2018-19 Adviser Forum West has ended
Welcome to Los Angeles, and to 2018 Forum West!
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times**

Dear CAC family,
Welcome to my home state of California and our Adviser Forum West! We are thrilled to have you here in the City of Angels and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome USC Corps! Fight on!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Katie Daly

Director of Talent Aquisition
Katie has been a talent acquisition professional for over 11 years in the hospitality, operations, and retail industries.  Since joining Starbucks, Katie has hired retail managers in markets across the country, developed talent inside her own team, consulted with leaders on how to be their own best recruiter, and helped lead the 100k Youth Hiring Initiatives in Chicago, Phoenix, and Los Angeles where thousands of youth were able to “start somewhere” on finding and creating careers.  She now leads recruiting for Starbucks retail stores across the US – over 8,000 stores and counting.  She believes that talent with diverse experiences and with a curious mindset create the environments in which businesses and people can thrive, and is proud to play a part in connecting amazing talent to meaningful opportunities, every day.