Brooks Entwistle

Brooks Entwistle, Chairman, Head of Investment Banking-Southeast Asia, Goldman Sachs, Singapore.  Brooks is currently the Chairman and Head of Investment Banking for Southeast Asia with Goldman Sachs. He was previously the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited—responsible for all the firm's businesses in India. Over the course of his fifteen years at Goldman Sachs, Brooks has been based in New York and Hong Kong as well.  His previous responsibilities at the Firm include co-founding the Asia High Technology Group, serving as Chief Operating Officer for Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, and as a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group. After working as an analyst at Goldman Sachs, Brooks served as a District Electoral Supervisor with the United Nations Transitional Authority for Cambodia from 1992 to 1993 where he managed a district for the United Nations in northern Cambodia, coordinating humanitarian assistance, refugee repatriation and electoral operations. Brooks worked as a summer associate at McKinsey & Co. during the summer of 1994. He also served as an election monitor with The Carter Center in Liberia in 1997 and Mozambique in 1999. Brooks is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council On International Policy and The Explorers Club. He serves on the board of The Aspen Institute India, The Aspen Institute Board of Trustees and Young Life. Brooks is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and a member of the Bombay Chapter of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Brooks earned an A.B. in History from Dartmouth College in 1989 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1995. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Laura and their three daughters.

Fernando Espuelas

Fernando Espuelas, Host and Managing Editor, Fernando Espuelas Show, UnivisionRadio Network, Los Angeles, CA. Fernando is currently the host and managing editor of Fernando Espuelas (formerly Café Espuelas), a daily national talkshow broadcast live on the Univision Radio Network.  He is also a regular political analyst on Univision's newscasts. He is the CEO of VoxGente, LLC a media company based in Los Angeles and previously founded and was CEO of Voy LLC, a digital media company, which has established a unique content-creation, discovery, and distribution platform to find, share and enjoy Latin entertainment and culture. Fernando also founded and was Chairman and CEO of StarMedia Network, a pioneering multi-platform media company for Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences worldwide. At StarMedia, he built the first online network to transcend national barriers, becoming the first and most recognized pan-Latin new media brand in Latin America and the United States, eventually serving 25 million people worldwide and reaching a market capitalization of $3.8 billion dollars. Fernando was recognized by Time magazine as one of the “Leaders of the Millennium,” and he was honored as a “2000 All-Star” business leader by Crain’s New York Business magazine. Prior to founding StarMedia Network, Fernando was the Managing Director of Marketing Communications for AT&T Latin America and the Caribbean. He held various senior positions at Ogilvy & Mather in both the United States and Latin America, and at advertising agencies Lowe & Partners and Young & Rubicams’ Wunderman Worldwide. He is also the author of the book Life in Action. Fernando received a B.A. in History with distinction from Connecticut College.  He is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Alphonse Fletcher, Jr.

Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., Founder and CEO, Fletcher Asset Management, Inc., New York, NY. Alphonse pursues an uncommon investment strategy combining traditional investment management, corporate finance, quantitative methods, and social responsibility. Since 1991, Fletcher Asset Management has invested more than $1 billion in dozens of promising companies. In 1996, the company had about 25 employees, and there were days when Fletcher, this tiny company (by Wall Street standards), accounted for more than five percent of the New York Stock Exchange's trading volume. Alphonse started working in the investment arena after graduating from Harvard in 1987. He first joined the Wall Street investment firm of Bear, Stearns & Co. and in 1989 was lured away by GE's Kidder, Peabody & Co., a giant in the Wall Street-based investment industry. Alphonse soon became an active philanthropist. The recipients of his generosity have been the NAACP, Harvard University, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, New School for Social Research, and the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. In collaboration with other groups, Alphonse has launched a $50 million multi-year initiative in education which includes a fellowship program providing $50,000 fellowships to educators, lawyers, scientists, artists, economists, and others who work toward equality. Alphonse was named “Entrepreneur of the Year 1999” by Ernst & Young. He has an A.B. from Harvard University and a Masters degree from the Yale Environment School.  Alphonse is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Jonathan Greenblatt

