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  3. 3.   Thanks for joining us in Philadelphia! Welcome to the 2013 National Talent Dividend Network Convening. Special thanks for taking the time to share smart ideas, practices, and stories, ask provocative questions, challenge conventional wisdom, and, most of all, for mobilizing and accelerating local and regional action on the Talent Dividend. With the generous support of the Kresge Foundation and Lumina Foundation for Education, our $1 million Talent Dividend Prize has 57 cities and metropolitan regions competing to see which city and region can best improve their college attainment rates over a three-year period. Designed as an effort to increase education attainment in our nation’s cities, the Prize will be awarded to the metropolitan area that exhibits the greatest increase in the number of post-secondary degrees granted per capita through 2013. Over the next two days, we will learn from each other and address emerging trends and smart practices that will help cities increase their college attainment rates in the short-term and long-term. CEOs for Cities’ research indicates 58 percent of a city’s success, as measured by per capita income, can be attributed to the percentage of the adult population with a college degree. We see the power of the Prize as an opportunity for cities and their metropolitan regions to place talent development as a priority on the civic agenda in order to strengthen local economies and cumulatively create a more competitive nation. Thanks again for joining us and for being a leader in the more-important-than ever movement to increase education attainment. Achieving the Talent Dividend would not be possible without the cross-sector leadership, participation, and willingness to share and learn across cities. Lee Fisher President & CEO CEOs for Cities www.talentdividendnetwork            
  4. 4.   1 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Sunday, April 7th (Philly Visitors Center) 6:00 PM OPENING RECEPTION (Fair View Ballroom) Monday, April 8th (WHYY) 8:00 AM REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 9:00 AM WELCOME (Lincoln Financial Event Studio) Lee Fisher, President & CEO, CEOs for Cities William Moses, Program Director-Education, Kresge Foundation Jim Applegate, Vice President for Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation Robert Wonderling, President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 9:15 AM SETTING THE STAGE: 2013 TALENT DIVIDEND INITIATIVE REPORT Since CEOs for Cities, The Kresge Foundation, and Lumina Foundation announced the $1 million Talent Dividend Prize, 57 cities are actively engaged in college attainment initiatives. Hear a brief progress report from the National Director of the Talent Dividend. Noël Harmon, Chief Program Officer and National Director of the Talent Dividend, CEOs for Cities 9:30 AM BUILDING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN BUSINESS AND HIGHER EDUCATION The Talent Dividend is a unique college completion initiative and was in some ways really ahead of its’ time by mandating cross-sector partnerships be the building blocks of a city’s Talent Dividend. We recognize however that building strong and lasting partnerships takes time and care. This panel will explore the challenges and successes in building strong collaborations between the business and higher education community in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware). Robert Wonderling [Moderator], President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Wendell Pritchett, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden Patrick Harker, President, University of Delaware Larry Clark, Vice President, Talent Development & Management, Comcast Daniel Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of PA, NJ, DE, NY, Citizens Bank 11:00 AM BREAK (Entry Portal) 11:15 AM KEYNOTE: MOBILIZING TO REACH GOAL 2025 Vice President for Strategic Impact at the Lumina Foundation, Jim Applegate will discuss the urgent need to address 21 st Century Student needs in the effort to meet college completion goals. He will also provide a brief overview of Lumina’s new strategic plan and their focus on working side by side with employers, metro areas and regions to encourage broader adoption of Goal 2025, create and strengthen the collaborative partnerships needed to increase attainment and more closely align postsecondary education with workforce and civic needs. Jim Applegate, Vice President for Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation 12:15 PM LUNCH BUFFET (Entry Portal) 12:30 PM MESSAGE FROM UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will share a special message taped especially for the 2013 Talent Dividend Meeting participants.
