Maya Ajmera, Founder, The Global Fund for Children and Visiting Scholar, Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. Maya Ajmera is the founder and the former President of The Global Fund for Children (GFC), a global non-profit organization that invests in innovative, community-based organizations that work with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth. She is also a visiting scholar at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. During her sixteen year tenure at The Global Fund for Children, the organization awarded over $22 million in capital to nearly 500 grassroots organizations in 75 countries. In addition, the organization built a dynamic media program focused on children’s books, films, digital media, and documentary photography. Maya is an award-winning author of over 20 children’s books including Children from Australia to Zimbabwe, Faith, and To Be a Kid with over two million readers worldwide. Her work and life story have been profiled by such media outlets as CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Financial Times, NPR, and many others. Maya serves on the Board of Visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She is Vice Chairman of the board for Echoing Green (a social entrepreneurship venture capital fund), trustee of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and a board member of New Global Citizens. Maya received a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Bryn Mawr College. She is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Ann Mei Chang
Ann Mei Chang, Franklin Fellow and Technology Advisor, Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues, US State Department, San Francisco, CA. Ann Mei Chang is the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the US State Department, where she is serving as a Franklin Fellow. She is currently on a leave of absence from Google where, until recently, she was the Senior Engineering Director for Emerging Markets, leading a global team to bring relevant mobile and Internet services to the half of the world's population which is not yet online. Previously, she led worldwide engineering for Google's mobile applications and services, including products such as search, ads, Google Mobile Maps, GMail, YouTube, Goggles, and Voice Search across all major mobile platforms. She oversaw 20x growth of Google's mobile business in just three years, delivering over $1B in annualized revenues. Ann Mei has more than twenty years of engineering and leadership experience in diverse sectors of the software industry. Prior to Google, she served as the VP of Engineering at There, a high-tech startup building an online virtual world. And, while at both Apple and Macromedia, Ann Mei led engineering for the first release of Final Cut Pro, an award-winning professional video editing software product. She has also held leadership roles at several other leading Silicon Valley companies including Intuit, SGI, and a few startups. Ann Mei is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute, the GSMA mWomen Working Group, the International Steering Committee of the Mobile program at the Cherie Blair Foundation, and the Global Telecom Women's Network International Steering Committee. She holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Michael Cole, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, Chicago, IL. Michael Cole is Managing Director of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP), a Chicago-based investment firm that manages equity capital of over $18 billion. He focuses on investments in the communications industries, with a particular focus on mobile communications and high growth areas within media. Michael has been actively involved with MDP’s investments in Alaska Native Wireless; Intelsat, Ltd.; MetroPCS Communications; and Telemundo Communications Group, among others. He was named one of Chicago’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2009 and a “Top 40 Global Dealmaker Under 40” by Dealmaker magazine in 2008. Prior to joining MDP in 1997, Michael was with Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. in the investment banking division, where he executed 15 transactions with over $3 billion in enterprise value for corporate clients. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Sorenson Communications; The Topps Company; Univision Communications, Inc.; the Lyric Opera of Chicago; The Ounce of Prevention; and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. Michael received an A.B. with honors from Harvard College. He is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
David Fischer, Vice President, Business and Marketing Partnerships, Facebook, Inc., Palo Alto, CA. David Fischer is the Vice President of Business and Marketing Partnerships at Facebook. He is responsible for Facebook's rapidly growing advertising business and manages the Sales and Marketing teams worldwide. Prior to joining Facebook in 2010, David was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. Starting in 2002, he built and directed Google's online sales channel, which represents the majority of Google's customers worldwide, and helped build Google's online advertising network into the largest in the world. He played a major role in globalizing Google's business and operations, opening offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. David previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Treasury Department. At Treasury, he served as an advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and worked on a variety of economic policy issues within the federal government. Prior to that, David was an Associate Editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he covered economics and business from Washington, DC. He served as a consultant to the Russian Government on the implementation of its privatization program in the early 1990s. David holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's in business administration from Stanford University. He is recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. David serves on the boards of the Ad Council, Squaw Valley, Equal Opportunity Schools, and is a member of the National Advisory Council of the US Ski Team. David and his wife Joannie live in Northern California with their two sons.
