WE BRING THE VERY BEST OF TODAY'S
LEADERS, THINKERS, AND INNOVATORS
IN SUBSCRIPTION-BASED LECTURE SERIES
HOSTED AT WORLD-CLASS VENUES.
THE PREMIER SPEAKER SERIES EXPERIENCE IN THE COUNTRY
Eminent Series Group is the owner, producer, and presenter of the Arizona Speaker Series, San Jose Speaker Series, and Wasatch Speaker Series, Presented by Intermountain Healthcare.
The 2019-2020 lineup has been carefully crafted to deliver a range of inspiring speakers - world leaders, innovators and scientists, game-changing policy makers, & authors and artists in an open, unbiased forum where exciting concepts are presented and a broad scope of issues are explored for the intellectual enrichment of the community. The audience will come away from each speaker event with a greater awareness and broader understanding of new - and sometimes controversial - ideas.
Eminent Series Group is dedicated to providing the highest quality speaker series experiences in the country. We are the owners, producers, and presenters of the Wasatch Speaker Series in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Arizona Speaker Series in Phoenix, AZ, the San Jose Speaker Series in San Jose, CA, and we are expanding to other locales across the country. We present our speaker series with a very personal touch for the subscribing members of the communities we serve.
Get to Know Us
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Gary Lauer is Executive Director and a co-founder of the Eminent Series Group. Gary is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he currently serves on the Marshall Board of Leaders. He began his career with IBM, was a senior executive with a very successful Silicon Valley company, Silicon Graphics, and has been CEO and Chairman of two successful publicly traded technology companies, MetaCreations and eHealth, Inc.
During his 16 year tenure as CEO and Chairman of eHealth Gary spent significant time in the public policy arena which included testifying multiple times before Congress on public health policy, participating in White House nationally televised economic forums, and appearing on many nationally broadcast news programs including CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, and others.
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Rob Lauer is Executive Director and a co-founder of the Eminent Series Group. Rob graduated from Stanford University in international relations with a specialization in comparative political and historical analysis. He began his career in the technology industry working at Google, and subsequently joined Facebook, where he helped manage milestone product launches.
An entrepreneur at heart, Rob left Facebook to join the tech startup world, where he was an executive member of founding teams for venture-backed companies. Prior to co-founding the Eminent Series Group, Rob was VP of Product at JusCollege, Inc., the largest online group travel platform for millennials.
Head of Finance and Operations
Katie Ryan is the Head of Finance and Operations for the Eminent Series Group. Katie graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she studied Finance and Entrepreneurship.
Katie’s first profession was as a ski racer for the U.S. Ski Team where she raced downhill and super-g on the Europa and World Cup Circuit for five years. Katie has carried over her discipline and tenacity into her career in finance and is helping to grow the Eminent Series Group. Katie is a current board member for WISE Utah and volunteers for Lynsey Dyer in promoting and starring in all-female ski movies such as Pivot, 2019.
What People Are Saying
The Wasatch Speaker Series has been a real addition to the Salt Lake City scene. We are so glad that we signed up at the beginning of the first year and will continue to sign up year after year. Way to go in bringing important real world speakers to us.
Wasatch Speaker Series
Thank you again for bringing such a remarkable group of people to Phoenix. I enjoyed every speaker tremendously. I hope I will be able to get a second ticket this next season to bring my husband, children or grandchildren along, depending on the speaker. You are to be commended on a truly remarkable season.
Arizona Speaker Series
Many thanks for providing a wonderful series filled with interesting, exciting speakers. The diversity of the speakers and topics made the entire series well worth the time, effort and expense. I’m greatly looking forward to next year’s series. The line up is terrific!