Impact Labs Pitch Panel

Marcus Allen

CEO BIG BROTHERS & SISTERS Independence (Greater Philadelphia region), and National Board of Directors for BBBS, the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the country. Allen is a respected community leader and sought-after speaker for a variety of topics, including Mentoring, Mass Incarceration, Leadership Development, Board Governance, Economic Issues, Educational Excellence and Nonprofit Management. His op-eds are frequently featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and he has received numerous awards. In 2016, Marcus Allen was appointed to the PA State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by Senator Patrick Toomey’s office, responsible for advising the Commission regarding civil rights and discrimination matters in the Commonwealth of PA. Allen currently serves on the board of directors for United Way, the Philadelphia Association of Community, and in 2013, was appointed to serve on the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity oversight board. Topic: EQUITY

James Anderson

FOUNDER, of The ANTI-RECIDIVISM COALITION (one of the world’s leading criminal justice reform organizations). After overcoming a childhood riddled with great challenges, James’ story is one filled with hope and redemption. Now a social justice thought leader, James was most recently at The Yerba Mate Co., leading development and execution of the corporation’s social impact commitment to hire 10,000 system-affected individuals worldwide. The Yerba Mate Co. is the self-distributor of Guayaki Brand Yerba Mate which, is one of the fastest trending organic beverages in the country. Domestically and abroad, The Yerba Mate Co. is revolutionizing the distribution world by working towards its aspiration of having a 100% Fossil Fuel Free Fleet. James graduated from UCLA with double honors while simultaneously helping to create The Anti-Recidivism Coalition. In July of 2014, James was appointed to the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SAC JJDP) by the Governor of California, Jerry Brown. James also served on the Executive Board for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, the Board of Directors for the John M. Lloyd Foundation, and the Advisory Board for the California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice. Topic: EQUITY

Ethan Asher

ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR FOR THE FUTURE COALITION – Ethan started working locally and around the State of Georgia in 2018, as a part of the gun violence prevention movement. He worked with organizations like March for Our Lives and Giffords Policy Center to advocate and implement gun violence prevention policy on a Statewide and Federal level. For the past year Ethan has worked as the Engagement Director for Future Coalition, a network of youth-led organizations. At Future Coalition, Ethan provides back-end strategy and support consulting for young organizers all around the country. Topic: MOBILIZE the VOTE

Frank Ashmore

MANAGING DIRECTOR of 1440 MULTIVERSITY, a wellness retreat in the redwoods south of San Francisco offering inspired learning programs for renewal, growth, and development. Frank leads the “Hospitality Committee,” a dynamic and diverse team of greater good champions. Through their genuine passions and authentic experiences, the 1440 team brings immersive learning to life on campus in meaningful ways, and the journey of growth and discovery starts with us by being devoted to charitable work and our own inner fitness. Topic: EDUCATION

John Bare

SR VP OF ARTHUR M BLANK FOUNDATION. The AMB Foundation is a family philanthropy investing more than $40 million annually in Georgia, Montana and around the country. In this role, John provides the creativity and vision to animate the Blank family’s passions across a number of program areas, including education, parks and greenspace, early childhood development, the arts, childhood obesity and community development. John leads a team of eight and engages dozens of associates from the Blank Family of Businesses who are members of five committees that participate in the grantmaking for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mr. Blank’s other business interests. In the field of evaluation, John is a national leader in identifying and adapting innovative tools for social change strategies and was part of a national advisory board for The Commons’ Risk Management Toolkit, and his 2009 Foundation Review article, “Philanthropy, Evaluation, Accountability, and Social Change,” challenges the field to differentiate accountability, which sets the ground floor for acceptable practices, from the complex, aspirational work required to advance social change. Topic: EDUCATION

Jen Beason

GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP at SAP. The portfolio of programs she supports includes early stage innovation and new ventures, while also accelerating and scaling the impact of mature nonprofit organizations and social enterprises, primarily in the areas of quality education, workforce readiness, and social entrepreneurship. SAP Corporate Social Responsibility is focused on powering opportunity through digital inclusion. Their mission is to ensure that everyone – regardless of geography, culture, gender, socioeconomic background, etc. – has access to the quality education and skills-needed to succeed in a digital world. Topic: EDUCATION

