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Amy Hilliard

Founder and CEO of The ComfortCake Company.

Founder and CEO of The ComfortCake Company.

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Amy Hilliard Biography

Amy Hilliard, a native Detroiter and honors graduate of both Howard University and the Harvard Business School, is the founder and CEO of The ComfortCake Company®, makers of “poundcake so good it feels like a hug!™” The Company also produces Sugarless Sweetness®, their proprietary sugar substitute for baking, as well as other baked goods and whole grain pizzas. Launched in 2001, ComfortCake® is distributed nationally through foodservice and retail channels and through their website (www.comfortcake.com). Customers have included United Airlines, 7-Eleven, Walgreen's, Jewel-Osco, Dominick's, Rush Medical Center and the Chicago Public Schools. The ComfortCake® Company is also an approved supplier to major QSR chains.

ComfortCake® has been featured on CNN, Fox, The Food Network, AOL, Home Shopping Network, Fortune, Black Enterprise, Essence and other national publications. After just two years in business, ComfortCake® was selected as the Emerging Minority Enterprise of the Year by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Company has since been honored by Jewel-Osco, Safeway and Chartwells-Thompson, a division of Compass Group.

Ms. Hilliard, was named a 2009 Business Leader of Color by Chicago United, was selected by The Clinton Foundation for their Entrepreneurship Mentor Program, and is a graduate of the Chicago Urban League’s nextONE program. Ms. Hilliard, the first African-American elected to the board of the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade, currently sits on the Multi-Cultural Advisory Board of PepsiCo and was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of Howard University.

Amy Hilliard is a former senior marketing executive with leading Fortune 500 corporations and entrepreneurial firms including Bloomingdale’s, Gillette, Pillsbury, L’Oreal and Burrell Communications Group. Additionally, Ms. Hilliard owns The Hilliard Group, a strategic marketing consulting, product development and speaking firm.

A proud mother of two young adults, Ms. Hilliard is an internationally recognized speaker and author of “TAP INTO YOUR JUICE” – Find Your Gifts, Lose Your Fears and Build Your Dreams, which has been endorsed by Michelle Obama.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 30/04/2024.

Amy Hilliard Speaking Topics

  • The Courage to Know When

    To Make Decisions and to Act

  • Networking

    The Do’s and Don’t You Dares

  • Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Spirit

    In or Out of Corporate America

  • Reinvent Your Business and Yourself

    The Art of the Strategic Pivot

  • Entrepreneurville

    Lessons Learned from the Real Land of Oz

Amy Hilliard Videos

  • Amy Hilliard's Pivot for Success. Understand Purpose, Passion ...
    Join the School of Management graduate program orientation speaker, Amy Hilliard, for a discussion of her book Pivot for Success.
  • Pivot for Success with Marketing Maven Amy S. Hilliard ...
    An international speaker, she is also the author of “TAP INTO YOUR JUICE -- Find Your Gifts, Lose Your Fears and Build Your Dreams” –...
  • U.S. Small Business Story: The ComfortCake Company
    Inspired by the legacy of her grandfather, an executive chef, Amy Hilliard founded the ComfortCake company in Chicago in 2001 to make "pound cake so...

Amy Hilliard Books

  • Pivot for Success
    Pivot for Success
  • Tap Into Your Juice: Principles So Sound, They Stir Up Success
    Tap Into Your Juice: Principles So Sound, They Stir Up Success

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    Amy Hilliard is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Virtual Speakers.
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Amy Hilliard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Courage to Know When, Networking, Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Spirit, Reinvent Your Business and Yourself and Entrepreneurville. The estimated speaking fee range to book Amy Hilliard for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Amy Hilliard generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erika Gilchrist, Nicole Lynn, Angel Rich, Gaia Bernstein and Leslie Schrock. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amy Hilliard for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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