Jonathan Greenblatt, Director, Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, The White House, Washington, DC.  Jonathan Greenblatt is Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation at the Domestic Policy Council.  In this role, he is leading the effort inside the Administration to utilize innovative applications of human capital and financial capital that can elevate community solutions and expand economic opportunities.  His portfolio includes issues such as national service, civic engagement, financial innovation, impact investing, and social enterprise.  Before joining the White House, Jonathan founded the Impact Economy Initiative at the Aspen Institute, an effort to explore how public policy can create an enabling environment to accelerate impact investing and scale social enterprise.  He was an active angel investor and worked as an operating partner at Satori Capital, a private equity firm focused on conscious capitalism.   He also had served as a member of the faculty at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA since 2006 where he developed and taught its coursework on social entrepreneurship.  Jonathan has been described as a serial social entrepreneur.  Among his accomplishments, Jonathan co-founded Ethos Brands, the business that launched Ethos Water, the premium bottled water that helps children around the world get clean water. In 2005, Starbucks Coffee Company acquired Ethos Water, making it one of only a handful of non-coffee businesses the company has purchased in its 40 year history. Following the acquisition, Greenblatt served as Starbucks Vice President of Global Consumer Products, scaling Ethos across the US. Greenblatt also co-founded Ethos International and served on the board of directors of the Starbucks Foundation where he developed Ethos’ global investment strategy that has invested millions of dollars to bring clean water to communities in need around the world, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Honduras, India and Kenya. Jonathan founded All for Good (AFG), the open source, web based platform developed to enable more Americans to serve.  AFG is the largest aggregation of volunteer opportunities on the web and is supported by a coalition of leading companies, nonprofits and government agencies, all of whom share a vision of increasing the number of Americans that participate in service and volunteerism. In 2011, AFG was acquired by the Points of Light Institute.  Jonathan also formerly served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide where he led its transition from a publishing company to a diversified media company.  Its products include GOOD.Is, GOOD Corps and the award-winning GOOD Magazine.  In addition to these operating roles, Jonathan has been an active board member of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations.  He also served as an aide in the Clinton White House and US Department of Commerce where he developed international economic policy with a focus on emerging markets and post-conflict economies. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Greenblatt worked in Little Rock, Arkansas on Gov. Bill Clinton’s first successful presidential campaign in 1992. Greenblatt earned an MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated cum laude with a BA from Tufts University.  He is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly. 

Crystal Hayling

Crystal Hayling, Former President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation, San Francisco, CA. In 2010 Crystal Hayling relocated to Singapore leaving her position as President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF). She had worked at BSCF since October 2004 continuing her long-time commitment to helping underserved communities as a leader of philanthropic organizations. Through BSCF, she worked to make health care effective, safe and accessible for all Californians, and to end domestic violence. Prior to joining BSCF, Crystal was Senior Advisor for the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a Seattle-based independent grant-making foundation. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Crystal launched and served as Director of the Medi-Cal Policy Institute, a public policy think-tank founded by the California HealthCare Foundation to ensure that all low-income Californians have access to health care. Under her leadership, Crystal partnered with the Foundation's technology team to develop Health-e App, the nation's first web-based Medicaid application. From 1992 to 1995, Crystal created a $35 million grant initiative targeting gang violence while at the California Wellness Foundation in Woodland Hills. Her work was instrumental in redefining violence as a public health threat to youth-not just a criminal justice problem. Crystal has lived and worked in Mexico and China and also served as a member of the first annual Aspen Institute Health Policy Roundtable. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Masters in Management Science from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Crystal is a  member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. 

Tonya Hinch

Tonya Hinch - Managing Director, Henry Crown Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C.  Tonya Hinch recently joined the Aspen Institute as the Managing Director of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program.  She relocated from Crossville, TN after selling her family business, Hinch & Associates, a regional insurance agency.  Prior to this, Tonya successfully created and enjoyed a career that encompassed Fortune 500 companies, a ground-breaking start-up in a highly politicized category, and leadership in one of the most controversial education reform movements in the United States.  Tonya was Executive Vice-President of Operations at Edison Schools, responsible for $500MM in business overseeing over 100 schools in 23 states and over 7,000 employees.  Prior to this, Tonya specialized in Marketing and Sales at consumer packaged goods companies, including Ultrafem, Neutrogena, Clairol, and Procter & Gamble.  She received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Tennessee.  Tonya resides in Washington, D.C. and New York City, New York.  Tonya is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Joyce Johnson-Miller

