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2015 Speakers & Performers

Watch the videos of our 2015 speakers and performers:

Lashon works at YouthBuild USA as the Program Associate of Education and Youth Leadership... Read More >>

YouthBuild USA
Human Rights Campaign
Former President
The IF Project,Co-Founder; Seattle Police Dept. Detective
Mayor of Louisville, KY
of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C.

Elizabeth Birch has had an extensive career that spans the corporate...


Detective Kim Bogucki is the co-founder of The IF Project... 


Communities in Schools President

Dan Cardinali is president of Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest... Read More >>

Vocal Duo
@CaShandraJ & @earleIII

Born and bred out of love and music, CaSh and Earle are a vocal duo that revive old-school... Read More >>

Newseum, Vice Chair;
LA Times, Former Editor

Shelby Coffey III is currently Vice Chairman of the Newseum. He was Editor and Executive... Read More >>

Mayor of Oklahoma City, OK

The son of postal worker and school teacher, Mick Cornett was born and raised in Oklahoma... Read More >>

U.S. Representative (MD-6) 

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) is the only former CEO of a publicly traded company... Read More >>

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ford Professor of Economics;
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America, Co-Scientific Director 

Amy Finkelstein is the Ford Professor of Economics at the... Read More >>

OCEARCH, Founding Chairman & Expedition Leader 

Brother of Mayor Greg Fischer, OCEARCH Founding Chairman Chris Fischer is an ocean... Read More >>

Brother of OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer, Greg Fischer is committed to growing jobs and... Read More >>

Washington Post, Opinion Writer;
G.W. Bush Administration, Former Assistant to the President for Policy & Strategic Planning; 
ONE, Senior Advisor

Michael J. Gerson joined ONE in August 2010 as Senior Advisor.  He is a nationally syndicated... Read More >>

President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities, Executive Director

Rachel was appointed by President Obama to manage the President's Committee on the... Read More >>

NPR's Latino USA, Executive Producer & Host

For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung...Read More >>

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation

Tom Kalil is the Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation for the White House Office... Read More>>

Annie E. Casey Foundation, 
President & CEO

A respected clinician and public sector leader, Patrick McCarthy joined the Annie E. Casey... Read More >>

The Rock Creek Singers is a 32-voice, dynamic, chamber ensemble of the Gay Men’s Chorus... Read More >>

The Carlyle Group,
Co-CEO & Co-Founder

David Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, founded in 1987... Read More >>

Council on Foreign Relations, Co-Chair; Former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Robert E. Rubin served as our nation's 70th Secretary of the Treasury from January 10, 1995... Read More >>

U.S. Representative (WI-1);
House Ways & Means Committee Chairman;
Former Republican Vice Presidential Nominee

Born and raised in the community of Janesville, Paul Ryan is a fifth-generation Wisconsin... Read More >>

U.S. Representative (CA-46)

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California's 46th Congressional District...Read More >>

United States Agency for International Development, Former Administrator

Dr. Rajiv Shah has been a tireless and dedicated leader, committed to advancing the... Read More >>

Urban Alliance, CEO

Eshauna Smith is a social entrepreneur who is currently the CEO of Urban Alliance... Read More >>

and the Common Good

Sounding somewhere between Bob Schneider, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow... Read More >>

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