2020 Speakers

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(Speakers in Random Order)

Bryan Alexander

Futurist & Researcher

Josh Copus

Director, JFFLabs

Dawn Baron

President | Passion Profits Consulting

Steven Gonzales

Interim Chancellor, Maricopa County Community College District

Sean Sullivan

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

Michelle R. Weise

Author and Senior MichAdvisor

Albert Lewis, Jr.

Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development, Bellevue College

Toni Hopper Pendergrass

President, San Juan Community College

Keith Wardrip

Community Development Research Manager, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Ashley Putnam

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

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

Kevin E. Drumm

President, SUNY Broome Community College

Lee Lambert

Chancellor, Pima Community College

Mariam Adegoroye

Manager, WAVE Academy

Marlene Garcia

Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission

Erica Barreiro

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

Christopher A. Lewis

Business Agility & Executive Coach

Mike Marriner

Co-founder, Roadtrip Nation

Steve Cadigan

Founder, Cadigan Talent Ventures

Jasmine Hill

Writer, Educator, Organizer, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Dr. John Boudreau

Author & Professor

Jordan Matheson

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

Landon Taylor, Jr.

Sales Account Executive, Nativo

Cindy Murphy

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Michael White

Regional Vice President of Sales, Rural Sourcing

Kelly Middleton Banks

Manager of Program Implementation, National Association of Workforce Boards

Mike Dulworth

President and CEO, Executive Networks

Kari Keefe

Founding Executive Director, KC Social Innovation Center

Ramji Raghavan

Founder + CEO, Pragya Systems

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future (IFTF)

Philip Jordan

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

Casey Welch

Co-founder + CEO. Tallo

Monty Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer | Rural Sourcing Inc.

Joanne Cheng

Investor, Rethink Education

Michael Brickman

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

Dayna Laur

Co-Owner, Project Arc LLC

Parminder Jassal

Founder | Chief Executive Officer, Social Tech, Inc.

Derek Williams

Youth Fellow, Innovate+Educate

Brandon Chrostowski

Founder, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Amyris Fernandez

UX Researcher & Strategist

Lisa Tenorio

Education & Learning for Unreal Engine at Epic Games

Joe Morgan

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

Ben Brown

The Association of Young Americans, CEO

Kevin Clark

Co-Founder of Content Evolution

Julian L. Alssid

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

William Dowdell

Senior Director, KC Social Innovation

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Nina Ladner

Senior Delivery Manager, Rural Sourcing

Esteban Venegas Villanueva

Director of Observatorio en Innovación Educativa en el Tecnológico de Monterrey

Luther Jackson

Program Manager, NOVA

Tracy Hartzler

President, Central New Mexico Community College

Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

Nathaniel Cole

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

Dr. Angela Jackson

Partner. New Profit

Mel Brown


Tim Kubik

Co-Owner, Project ARC

Eric Bing

CEO | The College of Health Care Professions

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Ron Painter

CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards

Holly Zanville

Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Edward Leach

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

Karen Mickool

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Carlos O. Turner Cortez

President, San Diego Continuing Education

Merrilea Mayo

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

Nicole Trimble

Founder, Talent Rewire