Ron Gant is an American television news anchor and former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for Atlanta Braves All-Star player from 1987 to 1993. Gant co-anchors Good Day Atlanta at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays. He also serves as a co-host on WAGA-TV’s morning news program Good Day Atlanta.
Nicole Shanahan is an American attorney, professor, and CEO. She is the founder and CEO of ClearAccessIP an integrated patent management technology. Currently, Shanahan serves as the resident Fellow at CodeX, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford Law School, and Computer Science. She is a legal technologist who specializes in the utilization of structured databases, APIs, UI/UX, automation, and SaaS in the intellectual property space.
Michael Beschloss (Full name: Michael Richard Beschloss) is an American historian specializing in the United States presidency. He is also an author of nine books on the presidency. Beschloss provides gripping tales and brilliant inside analysis, revealing the leadership secrets of great Presidents and other towering figures in history. Additionally, he unravels the mysteries of powerful and effective leadership in areas from business to politics to sports. Beschloss is an Emmy-winning contributor to NBC News and the PBS NewsHour.
Alexei Navalny (Full name: Alexei Anatolievich Navalny) is a Russian opposition leader, politician, lawyer, and anti-corruption activist. He received an award of the “Person of the Year” award in 2009 from a Russian business newspaper called “Vidrosti” for his contribution against corruption. Navalny is quite active on social media, where he has more than six million subscribers on YouTube and over two million Twitter followers. He came to international prominence through organizing demonstrations and running for office. Navalny wanted to advocate reforms against corruption in Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his government. He has been described as “the man Vladimir Putin fears most” by The Wall Street Journal. President Putin avoids directly referring to Navalny by name.
Benjamin Brafman is an American criminal defense lawyer. He is also the founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C. Brafman is famous for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures. He is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the NY County District Attorney’s Office.
Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer or “MC” for boxing and professional wrestling matches. He is famously known for his trademarked catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble!”. Buffer pioneers a distinct announcing style in which he rolls certain letters and adds other inflections to a fighter’s name. Bruce Buffer, his half-brother is a UFC announcer.
Brian Mast (Full name: Brian Jeffery Mast) is an American politician who has served as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 18th congressional district since 2017. He is also a Republican. Unfortunately, Mast lost both of his legs while serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician in the U.S. Army in 2010.
Neera Tanden is an Indian-American political consultant and former government official. Currently, she serves as the president of the Center for American Progress, where she has served in different capacities since 2003. Furthermore, Tanden has worked on several Democratic presidential campaigns, such as those of Michael Dukakis in 1988, Bill Clinton in 1992, and Barack Obama in 2008. On November 30, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced that his nominee for the next director of the Office of Management and Budget, subject to Senate approval would be Tanden.
Johanna Quaas is the oldest German gymnast. Quaas is a regular competitor in the amateur competition Landes-Seniorenspiele, staged in Saxony, Germany. She became known in 2012 through YouTube videos, which showed her during performances at the Tournament of Champions in the Cottbus Lausitz-Arena. The videos went viral and reached several million views within a very short time. They were recognized by numerous television and newspaper reports in German and international media. There were also reports on the American television stations NBC and ABC as well as a performance on Gottschalk Live. Numerous Chinese newspapers also reported on the German gymnast.