2019 Speakers

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

Parminder Jassal

Institute for the Future, Work + Learn Futures Group Director

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

Audrey Williams-Lee

SVP, Corporate Human Resources & Philanthropy | Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Brian Fleming

Executive Director Sandbox Collaborative, SNHU

Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

Cory Eyler

Vice President & General Manager, ed2go

Kelem Butts

Director of Charitable Operations, AT&T

Kathleen deLaski

Founder + President | Education Design Lab

Stephanie Borowski

President & CEO, GPS Education Partners

Mike Marriner

Co-founder | Roadtrip Nation

Elyse Rosenblum

Founder and Principal | Grads of Life

Charles Tsai

Manager of Social Innovation Partnerships | Fossil Foundation

Ginger Gossman

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

Fadekemi Adetosoye

Strategy and Innovation Leader, WAVE Academy

Jen Schramm

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Brandon Busteed

President, Kaplan University Partners

Thomas Malone

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

Ken Eisner

Director | Worldwide Education Programs, Amazon Web Services

Wayne Skipper

Founder and CEO of Concentric Sky

Sarah Leibrandt, PhD

Senior Research Analyst, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Doris Korda

Founder, Korda Institute for Teaching

Jason A. Tyszko

Vice President | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami

CEO and founder of Cell-Ed

Ann Beheler

Executive Director, Emerging Technology Grants | Collin College

Doug Lederman

Author & Editor | Inside Higher Ed

Dayna Laur

Co-Owner | ProjectArc

Tim Kubik

Co-Owner | Project ARC

Marianne Merola

Education Program Manager | McDonald’s

Rich Brown

Director | City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development

Stephen Rice

President and CEO | Upskill Enterprise

Shawn Jacqueline Bohen

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

Christin Durham

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

Paula Sammons

Family Economic Security | W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Stephanie Couch

Executive Director | Lemelson-MIT Program

Monty Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer | Rural Sourcing Inc.

Ron Painter

CEO | National Association of Workforce Boards

Amanda Aragon

Executive Director | New Mexico Kids Can

Charles Ashley III

President & Founder | Cultivating Coders

Sarah Boisvert

Author | The New Collar Workforce

Stephen Patrick

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

Marie A. Cini

President | Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Ramsey Alwin

Director, Financial Resilience, Thought Leadership | AARP

Todd McCracken

President and CEO | National Small Business Association

Joann Kozyrev

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

Carol Carter

Founder + CEO | LifeBound, LLC + GlobalMindED

Heather McGowan

Author + Speaker

Stephen Catt

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

Keith Wardrip

Community Development Research Manager | Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Amyris Fernandez

Professor + Faculty Mentor | Brazilian Universities

Eric Bing

CEO | The College of Health Care Professions

Josh Davies

CEO | The Center for Work Ethic Development

Ramji Raghavan

Founder + CEO | Pragya Systems

Mayor Alan Webber

Mayor | City of Santa Fe

David Troutman

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



Betsy Edasery

Program Director | The Workers Lab

Justin Wolske

Founder | Caseworx

Matthias Oschinski

Director of Innovation Economics | MaRS Data Catalyst

Jennifer Dixson Hoff

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

Joseph Kitterman

President and CEO | 180 Skills

Julian L. Alssid

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

David Helene

Founder + CEO | Edquity

Dawn Baron

President | Passion Profits Consulting

David Doré

President | Pima Community College Northwest Campus + Downtown Campus

Andrew Williamson

Executive Director | Victorian TAFE Association | Australia

Ashley Putnam

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

Emilie Rafal

Director of Programs | Credential Engine

Ashish Rangnekar

Co-founder + CEO | BenchPrep

Steve Cadigan

Founder | Cadigan Talent Ventures

Dr. Ahrash Bissel

President | The NROC Project

Alice Kilborn Riethman

Human Resources Professional + Former Employment Litigator

Reg Javier

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

Jan van der Hoop

President | Fit First Technologies

Peter Bishop

Executive Director | Teach the Future

Steve Ardire

AI Startup Advisor | 'force multiplier'

Dr. Edward Leach

Executive Director | the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development

