2018 Speakers

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Keynote Speakers

Joseph Aoun

President - Northeastern University

Scott Cheney

Executive Director - Credential Engine

France Córdova, Ph.D.

Director - National Science Foundation

Chris Cortez

Vice President, Military Affairs - Microsoft

Ira Flatow

Host and Executive Producer - Science Friday

Jack N. Gerard

President and Chief Executive Officer - American Petroleum Institute

John Hickenlooper

Governor - Colorado

Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer - U.S. News & World Report

Susan Lund, Ph. D.

Partner, McKinsey Global Institute - McKinsey & Company

Tyra A. Mariani

Executive Vice President - New America

Ron Ottinger

Director - STEM Next, University of San Diego

Henry Samueli, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer - Broadcom

Elizabeth Shuler

Secretary-Treasurer - AFL-CIO

Ian Siegel

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - ZipRecruiter

Nicole Smith, Ph.D.

Research Professor and Chief Economist, Center on Education and the Workforce - Georgetown University

Gerald Solomon

Executive Director - Samueli Foundation

Gregory Washington, Ph.D.

Dean of Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering - University of California–Irvine

James E. West, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - Johns Hopkins University


Mary Adams

Co-Founder and Program Manager - Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative

Maya Ajmera

President and Chief Executive Officer - Society for Science & the Public

Publisher - Science News

Bryan D. Albrecht, Ed.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - Gateway Technical College

Patrick Barnes

Program Director, Global Youth Education - John Deere

Cathy Barrera, Ph.D.

Chief Economist - ZipRecruiter

Vince Bertram, Ed.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - Project Lead The Way

Diane Bosak

Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Policy - Achieving the Dream

Teri Brahams

Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development - Pellissippi State Community College

James Brown

Executive Director - STEM Education Coalition

Steve Bumbaugh

Senior Vice President, College & Career Access - The College Board

Michael Cartney

President - Lake Area Technical Institute

Jon Chapman

Co-Founder and President - EverFi

Michelle Clare

Senior Director, Experience-Based Learning and Career Education - University of Cincinnati

Michel Cukier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director, Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) - University of Maryland

Joanna Daly

Vice President, Talent - IBM

Rod Duckworth

Chancellor, Division of Career and Adult Education - Florida Department of Education

Paul Fain

News Editor - Inside Higher Ed

Erica Fessia

Director, Community Engagement - Qualcomm

Brian K. Fitzgerald, Ed.D.

Chief Executive Officer - Business-Higher Education Forum

Stephen Flavin

Vice President, Academic and Corporate Engagement - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Myk Garn, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for New Learning Models - University System of Georgia

James H. Garrett, Jr., Ph. D.

Dean, College of Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Potoula Gjidija

Associate Director, Corporate Citizenship - Regeneron

Paula Golden

President - Broadcom Foundation

Sabrina Gómez

Director, Expanded STEM Opportunities - ExpandED Schools

Ellen Hause

Program Director, Academic and Student Affairs - American Association of Community Colleges

Victoria Holt

Chief Executive Officer and President - Proto Labs

Susan Jacobs

Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, Newport News Shipbuilding - Huntington Ingalls Industries

Aimee Kennedy, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy and Education - Battelle

Jean King, Ph.D.

Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Carolyn Lee

Executive Director - The Manufacturing Institute

Mandy Leemhuis

Director, Office of Corporate Responsibility - NORDAM

Richard Lester

Technician Development Manager, Technician Training and Education Network - Toyota Motor North America

Jessica Lindl

Global Head of Education - Unity Technologies

Dane Linn

Vice President - Business Roundtable

Kieran Luke

General Manager, Credentials - General Assembly

Lindsay Lyon

Deputy Editor - U.S. News & World Report

Kelly Mack, Ph.D.

Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education, Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope - Association of American Colleges and Universities

Kathy Mannes

Vice President, Building Economic Opportunity - Jobs for the Future

Lester N. McCollum II

Managing Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer - ICMA-RC

Anne McGrath

Executive Editor - U.S. News & World Report

Khanjan Mehta

Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry, Director of the Mountaintop Initiative - Lehigh University

Jan Morrison

President and Chief Executive Officer - Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM

Cheryl A. Oldham

Vice President of Education Policy - U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Carol O’Donnell, Ed.D.

Director - Smithsonian Science Education Center

Manish Parikh

Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Intelligence & Security Sector - BAE Systems

Stefani Pashman

Chief Executive Officer - Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Scott Pattison

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - National Governors Association

Rodney Petersen

Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education - National Institute of Standards and Technology

Drew Petty

Senior Manager, Skillful - Markle Foundation

Angel Piñeiro, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Services - ASI System Integration, Inc.

Judd R. Pittman

Special Consultant to the Secretary of Education on STEM - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Larry Plank, Ed. S

Director of STEM Education - Hillsborough County Public Schools

Karen Ramsey-Idem, Ph.D.

Global Technical Operations Excellence and Capacity Planning Leader - Cummins, Inc.

Joe Scantlebury

Vice President for Program Strategy - W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Allison Scott, Ph.D.

Chief Research Officer - Kapor Center for Social Impact

Andrew Soergel

Senior Economy Reporter - U.S. News & World Report

Jennie Sparandara

Vice President, Global Philanthropy - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Katie Spiker

Senior Federal Policy Analyst - National Skills Coalition

Meredith Stevens

Vice President, Strategy and Deployment - Johnson & Johnson

Courtney Tanenbaum, Ed.D.

Principal Researcher - American Institutes for Research

Jennifer Taylor

Vice President, U.S. Jobs - Consumer Technology Association

Eric Westphal

Senior Director, Global Legal and Corporate Affairs - Cognizant

Barbara Whye

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources - Intel

Michael Wolf

Division Chief, Occupational Employment Projections - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Chair, Chief Executive Officer and President - DreamBox Learning

Jennifer Worth

Senior Vice President, Workforce and Economic Development - American Association of Community Colleges