2019 Speakers


Byron G. Auguste, D.Phil.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder - Opportunity@Work

Angela Baker

Director, Corporate Responsibility - Qualcomm

Christine Bastian

Senior Vice President, Engineering Human Resources - Cisco Systems

Vince Bertram, Ed.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - Project Lead The Way

Deb Bubb

HR Vice President and Chief Leadership, Learning and Inclusion Officer - IBM

Earl Buford

Chief Executive Officer - Partner4Work

Lauren Camera

Education Reporter - U.S. News & World Report

Oren Cass

Senior Fellow - Manhattan Institute

Kimberly Churches

Chief Executive Officer - American Association of University Women

Martin Dahinden, Ph.D.

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States -

Rosanna Durruthy

Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - LinkedIn

Charles Eaton

Chief Executive Officer - Creating IT Futures

Executive Vice President, Social Innovation - CompTIA

Molly Elgin-Cossart

Director, Rework America Task Force - Markle Foundation

Julie Gehrki

Vice President, Philanthropy - Walmart

Eric J. Gertler

Executive Chairman - U.S. News & World Report

Lorraine Hariton

President and Chief Executive Officer - Catalyst

James E. Rzepkowski

Acting Secretary - Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Gregory H. Johnson

National Innovation and Strategy Advisor - Boy Scouts of America

Brian Kelly

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

Chloe Kontos

Executive Director, National Science and Technology Council - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Lindsay H. Kurrle

Commissioner - Vermont Department of Labor

Nancy Leppink

Commissioner - Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Laurie Leshin, Ph.D.

President - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rebecca Lewis

Director - Amgen Biotech Experience Program Office

Managing Project Director - Education Development Center

Dan Mantz

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board - Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation

Jack Markell

Former Governor of Delaware -

Chairman, National Advisory Council - Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative

Michael Morella

Assistant Managing Editor, Publications and Events - U.S. News & World Report

Michael P. Morris

Chief Executive Officer - Topcoder

Global Head of Crowdsourcing - Wipro

Michelle Murphy

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion and Global Talent Acquisition - Ingersoll Rand

Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Chancellor - California Community Colleges

Julia Pollak

Labor Economist - ZipRecruiter

Philip Regier, Ph.D.

University Dean for Educational Initiatives; Chief Executive Officer, EdPlus - Arizona State University

Allen Shaheen

Executive Vice President, North American Regional Delivery Centers - Cognizant

Barbara R. Snyder

President - Case Western Reserve University

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director - Samueli Foundation

Nancy Butler Songer, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor - Drexel University

Bill Taylor

Vice President, Outreach and Partnership Development - NAF

Tom Temin

Host and Managing Editor, The Federal Drive - Federal News Network

Michelle R. Weise, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Workforce Strategies; Chief Innovation Officer - Strada Institute for the Future of Work, Strada Education Network

Jon Werner-Allen, Ph.D.

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Eric Westphal

Senior Director, Global Workforce Strategy and Economic Development - Cognizant

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