  5. 5.   2 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities 12:45 PM WHAT DOES THE DATA SAY? UNDERSTANDING YOUR CITY’S TALENT DIVIDEND The Talent Dividend’s Rock Star of Data Joe Cortright returns to discuss the provisional baseline reports and demographic reports issued in the fall of 2012, as well as discuss and unveil the first year progress reports for the competing Talent Dividend Cities. Joe Cortright, President, Impresa, Inc. 1:45 PM IDEA FLASH: GEOSPATIAL MAPPING Geospatial Mapping and City Success: Building Bridges And Finding Lost Treasure. Trust and human capital are essential elements in developing urban prosperity. This presentation focuses on how geospatial maps can be used to build trust among communities, support public engagement, and reduce the educational challenges that keep too many children and youth from developing their full potential. Attendees will leave this presentation with tools and examples they can use in their communities to build collaboration and improve the development of local human capital. Peter Winograd, Director, Center for Education Policy Research 2:15 PM WORKSHOP SESSION I I. USING DATA TO DRIVE YOUR CITY’S TALENT DIVIDEND (Lincoln Financial Event Studio) This session provides the opportunity for cities to discuss how they are using data to drive their local Talent Dividend efforts. Participants will hear how cities have constructed dashboards, data sharing agreements, and other unique collaborations to ensure that data is at the heart of the work in which they are engaged. This is an interactive session and it is our hope everyone will share their successes and challenges in navigating how data is collected, used and shared in their Talent Dividend efforts. • Dr. Kate Shaw [Moderator], Executive Director, Research for Action • Shawn Brown, Associate Director, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education • Michael Longaro, College and Credential Completion Network Manager, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Government of the District of Columbia • Jill Gurvey, Director of Research, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning. • Mary Gwen Wheeler, Executive Director, 55,000 Degrees II. EFFECTIVELY SHARING YOUR TALENT DIVIDEND STORY (Radio & TV Production) This is an opportunity for competing cities to discuss how best to share out their Talent Dividend initiative and progress made since the beginning of the project. Panelists will share their expertise regarding content, as well as how to package a compelling story. They will also discuss the role of social media and how that too can be leveraged to share both large and small Talent Dividend “wins”. • Brian Boyle [Moderator], President & CEO, Issue Media Group • Jason Russell, Project Director, The Civic Commons • Paul Fain, Reporter, Inside Higher Education • Diana Lind, President and CEO, Next City 3:30 PM SNACK BREAK 3:45 PM WORKSHOP SESSION II I. SUPPORTING 21ST CENTURY STUDENTS: FIRST-GENERATION, LOW-INCOME, MINORITY, AND ADULT STUDENTS (Lincoln Financial Event Studio) This is an important opportunity for competing Talent Dividend cities to discuss the need to support first- generation, low-income, minority, and adult students as think about post-secondary success. This panel will focus on critical issues to student success to and through college. • Deborah Santiago [Moderator], Vice President of Policy and Research, Excelencia • Wendell Hall, Deputy Director, Institute for Higher Education Policy • Hadass Sheffer, President, The Graduate!, Network, Inc. (Philadelphia) • Pauline Abernathy, The Institute on College Access (TICAS) Project on Student Debt
  6. 6.   3 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities II. DEVELOPING CROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL (Radio & TV Production) (Description Coming) • Deborah Diamond [Moderator], President, Campus Philly • Matthew Bergheiser, the CEO of University City District (UCD) • Kathy Zandona, VP of Education at Greater Louisville Inc. • Peter Franks, Director, Drexel Co-Op Program 5:00 PM PHILADELPHIA BLOCK PARTY (Entry Portal) Please join us for a networking opportunity the “Philadelphia way” where you’ll have the opportunity to learn from your peers about what’s working, challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how their practice may help your city achieve higher attainment. William Marrazzo, President WHYY, Inc. Office Hours with Joe Cortright Tuesday, April 9th (WHYY) 8:00 AM NETWORKING BREAKFAST (Lincoln Financial Event Studio) Announcements: Catherine Bittar 9:00 AM KEYNOTE: MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER (Description Coming) Jill Michal [Introduction], CEO, United Way Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Michael Nutter, Mayor Philadelphia Lorri Shorr, Chief Education Officer, Office of the Mayor Q&A Moderated by Lee Fisher 9:45 AM NETWORKING BREAK 10:00 AM PANEL: SUSTAINING & CONNECTING CROSS SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS This panel provides the opportunity for competing Talent Dividend cities to learn about other important initiatives taking place nationally that may connect to their work locally or even statewide. One of the most frustrating experiences for cities is when they feel they are duplicating efforts. Panelists will share best/promising practices and lessons learned from their work focused on sustaining and connecting cross-sector partnerships and also talk about how your initiatives may align with the Talent Dividend work occurring within cities. Greg Darnieder [Moderator], Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education, College Access Karen Elzey, Director, Skills for America’s Future, Aspen Institute Andrew Moore, Senior Fellow, National League of Cities Colin Groth, Associate Director, Strategic Assistance & Site Engagement, STRIVE Lili Allen, Jobs for the Future 11:15 AM 2014 TALENT DIVIDEND MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT 11:30 AM CLOSING REMARKS Noël Harmon and Lee Fisher 12:00 PM LUNCH ON THE GO (Outside WHYY) Jose Garces Guapos Taco Truck *All conference meals catered by Iron Chef Jose Garces.