Anand Giridharadas, Author/Columnist, The New York Times Company, Brooklyn, NY. Anand Giridharadas is an author and columnist, writing about culture, colliding perceptions and a world in transition. He writes the “Currents” column for The New York Times and its global edition, the International Herald Tribune, and also contributes to The New York Times Magazine. He has reported from India, China, Norway, Haiti, Brazil, Columbia, Nigeria, Turkey and the United States. He is the author of “India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking,” about returning to the India his parents left. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at the universities of Michigan, Oxford and Harvard, he is a former consultant for McKinsey & Company and later reported from Bombay for the Herald Tribune and The Times. A Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, he has lectured around the world, including at Google, PopTech, the Sydney Opera House and Harvard Business School. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Beth Goff, Regional Manager, Knoll, Inc., Dallas, TX. In 1999, Beth Goff joined Knoll, Inc., a global leader known for its uncompromising approach to modern furniture design. In 2006, Beth was promoted to Regional Manager and is responsible for driving complex sales strategies and distribution platforms, as well as the training/development of Knoll sales associates. Beth and her team work closely with industry leading architects, designers and Fortune 500 executives on understanding workplace and workforce trends. She focuses on translating the customer’s needs and accommodating the shifting nature of work. Beth is involved with organizations such as United States Green Building Council, International Interior Design Association, and International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She also serves on the Grants Committee of the Dallas Women's Foundation, a philanthropic organization supporting women and girls. She is involved with the teen programs for Girls, Inc.; active in fundraising for Promise House—an organization for teens at risk; and volunteers at the June Shelton School, the largest school in the U.S. for “intelligent students with learning differences”. Beth attended Oakland City University on a golf and fine arts scholarship. She is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Allan Golston, President, United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA. As President of the United States Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Allan Golston leads the efforts to increase access to opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged Americans. He oversees the U.S. Program’s major areas of strategy—education, libraries, the Pacific Northwest, special initiatives, and advocacy. Allan, who joined the Foundation in 1999, most recently served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Prior to this, he worked in healthcare for the Swedish Health System in Seattle and the University of Colorado Health System in Denver where he held senior financial roles overseeing areas including corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and accounting. Allan also worked for MIS, Inc.—a software development and consulting company; KPMG—where he became a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and the Community College of Denver—where he taught as an adjunct faculty member. He is active in the community and serves on the boards of numerous regional, national, and global organizations (for-profit and non-profit) including Seattle University, University of Washington Medicine, and Stryker Corporation. Allan holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Joshua Greer, Co-Founder and President, RealD, Beverly Hills, CA. Joshua Greer has been identifying new technologies and turning them into profitable products and businesses for over 20 years. As Co-Founder and President of RealD, Joshua's ability to recognize early technology and market trends, while quickly generating and locking up critical intellectual property, has allowed the company to become the industry leader in 3D technology across cinema, consumer electronics and professional applications. Previously, Joshua was Co-Founder and Chief Convergence Officer of Walden Media, where he was responsible for overseeing the company's technology and infrastructure and was involved in the development of James Cameron's 3D documentaries for IMAX: Ghosts of the Abyss and Aliens of the Deep. It was working with Cameron, designing the first all-digital 3D projection system that inspired Joshua to co-found RealD. Prior to Walden Media, Joshua was President of Digital Domain's New Media Group where he was responsible for overseeing the company's cutting-edge products and produced the first-ever streaming media site for General Motors. Prior to Digital Domain, Joshua was CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Planet, an award-winning digital design studio where he was designing and implementing web strategies for MCA/Universal, MGM/UA, 20th Century Fox and Sony. Joshua is a frequent speaker on technology and business, and participates on a number of key technology standards groups including the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Scott Heiferman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Meetup, New York, NY. Scott Heiferman is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Meetup, the world’s largest network of local interest communities. Over 50,000 Meetups (self-organized, real-world community gatherings) happen each week in cafes, living rooms, and other places in hundreds of cities. Meetup is now self-sustaining (profitable without ads), growing fast, and pursuing a revolutionary long-range goal of a “Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything”—giving everyone access to a powerful local community when they need it. Previously, Scott co-founded Fotolog, an early photo sharing network where over 30 million people, mostly in South America, uploaded nearly a billion photos. He also founded i-traffic, a leading online ad agency in the 1990s. He then fled the ad industry and was