2019 Speakers

We are rolling out new speakers every week leading up to October. Come back to see updates!

Dayna Laur

Co-Owner | ProjectArc

Pam Coleman

Director | State Personnel Office | New Mexico

Erin White

Senior Director, Product Development & Research | STEMconnector

Jamie Seger

Design Lead | The University Innovation Alliance

Charles Tsai

Manager of Social Innovation Partnerships | Fossil Foundation

Dr. Katie Nielson

Chief Education Officer | Voxy

Michael Ellison

Founder and CEO | CodePath.org

Catherine Saldutti

Founder | EduChange

Mayor Alan Webber

Mayor | City of Santa Fe

Marie A. Cini

President | Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Jason A. Tyszko

Vice President | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Cherie Phipps

Director | Retail Management Certificate | Western Association of Food Chains

Notah Begay III

Professional Golfer and Founder | NB3 Foundation

Jeremy Walsh

Vice President | Enterprise Learning Solutions | Wiley Education Solutions

Emilie Rafal

Director of Programs | Credential Engine

Donna Diller

Dean | School of Business & Information Technology | Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)

Kelem Butts

Director of Charitable Operations, AT&T

Ken Eisner

Director | Worldwide Education Programs, Amazon Web Services

Ashish Rangnekar

Co-founder + CEO | BenchPrep

Ashley Putnam

Director of the Economic Growth & Mobility Project (EGMP)| the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Co-Founder + CEO | The Workers Lab

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Brian Fleming

Executive Director Sandbox Collaborative, SNHU

Terra Tarango

Director + Education Officer | Van Andel Education Institute

Vivek Sharma

Chief Executive Officer + Founder | InStride

Dawn Baron

President | Passion Profits Consulting

Kevin Perkey

CEO | Workforce Southwest Washington

Martha Ross

Fellow | Metropolitan Policy Program | Brookings

David Troutman

Associate Vice Chancellor | Institutional Research + Advanced Analytics | Office of Institutional Research + Analysis | the University of Texas System

Julie Keane

Chief Learning Officer | Participate

Ramsey Alwin

Director, Financial Resilience, Thought Leadership | AARP

Julian L. Alssid

Vice President of Workforce Development | the Community College of Rhode Island

Valerie Wasielewksi

Senior Human Resources Manager | New York production facility | Chobani

Andrea Backman

Chief Employability Officer | Strategic Education Inc. (SEI)

Philip Jordan

Vice President of BW Research Partnership | Executive Director | the Economic Advancement Research Institute

Steve Cadigan

Founder | Cadigan Talent Ventures

Maria Fieth

Partnership Development | California State University

Julie Ballinger

Regional Affiliate | the Southwest ADA Center

Matthias Oschinski

Director of Innovation Economics | MaRS Data Catalyst

Ben Wallerstein

CEO + Co-founder | Whiteboard Advisors

Rich Brown

Director | City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development

Josh Davies

CEO | The Center for Work Ethic Development

Sean Sullivan

Chief Human Resources Officer | Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Todd Hand

Founder + Managing Partner | Knowledge Leaders

Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

Monty Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer | Rural Sourcing Inc.

Casey Welch

Co-founder +CEO | Tallo

Anne Kauth

Head of Partnerships | Foundry College

Erica Barreiro

Dean, School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences | Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)

Leilani Brown

Senior Vice President | K12

Laurie Monfiletto

HR Director | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Javarro Russell

Sr. Director for Business Development and Innovation | ETS

Nelson Rockefeller

Founder and CEO | Frontier Signal Inc.

Steve Dunn

Professor of Sustainable Enterprise | the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Lorenzo Esters

Executive Director | Higher Education Partnerships | the Global Education Division | ETS

Edward L. Abeyta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Education and Community Outreach and Career Preparations Programs | UC San Diego Extension

David Helene

Founder + CEO | Edquity

Stephen Patrick

Vice President and Executive Director | the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Doug Lederman

Author & Editor | Inside Higher Ed

Betsy Edasery

Program Director | The Workers Lab

Douglas Lynch

Professor | The University of Southern California

Ramji Raghavan

Founder + CEO | Pragya Systems

Rachel Korberg

Program Officer | Future of Work(ers) | Ford Foundation

Brandon Busteed

President, Kaplan University Partners

Gordon Freedman

President | the National Laboratory for Education Transformation

Darin Hartley

VP of Business Development & Solution Architecture | Frontier Signal

Amanda Aragon

Executive Director | New Mexico Kids Can

Kaylee Peile

Portfolio Catalyst | KC Social Innovation Center

Lovely Dhillon

CEO | Jodevi

Jack Lynch

Director of State Engagements | EducationSuperHighway

Stephanie Borowski

President & CEO, GPS Education Partners

Mike Marriner

Co-founder | Roadtrip Nation

Kate O’Neill

Cabinet Secretary | Higher Education Department | State of New Mexico

Charles Ashley III

President & Founder | Cultivating Coders

Paula Sammons

Family Economic Security | W.K. Kellogg Foundation

John Vavricka

Director, Center for Technology, Education and Workforce Development | RTI International