  7. 7.   4 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Pauline Abernathy Project on Student Debt, The Institute on College Access Pauline Abernathy oversees national policy and advocacy strategy for TICAS. She previously served as Senior Advisor to Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, and as Deputy Director of Health and Human Services Policy at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she initiated, designed and managed national initiatives related to student debt, retirement savings, child welfare, and public health policies. Prior to joining Pew, she served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of Education and the White House National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council. She also worked in the U.S. Senate and at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Pauline has a BA from Yale University and a MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Lili Allen Jobs for the Future Lili Allen, Director of Back on Track Designs, leads Jobs for the Future’s work with cities that are building portfolios of quality pathways to college-ready graduation and postsecondary success for struggling students and out-of-school youth. She provides strategic consultation to communities as diverse as Chicago, Denver, New York City, and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, Texas in developing schools and programs for off-track and out- of-school youth characterized by rigorous instruction, accelerated learning, and strong student supports, with clear pathways into postsecondary education. Ms. Allen also directs JFF product and tool development addressing effective strategies to re-engage and support these populations. Her publications include: “Back on Track to College: A Texas School District Leverages State Policy to Put Dropouts on the Path to Success” (with Rebecca Wolfe); “Mobilizing a Cross-Sector Collaborative for Systemic Change: Lessons from Project U-Turn;” and “Bringing Off-Track Youth into the Center of High School Reform: Lessons and Tools from Leading Communities.” Ms. Allen holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard University. Jim Applegate Vice President for Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation Applegate leads development of the foundation’s funding programs supporting achievement of “Goal 2025” to dramatically increase educational attainment in the United States, especially for low-income, first- generation, minority, and adult students. Prior to coming to Lumina in 2008, he served as senior fellow and vice president for academic affairs at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. As a consultant, he has conducted more than 250 seminars and workshops for corporate, academic, and government organizations to improve communication policies and practices. Matthew Bergheiser CEO, University City District Matt Bergheiser joined UCD as Executive Director in 2009. In his previous work as Philadelphia Regional Director of the Knight Foundation, he gave away money for a living. As a result - in stark contrast to his time at UCD – everyone treated him nicely and laughed at all his jokes. He is a trustee of Community College of Philadelphia, and a member of the Mayor’s Council on College and Career Success. Matt also ran downtown Trenton’s business improvement district for five years, and served as Executive Vice President of The Enterprise Center, an accelerator for inner-city entrepreneurship. He believes passionately in cities and in creating opportunities for people and places to thrive. Matt holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  8. 8.   5 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Brian Boyle President and CEO, Issue Media Group Prior to founding Issue Media Group, Brian directed e-Business Solutions for Infinity Broadcasting (Viacom), where he created "small" media within a radio giant. The e-Business Solutions team managed the sales, marketing, and creation of 11 online publications targeting niche audiences for technology, automotive, human resources, alternative energy, small business and real estate. In consecutive years, Infinity recognized Brian as a Newcomer of the Year and New Business Leader of the Year for its seven Detroit stations. Prior to joining Viacom, Brian was Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Development for Drillbit, a publishing consultant specializing in niche online content models. The Drillbit approach and content management solution were instrumental in assisting national "alternative weekly" publications to leverage online content to grow new audiences and revenues. Drillbit created the award-winning site. Brian received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University. Shawn Brown Associate Director, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education Larry Clark Vice President, Talent Development & Management, Comcast Larry Clark is the Vice President of the Talent & Professional Development College within Comcast University, which is responsible for the development of leaders at all levels in Comcast Cable. Larry brings twenty-five years of experience in the fields of learning & development, talent management, organizational development and management consulting to his role in CU. Prior to joining Comcast in February 2012, Larry spent twelve years with Microsoft, where he played various roles in advancing learning, leadership development and talent management for the Microsoft global field organization. His most recent roles there included creating the talent management function for Microsoft’s Public Sector services business, and leading the Global Curriculum Development team for Microsoft’s field readiness group. In that role, Larry led the design and development of all field training curricula, implementing a new learning strategy and content development approach for all professional, product and technical training for Microsoft’s field organization worldwide. Prior to joining Microsoft, Larry served as the Vice President of Organizational Development for Xerox Global Services. In this role at Xerox, he spearheaded the creation of the Organizational Development function, and was accountable for learning & development, knowledge management, talent acquisition, performance management systems and strategic alliances for the division.
  9. 9.   6 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Joe Cortright President, Impresa, Inc. Joe Cortright is President of Impresa, Inc., and is Senior Research Advisor for CEOs for Cities. Previously, he served as the Executive Officer of the Oregon Legislature's Joint Committee on Trade and Economic Development. Joe is the author of numerous studies of urban economies, including City Advantage and City Success, both published by CEOs for Cities, and The Young and Restless, documenting the migration of talented workers among metropolitan areas, and national industry cluster studies of high technology and biotechnology. Joe's research is responsible for much of the data that underpins the Talent Dividend initiative, including the dividend itself: that a 1% in college degree holders could mean an increase of $763 in per capita income. Joe is currently Chair of the Oregon Governor's Council of Economic Advisors, has served on the editorial board of Economic Development Quarterly, and is co-founder and editor of EconData.Net, the web's leading guide to regional economic data. Greg Darnieder Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education, College Access Greg began his career in education as a middle grades teacher in St. Louis and Riverdale MD. He has a BA in Sociology, a K-8 teaching certificate from St. Louis University and a MA in Christian Education from Wheaton College. He worked for 15 years as the executive director of youth development and college access organizations in Chicago’s Cabrini Green Housing Development. Beginning in 1993, he oversaw the Steans Family Foundation’s community focused philanthropic efforts in Chicago’s North Lawndale community including early childhood, education, organizational development and affordable housing. He has served in leadership roles for several foundations and on over twenty non-profit organization boards. In 2003 Greg established the Department of Postsecondary Education and Student Development (DPSESD) at Chicago Public Schools (CPS), designing and implementing an assortment of postsecondary, academic, financial, and social support programs and building university, corporate and civic partnerships to enhance college access. In 2008 he was named the director of the Department of College and Career Preparation (DCCP) for CPS, a newly formed department that consists of the DPSESD and the Department of Career and Technical Education. In 2008 he was named Executive of the Year for the City of Chicago, in 2012 the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform presented him with the Middle Grades Education Leadership Award, the National Association of College Admissions Counseling presented him with their Excellence in Education Award and the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy presented him with their National Advocacy Award. In 2009, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, named Greg Senior Advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative at the U.S. Department of Education, where he currently serves as a leading voice on the President’s 2020 Goal. Deborah Diamond, Ph.D. President, Campus Philly Deborah Diamond was recently named President of Campus Philly, beginning her leadership of the regional non-profit in October 2010. Campus Philly, the organization whose mission is to attract, engage and retain college students, works with 27 regional colleges and universities, the city of Philadelphia and corporations and foundations to fuel economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia region. Deborah has built a career in research and strategy with a focus on economic, civic and cultural development. Beginning in 1997, Deborah joined The Melior Group, a research and consulting firm in Philadelphia, leaving there in 2003 as Vice President. She joined the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) in 2003 to found their research department. While at GPTMC, Deborah integrated outcomes measurement, research and strategy into every facet of the organization, from making a case for investing in tourism marketing (in a report that won the Odyssey Award from the U.S. Travel Association) to directing the organization’s strategic planning process in 2007.