influenced by 9/11 to start Meetup. He is an angel investor in various startups focused on collective action or DIO (Do It Ourselves). Scott received the “Jane Addams Award” from the National Conference on Citizenship and was named the 2004 MIT Technology Review “Innovator of the Year”. Scott is a graduate of The University of Iowa. He is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Michelle Heying, President and Chief Operating Officer, DynaVox, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. Michelle Heying is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of DynaVox, Inc. In this position, she used her unique blend of business acumen, global experience, and knowledge of technology to restructure the organization to achieve operational efficiencies and bring new products to market faster. She then led the company to an IPO in April 2010. Prior to this, Michelle joined Thermo Fisher Scientific as Vice President and General Manager of the Radiation Measurement division. In this position she expanded the company’s reach into new markets and created the company’s first government program for the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, Michelle spent 15 years with General Electric Healthcare. She began her career with GE in 1991 as part of their Information Systems Leadership Program and was quickly promoted to positions of increasing responsibility in IT and sales before moving into management. In her last six years with GE, Michelle sequentially ran the global mammography, global nuclear medicine and America’s X-ray divisions—leading each to success despite difficult business landscapes. Michelle holds an Executive M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Business Administration. She is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder, B Lab/B Corporation, Devon, PA. Bart Houlahan co-founded B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, in 2006. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and those with good marketing; accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS); and promoting legislation in creating a new corporate form: the Benefit Corporation. Prior to B Lab, Bart was CFO, COO and President of AND 1, a $250 million dollar basketball footwear and apparel company with distribution in 80 countries. Before AND 1, Bart was an investment banker with Stonebridge Associates, BNY Associates, and Prudential-Bache Securities, and was specifically focused on providing corporate finance and merger and acquisition services to small-cap businesses. Bart serves on several business and civic boards, including Hives for Lives, a kid-run charitable business which educates high school students about the power of social entrepreneurship. Hives for Lives, started by Bart’s two daughters, raises bees, sells the honey, and donates all the profits to cancer research—the honey can now be found nationwide in Whole Foods Market. Bart is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. in Human Biology. He is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Ron Huberman, Operating Executive, Chicago Growth Partners and Prairie Capital, Chicago, IL. Ron Huberman is an Operating Executive at Chicago Growth Partners (CGP) and Prairie Capital where he focuses on investments in the education, transportation and public safety sector. Ron is also Founder and Executive Chairman of a new company specializing in the development of tests that predict effective teaching. Ron joined CGP after a 16-year career in Chicago city government, where he began as a police officer. He later served as Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Police; Executive Director of Emergency Management and Communications; Chief of Staff to Mayor Daley; President of the Chicago Transit Authority; and CEO/Superintendent of the Chicago Public School System. While serving at the Chicago Public Schools, Ron initiated sweeping reforms including assessments of all students, new accountability measures and a first-of-its-kind student safety plan. Ron received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his M.B.A. from the Booth School at the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago he also received a Masters in Social Service Administration and was both an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. He is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Lila Ibrahim, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Menlo Park, CA. Lila Ibrahim joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2010 as a Partner, working across digital and green tech portfolios. Prior to this she had an 18 year career with Intel, where most recently she led their Emerging Market Product Group, headquartered in China. Under Lila's leadership, over 50 countries deployed the Intel Learning Series, creating hundreds of local technology jobs and improving students’ lives worldwide. In addition, she held a variety of technical, marketing and management positions including enabling DVD standards for the PC industry, and pioneering Intel's global expansion of its developer program. She also served as Chief of Staff to Chairman Craig Barrett, facilitating all technical, program and public aspects of his Intel and United Nations roles. During this time, Lila led the Digital Village Initiative to deliver technology projects in entrepreneurship, health, education, and e-governance from South America to Africa. In 2007, Lila was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She has received numerous national awards: “Women of Vision” from the Anita Borg Institute; “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in the Channel” from VARBusiness; “Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer” from Purdue University; and was featured on the cover of ForbesWoman for her role promoting women in technology. Over the past decade, she has established three computer labs at the orphanage in Lebanon where her father was raised and she sits on the Advisory Council for Thunderbird School of Global Management. Lila earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. She is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows.
