Fawn Weaver

2019 Speaker
Fawn Weaver

FAWN WEAVER is co-founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, serving as CEO and chief historian. She is a TED speaker and a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author who has appeared on popular radio, morning and talk television shows around the world, including CBS This Morning and NPR. Weaver has served on the executive boards of Slavery No More, MEND Poverty, and is the founder of the Nearest Green Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to shining a light on the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. This story, lost in time, was uncovered by Weaver and a team of twenty archaeologist, genealogist, historians, archivist, and conservators. She currently oversees twelve projects all related to honoring Green, with her favorite among them being the Nearest Green Legacy scholarship which provides full tuition and books for all Green descendants in college. The Nearest Green Foundation is funded by proceeds from sales of Uncle Nearest Whiskey. @happywivesclub

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