  10. 10.   7 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities At the beginning of 2009, Deborah began her own consulting practice, serving as a research and policy consultant to regional civic and economic development groups including Campus Philly, Center City District, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Select Greater Philadelphia. She was invited to join the Fels Research and Consulting Group at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, an affiliation she still maintains. Deborah’s early career began in academics. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College in Political Science and a Master’s degree and Ph.D., also in Political Science, from the University of Chicago. She was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at Columbia University and has taught at Bryn Mawr as well. Within her field of political philosophy, Deborah’s academic work focused on liberal political theory. Arne Duncan United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is the ninth U.S. secretary of education. He has served in this post since his confirmation by the U.S. Senate on Jan. 20, 2009, following his nomination by President Barack Obama. Before becoming secretary of education, Duncan served as the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a position he held from June 2001 through December 2008. In that time, he won praise for uniting education reformers, teachers, principals and business stakeholders behind an aggressive education reform agenda that included opening more than 100 new schools, expanding after-school and summer learning programs, closing down underperforming schools, increasing early childhood and college access, dramatically boosting the caliber of teachers, and building public-private partnerships around a variety of education initiatives. Duncan is credited with significantly raising student performance on national and state tests, increasing graduation rates and the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement courses, and boosting the total number of scholarships secured by CPS students to more than $150 million. Also during his leadership of CPS, the district was recognized for its efforts to bring top teaching talent into the city's classrooms, where the number of teachers applying for positions almost tripled. Prior to joining the Chicago Public Schools, from 1992 to 1998, Duncan ran the nonprofit education foundation Ariel Education Initiative, which helped fund a college education for a class of inner-city children under the I Have A Dream program. He was part of a team that later started a new public elementary school built around a financial literacy curriculum, the Ariel Community Academy, which today ranks among the top elementary schools in Chicago. From 1987 to 1991, Duncan played professional basketball in Australia, where he also worked with children who were wards of the state. Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1987, after majoring in sociology. He was co-captain of Harvard's basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American. Karen Elzey Director, Skills for America's Future, Aspen Institute Karen Elzey is the director of Skills for America’s Future (SAF). The aim of SAF is to foster a national network of partnerships among employers, labor unions, and community colleges, with a commitment to scaling meaningful and measurable solutions. SAF also provides a national voice on the effectiveness of public-private partnerships in a variety of areas: improving workforce skills, assessing industry-recognized credentials, and gauging employment outcomes of American workers and students. Elzey has more than 18 years of experience in the areas of workforce development, public-private partnerships, and project management. Her previous experience includes serving as vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce, where she advanced policy positions and promoted public-private partnerships to ensure that businesses remained competitive in a global economy. Before joining the U.S. Chamber, Elzey coordinated public-private partnerships between K-12 school districts and employers for a local economic development agency in Indiana, and taught English as a Second Language in Poland. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Elzey has both a bachelor's and master's degree from Miami University (OH). She has also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
  11. 11.   8 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Paul Fain Reporter, Inside Higher Education Paul Fain is a senior reporter with Inside Higher Ed, where he covers community colleges, for-profit institutions and the adult student market. From 2004 to 2011, Fain was a senior reporter with The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he wrote broadly about college leaders, finance and governance. Fain is regularly asked to speak at conferences and events and has been widely cited in the news media. Before joining The Chronicle, Fain reported for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va. He has also written for The New York Times, Philadelphia City Paper, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. Fain has done two stints in public relations, most recently in the higher-education practice of Widmeyer Communications. Fain’s writing has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award and a 2006 second-place prize for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association. Lee Fisher President and CEO, CEOs for Cities Lee Fisher is the President and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a global network of cross-sector urban leaders dedicated to building and sustaining the next generation of great American cities. Lee is also a Senior Fellow with the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Lee is former Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, and in his career of public service has held the offices of Ohio Attorney General, State Representative, and State Senator (not concurrently, of course). In his role as Lt. Governor, serving with Governor Ted Strickland, Fisher also served as Director of the Ohio Department of Development, Chair of the Economic Growth Council, and Chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. Daniel Fitzpatrick President and CEO of PA, NJ, DE, NY Citizens Bank Peter Franks Director, Drexel Co-Op Program
