General Session Speakers

January 14, 2019

Keynote Address

Rachel Armstrong, Farm Commons

Creating Community Strength Through Farm Law Risk Education (while sowing a bit of joy, too)

As Executive Director of Farm Commons, Ms. Armstrong built the organization from an idea to a nationwide leader in farm law education. At the organization’s helm, she has lead dozens of webinars and workshops for thousands of farmers and created the organization’s innovative approach to farm law risk reduction. She has authored dozens of publications on farm law matters for farmers, alongside several academic and trade publications. Ms. Armstrong instructs continuing legal education classes for the American Bar Association and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the University of Wisconsin Madison, she lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband, mother, 3-year-old son, and twin toddlers.

Luncheon Address

Dr. Richard Preston

Using Computer Models to Visualize Risk; The Journey from Averages to Distributions


Capstone Address

Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell, Human Resource Partners

HRisk How Taking the Human out of Human Resources Puts You at Risk

Ms. Chakravorty-Campbell is an experienced partner to business leaders looking to affect meaningful change in the Four R’s of Business Operations™: Revenue, Relationships, Risk Exposure, and Reputation. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, she has been in New England since 1997 when she relocated to Boston to attend Boston University (B.A. Economics, ‘01). Pubali was selected as one of five Remarkable Women in Healthcare in 2010 by New Hampshire Magazine, and was in the New Hampshire Union Leader 40 Under 40 Class of 2012. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Manchester (’11) and Leadership New Hampshire (’12). Pubali serves on the board of the Center for Ethics and Business Governance at St. Anselm College, is a trained Co-Active™ Executive Coach, and certified DiSC® facilitator.