Amy Langer, Co-Founder, SALO, LLC, Minneapolis, MN. Amy Langer is Co-Founder of SALO, Oberon, and NumberWorks—three staffing and consulting firms that have grown to $30 million in revenue and more than 250 employees in eight years. SALO and its affiliates are among the fastest-growing contract staffing companies in the country and the top performers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The firms are consistently named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and most recently the same journal honored Amy with the 2010 “40 Under Forty” award. In 2009, she was named “Enterprising Women of the Year” from Enterprising Women. In 2007 and 2008, Amy earned honors from Entrepreneur Magazine and the Women Presidents’ Organization for leading the #1 and #13 fastest growing woman-owned business in the U.S. and Canada, respectively. She was also recognized as the 2008 “Woman Business Owner of the Year,” by the National Association of Woman Business Owners. Last year, SALO joined the ranks of the Inc. 500’s “List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” and Amy and Co-Founder John Folkestad were named winners of the “2006 Ernst & Young Emerging Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award.” Amy is active in both the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) and Women Corporate Directors. She also serves on the Washburn Center for Children Capital Campaign Committee as well as the Lake Country School Board. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Michigan State University and holds a CPA designation. Amy is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Christina Mace-Turner, Vice President, Content Strategy and Partner Programs, Flipboard, Mill Valley, CA. Christina Mace-Turner joined Flipboard in July 2011 as VP of their Partner Relations and Content Strategy. Prior to that she served as Director of Content Strategy in the Marketing Communications Group for Apple, and was part of Apple’s global planning team, strategizing for marketing communications around emerging content trends in key markets throughout the world. She previously founded Apple’s Business Affairs team in response to the company’s global need for strategic localized content planning. This included rights management and partnership development/management in the mobile apps, digital media and publishing spaces. Prior to her work at Apple, Christina focused on intellectual property law for the entertainment and advertising group at Loeb & Loeb, LLP in New York. With the explosion of digital media and specialized content needs, Christina and her team managed the impact on the firm’s advertising and media clients. Christina graduated with honors from Brown University and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Suzanne Malveaux, Anchor and Former White House Correspondent, CNN/Time Warner, Atlanta, GA. Suzanne Malveaux co-anchors CNN's "Around the World." She also solo anchors "CNN Newsroom." For 10 years she worked as a correspondent in The White House where she covered Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Malveaux started as a general assignment reporter for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., and WFXT-TV and New England Cable News in Boston. In September 2011, she was embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan where she led breaking news coverage of the Taliban's terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy there. In October 2012 she traveled to South Africa where she interviewed family of Nelson Mandela and covered Soweto "36 years out of the student uprising." She recently won a National Emmy Award for her role in anchoring "Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story-Revolution in Egypt: President Mubarak Steps Down." She also received a Peabody Award for her role in CNN's coverage of the Arab Spring. Malveaux recently covered President Obama's 2013 inauguration in Washington, D.C. and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. She was also recently recognized by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism for covering "One of the top 50 stories of the Century" for her reporting on the 2008 Obama campaign. She has been recognized as "One of America's Most Powerful Players under 40" by Black Enterprise, an "Outstanding Women in Marketing & Communications" by Ebony, one of the "Most Influential Young African Americans" by The Root.com 100's, and "2009 Journalist of the Year" by Essence Magazine. Malveaux earned a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Malveaux is personally dedicated to promoting awareness and research for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She enjoys participating in marathons and triathlons. She has been named an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow, an Aspen Global Leadership Network fellow, and is an Honorary Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She holds four honorary bachelor degrees.