  12. 12.   9 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Colin Groth Associate Director, Strategic Assistance & Site Engagement, STRIVE Colin Groth is the Associate Director for Strategic Assistance and Site Engagement at Strive, a national initiative working to build the cradle to career civic infrastructure in communities to identify, sustain and scale what works. The son of a public school librarian, Groth has always been passionate about the improvement of educational outcomes for all young people. Before joining Strive, Groth served as the Government Relations Director for Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority where he oversaw the organization’s government affairs, served as liaison to elected officials and government bodies and developed relationships with local business and civic groups to advance public transportation issues. Groth holds a B.A. in Communications (Interactive Communications Processes) from The Ohio State University where he also completed the Goodlinks Non-profit Management Internship program. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s C-Change leadership development program and the City of Cincinnati’s Citizen’s Government Academy, an alumnus of 40 under Forty awards for both the Cincinnati Business Courier and Mass Transit Magazine and an Eagle Scout (Troop 502). Jill Gurvey Director of Research, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning Jill brings to OMG a broad range of public policy research experience. Before coming to OMG, Jill spent three years at Mathematica Policy Research (MPR) in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Princeton, N.J., where she was a systems analyst for their health group. At MPR she worked on federally funded projects that examined the cost-effectiveness of a variety of programs in Medicare and Medicaid, such as Medicaid Buy-In (MBI), as well as Medicaid-financed nursing home stays and home and community based care funded by the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to her work at MPR, she spent five years at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, in the Research Programming Group. There she worked on a variety of projects in health, labor and population, and national security. She has served as a consultant with research teams at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities, and was a long-time employee of the University of California at San Francisco in the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Health and Community. Jill holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan and has a Master’s degree in public health in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of California at Berkeley. Wendell Hall Deputy Director, Institute for Higher Education Policy Wendell Hall, Ph.D., is the deputy director at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). He is a senior member of the staff and plays an instrumental role in the overall management and development of IHEP's research and policy analysis. Prior to joining IHEP, Hall was the director of student success and research at the Association ofPublic and Land-Grant Universities. He also was the director of policy research for the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, an independent federal committee that advises Congress on student financial aid policy. In addition, Hall has worked extensively on K-16 education issues in several capacities, some of which included serving as a high school science teacher. Hall earned his Ph.D. in education policy with a concentration in higher education from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his master's degree in secondary science education from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Hampton University. Hall has also co-authored several articles and book chapters for higher education publications
  13. 13.   10 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Patrick Harker President, University of Delaware Patrick T. Harker became the 26th president of the University of Delaware in July 2007. Concurrent with his appointment as president, Dr. Harker is a professor of Business Administration in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in UD’s College of Engineering. In May 2008, Dr. Harker unveiled a sweeping strategic plan, UD’s Path to Prominence, predicated on excellence in undergraduate, graduate and professional education, environmental leadership, global engagement and service to the community. In February 2000, Dr. Harker was appointed dean of the Wharton School and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise. He was a senior fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and held a secondary appointment as a professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Penn. Previously, Dr. Harker was chair of Wharton’s Operations and Information Management Department. Dr. Harker is a member of the board of directors of Pepco Holdings Inc. and Huntsman Corporation, and a founding member of the board of advisors of Decision Lens Inc. He previously served as a trustee of the Goldman Sachs Trust and Goldman Sachs Variable Insurance Trust. Dr. Harker is a Class B director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and a member of the boards of directors of the NCAA–Division I, Christiana Care Health Systems, First State Innovation, Catholic Relief Services and Easter Seals of Delaware. He is a member of the Regional Leadership Initiative Steering Committee at the Council on Competitiveness, a member of the CEO Council for Growth at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of Howard University. Dr. Harker received his B.S.E. and M.S.E. in Civil Engineering in 1981, an M.A. in Economics in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Civil and Urban Engineering in 1983, all from the University of Pennsylvania. When he was named UPS Transportation Professor of the Private Sector in 1991, Dr. Harker became the youngest faculty member in Wharton’s history awarded an endowed professorship. Dr. Harker has published or edited nine books and more than 100 professional articles. From 1996–99, he served as editor-in-chief of the premier journal Operations Research. President George H.W. Bush named Dr. Harker a White House Fellow in 1991, and he served from 1991–92 as a special assistant to FBI Director William S. Sessions. Dr. Harker was named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in October 2012, and a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in December 2012. Noël Harmon Chief Program Officer and National Director of the Talent Dividend, CEOs for Cities Dr. Noël Harmon is National Director of the Talent Dividend for CEOs for Cities. As leader of the National Talent Dividend initiative, her goal is to foster success among network cities to increase the post-secondary attainment among their residents. She directs the National Talent Dividend Prize competition and the National Talent Dividend Network. Noël brings her experience as both a researcher and a practitioner in higher education to the Talent Dividend program. She previously served as a senior research analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), where she worked with minority-serving institutions on initiatives such as the Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative, Lumina Foundation Models of Success, TG and National College Access Network Supporting Best Practices in Student Success, and the IHEP Summer Academy. Prior to joining IHEP, she worked in student affairs administration at Hofstra University and the University of Michigan and was the director of Learning to Lead at Western Illinois University.
