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Leaders Breakfast Dallas 2017

Leaders Breakfast 2017 


When: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 7 - 9:30 a.m.
: Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, Texas
Speaker: Celeste Headlee, NPR host and author of Heard Mentality
Honoree: Amie Keener, IIDA, RID, LEED AP, CDT, associate, Gensler

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Celeste Headlee, Keynote Speaker

Celeste HeadleeCeleste Headlee is the host of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta, and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. Headlee’s anchoring at NPR includes The Takeaway, as well as Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, and Weekend Edition. She has trained journalists through NPR's Next Generation program since 2006. Headlee also has appeared as a guest on CNN, the BBC, and other international networks, and in 2012, she anchored presidential election coverage for PBS World. 

Following her TedxCreativeCoast talk in 2015, featured her presentation, 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation, which has been viewed more than 7 million times. CNBC voted Celeste as having one of the most watched TED talks in 2016, and Glassdoor named Celeste’s presentation the number one must-watch TED talk for every recruiter and hiring manager. Now, she speaks about the art of conversation, music, journalism, and more. Her first book, Heard Mentality, was released in May 2016. Her second book, We Need to Talk, A Practical Guide to the Lost Art of Conversation, will be released by Harper Wave on Sept. 19, 2017.



Thank you to the Leaders Breakfast International Benefactors.

Amie Keener, IIDA, RID, LEED AP, CDT, Leadership Award of Excellence Honoree

Amie T. Keener

Amie T. Keener, IIDA, RID, LEED AP, CDT, is a registered interior designer and associate at Gensler. She is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture. Still devoted to her alma mater, Keener was the 2016-2017 interim program director for the department of interior architecture product design. Prior to serving as the interim program director, she was an active member on the department’s Advisory Board.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial building industry, Amie's career is a robust blend of commercial interiors projects for energy companies, automotive companies, and professional service firms. Currently, her focus is on developing and implementing corporate furniture standards for clients such as Devon, Cenovus, Shell, Sewell Automotive Group, Texas Instruments, and Jackson Walker. She brings valuable solutions to her clients and the built environment through her collaboration with many of the industry’s key manufacturers and furniture dealers.

Amie is a past president of the IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter and currently president-elect of the Texas Association of Interior Design. In her spare time, she enjoys scuba diving and mentoring design students.