Jen Schramm

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Elizabeth Garlow

Impact Investment Officer | Lumina Foundation

Stephen Catt

Deputy Director of Education and Workforce Development | Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

Heather Buskirk

Instructional Methods Advisor for Career Readiness Education | K12

Peter Bishop

Executive Director | Teach the Future

Justin Wolske

Founder | Caseworx

Carol Carter

Founder + CEO | LifeBound, LLC + GlobalMindED

Kristin Wolff

Aspiring Rainmaker | Social Policy Research

Reg Javier

Deputy Executive Officer | the Economic Development Agency | County of San Bernardino

Sarah Krasley

CEO | Shimmy Technologies

Stephen Rice

President and CEO | Upskill Enterprise

Andrew Williamson

Executive Director | Victorian TAFE Association | Australia

Audrey Williams-Lee

SVP, Corporate Human Resources & Philanthropy | Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Stephanie Couch

Executive Director | Lemelson-MIT Program

Sarah Leibrandt, PhD

Senior Research Analyst, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Laylah Bulman

Regional Director | North America LEAD STEM Collaborator | Lego Education

Kathleen deLaski

Founder + President | Education Design Lab

Amyris Fernandez

Professor + Faculty Mentor | Brazilian Universities

Dr. Edward Leach

Executive Director | the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development

Joseph Kitterman

President and CEO | 180 Skills

Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami

CEO and founder of Cell-Ed

Wayne Skipper

Founder and CEO of Concentric Sky

Adam Morrison

Adam Morrison, M.Sc. | Vice President, Projects and Partneships | OTEC

Heather McGowan

Author + Speaker

Lisa McNiven

Disability Consultant | Governor’s Commission on Disability

Angela Jackson

Partner | New Profit

Jan van der Hoop

President | Fit First Technologies

Ginger Gossman

Senior Director, Innovation and Policy Development Academic Planning and Policy Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Keith Wardrip

Community Development Research Manager | Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Bridget Burns

Executive Director | University Innovation Alliance

Steve Ardire

AI Startup Advisor | 'force multiplier'

Mary Jo Ferrare

Regional Director for Mohawk Valley | WDINY

Joann Kozyrev

Vice President for Design & Development | Western Governor’s University

Marianne Merola

Education Program Manager | McDonald’s

Saundra Schrock

CEO | Levelhead

Ann Beheler

Executive Director, Emerging Technology Grants | Collin College

Alice Kilborn Riethman

Human Resources Professional + Former Employment Litigator

Mark Atkinson

CEO | Mursion

Thomas Malone

Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Jarlath O’Carroll

CEO & Founder | Jobspeaker

Jason Palmer

General Partner | New Markets Venture Partners

Shawn Jacqueline Bohen

Chief Transformative Impact Officer | Year Up, Inc. and Principal | Grads of Life

Shelly Gore

CEO | Innovative Systems Group (ISG) + Co-founder | A Bigger View (ABV).

Luther Jackson

Program Manager | NOVA

Amy Freedman

Senior International Trade Specialist | US Commercial Service - Cleveland | US Department of Commerce

Laurel Wycoff

Education and Outreach Manager | New Mexico PBS | KNME

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Tracey Bryan

President/CEO | The Bridge of Southern New Mexico



Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

David Doré

President | Pima Community College Northwest Campus + Downtown Campus

Dale Jasinski

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship | Quinnipiac University

Parminder Jassal

Institute for the Future, Work + Learn Futures Group Director

Fadekemi Adetosoye

Strategy and Innovation Leader, WAVE Academy

Todd McCracken

President and CEO | National Small Business Association

Ron Painter

CEO | National Association of Workforce Boards

Ellen Galinsky

Bezos Family Foundation

Elyse Rosenblum

Founder and Principal | Grads of Life

Rachel Harmon

Deputy Director | Talent & Workforce Development | City of Birmingham’s Office of Innovation and Economic Opportunity

Sarah Silverman

Senior Vice President, New Market Strategy | Whiteboard Advisors

Dr. Ahrash Bissel

President | The NROC Project

Jennifer Dixson Hoff

Senior Vice President | Portfolio Strategy | Strategic Education, Inc. | Capella University

Kendra Smiley

Statewide Family Engagement Director | National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)

Andrew C. Jones

President (interim) | LA Trade Tech College | California

Christin Durham

Senior Policy Associate | Income and Benefits Policy Center | Urban Institute

Melvin Hines

CEO | Upswing

Jeremy Burton

Rerouting Roadtripper | Roadtrip Nation

Tim Kubik

Co-Owner | Project ARC

Sarah Boisvert

Author | The New Collar Workforce

Doris Korda

Founder, Korda Institute for Teaching

Franklin Schargel

Senior Managing Associate | School Success Network

Eric Bing

CEO | The College of Health Care Professions

Cory Eyler

Vice President & General Manager, ed2go

Patrick Partridge

President | WGU Academy

We are rolling out new speakers every week leading up to October. Come back to see updates!