Joyce Johnson-Miller, Partner, Relativity Capital, New York, NY. Joyce is a Partner and Co-Head of Relativity Capital, a private equity fund that invests in both distressed and healthy middle market companies. She was previously Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management, LLC, where she was responsible for investing and trading in distressed investments, and has been an active investor in the distressed investment market for more than 16 years. In 1995, while at Cerberus, she founded JJM, LLC, a certified minority owned private equity fund focused solely on distressed middle market investments in the manufacturing, automotive and related industries. Joyce also worked as a Vice President with ING Bank’s Corporate Restructuring Group where she specialized in investing and recapitalizing distressed middle market companies and she began her career at Citicorp’s Leveraged Capital group financing leveraged buyouts and acquisitions. Joyce has served on the Board of Directors of twelve companies and currently serves on the Board of Directors of two privately held companies. She received her B.A. from the University of Denver in 1987.  Joyce is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Bryant Keil

Bryant Keil, Chairman, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Chicago, IL. In 1996, fueled by a powerful combination of intense taste buds and the desire to spread the love of growing Potbelly fans, Bryant Keil, acquired Potbelly Sandwich Works—a unique and wonderful neighborhood sandwich joint located on Chicago's Lincoln Avenue. Since 1996, Bryant has grown Potbelly from the one store on Lincoln Avenue, to include 152 stores in the Chicagoland area, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Dallas and Washington, D.C. While Potbelly's are popping up everywhere, Bryant is dedicated to preserving the individuality of each store in an attempt to keep Potbelly from becoming another fast food chain. Although Bryant takes a low-key approach to building the business, the outside world has taken notice of the success of Potbelly. Bryant was named the “2003 Illinois Restaurateur of the Year” by the Illinois Restaurant Association, Crain's Chicago Business tapped him as one of its "40 under 40" young business leaders, and Inc. magazine listed Potbelly as one of our nation's 500 fastest growing companies. Among his accomplishments are his involvement in investment and entrepreneurial ventures, primarily focused in the hospitality industry. Bryant is an active member of many community and volunteer organizations including the Economic Club of Chicago, The Young Presidents’ Organization, Kohl’s Children’s Museum, the 2016 Olympic Committee, and is a Board member of the Field Museum.  He is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Moushumi Marufi Khan

Moushumi Marufi Khan, Director, Legal and Compliance, BRAC, Bangladesh.  Moushumi Khan is the first director of Legal and Compliance at BRAC, the world’s largest development organization based in Bangladesh.  As BRAC’s in house legal department, she and her team provide legal support on corporate, civil, employment, land, international, and compliance matters. Ms. Khan initiated the first ever Legal and Compliance review of the 18 BRAC Social Enterprises and spearheaded the first central inventory of all BRAC legal issues, outside counsel, and legal fees.   Previously, she advised non-profit organizations such as the Grameen Bank and InterAction and counseled companies on designing effective public/private partnerships, employee diversity policies, and mediation of conflicts between employers/employees and the larger society. Prior to working in Bangladesh, she was in private practice in New York City for almost a decade concentrating on civil rights and corporate law. She is a co-founder and the first President of the Muslim Bar Association of New York. Ms. Khan earned a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a Master’s in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she was a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. She received an A.B. degree in Critical Social Thought, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College and a Certificate in General Course from the Government Department of the London School of Economics. Moushumi is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Shan Li

