Washington, DC – The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), the voice of the $8.2 trillion wholesale distribution industry that employs over 6 million U.S. workers, is excited to announce Daniel Pink, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Power of Regret, When, To Sell is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind, will be joining the 2024 NAW Executive Summit to share motivational expertise with those in attendance.

For the last two decades, Daniel Pink’s books have helped individuals and organizations around the world rethink how they live and operate. His deeply researched works on business, creativity, and behavior have won multiple awards, have been translated into 42 languages, and have sold millions of copies in the U.S. and abroad.

“Business leaders learning how to motivate staff is key to effecting change across any industry,” said NAW President and CEO Eric Hoplin. “We are proud to be providing high caliber experts at the 2024 NAW Executive Summit who provide the tools to our members to drive long-term success.”

Pink was host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a National Geographic Television series on human behavior that aired in more than 100 countries. His MasterClass on sales and persuasion is one of the most popular courses at that platform. His TED Talk on the science of motivation has been viewed more than 40 million times. He also appears frequently on NPR, PBS, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad.

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8.2 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW comprises national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all distribution sectors. Our industry employs more than 6 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 35,000 wholesale distribution companies operate nearly 150,000 places of business across North America, including all 50 states.