Aloe Blacc

MUSICIAN, PRODUCER, PHILANTHROPIST. Blacc fell in love with hip-hop as a kid and started writing rap songs when he was nine. With his lyrics drawing influence from socially conscious artists like KRS-One, he put out his first hip-hop mixtape at age 17. Later developing a fierce admiration for such soul musicians as Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye, he also discovered an affinity for folk-rock singer/songwriters during his college years. “One of the most important factors in my transition from hip-hop to being a singer was listening to people like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, and Cat Stevens,” Blacc says. “Their songs are full of emotion that’s expressed in strong lyrics, and that had a big impact on me. Blacc has collaborated with groundbreaking producers like Pharrell Williams, Lift Your Spirit dropped on New Year’s Day in 2014, debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Album. “When I signed a major-label contract, I recognized the power of having a larger audience, and I promised myself that I’d use my voice for social change. Rather than a genre, my music follows a theme I call A.I.M.: affirmation, inspiration, and motivation,” Topic: EQUITY

Ania Bulis

BROKER & CO-FOUNDER of THE BIG SKY REAL ESTATE COMPANY. Ania is a problem-solver and philanthropist with a deep commitment to people and organizations she believes in. Past professions include public relations, advertising, publishing and journalism. She enjoys collaborating with various non-profit causes that impact children, families, arts & education. She has an eye for good ideas and a notebook full of her own. Topic: MOBILIZE the VOTE

Lucy Caldwell

FOUNDER, LIFE REVEALED – Lucy Caldwell is a social psychologist, venture philanthropist and founder of the Life Revealed podcast and event series. She has devoted herself to the science and practice of how people change with an emphasis on awakening, empowering and dynamically reshaping culture. Topic: EDUCATION

Susan Carstensen

FOUNDING PARTNER at YELLOWSTONE GROWTH PARTNERS. Susan is a powerhouse in business, civic engagement, and fighting for equality and access. She chooses to spend her time helping entrepreneurs build businesses (Quiq, Foundant, PFL, Audience Awards, Alosant, Davidson, H360); investing in candidates via OpenSourceMT that believe in funding public education, environment and access, inclusion and diversity, accessible and affordable healthcare and investment in infrastructure; and supporting people and organizations that are engaged in heroic endeavors (ACLU, Interchange, PowerhouseMT, HATCH and many others). Topic: MOBILIZE the VOTE

Lynn Casey

Lynn Casey is a passionate entrepreneur, who uses human insights and future trends to guide Fortune 100 companies towards their greatest potential futures. An author, speaker and thought leader, Lynn is passionate about employing empathy as the boldest North Star for ideation, innovation and growth. Her consulting group, Shine Scout, Inc. has worked with companies such as Facebook, Coca-Cola, Coty Cosmetics, Burger King, the North Face and Dreamworks. Lynn also sits on several leadership boards, and serves as a mentor at the USC Marshall School of Marketing. Topic: EDUCATION

Emily Chang

SENIOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE. Senior Executive with 20 years‘ experience in Customer Experience, Business Strategy, Cross-Cultural Team Leadership, Change Management & Organizational Renewal, Brand Building. Previously led Apple Retail Marketing for APAC region and worked at P&G across all 3 Business Units. Joined Starbucks 2017 to look after our branded customer experience, first as cmo of China, then as svp marketing. A bi-cultural, ambidextrous business leader, teacher & strategic catalyst. Topic: EDUCATION

Nancy Conrad

CHAIRMAN / FOUNDER OF THE CONRAD FOUNDATION. Nancy and her team oversee a global pathway in education that provides context for content and culminates with the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award. This Award invites teams of high school(13-18) students to create commercially viable products by combining science, technology, engineering and math with innovation and entrepreneurship. Ms. Conrad is a keynote speaker in education. Topic: EDUCATION

Kim Dabbs

GLOBAL DIRECTOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, STEELCASE. Kim Dabbs is a social entrepreneur, advocate and innovator who is leading Social Innovation for Steelcase. She has a passion for building a culture of opportunity and is leveraging that mindset as she partners with organizations leading transformational change projects around the world. She has scaled innovation and designed programs that showcased impact as she collaborated on the launch of the new Learning + Innovation Center that was built as a global hub in Munich. Topic: EQUITY