Shan Li, Chief Executive Officer, Chinastone Capital Management Limited, Beijing, China. Shan is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Chinastone Capital Management Limited in Beijing. Prior to Chinastone, he was Vice Chairman for Investment Banking at UBSAG in Hong Kong. Previously Shan was a partner in San Shan (HK) Limited and prior to that he was Vice Chairman of China Overseas-Educated Scholars Development Foundation and Founding Partner of San Shan Capital Partners.  He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of China International Holdings Limited; Managing Director for Head of China Investment Banking of Lehman Brothers (Asia); Deputy Head of Investment Bank Preparation Committee of China Development Bank; Executive Director of the Advisory Group at Goldman Sachs International (London); Executive Director of Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs (Asia); Executive Director of Economic Research Department at Goldman Sachs (Asia); International Economist at Goldman Sachs & Co. (New York); and Associate of Global Foreign Exchange Trading at CS First Boston. Shan is a regular commentator and author of various influential local and international mass media and publications on areas concerning China's economic development and policy. He has lectured in universities around the world on related topics. Shan has a Ph. D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a M.A. in Economics, from the University of California, Davis; and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Tsinghua University in Beijing.  Shan is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Tareq Sameeh Maayah

Tareq Sameeh Maayah, CEO, Exalt Technologies, Ramallah, Palestine.  Tareq Sameeh Maayah is the CEO of Exalt Technologies, a leading Palestinian software house. Prior to this position, Tareq was the CEO for Siemens Information and Communication Technologies Ltd., a Siemens AG research and development center for data communication equipment. Tareq has served on many boards and was Chairman of the  Palestine Information Technology Association of Companies, and Palestine Information and Communication Technologies Incubator from 2004-2006.  Tareq holds a Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, (IIT).  He is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

 

Meena Mansharamani

Meena Mansharamani, Former Managing Director, Materne North America, New York, NY. Meena Mansharamani was most recently Managing Director of Materne North America, a position she held for three years. Materne North America owns GoGo squeeZ, a leader in squeezable 100% fruit pouches for kids and families. During her tenure, Meena grew the business from $7.5MM to $120MM in revenues.  Meena was formerly the Senior Vice President, Innovation and Insights for Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA), a position she assumed in November 2005. Prior to joining PCNA, Meena was Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Pepsi for four years. Prior to joining the PepsiCo team, Meena was Vice President in the Consumer Goods and Retail Practice of A.T. Kearney, a management consulting firm. During her 10-year tenure at A.T. Kearney, she served a variety of industries, including apparel, automotive, transportation and financial services. Meena received her MBA from Wharton and her M.A. and B.A. from Harvard University. Meena is on the Boards of Accel Foods and Animal Haven.  She is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Audrey Marshall

Audrey Marshall, M.D., Chief, Division of Invasive Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA. Audrey has been a practicing physician for the past 14 years, and completed her training in pediatric cardiology in 2000. Her clinical role is based in the cardiac catheterization lab, where she performs nearly 200 therapeutic interventional procedures each year on children with congenital heart disease. She is also one of the founding members of the Boston Fetal Cardiac Interventional Program. Her current research activity is focused in two areas: the use of implantable devices in structural heart disease, and the development of equipment and techniques for fetal cardiac interventions. Her responsibilities also involve teaching individual trainees at all levels, from medical students to fellows in interventional pediatric catheterization. She regularly presents in hospital and department-based courses in cardiology, and lectures internationally on fetal cardiac catheterization. Audrey is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, serves on the American College of Cardiology Women in Cardiology Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the Boston Children’s Heart Foundation, the Ali Fund, and ACS Telescada. She has received numerous awards in the past including the CIMIT Johnson & Johnson Young Clinician Research Award, the NIH National Research Scholarship Award, and the American Medical Women’s Association Scholarship Citation. Audrey has an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University. She is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Christy Bieber Orris

Christy Bieber Orris, Entrepreneur, Peak to Peak Holdings, Boulder, CO.  Christy Bieber Orris is an active investor and entrepreneur. Her newest venture is called Building Creative Kids, a building-toy company that empowers and challenges our next generation of engineers and architects. From 2001 to 2011, Christy was the CEO of the ATEK Companies, a privately owned management company that owned and ran various outsource and product-based companies. Employing over 700 people, ATEK Companies has six manufacturing facilities with revenues exceeding $140 million. Their anchor company, ATEK Medical, was purchased from Medtronic’s cardiac surgery business in 2003. Christy and her team developed ATEK Medical into one of the leading finished-device medical outsource suppliers in the world. Its customer base included Medtronic, Boston Scientific, J&J, Smith & Nephew, and other leading OEMs. They specialized in sole-source production of complex disposable and implantable medical devices. ATEK Medical and its sister company, ATEK Plastics, were sold to Vention Medical/KRG in November 2011. Before ATEK, Christy was president of Regent Aviation, worked in operations at Baxter Healthcare, and was in brand management at General Mills. She received her MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth and BS at the University of Colorado at Boulder. From 2008 to 2011, Christy chaired the board of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and later transitioned onto the dean’s CEO Cabinet. She was awarded the Alumni Service Award at the university and frequently speaks on campus and mentors students. Christy is a previous board member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and a member of YPO Women’s International Network and the Committee of 200. She was one of Boulder’s 40 Under 40 in 2010. After selling her companies, Christy travelled around the world for a year with her family and is now restoring a historic ranch, investing and building a toy company. She is an avid bike racer, skier, and ex-Hawaii Ironman competitor. Christy resides in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two sons. She is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Ellen K. Pao

