Helen Hunt is new speaker for 2011 Excellence in Business Dinner Gala

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt has agreed to be the keynote speaker for Davenport’s 2011 Excellence in Business Dinner Gala. The previously announced guest speaker for the event, Diane Keaton, unfortunately is unable to attend.  James P. Hackett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Steelcase, Inc., will be presented the 2011 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business (EIB) Award at this year’s event on Friday, May 6, at DeVos Place.

In the 1990s, Helen Hunt emerged as one of the most popular actresses in America, winning four Emmy awards for her work in the sitcom “Mad About You” (NBC, 1992-99) and an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in “As Good as It Gets” (1997).   Currently, Hunt is on the screens in “Soul Surfer,” portraying Cheri Hamilton, the mother a young surfer attacked by a shark.

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