Tim Daly

ACTOR, PRESIDENT OF CREATIVE COALITION, Tim Daly is an actor and producer, known Madame Secretary, Wings and his voice role as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Animated Series. The Creative Coalition is a nonprofit, advocacy group formed of members of the American entertainment industry. Topic: EDUCATION

Chris Denson

AWARD-WINNING INNOVATION ADVOCATE. As an award-winning idea-maker, Chris is currently the Director of Ignition Factory at OMD, a group responsible for innovation across many of the agency’s fortune 50 clients. His leadership and creativity have been leveraged for large and small organizations from Africa to Italy to his hometown of Detroit. Chris also hosts the Innovation Crush podcast series with over 700,000 subscribers around the globe; featuring the world’s top innovators at the cross section of business and culture. Topic: EQUITY

Jurgis Did

MOTIVATIONAL MUSICIAN, ACTIVIST, Transformational Troubadour, Edutainer. Lithuania-based Jurgis Did is hard to pin down with conventional labels. By seamlessly mixing his passion for music and social phenomenon, he transcends conventional formats to create exceptional experiences that inspire and enlighten in ways that traditional methods cannot. Over the past 5 years, Jurgis has held over 500 sessions, interactive seminars, and participative performances aimed at upgrading humanity; helping teams tap into their social capital cache by creatively educating on emotional intelligence, and participation. FEATURED PERFORMANCE

Liz Dozier

FOUNDER, CHICAGO BEYOND. From education to activism, Liz Dozier has spent her career working tirelessly to disrupt the culture of inequity that is often pervasive in urban neighborhoods. In 2016, Dozier launched Chicago Beyond, an impact investor that backs the fight for youth equity by fueling ideas, organizations, and people. Since its inception, Chicago Beyond has invested more than $30 million in 14 local nonprofit organizations and a community leader that fight for all youth to achieve their fullest human potential. Beyond funding, the team works hand-in-hand with their investment partners to provide the strategic support and thought partnership they need to achieve their goals and reach more young people. Because there is no single barrier to equity, Chicago Beyond invests in everything from education, to youth safety, to health and wellness, and beyond. Dozier’s work has been featured in various outlets such as the New York Times Best Seller How Children Succeed by Paul Tough, CNN’s docu-series Chicagoland, and forums such as Aspen Ideas Festival, the Kennedy Center Forum on Mental Health, The Obama Foundation Summit, and SXSW. Topic: EQUITY

Adel El-Huni

SOCIAL IMPACT CATALYST, I have led efforts in circular economy, socially responsible banking , public policy advocacy, socio-economic development, surgical application of emerging technology, catalyzing future foresight initiatives as well as leveraged my experience in finance, public affairs, design thinking, sociopreneurship, impact investing, and strategic philanthropy throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. I was selected as an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar in 2018 and honored with the Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Philanthropy Fellowship in 2010. I received my Masters in Public Affairs summa cum laude from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and have been frequently requested to lecture on topics related to innovation in banking, crowdsourcing in public policy, future foresights, digital transformation, human-centered design and co creation in public/private/social sectors. Some of my latest initiatives include catalyzing Palmwood a design thinking led initiative ( Joint Venture between IDEO and Dubai Future Foundation) to promote innovative policies & socioeconomic solutions in government, private and social sector as well as co founding SEED Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center which focuses on addressing youth unemployment in Middle East and Africa via lean methodologies. Topic: EQUITY

Drew FitzGerald

CO-FOUNDER of 501cTHREE . Drew is Co-Founder, with Jaden Smith of 501cTHREE, a non-profit reimagined for a younger generation who wants action. They blend innovation and creative storytelling to raise awareness and get people engaged with climate change solutions. Drew was the co-founder of the SDG Engine, a two sided digital marketplace to connect social entrepreneurs with stakeholders who have needs pertaining to achieving the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals, and was one of the founding advisors of The Prime Coalition – a Cambridge- based, non-profit successfully steering philanthropic capital to direly-needed, early-stage, clean energy technologies. Technologies which, when at scale, are capable of reducing a billion tons of Carbon emissions from the atmosphere annually. Topic: EQUITY

