your best.” This quote certainly applies to Dr. Michael Massimino as he faced life-threatening challenges performing the most intricate repair ever attempted in space during the last servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Massimino’s career has led him to view Engineering as an Art, which he teaches at Columbia and to work on engineering projects that view design and engineering in a socially responsible manner. His unique life experiences combined with a natural gift of storytelling allows him to convey his scientific and engineering thoughts in a captivating manner. 

Michael Massimino, a former NASA astronaut, is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, and the senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia and Master of Science degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Technology and Policy, as well as his Doctor of Philosophy.

Massimino is author of Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe (October 2016), where he tells the inspirational, unlikely, and often humorous story of his 18 years at NASA, including his four spacewalks to service the Hubble Space Telescope and his public relations work in telling the story of space. Massimino’s account gives readers a first-hand look at the incredible legacy of the Hubble and the modern history of space travel in the final years of the shuttle era, including the tragedy of the 2003 Columbia disaster. It also offers an insider’s take on the storied past and exciting future of manned space flight.

Click here to see Michael Massimino's full biography.
Healthcare Keynote
Healthcare Economist
The Affordable Care Act brought seismic change to the healthcare industry and with the new U.S. President promising to overhaul, if not repeal it, 2017 promises to be a year of uncertainty.  Leading healthcare economist Andrew Busch will discuss how these changes will impact you during his Keynote at ACE 2017. Andrew is an expert political economist focused on future growth. He was an outside economic advisor to the Bush (43) White House and to the McCain Campaign. Andy has met and advised US Treasury Secretaries including Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner.  Andy continues to meet and advise the top staffs in Congress. 
From appearances on The Larry Kudlow Show to Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, Andy’s objective research helps audiences and clients understand the political economy and how it impacts future growth.  As a realistic optimist, Andy sees potential good economic solutions coming out of bad political problems. By using a combination of humor, anecdotes and stories, he helps audiences understand the political economy and what changes will mean for businesses, jobs and lifestyles. As a journalist, an author and researcher, Andy does a deep dive on research to bring you an objective view into this world. Andy has spoken and advised the US Treasury, top Congressional committee staffs, and Fortune 500 companies. From healthcare to energy to technology, Andy has the unique ability to see broader trends and bring them into your world.

Click here to see Andrew Busch's full biography. 
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Inspiring Others
Composer, Pianist and Educator
Inspiring others is a gift that can enrich the lives of everyone to whom you are connected. Grammy-Nominated Performer, Freddie Ravel will inspire the ACE Summit audience with his ‘Keynote Concert’ as he engages you with the Four Foundations of music – Melody, Harmony, Rhythm and SCORE. Freddie will leave you inspired, ready to overcome obstacles, with a better understanding on how to connect with others and a new understanding of the power of song to increase your productivity. An executive attendee from Morgan Stanley remarked about Freddie’s talk, “We implemented his valuable lessons immediately.”  We feel certain ACE attendees will do the same. 
Bridging his distinguished career from music icons to the visionary business leaders of our time, Rhythm of Success founder Freddie Ravel has emerged as a global force for transforming personal and professional growth through the performance, science and communicative powers of music.

Utterly captivated by music since age five, the award-winning composer, pianist and educator began performing worldwide with Brazilian master Sergio Mendes by the age of 23. Shortly thereafter, Universal Music released his three chart-topping solo albums, including the #1 hit in America, Sunny Side Up.
Click here to see Freddie Ravel's full biography.