Featured Speakers

Educators. Investors. Policymakers. Employers. Philanthropists. Activists. Entrepreneurs.

At Horizons, presented by JFF, we amplify voices from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors, bipartisan leaders, entrepreneurial innovators, established partners, and the learners and workers of today.

Featured Speakers

Michelle Armstrong

Managing Director, Ares Management Corporation

Donnel Baird

Founder and CEO, BlocPower

 

Raj Chetty

Director, Opportunity Insights & William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics, Harvard University 

 

Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Award-Winning Author & Journalist

(Photo by Gabriella Demczuk)

Arne Duncan

Managing Partner, Emerson Collective

Jean Eddy

President and CEO, American Student Assistance (ASA)

Dan Fisher

President and CEO, ECMC Group

Maria Flynn

President and CEO, Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Wawa Gatheru 

Founder and Executive Director, Black Girl Environmentalist

José M. Hernández

University of California Regent & CEO and President, Tierra Luna Engineering, LLC

Meghan Hughes

Head of Workforce Development, Arts & Heritage, Bank of America

Ezra Klein

Columnist, New York Times & Podcast host, The Ezra Klein Show & Author, "Why We're Polarized"

Tyra Mariani

Founder and Principal, UP Advisors LLC

Vivienne Ming

Founder and CEO, The Human Trust & Chief Scientist, Dionysus Health & Chair, UC Berkeley Neurotech Collider Hub

Sara Nelson

International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO

Doug Parker

Retired Chairman and CEO, American Airlines & Founder and CEO, Breaking Down Barriers

Scott Pulsipher

President, Western Governors University

Aneesh Raman

Vice President, Workforce Expert, and Head of the Opportunity Project, LinkedIn 
 

Ayesha Rascoe

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday & Host, Up First

Richard Reeves

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Shyla Raghav

Chief Climate Officer, TIME

 

Margaret Spellings

President and CEO, Bipartisan Policy Center

Michael Smith

CEO, AmeriCorps

Justin Worland

Senior Correspondent, TIME

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Past Speakers

Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Abigail Disney

Abigail Disney

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan

Karin Kimbrough

Karin Kimbrough

Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee

Ellen McGirt

Ellen McGirt

Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Saket Soni

Saket Soni

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson

Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi

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