  14. 14.   11 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Diana Lind President and CEO, Next City Diana Lind joined Next City in 2008 and is the organization’s executive director and editor in chief. Diana was a 2011 Van Alen Institute Fellow and is the author of Brooklyn Modern: Architecture, Interiors & Design (Rizzoli, 2008). She graduated from Cornell University (B.A., English) and Columbia University (M.F.A., Creative Writing). Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Architectural Record and many other publications and her work with Next City has been profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Monocle and many other media outlets. Michael Longaro College and Credential Completion Network Manager, OSSE, Government of the District of Columbia William Marrazzo President, WHYY, Inc. Mr. William J. Marrazzo has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at WHYY Inc. since 1997. Mr. Marrazzo served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Roy F. Weston Inc. from 1988 to 1997. He served as Water Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department from 1971 to 1988 and Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia from 1983 to 1984. Mr. Marrazzo has been a Director of American Water Capital Corp. and American Water Works Company, Inc. since October 22, 2003. He has been a Director of Woodward & Curran since October 2001. Mr. Marrazzo has been a Director of AmeriGas Propane Inc., the General Partner of AmeriGas Eagle Finance Corp., AP Eagle Finance Corp. and AmeriGas Partners L.P since April 23, 2001. He serves as a Director of Tenet Health Corp., AmeriGas Propane L.P, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., Hahnemann University Hospital and American Water Corporation. Mr. Marrazzo served as a Director of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Mr. Marrazzo served on multiple civic boards as well as two additional private sector corporations, Amerigas, the world's largest distributor of retail propane, and Woodard & Curran, a national engineering firm. Mr. Marrazzo holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Delaware and has completed coursework for his Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Philadelphia University. Jill Michal CEO, United Way Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  15. 15.   12 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Andrew Moore Senior Fellow, National League of Cities Andrew O. Moore is a Senior Fellow with the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education and Families. In this role, Moore provides technical assistance to cities seeking to re-engage disconnected youth in employment, education, and civic life, and support to a growing network of dropout reengagement programs and policymakers nationwide. Moore also provides support and coaching to numerous cities developing multi-sector partnerships focused on postsecondary success for low-income young adults, and to additional cities implementing comprehensive youth violence reduction plans. Earlier, Moore spent 15 years building the nationwide network of service and conservation corps, and has consulted on strategic program development with numerous U.S. and U.K. agencies and organizations. William Moses Program Director-Education, Kresge Foundation William F. L. Moses serves as the program director for The Kresge Foundation’s Education Program, which promotes access and success in higher education for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. A key architect in restructuring Kresge’s education programming, Bill oversees the education team’s continuum of grant activities in higher education, from developing program strategy, reviewing preliminary ideas, and helping grantees develop proposals or initiatives, to awarding funding and monitoring existing grants. He presents Education Program work to Kresge’s board and represents the foundation at media and nonprofit events. After joining Kresge in 1997, Bill became a program officer and, later, a senior program officer. He was instrumental in developing Kresge’s Green Building Initiative and has spearheaded the foundation’s international grantmaking. Previously, Bill served as executive director of The Thomas J. Watson Foundation in Rhode Island, and as an analyst in the South Africa department of the Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington. He also worked as a research officer at TechnoServe and held various administrative positions in Alaska’s state legislature and the federal government, including the U.S. Embassy in Cape Town. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Bill holds a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University. He has authored or co-authored books and articles on South Africa including “Corporate Responsibility in a Changing South Africa” and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television news shows. Bill was the co-chair of the seven-foundation Partnership for Higher Education in Africa and serves on the steering committee of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, an organization he co-founded. Michael Nutter Mayor, City of Philadelphia Recently re-elected to his second term as Mayor of his hometown, Michael A. Nutter has set an aggressive agenda for America’s fifth largest city – devising the City’s innovative school reform strategy, vowing to strengthen community policing through Philly Rising, a unique partnership between vulnerable neighborhoods and the City, and continuing to implement the nationally recognized GreenWorks Philadelphia initiative that is helping to make the City of Philadelphia become the greenest city in America. Since taking office in January 2008, Michael Nutter has vigorously managed city government through the worst recession since the Great Depression by maintaining core services and reducing the City’s spending – most notably closing a $2.4 billion gap in Philadelphia’s five year plan without compromising a single police officer, fire fighter, sanitation, or health center worker.
  16. 16.   13 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Born in Philadelphia and educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Nutter has been committed to public service since his youth in West Philadelphia. He served almost 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council, earning the reputation of a reformer, before his election as Mayor of Philadelphia. He is happily married to his wife Lisa, and a proud parent to Christian and Olivia. Wendell Pritchett Chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden Wendell E. Pritchett, a noted scholar in urban history and policy and an experienced government and university administrator, began his appointment as chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden on June 30, 2009. Dr. Pritchett serves as chief executive officer of Rutgers–Camden, reporting directly to the Rutgers president. As a key member of the university’s leadership team as well as the principal spokesperson for the campus and the university in the region, he oversees approximately 1,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $50 million. He is responsible for the daily administration of an institution that enrolls 6,100 students in 34 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs at the master’s and Ph.D. levels. Previous to his position as chancellor, Dr. Pritchett taught at the University of Pennsylvania law school from 2001-09. As associate dean at Penn Law during 2006-08, he focused on faculty development and improving the quality of experience for students. He is a founding member of the Penn Institute for Urban Research; was one of the principal investigators on a major federally funded project to examine racial disparities in the treatment of prostate cancer; and served for three years on the Provost’s Planning and Budget Committee, the primary advisory group to Penn’s chief academic officer. Previously, he had spent five years as assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Earlier in his career, Dr. Pritchett served as director of district offices for Congressman Thomas M. Foglietta (D-PA) and as an attorney representing non-profit organizations in the development of affordable housing. He received his B.A. from Brown University in 1986, his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1991, and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Jason Russell Project Director, The Civic Commons Jason has been a Project Director with the Civic Commons since it's inception. He has become an advocate for authentic engagement throughout his community and works closely with organizations to accomplish just that. He is also one of the savviest and most successful young political campaign managers around, with two unlikely wins under his belt in two years in the profession. Jason has background in urban planning, developing a passion at a young age, having spent a significant portion of his youth playing SimCity. Joining the Commons, he says, "offered me a unique opportunity to combine my passion for Northeast Ohio with the potential to create change." Deborah Santiago Vice President of Policy and Research, Excelencia Deborah A. Santiago, is co-founder and Vice President for Policy and Research at Excelencia in Education and has spent more than 15 years leading research and policy efforts from the community to national and federal levels to improve educational opportunities and success for all students. Her current work focuses on federal and state policy, financial aid, and effective institutional practices for student success in higher education. She has been cited in numerous publications for her work, including The Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, AP, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Deborah serves on the board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the National Student Clearinghouse.
