November 15, 2018 – Cannabis Lawyer Neil Juneja, Punk Rock of Business Jeremy Dale and Open Enrollment for Medicare!

November 15, 2018 – Cannabis Lawyer Neil Juneja, Punk Rock of Business Jeremy Dale and Open Enrollment for Medicare!

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Neil Juneja – Founder and Managing Partner of Gleam Law

Neil Juneja is the founder and managing partner of Gleam Law, with offices in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. They specialize in patent and trademark prosecution and corporate law with a focus on the cannabis industry. He represents clients in the cannabis industry and has successfully filed over 400 cannabis trademarks and patent applications. He also represents clients worldwide with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a Public speaker and trademark law instructor. He has spoken at many events including on the National Mall in Washington DC, Seattle Hempfest, ABA CLEs, LawProCLEs, and many industry events. He is a Member of the Washington Bar, the Federal Bar of Washington, and the United States Patent Bar and awarded as one of the 40 under 40 most influential people in the cannabis industry and 4 rising star awards.

Jeremy Dale – Former  Corporate Vice President of Microsoft and Author of The Punk Rock of Business: Applying a Punk Rock Attitude in the Modern Business Era

Jeremy Dale has over 20 years experience in the consumer electronics industry, and until 2017 he was Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s worldwide retail channel. Prior to that, he was CMO at Motorola during the RAZR heyday. He is now CEO of an exciting start-up business in the global football and entertainment sector where he is applying his philosophy. Jeremy owns a BAFTA for the launch of Pokemon, he was named 35th in the UK’s Marketing Power 100, and he was listed in Total Films 100 Most Influential People in the Movies (between Tom Cruise and Matt Damon). Jeremy rarely admits that he trained as an accountant before expanding into sales, marketing, and business leadership. Jeremy loves all sports. Dale believes that too many businesses create an environment that encourages mediocrity and corporate norms that deliver lukewarm results at best. In The Punk Rock of Business, Dale offers a roadmap away from average and towards innovation through a mindset rooted in punk rock principles. In this fast-paced, actionable guidebook, readers will find: -Eight punk rock principles to help you redefine your place in the corporate world — for the better, a set of characteristics to strive for that will liberate you and accelerate your success, countless examples — drawing on both the classic stories from the music genre’s industry-changing legacy and Dale’s years of business success—to illustrate these principles and characteristics in action and straightforward lessons and actions to start taking today—right now—to break through corporate norms and build something greater. Punk rockers had a cause. They aimed for authenticity and refused to confirm. In doing so, they created a dramatic change that shook society to its core. It was a much-needed wake-up call for the conservative part of the music industry. Jeremy wants you to do the same in the business world, and in The Punk Rock of Business, he gives you the tools you need to accomplish that goal.

Raymond Hurd, Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Regions 1 and 2 offices – Southwest Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Raymond “Ray” Hurd is the Deputy Consortium Administrator for the Consortium for Health Plans Operations (CMHPO) and Regional Administrator for the Boston and New York Regional Offices (Regions I & II). As the Deputy Consortium Administrator for Health Plans Operations, he provides oversight and guidance to the 10 CMS regional offices across the country for the administration of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you only have until the end of Open Enrollment, December 7, to make changes to your 2019 plan. Even if you are happy with your current Medicare coverage, you might find something better. Every year Medicare health plans change in cost, coverage, and participating providers. In fact, the projected 2019 average basic monthly premium for a Part D prescription drug plan is at the lowest rate since 2012! If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, most people will have to wait a full year before they can make changes to their plans. Dr. Lisa McAdams, the spokesperson of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is available for live or recorded interviews to discuss everything your audience needs to know about the Medicare Open Enrollment period.