2020 Speakers

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(Speakers in Random Order)

Steve Cadigan

Founder, Cadigan Talent Ventures

Carlos O. Turner Cortez

President, San Diego Continuing Education

Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

Amyris Fernandez

UX Researcher & Strategist

Karen Mickool

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

William Dowdell

Senior Director, KC Social Innovation

Erica Barreiro

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

Esteban Venegas Villanueva

Director of Observatorio en Innovación Educativa en el Tecnológico de Monterrey

Jasmine Hill

Writer, Educator, Organizer, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Tim Kubik

Co-Owner, Project ARC

Kevin Clark

Co-Founder of Content Evolution

Joe Morgan

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

Marlene Garcia

Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission

Joanne Cheng

Investor, Rethink Education

Kevin E. Drumm

President, SUNY Broome Community College

Nina Ladner

Senior Delivery Manager, Rural Sourcing

Derek Williams

Youth Fellow, Innovate+Educate

Keith Wardrip

Community Development Research Manager, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Parminder Jassal

Founder | Chief Executive Officer, Social Tech, Inc.

Dr. Angela Jackson

Partner. New Profit

Sean Sullivan

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

Ashley Putnam

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

Christopher A. Lewis

Business Agility & Executive Coach

Casey Welch

Co-founder + CEO. Tallo

Albert Lewis, Jr.

Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development, Bellevue College

Julian L. Alssid

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

Monty Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer | Rural Sourcing Inc.

Dayna Laur

Co-Owner, Project Arc LLC

Edward Leach

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

Tracy Hartzler

President, Central New Mexico Community College

Dawn Baron

President | Passion Profits Consulting

Ben Brown

The Association of Young Americans, CEO

Philip Jordan

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

Brandon Chrostowski

Founder, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Luther Jackson

Program Manager, NOVA

Holly Zanville

Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Lisa Tenorio

Education & Learning for Unreal Engine at Epic Games

Mariam Adegoroye

Manager, WAVE Academy

Eric Bing

CEO | The College of Health Care Professions

Mike Dulworth

President and CEO, Executive Networks

Nathaniel Cole

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

Cindy Murphy

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

Mike Marriner

Co-founder, Roadtrip Nation

Bryan Alexander

Futurist & Researcher

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Ron Painter

CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards

Mel Brown


Michael White

Regional Vice President of Sales, Rural Sourcing

Ramji Raghavan

Founder + CEO, Pragya Systems

Jordan Matheson

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

Josh Copus

Director, JFFLabs

Merrilea Mayo

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

Landon Taylor, Jr.

Sales Account Executive, Nativo

Steven Gonzales

Interim Chancellor, Maricopa County Community College District

Michelle R. Weise

Author and Senior MichAdvisor

Kari Keefe

Founding Executive Director, KC Social Innovation Center

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future (IFTF)

Lee Lambert

Chancellor, Pima Community College

Michael Brickman

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

Kelly Middleton Banks

Manager of Program Implementation, National Association of Workforce Boards

Dr. John Boudreau

Author & Professor

Toni Hopper Pendergrass

President, San Juan Community College

Nicole Trimble

Founder, Talent Rewire