Danny Meyer

Danny Meyer

Founder & CEO
Union Square Hospitality Group

Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Union Square Hospitality Group includes Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, The Modern, Maialino, Untitled, North End Grill, Marta, Porchlight, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient, a learning and consulting business.

Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and in 2015, Danny was named to the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life.

An active national leader in the fight against hunger, Danny serves on the board of Share Our Strength and has long supported hunger relief initiatives including City Harvest, God’s Love We Deliver, and the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.

2017 Speakers

Wes Sutkin

Corporate Recruiting Manager, Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Victor Fernandez

Executive Director of Insights and Knowledge, TDn2K

Tim Young

Director, Talent Acquisition, AutoZone

Ted Hesson

Employment & Immigration Reporter, POLITICO

Stephen Woods

Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins

Shelly Shelton

Regional Workforce Manager, Encompass Home Health & Hospice

Shannon Scott

President & CEO, TaxBreak

Scott Hicks

Data Czar/Senior Director of Data Strategy, Snagajob