2018 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Joseph Aoun

President - Northeastern University

Cheryl Carrier

Executive Director - Ford Next Generation Learning

Scott Cheney

Executive Director - Credential Engine

France Córdova, Ph.D.

Director - National Science Foundation

Chris Cortez

Vice President, Military Affairs - Microsoft

Mary Fallin

Governor of Oklahoma -

Ira Flatow

Host and Executive Producer - Science Friday

Jack N. Gerard

President and Chief Executive Officer - American Petroleum Institute

Eric J. Gertler

Chairman - U.S. News & World Report

CEO - Ulysses Ventures

John Hickenlooper

Governor - Colorado

JD Hoye

President - NAF

Susan Lund, Ph. D.

Partner, McKinsey Global Institute - McKinsey & Company

Tyra A. Mariani

Executive Vice President - New America

Elaine Mason

Vice President, People Planning, Design and Analytics - Cisco

Ron Ottinger

Executive Director - STEM Next Opportunity Fund

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

Renetta G. Tull, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives - University of Maryland–Baltimore County

Gregory Washington, Ph.D.

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

Jeff Weld

Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Director for STEM Education - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

James E. West, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - Johns Hopkins University

Mary G. 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

Janet Bandows Koster

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - Association for Women in Science

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

Kerri Briggs, Ph.D.

Education Program Officer - ExxonMobil

James Brown

Executive Director - STEM Education Coalition

Steve Bumbaugh

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

Brian Carter

Program Director - Overdeck Family Foundation

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

Dave Clayton

Senior Vice President - Consumer Insights Strada Education Network

Melissa Coleman

Director of Federal Programs - Putnam County Public Schools

Michel Cukier, Ph.D.

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

Joanna Daly

Vice President, Talent - IBM

Daryl S. Davidson

Executive Director - RoboNation

Rod Duckworth

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

Jim Egenrieder, Ed.D.

Research Faculty, College of Engineering - Virginia Tech

Director - Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, Virginia Tech National Capital Region

Paul Fain

News Editor - Inside Higher Ed

Matthew Felan

President and Chief Executive Officer - Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

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

Lori Flippin

STEM Initiative Leader - Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

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

Natasha Ghatak

Sales Operations Manager - Promontory Financial Group

Potoula Gjidija

Associate Director, Corporate Citizenship - Regeneron

Paula Golden

President - Broadcom Foundation

Sabrina Gómez

Senior Director, ExpandED Pathways - ExpandED Schools

Mark Greenlaw

Vice President, Strategy and Impact - FIRST

Maria Hane

President - Museum of Science and History of Jacksonville (MOSH)

Ellen Hause

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

Victoria Holt

Chief Executive Officer and President - Protolabs

Matthew C. Hutchins

Vice President and Regional Bank District Manager - Wells Fargo Bank North America

Shea Irvin

Student - Thomas A. Edison High School, Alexandria, Virginia

Susan Jacobs

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

Michael Kaurich

Program Manager - USRA

Brian Kelly

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

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

Sharon Markley

Director, Education and Innovation - Maryland Department of Commerce

Lester N. McCollum II

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

Khanjan Mehta

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

Tyra M. Metoyer

Manager of External Mobilization - American Petroleum Institute

Meredith Morris

Global Education Leader - The Dow Chemical Company

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

Chief Technology Officer, Intelligence & Security - BAE Systems

Stefani Pashman

Chief Executive Officer - Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Carrie Patterson

Chief Operations Director - WE Charity

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.

David Reichard

President and Chief Executive Officer - Alluvion Staffing

Aaliyah Samuel, Ed.D.

Director, Education Division - National Governors Association

Joe Scantlebury

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

Kathleen Schofield

Executive Director - Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

Allison Scott, Ph.D.

Chief Research Officer - Kapor Center for Social Impact

Andrew Soergel

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

Jennie Sparandara

Executive Director, Global Philanthropy - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Katie Spiker

Senior Federal Policy Analyst - National Skills Coalition

Meredith Stevens

Vice President, Strategy and Deployment - Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain

Courtney Tanenbaum, Ed.D.

Principal Researcher - American Institutes for Research

Landon Taylor

Chief Executive Officer - Base 11

Jennifer Taylor

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

Rich Van Tol

Out-of-School Time STEM Network Leader - Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District

Eric Westphal

Senior Director, Global Corporate Affairs - Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

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