2019 Speakers

Tim Kaine

United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia

Ted Mitchell

President, ACE; former Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Carol Kissal

Senior Vice President, Administration & Finance, George Mason University

S. David Wu

Provost & Executive Vice President, George Mason University

William Hansen

President & CEO, Strada Education Network; former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Brian Napack

President & CEO, Wiley

Michelle Marks

Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures, George Mason University

Anant Agarwal

CEO, edX

Michael Amiridis

Chancellor, University of Illinois Chicago

Marc Austin

Executive Director, Academic Innovation and New Ventures, George Mason University

Cagri Bagcioglu

President, Board of Trustees, Istanbul Bilgi University

Mark Becker

President, Georgia State University

Steve Bettner

Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services, New Mexico State University

Peter Blake

Director, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rafael Bras

Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Johannes Britz

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Gates Bryant

Partner, Tyton Partners

Katie Blot

COO, Vemo Education

Sylvia Burwell

President, American University; former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

Brandon Busteed

President, Kaplan University Partners

Wes Bush

Chairman, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ángel Cabrera

President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Antonio Calcado

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers University

Darren Catalano

CEO, HelioCampus

Randi Reich Cosentino

Chief Academic Officer, Guild Education

Ryan Craig

Managing Director, University Ventures

Janine Davidson

President, Metropolitan State University of Denver; former Under Secretary of the United States Navy

Christopher Deering

Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies, The George Washington University

Antonio DiPaolo

Senior Vice President, LAZ Parking

Eileen Donnelly

Vice President, Enrollment Management, Wilmington University

Bill Durden

President, International University Alliance; former President of Dickinson College

Brian Edelman

President, Purdue Research Foundation

Renata Engel

Vice Provost for Online Education, Penn State University

Allan Fisher

Senior Director, Academics, EMERITUS Institute of Management

Steve Fireng

CEO, Keypath Education

Millie Garcia

President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Lee Gardner

Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Andrew Geant

CEO, Wyzant

Dennis Gephardt

Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service

Tim Graf

Treasurer, Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew Hanson

Senior Research Fellow, Strada Education Network

Jay Hawthorn

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Chris Hoehn-Saric

Senior Managing Director, Sterling Partners

Beth Hollenberg

President, Everspring

Peter Isaac

Executive Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, CA Ventures

Ritu Kalra

Managing Director, Head of Western Region & Higher Education Public Sector & Infrastructure Finance, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Jon Kaplan

Vice President, Training and Development, Discover Financial

John Katzman

CEO, Noodle Partners

Josh Keniston

Vice President for Institutional Projects, Dartmouth College

Ranch Kimball

Member, Board of Trustees, Boston University

Lily Ladd

Chief Strategy Officer, Blackboard

Doug Lederman

Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Mike Malefakis

CEO and Vice Dean, Wharton Executive Education

Robert McCartney

Senior Regional Correspondent, Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Tom McNamara

CEO, Nuro Retention

Dominic Micklewright

Dean of Partnerships, University of Essex

Rick Miranda

Provost & Executive Vice President, Colorado State University

Javier Miyares

President, University of Maryland University College

Stephen Moret

President and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Tom Morsch

Executive Vice President, hotelAVE

Matt Myllykangas

Director of Student Housing Development, Lendlease Communities

Brad Noyes

Executive Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Amelia Parnell

Vice President for Research and Policy, NASPA

Chip Paucek

CEO, 2U Inc.

Scott Potter

Senior Director, Comprehensive Energy Management, The Ohio State University

Aman Randhawa

Principal, QIC

Michael Roark

CEO, UMUC Ventures

Brian Sedlak

Partner & Real Estate Practice Leader, Jones Day

Darrell Silver

CEO, Thinkful

Nicole Smith

Chief Economist, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Dan Sommer

CEO, Trilogy Education Services

James Sparkman

Partner, Alpha Education

Jeff Turner

Executive Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Michael Valdes

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Eastern Michigan University

Jay Vaughan

Partner & Chair of the Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Edward Venit

Managing Director, EAB

Shoshana Vernick

Managing Director, Sterling Partners

Ruth Watkins

President, University of Utah

Pete Wheelan

CEO, InsideTrack

Belle Wheelan

President, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges

Ben Wildavsky

Senior Vice President, National Engagement, Strada Education Network

Jamie Wilhelm

Executive Vice President, American Campus Communities

Ardine Williams

Vice President of Workforce Development, HQ2 at Amazon

Jessica Wood

Senior Director and Sector Lead, Education, S&P Global Ratings

Todd Zipper

Co-President of Wiley Education Services, and former CEO, The Learning House