Opening Keynote Speaker Announced

With a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than three decades, Steven Michael Quezada has worked alongside some of the biggest names in show business including Joe Pesci, Helen Mirren, Danny Trejo, Brian Cranston and George López to name a few.

Steven famously portrayed the role of DEA Agent Steven Gómez in the Emmy Award winning television series Breaking Bad, which was filmed in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and for which he earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. He has also appeared in The Mindy Project, Spare Parts, Crash, In Plain Sight, Outlaws and Angels, and the soon to be released Holiday for Heroes. In addition to his successful acting career, Steven is a notable comedian who has performed on HBO, Showtime, and at comedy clubs throughout the country.

During his private time, Steven actively advocates for youth organizations and was an elected member to the board of the Albuquerque Public Schools. In 2016 he was elected to the Bernalillo County Commission representing District 2. He and his wife, Cherise, have four kids, who are his pride and joy.

Paul Moberly