Executive Editor at Fortune
Clifton Leaf's keynotes take a look at the common misconceptions in society on a variety of topics, but he narrows in on the tricky subject of cancer. Leaf has led a fascinating career balanced between health and money. As the primary investigator of Wall Street for Fortune magazine, where he holds the role as Executive Editor, Leaf has been influential in economic reporting. However, another key area of interest, and an interest he speaks passionately on is that of health. Leaf's 'Why We're Losing the War on Cancer (and how to Win it)' is a fascinating look into the healthcare sector. The piece, which made him a finalist for the 2005 National Magazine Award, and took home the Henry R. Luce Award for public interest, separates him from a pack of financial-savvy only businessmen.
Leaf has worked as Executive Editor at SmartMoney, various editorial positions at Fitness Magazine and Harper's Bazaar, and has been featured in the New York Times and on CNN. Leaf is a recipient of a Master's of Fine Arts in writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 1993.