2020 Speakers

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(Speakers in Random Order)

Jasmine Hill

Writer, Educator, Organizer, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Philip Jordan

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

Tracy Hartzler

President, Central New Mexico Community College

Dawn Baron

President | Passion Profits Consulting

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Eric Bing

CEO | The College of Health Care Professions

Dr. Angela Jackson

Partner. New Profit

Cindy Murphy

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Holly Zanville

Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Edward Leach

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

Parminder Jassal

Founder | Chief Executive Officer, Social Tech, Inc.

Lisa Tenorio

Education & Learning for Unreal Engine at Epic Games

Sean Sullivan

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

Michael White

Regional Vice President of Sales, Rural Sourcing

Andrea Backman

Chief Employability Officer | Strategic Education Inc. (SEI)

Kevin Clark

Co-Founder of Content Evolution

Brandon Chrostowski

Founder, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Michael Brickman

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

Bryan Alexander

Futurist & Researcher

Erica Barreiro

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

Josh Copus

Director, JFFLabs

Esteban Venegas Villanueva

Director of Observatorio en Innovación Educativa en el Tecnológico de Monterrey

Merrilea Mayo

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

Mariam Adegoroye

Manager, WAVE Academy

Ron Painter

CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards

Michelle R. Weise

Author and Senior MichAdvisor

Joe Morgan

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

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation

Lee Lambert

Chancellor, Pima Community College

Albert Lewis, Jr.

Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development, Bellevue College

Julian L. Alssid

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

Ramji Raghavan

Founder + CEO, Pragya Systems

Dayna Laur

Co-Owner, Project Arc LLC

Dr. John Boudreau

Author & Professor

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Vice President, Programs and Education for TGR Foundation

Joanne Cheng

Investor, Rethink Education

Ashley Putnam

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

Amyris Fernandez

UX Researcher & Strategist

Jordan Matheson

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

Mel Brown


Carlos O. Turner Cortez

President, San Diego Continuing Education

Tim Kubik

Co-Owner, Project ARC

Monty Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer | Rural Sourcing Inc.

Christopher A. Lewis

Business Agility & Executive Coach

Kelly Middleton Banks

Manager of Program Implementation, National Association of Workforce Boards

Mike Dulworth

President and CEO, Executive Networks

Steven Gonzales

Interim Chancellor, Maricopa County Community College District

Luther Jackson

Program Manager, NOVA

Kevin E. Drumm

President, SUNY Broome Community College

Nina Ladner

Senior Delivery Manager, Rural Sourcing

Steve Cadigan

Founder, Cadigan Talent Ventures

Nathaniel Cole

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

Karen Mickool

Consultant, The SHIFT Awards

Toni Hopper Pendergrass

President, San Juan Community College

Nicole Trimble

Founder, Talent Rewire

Marlene Garcia

Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission

Kari Keefe

Founding Executive Director, KC Social Innovation Center

Mike Marriner

Co-founder, Roadtrip Nation

William Dowdell

Senior Director, KC Social Innovation

Derek Williams

Youth Fellow, Innovate+Educate

Landon Taylor, Jr.

Sales Account Executive, Nativo

Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

Casey Welch

Co-founder + CEO. Tallo

Keith Wardrip

Community Development Research Manager, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Ben Brown

The Association of Young Americans, CEO

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future (IFTF)