Gil Forer

LEAD PARTNER, DIGITAL & BUSINESS DISRUPTION GLOBAL @ ERNST & YOUNG. In his role, Gil leads the global network of wavespace and its go-to-market strategy and execution through working with various leaders and stakeholders within EY’s service lines, sectors and enabling functions. The focus of wavespace is centered on the notion that people support what they help create. In addition, Gil leads EYQ, which is EY’s global think-tank. EYQ is focused on the question “what’s after what’s next?” Gil also founded and is the organizing chair of EY’s annual Innovation Realized Summit which is a two-day immersive experience-based retreat for C-level executives. From a client service perspective, Gil serves as the North America client service partner on Diageo and the global client service partner on Sequoia Capital. Previously, Gil was the Global Cleantech industry leader and prior to his Cleantech leadership role, Gil was based in London and was the global leader for EY’s Venture Capital Advisory Group (VCAG) and the Global IPO program. He was also the first National Director of Sales and Marketing for EY in Israel, where he was a key member of the executive management team that led EY to be the country’s leading professional services firm. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

Lizanne Galbreath

MANAGING PARTNER GALBREATH & CO, a real estate investment firm. Prior to her current role, Ms. Galbreath was managing director of LaSalle Partners/Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate services and investment management firm where she also served as a director. She also currently serves as a director on the boards of Paramount Group, Inc. and Urban Land Institute, RARE and The Nature Conservancy, as well as on the Board Member for Marriott Vacations Worldwide. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

Charles Garcia

CEO of TENDREL, Professor at MIT, Charlie founded a company that grew from three people to sixty offices in seven countries. Inc magazine named it one of the Top 10 fastest–growing privately held companies in the U.S. He is a decorated veteran, a bestselling author, and a public servant who has worked for five U.S. Presidents, of both parties. He is a former White House Fellow, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Columbia Law School, and a 2019 Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow. Topic: EDUCATION

Marcus Glover

FOUNDING PARTNER M. GLOVER CAPITAL & BOARD CHAIR of DEFY VENTURES, Marcus catalyzes change through social impact investment and criminal justice reform. Through close collaboration with local stakeholders, M. Glover Capital’s investments drive job creation to economic stability and wealth generation for systems affected communities. Through Defy Ventures, which fights mass incarceration and recidivism by building on the natural talents of incarcerated men, Marcus mentors youth and teaches yoga and meditation. As a Global Creative Director and Chief Marketing Officer, Marcus produced some of the most memorable advertising campaigns within pop culture urban lifestyle, music, sports, entertainment, including an award-winning Super Bowl commercial. Based on his agency experience, Marcus is highly active as a consultant for early-stage ventures and leads workshops on brand and personal storytelling for founders and leaders. Topic: EQUITY

Elke Govertsen

CHIEF COMMUNITY OFFICER at MYVILLAGE, a venture-backed company remaining the 0-5 childcare and education space. Her role on the exec team is focused on experience design, strategy, culture, community, and coaching. She is also the founder and CEO of Mamalode Magazine which has been called “America’s best parenting magazine” by Lisa Stone, Founder of BlogHer. She is on the Executive Board of HATCH which is a global network of diverse individuals, industries, and expertise — collaborators, who cross-pollinate to accelerate solutions for positive impact and HATCH A Better World. Elke has been named one of Origin magazine’s Top 100 Creatives, featured in, Real Simple, Ad Tech, Huffington Post, and Godaddy Garage, Elke has made a large national footprint from Montana. She has spoken at events like AdWeek, The Girls Lounge, and C2 Montreal, HATCH. Elke Govertsen is a long time member of the HATCH executive board. Topic: EDUCATION

Tom Gruber

Co-FOUNDER SIRI, A.I. THOUGHT LEADER. Tom Gruber is a product designer, entrepreneur, and AI thought leader who uses technology to augment human intelligence. He was co-founder, CTO, and head of design for the team that created the Siri virtual assistant.  At Apple for over 8 years, Tom led the Advanced Development Group that designed and prototyped new capabilities for products that bring intelligence to the interface. Previously, he led design and technology for pioneering companies in Collective Knowledge Systems and Collaborative Knowledge Management, which harvest the collective contributions of people working together on line. His research in Artificial Intelligence, particularly ontology engineering, helped lay the foundation for the Semantic Web. Topic: MOBILIZE THE VOTE