Patrick Partridge

President | WGU Academy

Laurie Monfiletto

HR Director | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Mary Jo Ferrare

Regional Director for Mohawk Valley | WDINY

Dr. Katie Nielson

Chief Education Officer | Voxy

Douglas Lynch

Professor | The University of Southern California

Tracey Bryan

President/CEO | The Bridge of Southern New Mexico

Jason Palmer

General Partner | New Markets Venture Partners

Catherine Saldutti

Founder | EduChange

Todd Hand

Founder + Managing Partner | Knowledge Leaders

Valerie Wasielewksi

Senior Human Resources Manager | New York production facility | Chobani

Julie Ballinger

Regional Affiliate | the Southwest ADA Center

Lisa McNiven

Disability Consultant | Governor’s Commission on Disability

Martha Ross

Fellow | Metropolitan Policy Program | Brookings

Kevin Perkey

CEO | Workforce Southwest Washington

Rachel Korberg

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

Erica Barreiro

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

Gordon Freedman

President | the National Laboratory for Education Transformation

Erin White

Senior Director, Product Development & Research | STEMconnector

Franklin Schargel

Senior Managing Associate | School Success Network

Amy Freedman

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

Laurel Wycoff

Education and Outreach Manager | New Mexico PBS | KNME

Adam Morrison

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

Saundra Schrock

CEO | Levelhead

Steve Dunn

Professor of Sustainable Enterprise | the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Dale Jasinski

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship | Quinnipiac University

Vivek Sharma

Chief Executive Officer + Founder | InStride

Anne Kauth

Head of Partnerships | Foundry College

Jamie Seger

Design Lead | The University Innovation Alliance

Philip Jordan

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

Pam Coleman

Director | State Personnel Office | New Mexico

Elizabeth Garlow

Impact Investment Officer | Lumina Foundation

Andrea Backman

Chief Employability Officer | Strategic Education Inc. (SEI)

Shelly Gore

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

Melvin Hines

CEO | Upswing

Jack Lynch

Director of State Engagements | EducationSuperHighway

Casey Welch

Co-founder +CEO | Tallo

Ben Wallerstein

CEO + Co-founder | Whiteboard Advisors

Kate O’Neill

Cabinet Secretary | Higher Education Department | State of New Mexico

Leilani Brown

Senior Vice President | K12

Sean Sullivan

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

John Vavricka

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

Lovely Dhillon

CEO | Jodevi

Jarlath O’Carroll

CEO & Founder | Jobspeaker

Notah Begay III

Professional Golfer and Founder | NB3 Foundation

Kristin Wolff

Aspiring Rainmaker | Social Policy Research

Co-Founder + CEO | The Workers Lab

Julie Keane

Chief Learning Officer | Participate

Mark Atkinson

CEO | Mursion

Bridget Burns

Executive Director | University Innovation Alliance

Michael Ellison

Founder and CEO | CodePath.org

Kaylee Peile

Portfolio Catalyst | KC Social Innovation Center

Rachel Harmon

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

Terra Tarango

Director + Education Officer | Van Andel Education Institute

Donna Diller

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

Cherie Phipps

Director | Retail Management Certificate | Western Association of Food Chains

Jeremy Walsh

Vice President | Enterprise Learning Solutions | Wiley Education Solutions

Maria Fieth

Partnership Development | California State University

Jeremy Burton

Rerouting Roadtripper | Roadtrip Nation

Kendra Smiley

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

Angela Jackson

Partner | New Profit

Javarro Russell

Sr. Director for Business Development and Innovation | ETS

Andrew C. Jones

President (interim) | LA Trade Tech College | California

Darin Hartley

VP of Business Development & Solution Architecture | Frontier Signal

Nelson Rockefeller

Founder and CEO | Frontier Signal Inc.

Heather Buskirk

Instructional Methods Advisor for Career Readiness Education | K12

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

Luther Jackson

Program Manager | NOVA

Laylah Bulman

Regional Director | North America LEAD STEM Collaborator | Lego Education

Sarah Krasley

CEO | Shimmy Technologies

Sarah Silverman

Senior Vice President, New Market Strategy | Whiteboard Advisors

Ellen Galinsky

Bezos Family Foundation

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