Byron Auguste

President and Co-Founder, [email protected]

Jamai Blivin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Innovate+Educate

Matthew Bruce

Executive Director, Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Jacqui Canney

Executive Vice President, Global People Division, Walmart

Scott Chapman

Senior VP of Strategy and Development, Pearson AcceleratED

Al Crook

Head of HR Business Partners, Zurich North America

Arne Duncan

Managing Partner, Emerson Collective, Chicago CRED

Kevin Houchin

Principal Strategist, Workforce Readiness, ACT Inc. (and Official Conference Sketch Artist)

Edan Jorgensen, Ph.D.

Talent Assessment Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Innovate+Educate

Rebecca Lake

Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Harper College

Jim Larimore

Chief Officer-ACT Center for Equity in Learning, ACT, Inc.

Monique Miles

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

Tony Miller

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

Steve Patrick

Vice President & Executive Director, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions

Blakely Pomietto

Acting Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, UMUC

Richard V. Reeves

Senior Fellow – Economic Studies
Co-Director – Center on Children and Families

Emily Rusca

Policy & Programs Manager, Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University

Daniel Villao

Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, US Department of Labor

Shelly Weir

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

Matt Weis

Senior Director, National Able Network

Kyle West

Applied Economics & Technology Advisor, Chmura Economics & Analytics