Doug McCormick, Managing Partner, HCI Equity Partners, Washington, DC. Doug McCormick is a Managing Partner at HCI Equity Partners (formerly Thayer | Hidden Creek) having joined the firm in January 1999. He focuses on the Firm’s aerospace, defense, logistics and outsourced business services investment initiatives. Before joining Thayer, Doug worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co., where he was involved in the completion of numerous mergers and acquisitions and acquisition-related financing transactions with a cumulative aggregate value in excess of $10 billion. He previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division and received numerous awards for performance and achievement. He is a frequent public speaker on the topics of the role of private equity in federal services and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) investing. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and a member of the ESOP Association where he serves on the Finance Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of Suntron Corporation and as Vice Chairman of Naumann/Hobbs Material Handling, Inc., Quadel Consulting Corporation and Herndon Products, Inc. Doug received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Meredith Siegfried, Chief Executive Officer, The NORDAM Group, Inc., Tulsa, OK. As CEO of The NORDAM Group, Inc., (the largest privately held FAA-approved repair station in the world for composite, aircraft structures), Meredith Siegfried is responsible for strategic planning, as well as sales, marketing, manufacturing and repair operations worldwide. At NORDAM since 1999, Meredith has held several domestic and international operating positions which have utilized her extensive background in financial consulting and strategic planning. She has served as Vice President of NORDAM International, Vice President of Global Sales and North American Operations, and most recently as Chief Operating Officer of NORDAM’s Repair Group which is comprised of facilities on three continents. Meredith joined the company from Arthur Andersen's Global Corporate Finance division, where she served as a senior consultant on corporate recovery services, mergers and acquisitions, seller services and financial advisory. In addition to her leadership role at NORDAM, she serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Tulsa Airport Authority. She is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the boards of Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated and World Travel Services, LLC. She has been involved with Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and participated as a delegate for the Governor of Oklahoma's Delegation to China in 2004. Meredith is a graduate of Notre Dame with a Business Administration degree in Finance and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Michael Soenen, Chairman and CEO, EmergencyLink LLC, Hermosa Beach, CA. Michael Soenen is the Chairman and CEO of EmergencyLink LLC. Michael previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTD Group, Inc., a leading provider of floral and specialty gift products from 2004 until the Company's acquisition in 2008. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of FTD, Inc. from 2002 to 2004, President and CEO of FTD.com from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President of Marketing of FTD, Inc. from 1997 to 1999. Prior to joining FTD, Inc., Michael worked at Salomon Brothers Inc. and Perry Capital, LLC, (a leading hedge fund and private equity firm). Michael served on the board of directors of Rewards Network, Inc. and Youbet.com (from 2008 until their sale in 2010). He currently serves on the boards of directors of OptionsXpress, Marathon Data Corp, All Weather, Inc., Motorsport Aftermarket Group and the Chicagoland Entrepreneur Center. He is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Vance Vanier, Chief Executive Officer and President, Navigenics, Foster City, CA. Vance Vanier, M.D. is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Navigenics. He has spent the last decade of his career as a leader in the field of prevention and personalized medicine. After working as an emergency physician on the frontlines of medicine and observing first hand the overwhelming need for new preventive technologies, Vance became a partner in the life sciences practice at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV). At MDV, he invested in, and guided, groundbreaking companies in the molecular and electrical diagnostic space. Recognizing the early promise of preventive genomics, he joined Navigenics in early 2008. Vance created a vision for Navigenics built around a powerful idea—that the most effective and responsible way to introduce personal genomics to the public was with the support and partnership of corporate medical directors, health plans, and physicians. Within two years, he built a series of clinical collaborations and distribution relationships that have made Navigenics the #1 physician endorsed company in the personal genomics space. In further developing these and future partnerships, he is committed to the belief that the transformative value of preventive genomics lies in its ability to motivate behavior change and medical compliance. Vance received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. He received an M.B.A. from Stanford University and continues to serve on the clinical faculty of Stanford Medical Center. Vance is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Alex Wilcox, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, JetSuite, Huntington Beach, CA. Alex Wilcox is Chief Executive Officer of JetSuite—a private jet airline which launched operations in 2009. In founding JetSuite, Alex brought new technology and unprecedented value to an industry in dire need. JetSuite is a launch customer for the Embraer Phenom 100, an airplane more than twice as efficient as any other jet performing its missions. The company is delivering its vision by bringing more affordable private jet service to hundreds of communities with little to no air service, and slashing the fuel burn of private flights to regional markets. Alex, also a founder of JetBlue Airways, was a driving force behind many airline industry-changing innovations, including game-changing LiveTV on board and all leather coach seating. He left JetBlue and moved to Mumbai, India for 18 months to become Founding President and Chief Operating Officer of Kingfisher Airlines—now the largest private airline in India. In college, Alex served as Student Body President at the University of Vermont (UVM). He later leveraged this leadership role to forge a program between UVM, JetBlue and the Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx, in which JetBlue has contributed approximately 600 round-trip tickets for students and administrators leading to an unprecedented increase in the diversity of the student body at UVM. The program earned UVM a 2004 New England Higher Education Excellence Award from the New England Board of Higher Education. Alex has a B.A. degree in Political Science and English from the University of Vermont. He is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.