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Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia, and Creator & CEO of VeeFriends, will be the keynote speaker for the Class of 2024 Stern Undergraduate Baccalaureate Ceremony!

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Gary possesses a keen ability to discern trends and patterns early to help others understand how these shifts impact consumer behavior. From emerging artists to esports, NFT investing, and digital communications, Gary adeptly interprets the market, bringing brand relevance to the forefront. His expertise has earned him a place on Fortune's list of the Top 50 Influential People in the NFT industry.

Gary is an entrepreneur who excels in business development. Today, he helps Fortune 1000 brands leverage consumer attention through his full service advertising agency, VaynerMedia, with offices in NY, LA, London, Mexico City, and Singapore. VaynerMedia operates under the umbrella of VaynerX, a holding company that includes Eva Nosidam Productions, Vayner3, Gallery Media Group, The Sasha Group, VaynerSpeakers, and VaynerCommerce. In addition, Gary documents his daily life as a CEO through his social media channels, garnering over 34 million followers and 272 million monthly impressions across all platforms. His podcast ‘The GaryVee Audio Experience’ ranks among the world's top podcasts. Notably, Gary is a five-time New York Times Best Selling Author, with his latest book, "Twelve and a Half," surpassing 1M in pre-release sales.

Gary is also the Co-Founder of VaynerSports, Resy and Empathy Wines. He’s also a Board Member at Candy Digital, MaryRuth Organics, MikMak, Bojangles Restaurants, and Pencils of Promise. Additionally, he’s the Co-Founder of VCR Group, Co-Founder of ArtOfficial, Co-Founder of VaynerWATT, and Creator & CEO of VeeFriends, and longtime Well Member of Charity:Water.