2017 Speakers

Yigal Kerszenbaum

Managing Director, The Employment Technology Fund

Wes Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hood

Tony Miller

Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, The Vistria Group

Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President, Cook County

Tim Herbert

SVP, Research & Market Intelligence, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

The Honorable Regina B. Schofield

Director, Corporate Engagement & Education Outreach, Battelle Corporation, Board Chair Innovate+Educate

The Honorable Cari M. Dominguez

Principal, Dominguez & Associates

Taylor Wilson

Digital Product Manager, Innovate+Educate

Stephen Yadzinski

Chief Technology Officer, Innovate+Educate

Stephen Miller

Professor/Director Cybersecurity Center of Excellence/CoPI, CyberWatch West

Stephanie Marken

Chief Methodologist, Gallup

Sonja Ferrufino

CTE Administrator, Jordan School District

Shelly Weir

Sr. VP Career Development, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

Sean Sullivan

Vice President, Human Resources, Tufts Medical Center

Sean Gallagher

Executive Director and Executive Professor of Educational Policy, Center for the Future of Higher Education & Talent Strategy, Northeastern University

Scott Chapman

Senior VP of Strategy and Development, Pearson AcceleratED

Scott Carlson

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sarah Griffen

Senior Consultant, Innovate+Educate

Sara Nadel

Founder / CEO, StellarEmploy

Sameer Gadkaree

Senior Program Officer, The Joyce Foundation

Ryan Craig

Managing Director, University Ventures

Ronald Mitchell

CEO & Founder, Virgil Inc.

Ron Painter

CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards

Rob Sentz


Rebecca Lake

Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Harper College

Rachel Carlson

CEO, Co-Founder, Guild Education

Pete Janzow

Sr Director, Business Development, Acclaim

Paula Sammons

Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Nate Williams

Civic Innovation and Partnerships, LinkedIn

Nancy Fishman

Deputy Director, ReadyNation

Monty Hamilton

CEO, Rural Sourcing Inc.

Monique Miles

Director OYIF & Deputy Director AFCS, Forum for Community Solutions (AFCS)

Milinda Ysasi

Executive Director, The SOURCE

Mike Marriner

Co-Founder, Roadtrip Nation

Mike Berlint

District Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company

Michael Simpson

CEO and Co-founder, PAIRIN

Michael Roark

Chief Executive Officer, UMUC Ventures

Michael Bettersworth

Vice Chancellor, Policy, Texas State Technical College

Melissa Murer Corrigan

Vice President, Social Impact, ACT Center for Equity in Learning

Maure Baker

Director, Education & Testing Services, Am I Job Ready - powered by PAN

Matthew Bruce

Executive Director, Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Matt Weis

Senior Director, National Able Network

Matt Sigelman

CEO, Burning Glass Technologies

Mary E. Heiss

Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Martin Scaglione

President & CEO, Hope Street Group

Martha Kanter

Executive Director; Senior Fellow, College Promise Campaign; NYU Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy

Mark Fry

VP, Operations & Customer Engagement. Nepris, Inc.

Marjorie Parker

Executive Director, JobsFirstNYC

Marissa Mahoney

Senior Program Associate, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Maria Flynn

President and CEO, Jobs for the Future