Summit ’19 Speakers

Thomas Adams
Thomas Adams, PhD

President & CEO, Better Futures Minnesota

Jailan Adly
Jailan Adly


Laura Alexander Wittig
Laura Alexander Wittig

Founder & CEO, Brightly

Darius Ballinger Chasing 23
Darius Ballinger

Executive Director, Chasing23 Youth Empowerment Group

Meg Barnhart
Meg Barnhart

Founder / Co-Creator, Zen of Slow Cooking (Yogini, LLC)

Jen Beason
Jennifer Beason

Global Program Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP

Dr. Byron T. Brazier Photo
Dr. Byron T. Brazier

BSD Industries & Eight Anchors Distribution

Jordan Buckner
Jordan Buckner

CEO, TeaSquares

Antony Bugg-Levine
Antony Bugg-Levine

CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Mikaela Clark

Communications and Brand Manager, Social Enterprise Alliance

Christina Cordova-Herrera
Christina Córdova-Herrera

Director of Marketing & Communications, Benefit Chicago

Leslie Crutchfield
Leslie Crutchfield

Executive Director, Georgetown University

Laura DeFrancesco Ross
Laura DeFrancesco Ross

Managing Director, Stand Together Foundation

Abe Diaz Amazon
Abe Diaz

Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon

Kila Englebrook

CEO, Social Enterprise Alliance

Evan Feinberg
Evan Feinberg

Executive Director, Stand Together Foundation

Junita Flowers
Junita Flowers

Founder, Junita's Jar

Donna Gaines
Donna Gaines

President, Tabernacle Senior Citizens’ Project, Inc.

Linda Ginzel
Linda E. Ginzel

Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Christina Hachikian
Christina Hachikian

Executive Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation

Emily Hunt Turner
Emily Hunt Turner

Founder & CEO, All Square

Carla Javits


Seungah Jeong


Kristen Jordeth SAP
Kristen Jordeth

Director, SAP

Maria Kim

President & CEO, Cara

Marc Lane

The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane

Samantha Langdorf

Director of Creative Strategy, Briteweb

Vivienne Lee

Principal Consultant of Strategic Partnerships, REDF

Laurinda Lee-Retter
Laurinda Lee-Retter

Founder, Kind Karma Company

Valerie Leonard
Valerie Leonard

Founder, Nonprofit Utopia

Aletha Maybank
Aletha Maybank

Chief Health Equity Officer & Vice President, American Medical Association

Reed Mayfield
Reed Mayfield

Manager, Social Enterprise Lending, RSF Social Finance

Carrie McKellogg
Carrie McKellogg

Chief Program Officer, REDF

Tony Moraga
Tony Moraga

Vice President, Manager of Social Impact, BBVA

Samantha Murray
Samantha Murray

Offline Education & Content Strategy Leader, Shopify

Darlene Oliver Hightower, Rush
Darlene Oliver Hightower

Vice President, Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center

Brenda Palms Barber
Brenda Palms Barber

CEO, Sweet Beginnings and North Lawndale Employment Network

Sonya Passi
Sonya Passi

Founder & CEO, FreeFrom

Tamra Ryan WBP
Tamra Ryan

CEO, Women's Bean Project

John Salzinger

Founder & CBDO, MPOWERD, Inc

Akobe Sandy MacArthur
Akobe Sandy

Associate, Impact Investments, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Cullen Schwarz

Co-Founder, DoneGood

Darnell Shields, ACT
Darnell Shields

Executive Director, Austin Coming Together

Sydney Sherman

CEO & Co-Founder, The Etho

Rod Sierra, AMA
Rodrigo Sierra

Chief Communications Officer, SVP American Medical Association

Nicole Simpson

Digital Strategist, Briteweb

Kerry Sullivan

President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Dan Swinney
Dan Swinney

Executive Director, Manufacturing Renaissance

Buddy Teaster
Buddy Teaster

President & CEO, Soles4Souls

William Towns

Executive Director, Benefit Chicago

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Jeffery Wallace

President & CEO, LeadersUp

Kimberly Wasney PwP
Kimberly Wasney

Business Development Manager, Packed with Purpose

Brodie Wasserman

Account Director, Briteweb

Charlie Wigglesworth
Charlie Wigglesworth

Deputy Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK

Justin Wolff

Co-Founder & Chief Giving Officer, Yoobi

Summit ’19 Sponsors

Bank of America
Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation
American Medical Association
Stand Together
BMO Harris Bank
The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane
Northern Trust
RSF Social Finance
Social Innovatus
CiTTA Partnership
DePaul University
Ecotone Analytics
Open Door Advisors