2019 Speakers

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

Mike Marriner

Co-founder | Roadtrip Nation

Thomas Malone

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

Elizabeth Garlow

Impact Investment Officer | Lumina Foundation

Susan Jeska

Vice President, Center for Clinician Advancement | UnitedHealth Group

Erica Barreiro

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

Dr. Ahrash Bissel

President | The NROC Project

Sarah Boisvert

Author | The New Collar Workforce

Ramji Raghavan

Founder + CEO | Pragya Systems

Todd McCracken

President and CEO | National Small Business Association

Jamie Seger

Design Lead | The University Innovation Alliance

Brandon Busteed

President, Kaplan University Partners

Dr. Katie Nielson

Chief Education Officer | Voxy

Stephanie Borowski

President & CEO, GPS Education Partners

Justin Wolske

Founder | Caseworx

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Heather McGowan

Author + Speaker

Kate O’Neill

Cabinet Secretary | Higher Education Department | State of New Mexico

Charles Tsai

Manager of Social Innovation Partnerships | Fossil Foundation

Steve Ardire

AI Startup Advisor | 'force multiplier'

Ann Beheler

Executive Director, Emerging Technology Grants | Collin College

Jan van der Hoop

President | Fit First Technologies

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Reg Javier

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

Dawn Baron

President | Passion Profits Consulting

Kathleen deLaski

Founder + President | Education Design Lab

Philip Jordan

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

Shelly Gore

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

Laurel Wycoff

Education and Outreach Manager | New Mexico PBS | KNME

Lisa McNiven

Disability Consultant | Governor’s Commission on Disability

Alice Kilborn Riethman

Human Resources Professional + Former Employment Litigator

Pamela Frugoli

Senior Workforce Analyst | US Department of Labor | Employment and Training Administration

Christin Durham

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

David Doré

President | Pima Community College Northwest Campus + Downtown Campus

Emilie Rafal

Director of Programs | Credential Engine

Marianne Merola

Education Program Manager | McDonald’s

Todd Hand

Founder + Managing Partner | Knowledge Leaders

Kelem Butts

Director of Charitable Operations, AT&T

Keith Wardrip

Community Development Research Manager | Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Leilani Brown

Senior Vice President | K12

Amanda Aragon

Executive Director | New Mexico Kids Can

Martha Ross

Fellow | Metropolitan Policy Program | Brookings

Peter Bishop

Executive Director | Teach the Future

Stephen Catt

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

Valerie Wasielewksi

Senior Human Resources Manager | New York production facility | Chobani

Teresa Chung

Founder + Managing Partner | HighFive Partners

Lillian Montoya

President & CEO | CHRISTUS St. Vincent healthcare system

Catherine Saldutti

Founder | EduChange

Susan Lupo

Senior Policy Associate | Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Jennifer Dixson Hoff

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

Casey Welch

Co-founder +CEO | Tallo

Erin White

Senior Director, Product Development & Research | STEMconnector

Saundra Schrock

CEO | Levelhead

Douglas Lynch

Professor USC | Ed Tech Start Ups

Adam Morrison

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

Matthias Oschinski

Director of Innovation Economics | MaRS Data Catalyst

Anne Kauth

Head of Partnerships | Foundry College

Eric Bing

CEO | The College of Health Care Professions

Amyris Fernandez

Professor + Faculty Mentor | Brazilian Universities

Gordon Freedman

President | the National Laboratory for Education Transformation

Laurie Monfiletto

HR Director | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Melvin Hines

CEO | Upswing

Jason Palmer

General Partner | New Markets Venture Partners



Rich Brown

Development Specialist | City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development.

Jason A. Tyszko

Vice President | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Franklin Schargel

Senior Managing Associate | School Success Network

Julian L. Alssid

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

David Helene

Founder + CEO | Edquity

Amy Freedman

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

Patrick Partridge

President | WGU Academy

Mary Walshok, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor | Public Programs + Dean of Extension | University of California San Diego

Ruth Ruggero Hughs

Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Texas Workforce Commission

Joann Kozyrev

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

Kristen Fyfe-Mills

Associate Director of Communications + Brand | the Association for Talent Development

Steve Cadigan

Founder | Cadigan Talent Ventures

Audrey Williams-Lee

VP, Corporate Human Resources & Global Philanthropy Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Tim Kubik

Co-Owner | Project ARC

Elyse Rosenblum

Founder and Principal | Grads of Life

David Troutman

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

Ron Painter

CEO | National Association of Workforce Boards

Monty Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer | Rural Sourcing Inc.

Ken Eisner

Director | Worldwide Education Programs | Amazon Web Services

Ashish Rangnekar

Co-founder + CEO | BenchPrep

Mary Jo Ferrare

Regional Director for Mohawk Valley | WDINY

Pam Coleman

Director | State Personnel Office | New Mexico

Gabriela Rivera

Associate Director for International Affairs | CETYS University

Andrew Williamson

Executive Director | Victorian TAFE Association | Australia

Joseph Kitterman

President and CEO | 180 Skills

Betsy Edasery

Program Director | The Workers Lab

Kevin Perkey

CEO | Workforce Southwest Washington

Tracey Bryan

President/CEO | The Bridge of Southern New Mexico

Brian Fleming

Executive Director Sandbox Collaborative, SNHU

Vivek Sharma

Chief Executive Officer + Founder | InStride

Wayne Skipper

Founder and CEO of Concentric Sky

Shawn Jacqueline Bohen

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

Parminder Jassal

Institute for the Future, Work + Learn Futures Group Director

Charles Ashley III

President & Founder | Cultivating Coders

Stephen Patrick

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

Carol Carter

Founder + CEO | LifeBound, LLC + GlobalMindED

Dr. Edward Leach

Executive Director | the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development

Steve Dunn

Professor of Sustainable Enterprise | the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Doris Korda

Founder, Korda Institute for Teaching

Sarah Leibrandt, PhD

Senior Research Analyst, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Ben Wallerstein

CEO + Co-founder | Whiteboard Advisors

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future (IFTF)

Andrea Backman

Chief Employability Officer | Strategic Education Inc. (SEI)

Dale Jasinski

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship | Quinnipiac University

Julie Ballinger

Regional Affiliate | the Southwest ADA Center

Rachel Korberg

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

Marie A. Cini

President | Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Stephen Rice

President and CEO | Upskill Enterprise

Josh Davies

CEO | The Center for Work Ethic Development

Stephanie Couch

Executive Director | Lemelson-MIT Program

Mayor Alan Webber

Mayor | City of Santa Fe

Ashley Putnam

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

Paula Sammons

Family Economic Security | W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Ramsey Alwin

Director, Financial Resilience, Thought Leadership | AARP

Jen Schramm

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Dayna Laur

Co-Owner | ProjectArc

Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami

CEO and founder of Cell-Ed

Doug Lederman

Author & Editor | Inside Higher Ed

Jack Lynch

Director of State Engagements | EducationSuperHighway

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

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