2020 Speakers

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(Speakers in Random Order)

Kelly Middleton Banks

Manager of Program Implementation, National Association of Workforce Boards

Ramji Raghavan

Founder + CEO, Pragya Systems

Ben Brown

The Association of Young Americans, CEO

Julian L. Alssid

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

Kevin E. Drumm

President, SUNY Broome Community College

Toni Hopper Pendergrass

President, San Juan Community College

Jasmine Hill

Writer, Educator, Organizer, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

Keith Wardrip

Community Development Research Manager, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Joe Morgan

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

Erica Barreiro

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

Dawn Baron

President | Passion Profits Consulting

Lee Lambert

Chancellor, Pima Community College

Holly Zanville

Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Tim Kubik

Co-Owner, Project ARC

Cindy Murphy

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Brandon Chrostowski

Founder, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Mel Brown


Nicole Trimble

Founder, Talent Rewire

Mariam Adegoroye

Manager, WAVE Academy

Philip Jordan

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

Steven Gonzales

Interim Chancellor, Maricopa County Community College District

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Parminder Jassal

Founder | Chief Executive Officer, Social Tech, Inc.

Michael White

Regional Vice President of Sales, Rural Sourcing

Lisa Tenorio

Education & Learning for Unreal Engine at Epic Games

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future (IFTF)

Sean Sullivan

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

Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

William Dowdell

Senior Director, KC Social Innovation

Dr. John Boudreau

Author & Professor

Landon Taylor, Jr.

Sales Account Executive, Nativo

Marlene Garcia

Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission

Albert Lewis, Jr.

Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development, Bellevue College

Monty Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer | Rural Sourcing Inc.

Kari Keefe

Founding Executive Director, KC Social Innovation Center

Esteban Venegas Villanueva

Director of Observatorio en Innovación Educativa en el Tecnológico de Monterrey

Mike Marriner

Co-founder, Roadtrip Nation

Nina Ladner

Senior Delivery Manager, Rural Sourcing

Christopher A. Lewis

Business Agility & Executive Coach

Dr. Angela Jackson

Partner. New Profit

Karen Mickool

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Mike Dulworth

President and CEO, Executive Networks

Joanne Cheng

Investor, Rethink Education

Ashley Putnam

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

Eric Bing

CEO | The College of Health Care Professions

Michelle R. Weise

Author and Senior MichAdvisor

Bryan Alexander

Futurist & Researcher

Josh Copus

Director, JFFLabs

Jordan Matheson

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

Merrilea Mayo

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

Amyris Fernandez

UX Researcher & Strategist

Dayna Laur

Co-Owner, Project Arc LLC

Steve Cadigan

Founder, Cadigan Talent Ventures

Casey Welch

Co-founder + CEO. Tallo

Carlos O. Turner Cortez

President, San Diego Continuing Education

Michael Brickman

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

Luther Jackson

Program Manager, NOVA

Tracy Hartzler

President, Central New Mexico Community College

Edward Leach

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

Kevin Clark

Co-Founder of Content Evolution

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Nathaniel Cole

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

Ron Painter

CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards

Derek Williams

Youth Fellow, Innovate+Educate