  17. 17.   14 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Dr. Kate Shaw Executive Director, Research for Action Hadass Sheffer President, The Graduate! Network, Inc. Hadass Sheffer is the founding Executive Director of Graduate! Philadelphia, a collaborative initiative to increase the number of adult college graduates. In this capacity, she has built a broad-based regional coalition organized to advance the interests of adult students and created the nation's first college success center for adults. In recognition of its innovative approach and accomplishments, Graduate! Philadelphia received the Alliance for Regional Stewardship's 2008 Organizational Champion Award. Prior, Hadass was Director of Higher Education Fellowships and Program Development at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Mary Gwen Wheeler Executive Director, 55,000 Degrees Mary Gwen Wheeler is the Executive Director of 55,000 Degrees, a multi-sector public-private partnership dedicated to increasing education attainment in the Louisville region. Previously, she served as the Mayor’s Sr. Advisor for Education and Youth for Louisville Metro Government, leading policy development and implementation of education and youth initiatives. In Jerry Abramson’s first term as Metro Mayor, she served as Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. In June of 2010, Ms. Wheeler was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Board of Education. With a B.A. in American Studies and a Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University, Ms. Wheeler also has experience in family literacy, job training, non-profit management, strategic planning, teaching and international development. This included 10 years with the National Center for Family Literacy as a project manager and vice president of planning and development. Peter Winograd Director, Center for Education Policy Research Dr. Winograd currently serves as the Director of the Center for Education Policy (CEPR) at the University of New Mexico. CEPR’s mission is to conduct independent research on a wide range of education issues and to use that research to strengthen the efforts of policy makers, educators and citizens in meeting the challenges facing New Mexico. CEPR is accomplishing its mission by providing better access to data for policymakers, practitioners and community members; fostering and sustaining a rigorous, broad-based education research program; assembling teams of leading policy analysts and social scientists to work on key educational problems facing our state; creating new venues in which policymakers, practitioners, and researchers can regularly use educational data to address current issues; and cultivating a new generation of scholars focused on educational data and policy impact. Dr. Winograd has been deeply involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of New Mexico’s major education reform initiatives including early childhood care and education; statewide longitudinal
  18. 18.   15 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities education data systems; high school redesign and college readiness; and teacher and principal recruitment, preparation, retention, and evaluation. Dr. Winograd directed the Wallace Foundation Educational Leadership Grant from 2004 to 2008 and also directed the New Mexico Title II Teacher Quality Grant from 1999-2003. Since coming to New Mexico in 1996, Dr. Winograd has obtained and directed more than $17 million in grants aimed at improving student success; teacher and principal quality; and using data to inform policy. Dr. Winograd’s previous experience includes serving as the Education Policy Advisor to Governor Richardson for two years and the Director of the New Mexico Office of Education Accountability (OEA) in the Department of Finance and Administration for six years. Dr. Winograd also served as the Director of The Center for Teacher Education & Educational Policy in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico; Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky; Director for the University of Kentucky Institute for Educational Research; and Co-Director for The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville Joint Center for the Study of Educational Policy. Over his career, Dr. Winograd has published more than 60 books, book chapters and refereed articles dealing with literacy, assessment, and education reform. Robert Wonderling President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce As president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Rob Wonderling leads a business advocacy organization of member companies that promotes growth and economic development in the 11- county Greater Philadelphia region. He also serves as chairman of the CEO Council for Growth, the governing board of Select Greater Philadelphia. He has an impressive record of private-sector executive experience as well as distinguished public service. Previously, Mr. Wonderling worked for Bentley Systems, Inc., and Allentown-based Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Wonderling served in the Pennsylvania State Senate, where he first served as chairman of the Communications and Technology Committee and then as chairman of the Transportation Committee. He also served in the executive branch of state government in the Ridge Administration as Deputy Secretary of Transportation. In recognition of his community involvement, he was awarded the 2011 Service to Humanity Award and was also named "State Public Official of the Year" by Pennsylvania Bio in 2009. He recently served on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission Search Committee for a new Superintendent of Schools and as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Postsecondary Education. Mr. Wonderling received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alleghany College in 1984 and a Master's degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He also attended the program for Senior Executives in State Government at Harvard University in 1997. Kathy Zandona VP of Education, Greater Louisville Inc. Kathy Zandona is the Vice President of Education for Greater Louisville Inc. and is responsible for connecting the business community with our educational systems - Pre-K to PhD. Education and training is an important part of forming one’s persona, value system and basis for future accomplishment and none of this can be achieved without a strong education background. By starting at the earliest age, we can begin to shape our future workforce, while at the same time also working with our current workforce to make sure the workforce pipeline is complete. Through strong education we can create the workforce of the future and make sure that Greater Louisville remains a competitive business region. Kathy’s strong education focused background has provided her with many outlets to make sure that Greater Louisville education goals will be reached. Prior to joining Greater Louisville Inc., Kathy was the Director for Interactive Learning for the Health Enterprises Network, a GLI Affiliate. Her other previous experience includes over four years at the National Center for Family Literacy as the Senior Director of Training and Professional Development Services, five years at PNC University Leadership College and more than four years as a Quality Advisor for Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Kathy has extensive background in meeting facilitation, leadership training and development and Organizational Development.
