Person Governing Institute

Ron Littlefield 

Ron Littlefield, a former mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a senior fellow with the Governing Institute and its lead analyst on the City Accelerator initiative.

Person PolicyLink

Sarah Treuhaft 

Sarah Treuhaft is the Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity.

Person The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Kennedy School

Benjamin Shaffer  

Benjamin Shaffer is a joint degree candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is pursuing an MPA in Social and Urban Policy and an MBA in Real Estate, respectively.

Person The McKnight Foundation

Kate Wolford 

Ms. Wolford became president of The McKnight Foundation in December 2006. Prior to joining McKnight she spent 13 years as president of a Maryland-based nonprofit relief agency.

Person Living Cities

Grant Richardson 

As a 2017 summer intern, Grant supported Living Cities’ Integration Initiative team, specifically working to understand the role capital has played in advancing the work of the five Integration Initiative cities.

Person Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani 

Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology.

Person City of Denver

Scotty Martin 

Scotty Martin is the Manager of Process Improvement for the City of Denver.

Person Harvard Kennedy School

Matthew Tyler 

Matthew Tyler is an economist who commenced his career as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Australian strategy practice focused primarily on financial services. Matthew is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Har…

Person AXA Equitable

Emilia Wiener 

Ms. Wiener joined AXA Equitable in August 2010 as a senior member of the Office of the Chief Investment Officer responsible for Fixed Income Portfolio Management.

Person Living Cities

Joseph Sutkowi 

Joseph was an intern at Living Cities with the Evidence Building team. He supported the organization's efforts to capture learning and experience from partner cities and organizations across the country on job creation and other critical focus area…

Person The Minneapolis Foundation

R.T. Rybak 

R.T. Rybak served as Mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-2013, and is currently President of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Person Living Cities

Kevin Paul 

Kevin Paul joined Living Cities in June 2015 as a Strategic Communications and Engagement Associate. He formerly led corporate communications and managed the organization's digital engagement strategies.

Person McKnight Foundation

Kara Carlisle  

Kara Inae Carlisle joined the McKnight Foundation in 2017 as vice president of programs. Since joining the Foundation, Carlisle has been supporting cross-program strategy and development, in particular exploring intersections across diversity, equit…

Person Living Cities

Esther Sullivan 

Esther Mensah-Sullivan joined Living Cities in September 2016 with over 10 years of experience in accounting and finance.

Person Fastly

Maurice Wilkins 

Maurice is a former educator and nonprofit leader, who has a distinct passion for community engagement and advocacy.

Person The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Craig Howard 

Mr. Howard has more than 25 years of nonprofit experience, most of it working in workforce and community economic development, designing and implementing replicable programs that create jobs and opportunities for disadvantaged people here and abroad…

Person Consumer Technology Association

Tiffany Moore 

Ms. Tiffany M. Moore currently serves as Senior Vice President of Political and Industry Affairs for the Consumer Technology Association.

Person Annie E. Casey Foundation

Scot Spencer 

Scot Spencer leads Annie E. Casey Foundation’s work in advancing community-focused policies, practices and strategies that increase opportunities for children, families and the places where they live and foster their success. Spencer also coordinate…

Person MetLife Foundation

A. Dennis White 

Dennis is President and CEO of the MetLife Foundation. He is responsible for managing Foundation and corporate contributions, company volunteer activities and directing the social and community investment programs of MetLife and MetLife Foundation.

Person Urban Institute

Sarah Rosen Wartell  

Sarah Rosen Wartell is the third President of the Urban Institute. A public policy executive and housing markets expert, Sarah was formerly deputy assistant to the president for Economic Policy and deputy director of the National Economic Council.