SENIOR FELLOW & FORMER E.D., ANNENBERG INSTITUTE FOR SCHOOL REFORM

Warren Simmons SENIOR FELLOW & FORMER E.D., ANNENBERG INSTITUTE FOR SCHOOL REFORM In his role as Executive Director for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR), Warren Simmons works to improve outcomes and practices in urban schools, especially for those serving economically disadvantaged students. Prior to joining the Institute in 1998, Mr. Simmons was the…

SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON

Prabal Chakrabarti SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON Prabal Chakrabarti is Senior Vice-President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in the Regional and Community Outreach department, with a mission to improve the economic well-being of low and moderate-income people. He oversees department initiatives with a focus on revitalizing smaller cities through the Working…

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER GLENMEDE ENDOWMENT & FOUNDATION MANAGEMENT

Nicholas Warren CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER GLENMEDE ENDOWMENT & FOUNDATION MANAGEMENT Nicholas Warren brings years of experience in finance and higher education to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Mr. Warren currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of Glenmede Endowment & Foundation Management, where he is responsible for driving investment policy and strategy for more than $11…

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FINANCE

Mishone Donelson SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FINANCE Mishone is a Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director at Horizon Technology Finance, a leading venture lending firm. He is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities in the life sciences and healthcare technology markets. Mishone has nearly 20 years of investment and business…

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NAVIENT

Jack Remondi PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NAVIENT Jack Remondi is president and CEO of Navient, the nation’s leading education loan management, servicing and business processing company. He is also a member of the Navient board of directors. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of…

CHAIR; ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE, CITY LIGHT CAPITAL

Greg Gunn CHAIR; ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE, CITY LIGHT CAPITAL Mr. Gunn is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at City Light Capital, where he focuses on early-stage investments in educational software and service companies. In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Generation, a leading educational software company now serving more than 3 million children with groundbreaking assessment and…

PRESIDENT, BARLOW PARTNERS, INC

Elizabeth R. Hilpman PRESIDENT, BARLOW PARTNERS, INC Elizabeth “Liz” Hilpman has over 30 years of experience investing in the asset management world with a focus on alternative investments strategies. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences covering a wide range of topics including asset allocation and manager selection. She is currently the President and…

PRESIDENT & CEO, THE SCHOTT FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Dr. John H. Jackson PRESIDENT & CEO, THE SCHOTT FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION Dr. John H. Jackson is President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education, where he leads the Foundation’s efforts to ensure a high-quality public education for all students regardless of race or gender. Previously, Dr. Jackson served as the National…

PRESIDENT, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Elsa M. Núñez PRESIDENT, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY Dr. Elsa M. Núñez has served as president of Eastern Connecticut State University since 2006. Dr. Nunez has more than 20 years of experience as a senior administrator in higher education institutions in systems such as the University of Maine System and the City University of…

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Dr. Deborah Jewell-Sherman PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Currently, a professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Dr. Jewell-Sherman has built a reputation as one of the most successful urban district superintendents in the country. Prior to her appointment at HGSE, Dr. Jewell-Sherman served as Superintendent of Richmond…