2020 Speakers

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(Speakers in Random Order)

Monty Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer | Rural Sourcing Inc.

Michael White

Regional Vice President of Sales, Rural Sourcing

Nina Ladner

Senior Delivery Manager, Rural Sourcing

Holly Zanville

Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Dr. Angela Jackson

Partner. New Profit

Marlene Garcia

Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission

Ron Painter

CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards

Philip Jordan

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

Albert Lewis, Jr.

Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development, Bellevue College

Merrilea Mayo

Founding Collaborator | Chief Operating Officer, Social Tech, Inc.

Lee Lambert

Chancellor, Pima Community College

Toni Hopper Pendergrass

President, San Juan Community College

Tracy Hartzler

President, Central New Mexico Community College

Brandon Chrostowski

Founder, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Dr. John Boudreau

Author & Professor

Mel Brown


Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

Tim Kubik

Co-Owner, Project ARC

Julian L. Alssid

Founding Collaborator | Chief Marketplace Engagement Officer, Social Tech, Inc.

Christopher A. Lewis

Business Agility & Executive Coach

Michelle R. Weise

Author and Senior MichAdvisor

Mike Dulworth

President and CEO, Executive Networks

Andrea Backman

Chief Employability Officer | Strategic Education Inc. (SEI)

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Casey Welch

Co-founder + CEO. Tallo

Nathaniel Cole

American's Promise Alliance, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

William Dowdell

Senior Director, KC Social Innovation

Landon Taylor, Jr.

Sales Account Executive, Nativo

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Ben Brown

The Association of Young Americans, CEO

Erica Barreiro

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

Jordan Matheson

Director, HAVEN Addiction Refuge/ Frontier Alliance International (501c3)

Carlos O. Turner Cortez

President, San Diego Continuing Education

Amyris Fernandez

UX Researcher & Strategist

Dayna Laur

Co-Owner, Project Arc LLC

Mike Marriner

Co-founder, Roadtrip Nation

Cindy Murphy

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Ramji Raghavan

Founder + CEO, Pragya Systems

Keith Wardrip

Community Development Research Manager, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future (IFTF)

Karen Mickool

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

Kevin E. Drumm

President, SUNY Broome Community College

Ashley Putnam

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

Bryan Alexander

Futurist & Researcher

Steve Cadigan

Founder, Cadigan Talent Ventures

Kelly Middleton Banks

Manager of Program Implementation, National Association of Workforce Boards

Kari Keefe

Founding Executive Director, KC Social Innovation Center

Nicole Trimble

Founder, Talent Rewire

Steven Gonzales

Interim Chancellor, Maricopa County Community College District

Joanne Cheng

Investor, Rethink Education

Joe Morgan

Vice President, University Partnerships, Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS)

Derek Williams

Youth Fellow, Innovate+Educate

Michael Brickman

Senior Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary | U.S. Department of Education

Parminder Jassal

Founder | Chief Executive Officer, Social Tech, Inc.

Kevin Clark

Co-Founder of Content Evolution

Eric Bing

CEO | The College of Health Care Professions

Lisa Tenorio

Education & Learning for Unreal Engine at Epic Games

Esteban Venegas Villanueva

Director of Observatorio en Innovación Educativa en el Tecnológico de Monterrey

Sean Sullivan

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

Edward Leach

Executive Director – National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, The University of Texas at Austin

Jasmine Hill

Writer, Educator, Organizer, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Luther Jackson

Program Manager, NOVA

Dawn Baron

President | Passion Profits Consulting

Josh Copus

Director, JFFLabs

Mariam Adegoroye

Manager, WAVE Academy