Bob Hall

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, VERA BRADLEY, FOUNDER OF ANDESITE HOLDINGS. Bob Hall has worn many hats over the years: Wall Street executive, fashion industry investor, philanthropist, outdoorsman, and dad, all while skiing 100 days a year. He lost his father at a young age and has always had more ambition than brains leading to a full life of challenges. Hall has filled several accidental chairman roles in public companies, independent schools, and even the U.S. Biathlon board. Bob is the founder of Andesite Holdings, an investment advisory and private equity firm, and a director of FlyLow Gear. Bob spent 28 years with UBS Financial Services and its predecessor firms, Paine Webber and Kidder Peabody. Bob’s philanthropic efforts focus on Teach for America, where he served as the regional board chair for the Mid-Atlantic region for 12 years and the Philadelphia School Partnership where he serves on the board. Topic: EDUCATION

Liz Heller

MANAGING PARTNER @ memBrain, Liz is an American producer and entrepreneur. Described by USA Today as the “‘godmother’ of the women’s cyber movement in Hollywood,” Heller is noted for her early advocacy of the internet in the entertainment industry. Her award-winning career spans film, music, and technology. Liz has worked in the entertainment industry in multiple capacities, ranging from serving as Executive VP of Capitol Records, to producing “The Basketball Diaries.” She is the founder of Buzztone, an innovative marketing company dedicated to engaging consumers and designing brand-building experiences for clients. As the chief “alchemist” of Buzztone, Liz tackles a wide variety of challenges in the constantly evolving digital sphere. Clients from global brands such as TOMS, Pepsi, and JoinRED, to early-stage projects and companies such as Tim Kring’s Conspiracy For Good, have all benefited from campaigns that organically weave brand into community, consciousness and influence consumer lifestyles. Liz’s vision drove the development of new technology to fill an engagement marketing void.

Stacy Katz

PR VETERAN, Co-CREATOR of NOT PARENT-APPROVED, Stacy Katz is a recognized leader in strategic communications for global and emerging brands. With proven expertise in company positioning (external & internal), customer acquisition and retention programs and digital/social strategies, Stacy is known for pushing the envelope to develop communications strategies and content that best connects with audiences and activates business results. Her leadership at Hewlett Packard, Autodesk, PeoplePC/Earthlink, Verizon, Tivo and consumer brands (spanning Pottery Barn, Vogue, Groupon and more) has helped companies reach high levels of impact and market growth. A vanguard communications strategist, Stacy has managed and enhanced the corporate reputation for entertainment and technology companies including Verizon, Spotify, UltraViolet and more. Her integrated marketing and PR partners have included MTV, Delta Airlines, Ford Motor Company, Gwen Stefani, Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Variety, and Vivendi. Stacy hones her most effective communications skills as the proud mom of an active grade-school son, and as her side hustle, invented an award-winning family card game called “Not Parent Approved” a best seller on Amazon. Topic: EDUCATION


Otho Kerr

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, ACUMEN. Acumen is a U.S.-based non-profit impact investment organization with close to 20 years’ experience in investing in social enterprises that serve low-income communities in developing countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Acumen invests “Patient Capital,” capital that bridges the gap between the efficiency and scale of market-based approaches and the social impact of pure philanthropy, in entrepreneurs bringing sustainable solutions to big problems of poverty. Prior to joining Acumen, he was a founding partner with Encourage Capital, an asset management firm that leverages private capital to generate environmental and social impact as well as compelling investment returns. Otho was the Chief Operating Officer and more recently led an effort to work with native communities to develop carbon offset projects that would positively impact both the environment and the economic condition of landing-owning indigenous communities. Otho has worked in investment banking and asset management for over twenty years, having begun with Goldman Sachs Co. Otho was a co-founder of the Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship in Harlem and a fellow in the Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership Program. Most recently, Otho was an Ambassador for Health Equity, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on a Culture of Health Program. Topic: EQUITY

Chris Krohn

OpenIDEO PORTFOLIO LEAD. Chris is an open innovation portfolio lead with IDEO. His work focuses on circular economy initiatives in partnership with leading Fortune 100s such as Nike, Starbucks, and Coca-Cola. The programs he designs are pushing the boundaries of what’s achievable through open innovation with an emphasis on sourcing, acceleration, and piloting. His work has been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Bloomberg, CNN, and Esquire. He holds an MBA from California College of the Arts, and a dual-degree BFA in both sculpture and painting from the GWU Corcoran College of Art. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

