Featured Voices

Kazique J. Prince, Ph.D

CEO, Jelani Consulting, LLC

Merrilea Mayo, Ph.D.

Founder, Mayo Enterprices, LLC

Jeff Finkle

President and CEO, International Economic Development Council

Gracie Vega

Director of Human Resources, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Jacob Hsu

CEO, Catalyte

Tamara Atkinson

CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area Austin, TX

Hope Clark Ph.D

Research Affiliate, Work + Learn Futures

Pete Janzow

Vice President of Business Development, Credly

Virginia Hamilton

Senior Lead, Design Thinking and Innnovation at American Institutes for Research

Larry E. Temple

Executive Director, Texas Workforce Commission

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future (IFTF)

Alejandro Leza

Director, Corporate Work Study, Cristo Rey Network

Jake Edwards

Director, Social Finance

Ebony Johnson

Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion Starbucks Coffee Company

Parminder Jassal

Institute for the Future, Work + Learn Futures Group Director

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Dick Judy

Founder and Chairman, TORQworks

Frank F. Britt

Chief Executive Officer, Penn Foster

Ben Brown

The Association of Young Americans, CEO

Garrett Groves

Vice President of Business and Industry Partnerships, Austin Community College District

Annie Knickman Plancher

Chief of Staff and Strategy, Social Finance

Jamai Wallis Blivin

Innovate+Educate, CEO

Lisa Tenorio

Sr. Director, Trailhead

Sara Skvirsky

Research Director, IFTF

Dylan Hendricks

Co-Director of Future 50 Partnership, IFTF

Sara D. Watson

Global Director, ReadyNation

Mayor Steve Adler

City of Austin

Bill Johnston

President, TORQworks

Michael L Simpson

Co-founder and CEO, PAIRIN

Audrey Williams-Lee

VP, Corporate Human Resources & Global Philanthropy Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Shane Keller

Designer. Curator. Educator. GCF Global

Kathi Vian

Distinguished Fellow, IFTF

Brian Fleming

Executive Director - Sandbox Collaborative