Ellen K. Pao, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, reddit, Inc., San Francisco, CA. Ellen K. Pao, Senior Vice President of Business Development, reddit, Inc. Ellen joined reddit in 2013 to lead strategic partnerships.  From 2005 to 2012, Ellen Pao was a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a well-known venture capital firm, where she served on the boards of Flipboard, Datameer and Lehigh, and worked closely with RPX and Jive. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, Ellen held various operating roles at BEA Systems, a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure software. At BEA, she was Head of Business Development for Products, Engineering Site Manager for new mobile products, and lead for a new international engineering effort. She also served in corporate development, leading strategic projects for the CEO and merger & acquisition projects. Prior to working at BEA, Ellen focused on strategic business development and closed technology, service and content acquisition partnerships for Tellme Networks and Microsoft's WebTV division. She also served as a consultant at early-stage startups, including MyCFO and Danger Research. Before entering the tech field, Ellen worked as a corporate attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore in both its New York City and Hong Kong offices, working on international high-yield debt offerings, M&A transactions, aircraft financings and asset-backed securities. At Cravath, she also worked on pro-bono projects for Habitat for Humanity and Covenant House. Ellen holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  She is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Christopher Sacca

Christopher Sacca, Partner, Lowercase Capital, Mountain View, CA. Christopher Sacca is currently a partner with Lowercase Capital in San Francisco, CA.  He was Head of Special Initiatives at Google, Inc. Chris is an early stage venture capitalist, private equity/buyout principal, and company advisor focusing on Internet and wireless projects. Most recently, Chris was Head of Special Initiatives at Google Inc. where he was one of the primary strategists for global infrastructure, access, communications, wireless and related product development. His most visible projects included Google's groundbreaking participation in the FCC's 700MHz spectrum auction, Google's technology facility in The Dalles, OR, Google's efforts to encourage alternative forms of Internet access such as municipal WiFi, and many of the company's business development and acquisition deals. Chris is a frequent public speaker on the subjects of disruptive innovation and public access to the Internet and teaches as an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University. Before joining Google, Chris held a number of executive roles at one of the world's largest web infrastructure companies, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies), ultimately responsible for their legal and corporate development efforts. Prior to Speedera, Chris was an attorney with the Silicon Valley law firm of Fenwick & West where he handled venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, and licensing transactions for high-technology clients. Before arriving in Silicon Valley, Chris lived and worked in Europe and Latin America. Chris graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of The Tax Lawyer law review and was honored as the school's Philip A. Ryan and Ralph J. Gilbert Memorial Scholar. He also graduated cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and was an Edmund Evans Memorial Scholar as well as a Weeks Family Foundation Scholar.  Chris is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker & Founder, The Webby Awards, Mill Valley, CA. Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, writer, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and innovative projects. She delivered the campus-wide keynote commencement address at UCBerkeley and her films and work have received 60 awards and distinctions including a “Disruptive Innovation Award” from The Tribeca Film Festival. Her two most recent films have been invited to represent America at embassies worldwide in the US State Department’s America Film Showcase and her last four films premiered at Sundance, including her 2011 acclaimed feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which The New York Times hailed as “Incredibly engaging” and “Examining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter.”  She is currently working on a film series which is paving the way for a new kind of collaborative filmmaking she and her film studio call “Cloud FIlmmaking.” The series, titled Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change, will include 10 short films over the next 4 years about important aspects of life that connect us. Each of these films invites participants to send in videos from their cell phones and then after the film is completed her team makes free customized versions for non-profits all over the world. Three films have been released (A Declaration of Interdependence, Engage and Brain Power) and nearly 500 versions of the films have been made for nonprofits. These films have been volunteer-translated into 65 languages.  The third film in the series Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks, is also the basis for Tiffany’s first book that the TED conference published, of the same name.  Tiffany was invited to share the groundbreaking approach of her “Cloud Filmmaking” as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Interactive Day. She is currently also working on an original film series for AOL, “The Future Starts Here,” that will be released this fall.  Tiffany is a  member of the advisory board for The Prince of Wales Fellowship at MIT, MIT-IBM Network Science Research Center, The Institute for the Future and she was invited to advise Secretary State Hillary Clinton about the Internet and technology. She is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Scott Ullem