Christine Lai

COMMUNITY ACTIVATOR, ESHIP | KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION. Christine Lai is a cross-sector collaboration catalyst, connecting capital, ideas, opportunities, and people for positive social change. She serves as a Community Activator on the ESHIP Summit Team, an initiative launched by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she focuses on partnerships, strategy, and supporting the community. She has a practice of taking life sabbaticals, and has prior experience in education, hospitality, organizational culture, and sports. Topic: EDUCATION

Erica Mackey

CO-FOUNDER, MYVILLAGE. Erica Mackey is a serial entrepreneur building a high-quality, community-driven solution to the national childcare shortage by empowering home-based childcare and preschool providers with the tools they need to grow a successful business that puts kids and families first. She led the largest venture capital seed round in Montana history at $6 million last April. Previously, Erica co-founded and served as COO of Zola Electric, the world’s first scalable off-grid electric company, connecting over 1 million Africans to affordable solar energy. Her ventures have raised over $130M from investors including Elon Musk, Paul Allen, Jeff Skoll, and others.  Erica is also on the HATCH Board of Directors. Topic: EDUCATION

John Mckee

INVENTOR, CO-FOUNDER HEADFRAME SPIRITS, and entreprenuer and industrial environmentalist. John’s distilleries in biodiesel offset 400,000 tons carbon annually and his distilleries in hooch make whiskey and distillation systems for other distilleries. Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing employ 33 people in Butte, America and is a large part of the revitalization and revisioning of the future of a city within America’s largest superfund site. TOPIC: ENVIRONMENT

Paul “DJ Spooky” Miller

MUSICIAN, PRODUCER, ACTIVIST – Paul Miller is passionate about mobilizing the vote, creativity for change, and the climate crisis – a National Geographic Explorer, composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. Topic: MOBILIZE THE VOTE

Richard Muller

CHIEF COLLABORATION OFFICER @ TONIC || Richard’s 30+ year career as a management consultant, entrepreneur and executive in national and multinational organizations while studying major trends in business has taken him on a journey through several mergers, an acquisition and a management stint with one of the world’s largest and most successful marketing services agencies. Now he’s applying what he’s learned to advance the cause of impact investing, an idea that has the potential to significantly change the way we manage personal wealth and benefit society at the same time. Richard is committed professionally as part of Toniic and as an advisor to organizations in the growing impact investing sector, to broaden and deepen the community of like-minded investors with the same commitment. Toniic is a global financial ecosystem that operates to create positive social and environmental impact. Collectively, members are seeking to deploy $4.5B into high impact investments across asset classes. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

Nirvan Mullick

FOUNDER, IMAGINATION FOUNDER, FILMMAKER – Nirvan Mullick is an LA based filmmaker, speaker, and founder of Interconnected Media and Nirvan’s short film Caine’s Arcade became a viral phenomenon in 2012, receiving millions of views and changing the life of a creative 9 year-old boy. Following Caine’s Arcade, Nirvan founded to foster creativity for children worldwide, and created the Global #CardboardChallenge that has since engaged over 1 MILLION KIDS in 80 countries. now supports over 180 Chapters in 30 countries. Lego and Ashoka named a Champion of their Re-Imagine Learning Challenge and in 2019 VANS made a $1 Million donation to to help continue growing programs that foster the creative expression of kids worldwide. Nirvan directed the viral #EarthToParis climate campaign for the UN Foundation and GOOD, generating over 1.4 billion impressions leading up to the historic Paris Climate Agreement. His films have screened in festivals worldwide, from Cannes to Annecy, winning numerous awards. His work has been featured in the NY Times, NBC, ABC, NPR, New Yorker, and is in the permanent collection of MoMA. Nirvan has received the Dan Eldon Award for Creative Activism and the Big Ideas in Action award. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

Eddie Phillips

DIRECTOR, PRIVATE INVESTMENTS @ HERITAGE WEALTH ADVISORS || Eddie joined Heritage in 2019 after a twenty-seven year career in commercial banking. He served as Co-Head of Commercial Banking and was a member of the founding team at Xenith Bank (sold to Atlantic Union in 2018). Eddie’s role at Heritage is to direct the firm’s sourcing, evaluation and recommendation of private investments, including impact investments. Heritage is the destination financial partner for purpose-driven people who want to achieve more with their money. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