  19. 19.   16 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Meeting Planning Committee: Diane Castelbuono Associate Vice President of Community Impact, United Way Patty Day Associate, Policy Development, Select Greater Philadelphia, CEO Council for Growth Deborah Diamond President, Campus Philly Claire Greenwood Chief Policy Development Officer, Select Greater Philadelphia, CEO Council for Growth Noël Harmon Chief Program Officer and National Director of the Talent Dividend, CEOs for Cities Allison Kelsey Director of Communications, Economy League Barbara Mattleman Executive Director of Philly Goes 2 College, City of Philadelphia Andrew Moore Senior Fellow, National League of Cities Josh Sevin Deputy Director, Economy League Hadass Sheffer President, Graduate! Philadelphia Terri White Higher Education Advisor at the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Education Steve Wray Executive Director, Economy League       CEOs for Cities: (content to be developed)     CEOs for Cities is a civic innovation lab and network for city progress and success. We connect cross-border, cross-sector, cross- generational civic CEOs and change makers to each other and to smart ideas and practices. We Curate, Connect, and Change: • We curate ideas through trend-spotting research, city success storytelling, and our City Vitals; • We connect leaders through convenings, city clusters, and our virtual network; and, • We accelerate change through success metrics, prize competitions and challenges, and our City Dividends.              
  20. 20.   17 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Attendees:   Caroline Altman Smith Senior Program Officer The Kresge Foundation Leigh Ann Arnold Manager Center for Houston's Future Jessie Azrilian Education Initiatives Manager American Chamber of Commerce Executives Brian Bosworth President FutureWorks Steve Boucher Intern CEO Council for Growth James Burns Chief Information Officer Peirce College Amy Caliendo Program Manager, Institutional Support Peirce College Kevin Clayton Dean of University Transfer and WorkForce Programs Tulsa Community College Marjorie Cohen Senior Associate, Education Institute for Youth, Education, and Families at NLC Uva Coles VP, Student Services Peirce College Devon Coombe Director of Business and Budget Planning CAEL Dana D'Orazio Policy & Governance Associate Philadelphia Youth Network Brynn Downing Marketing Assistant CAEL Wendy Erisma Owner Strix Research LLC Marc Favreau Editorial Director The New Press Blair Forlaw Vice President for Talent Strategy St. Louis Regional Chamber John Gaudin Chairman Argenta Arts Foundation Sallie Glickman Chair The Graduate! Network, Inc. Angelo Gonzales Assoc. Director University of New Mexico Center for Education Policy Research Elaine Green Dean School of Continuing and Professional Studies Chestnut Hill College Colin Groth Associate Director, Strategic Assistance Strive Network Gregory Handel Sr. Director, Education and Talent Programs Detroit Regional Chamber Donna Hardcastle Executive Director Argenta Art Foundation Julia Hillengas Manager, College Access Partnerships Mayor's Office of Education Lamont Hulse Talent Dividend Central Indiana Community Foundation Amanda Jefferson Executive Director Summer Search
  21. 21.   18 | Follow Talent Dividend Meeting Activity on Twitter: #TalentDividend2013 @CEOsforCities Brandy Johnson Executive Director Michigan College Access Network Matt Joyce Executive Director, Philadelphia GreenLight Fund Stuart Kennedy Program Officer The Miami Foundation Bobbie Laur Executive Director Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Michael Longaro C3N Manager The College and Credential Completion Network Nadine Maher Dean, Admissions Peirce College Lisa Mann Graduate Memphis Center Coordinator Leadership Memphis Gregory Meeropol Deputy Assistant SuperintendentOffice of the State Superintendent of Education Elizabeth Morgan Director, External Relations National College Access Network Michelle Olson Principal Mission Point Lisa Paris Vice President, Marketing & Admissions Peirce College Tony Peyton Director of Policy Louisville Metro Government Denise Reid Director Talent Strategies Tulsa Regional Chamber Sarah Reyes Project Coordinator of the Graduation Coach Campaign The Graduation Coach Campaign John Schaerer Talent Dividend Liaison Talent Dividend Rita Serotkin Associate VP & Dean for Continuing Education Guilford College Meg Shope Koppel Sr. VP of Research, Policy & InnovationPhiladelphia Works Phyllis Snyder Vice President Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Camy Sorge Assistant Director of Adult and Transfer Academic Success UNCG Patricia Steele Principal Consultant HigherEd Insight Susan B Thomas Industry Partnership Director District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund Fred Turverey Director, Memphis Talent Dividend Leadership Memphis Charles Wright Vice President, Institutional Advancement Peirce College James Zuiches NCSU Vice Chancellor (retired) Raleigh Colleges and Community Collaborative james_zuiches@nc
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