Scott Ullem, Corporate Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA.  Scott B. Ullem was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Edwards Lifesciences in January 2014. Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Prior to joining Edwards, he was Chief Financial Officer of Bemis Company, a Fortune 500 supplier of packaging and pressure sensitive materials used in leading food, consumer and healthcare products. Scott also had leadership responsibility for one of Bemis' three business segments. Before joining Bemis, Scott spent 17 years in investment banking, serving as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and later at Bank of America. Scott received a B.A. in Political Science from DePauw University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

John Wood

John Wood, Founder and Co-Chair, Room to Read, New York, NY. John Wood started Room to Read in 2000 after a fast-paced and distinguished career with Microsoft. Since its inception, Room to Read has sponsored the construction of more than 1000 schools and over 10,000 multi-lingual libraries across eight countries in the developing world. In addition, they have endowed over 10,000 long-term scholarships for girls.  At the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative, John spoke on Excellence in Education and Room to Read announced its pledge to more than double its number of Reading Rooms over the next three years. John has twice been chosen for the Skoll Foundation award for social entrepreneurship, and has led Room to Read to five consecutive selections for the prestigious ""Social Capitalist"" award by Fast Company magazine and the Monitor Group. In 2004, he was named as one of Time magazine's ""Asian Heroes""- the only non-Asian ever selected to receive this award. He is also the author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World which has won numerous awards. His work has been profiled by Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, PBS, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Fast Company, Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and USA Today. From 1991 to 1999, John was in charge of marketing and business development teams for Microsoft throughout Asia, serving as Director of Business Development for the Greater China region and as Director of Marketing for the Asia-Pacific region. John holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University and a Bachelor's of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute.  

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, DreamBox Learning, Bellevue, WA.  Jessie Woolley-Wilson is Chair, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning®, the company that developed the Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ platform heralded as a “game changer” in the eLearning sector by nationally renowned academic and technology pundits. Jessie brings nearly two decades of experience in K-12 e-learning and education technology to DreamBox Learning. Throughout her career in the education industry, Jessie has held several leadership roles in general management, sales and marketing, operations, and business development. Before joining DreamBox Learning, Jessie was President of the K–12 Group at Blackboard where she led the company’s growth and development for the virtual and blended online learning market. Prior to Blackboard, she was President of LeapFrog SchoolHouse, the schools division of LeapFrog Enterprises, where she established SchoolHouse as a leader in education technology and one of the fastest growing educational software producers in the United States. Jessie has also held leadership positions at collegeboard.com, the interactive division of the College Board; MyRoad.com, an e-learning company that helps middle school, high school, and college students prepare for college and careers; and Kaplan, the leading test preparation company in the United States. As an education industry leader, Jessie serves on several boards for nonprofit organizations including the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL); Editorial Projects in Education, which publishes Education Week; the Education Innovation Network; Camelot For Kids; the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA); and Technology Access Foundation (TAF). Jessie has also served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Technology and Education. In 2012, she was named to the Forbes “Impact 15” list for being a disruptor of education and honored as a “Woman of Influence” by The Puget Sound Business Journal for making an impact in the education technology industry as well as the community. In 2011, Jessie was spotlighted as a “Best Leaders to Watch” in EdNET’s “Best for 2011,” a peer recognition program. Jessie received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in English from the University of Virginia. She is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.