John Quigley

FOUNDER, SPECTRAL Q. John Quigley is an award-winning Artist, Producer, and Activist. As a producer he has worked with dozens of influencers from the entertainment industry on livestreams, concerts, and PSAs to benefit a variety of causes. He recently served as Executive Producer for the Artists United for Amazonia Livestream with high profile artists and experts such as Barbra Streisand, STING, Jeff Bridges, Jane Fonda, Peter Gabriel, Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews,Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, and many others. As founder of Spectral Q his unique mix of human installation and aerial photography brings together communities to create large-scale messages for the common good. Focusing on themes of health, human rights, social justice, ecological balance, democracy, and freedom, his work strives to liberate the spirit and inspire unity through creative participation. He has created more than 200 Aerial Art images involving over 200,000 people on 7 continents, profiled in hundreds of media outlets around the world. He has worked with virtually every major environmental organization in the US, including having served on the national and international boards for Earth Day. He currently serves as the Founding Director of Artists for Amazonia, as well as a board member of the Environmental Media Association (EMA) and the Whaleman Foundation. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

San Rahi

San Rahi is an Emmy-winning Creative Director, EVP of Partnerships and Innovation at Sid Lee and believes that brands can be true modern culture-makers. San has been building global brands into market leaders for 20+ years in a leadership position at agencies, and at technology star-ups, overseeing growth and transformation within complex organizations to global success. San is also a champion for the U.N.s Sustainable Development Goals, and connecting brands to purpose, impact, and actionable change.

Kendall Ramseur

CELLIST, COMPOSER, Kendall Ramseur Kendall is one-fourth of the nationally-acclaimed and billboard charting quartet, Sons of Serendip who gained fame during Season 9 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The quartet was also invited to perform at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. As a soloist, Mr. Ramseur released his debut album in 2013 and was awarded the Inspirational Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards. Since then, Kendall has performed his original compositions at 100’s of events around the country and orchestrated various parts for the quartet’s performances with the Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Kendall has been offering his music to the Global Living Rooms and Impact Labs for several months. As a GIFT to you, Kendall is offering his collection of original music, written for these sessions, especially for you.  Download the free album HERE and please DONATE to Kendall with the link below. FEATURED PERFORMANCE.

Bill Reed

PARTNER, REGENESIS. Bill is an internationally recognized practitioner, lecturer, and leading authority in sustainability and regenerative planning, design and implementation. Bill is a principal in Integrative Design, Inc. and Regenesis – organizations working to lift green building and community planning into full integration and evolution with living systems. His work centers on creating and implementing a whole and living-systems design process. The benefits of this process include higher efficiency, lower costs, reduced waste, faster time to market, and the realization of exponential value to the social, ecological, financial and human qualities of a project, the community and its ecosystem. Bill is an author of many technical articles and contributed to many books including co-author of the seminal work, “Integrative Design Guide to Green Building.” He is a founding Board of Director of the US Green Building Council and one of the co-founders of the LEED Green Building Rating System. In addition to being considered one of the leading thinkers in this field, Bill has also consulted on over two hundred green design commissions, the majority which are LEED Gold and Platinum and Living Building Challenge projects.  He is also a keynote speaker at major building and design events as well as a guest lecturer to universities throughout Europe and North America including Harvard, MIT, Princeton and UPenn. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

Matt Riggan

CO-FOUNDER WORKSHOP SCHOOL. Worshop School’s students have faced a lot of challenges in life. Our team sees the best in these young people, helping them cultivate the skills they need for fulfilling adulthood. This requires rethinking everything about high school. It is both exhilarating and difficult. Topic: EDUCATION

Max Schorr

CEO, GOOD MEDIA / UPWORTHY – As founding editor and publisher of GOOD, Max helped develop the editorial vision for GOOD Magazine and the “Choose GOOD” Campaign. From 2009 to 2012, he co-founded GOODcorps. Recognized as a Next Generation Leader by the American Cancer Society, a member of the Japan Society’s Innovators Network, and a First Mover Fellow at the Aspen Institute, he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. A 2014-15 affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, he researches the intersection of social action and mindfulness in the digital age. He’s worked on innovative campaigns such as Earth To Paris with UN Foundation, 100k in 10 with Carnegie, Stop Sopa with Google, Good December with Microsoft, Mini Good with MINI and the Global Citizenship Project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Topic: ENVIRONMENT

