We are pleased to welcome Guest Speaker J.D. Vance, investor, commentator and author of Hillbilly Elegy. Described by the National Review as a "brilliant book" and by the Economist as "one of the most important reads of 2016", the New York Times Best Seller is a book about the Appalachian values of his upbringing and their relation to the social problems of his hometown.

Netflix has announced it will soon be releasing a movie based on the book and produced by Ron Howard. The movie starts Gabriel Basso playing the part of J.D., alongside Academy Award Winners Glenn Close who plays "Mamaw" and Amy Adams playing "Bev", J.D.'s addicted mother.