Team — Aspen Business Roundtable on Organized Labor
The Aspen Business Roundtable on Organized Labor is a private network of CEOs, founders, investors, and other business leaders reinventing corporate America’s relationship with organized labor.
The Roundtable is powered by an interdisciplinary team from multiple sectors and organizations.
Head of Bloomberg Beta
Roy Bahat is a venture capitalist at Bloomberg Beta and teaches at UC Berkeley. He also chairs the Aspen Institute’s Business Roundtable on Organized Labor and was a commissioner on the California Governor’s Future of Work Commission.
Vice President, The Aspen Institute; Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program
Maureen Conway serves as vice president at the Aspen Institute and executive director of the Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program (EOP). Maureen has headed up workforce research at the Aspen Institute since 1999 and curates a public discussion series at the Aspen Institute, Opportunity in America, which brings together voices from business, labor, policy, human services, media, academia, and others to discuss the challenges experienced by many in today’s labor markets and new ideas for addressing these challenges. Read more.
George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management; Professor Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management
Thomas A. Kochan is the Emeritus George Maverick Bunker Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a faculty member in the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research.
Former Chair, National Labor Relations Board
Wilma Liebman served on the National Labor Relations Board under three presidents of both parties, and was its chair from 2009 to 2011. Since then, she has served in various advisory roles, including as chief external ethics officer of the United Auto Workers, and she has taught at several universities, most recently the New York University School of Law. She is a member of the boards of directors of the Economic Policy Institute and Ownership Works.
Liba Wenig Rubenstein
Fellow, Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute
Liba Wenig Rubenstein is a fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program where she organizes “labor-open” business leaders to explore ways their workers can have a more meaningful seat at the table. She was previously head of social impact at 21st Century Fox and Tumblr.
Director, Future of Work Initiative, The Aspen Institute
Shelly Steward serves as director of the Future of Work Initiative, a part of the Economic Opportunities Program. Shelly is an economic sociologist and applied scholar who has studied the changing nature of work for more than ten years. She is an expert on nonstandard work arrangements and the gig economy and is lead author of the Gig Economy Data Hub in collaboration with Cornell University’s ILR School. Read more.