Thomas Silverman

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, JUNIOR STATE OF AMERICA (JSA), and on the Board of Directors for HATCH. JSA’s mission is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. Tom has a professional background in international development, community organizing, campaigning, and fundraising. Previously, Tom was the Vice President of Development & Community Engagement. International explorer – truth seeker – Non-profit innovator – Politically enthralled – Amazed by the universe. Topic: MOBILIZE the VOTE

Rachel Stern

CEO, JUNIOR STATE OF AMERICA FOUNDATION, a national non-profit whose mission is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. Rachel serves on the Board of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where she earned her graduate degree. She was a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project. She is a former Co-Chair and member of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles based Women’s Political Committee – the second-largest women’s PAC in the country, which, in its 30-year history, has contributed over 2 million dollars to women candidates for office. She spent eleven years serving on the Steering Committee of The Women in Leadership Initiative at Princeton University. Topic: EDUCATION

Jose Ugarte

FOUNDER, UGARTE & ASSOC, a lobbying and political consulting firm based in Southern California. Ugarte has over a decade of political, legislative, labor, and non-profit relations experience. Prior, Jose served 7 years as a senior staff member to Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price, Jr where he focused on intergovernmental relations, labor, and quality of life improvements for the primarily African American and Latino residents of the southeast Los Angeles- based 9th Councilmatic District. Earlier in his career, Ugarte helped Orange County become a more inclusive place in the 2010 and 2012 elections. In 2018, Ugarte served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Political Director for a California Gubernatorial primary bid where he managed statewide engagement, endorsements, and grassroots community mobilization. Ugarte also successfully managed several competitive campaigns for Los Angeles City Council, State Assembly, School Board, and smaller municipalities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. He served as the Orange County Political Director for a 2020 Presidential Campaign. In addition to his consulting practice, Ugarte sits on civic engagement boards. Ugarte’s clients include the Speaker of the California State Assembly, Los Angeles Community College Trustee Mike Fong, United Healthcare Corp, General Motors, Postmates and a variety of political campaigns. Topic: EQUITY

Beca Velazquez-Publes

SOCIAL JUSTICE & EQUITY LEADER, Beca defines her life’s work as being a change agent in the lives of children, families and community. By addressing barriers to health, wealth and education in our community, we can influence a change in our society. Using her skills, professional experience, talents and social capital to promote equity and social justice to impact structural change. Beca, believes that communities have the answers needed to dismantle system racism and oppression. She works daily to provide a platform for voices of community to be heard in order to shift the narrative for people of color. Topic: EQUITY

Adam Weiler

GLOBAL MANAGER, SOCIAL INNOVATION, STEELCASE. Adam is a proactive, community-driven designer, educator, facilitator, and social-entrepreneur. He leverages a diverse background in fine art, mathematics, design, education, and entrepreneurship to bring a whole-minded approach to system level problem solving. He is passionate about seeing communities reimagine and realize alternative futures that are more healthy, beautiful, sustainable, and equitable. Topic: EQUITY

Martin Wezowski

CHIEF DESIGNER AND FUTURIST, SAP INNOVATION CENTER. Martin crafts future outlooks, strategies and products, define and run innovation frameworks to find out what’s next for SAP.  Martin has been named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany 2017, by the prestigious Handelsblatt financial magazine, and frequently shares his passion for the future of technology and design as speaker, panelist and guest lecturer. (TEDx, SXSW, Ada Lovelace, CeBIT, MOBx, Grace Hopper, SIME, Kinnernet, MLOVE etc.). Topic: EDUCATION

Lauren Yarmuth

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR at STONE BARNS CENTER, Lauren is a systems thinker through and through. Trained as an architect but seasoned as an entrepreneur and designer, Lauren’s approach to change is grounded in the principles of regeneration with an emphasis on global food systems. Lauren has been a leader in the sustainability industry since the early 2000’s. As a creative and strategic thinker, Lauren pushes the edges to help drive innovation and realize impact. Before joining Stone Barns Center, Lauren served as Director of Circular Economy at IDEO, a leading design strategy firm. At IDEO, her work centered around the role of design in addressing issues such as waste, human behaviors, and business innovation. Topic: ENVIRONMENT