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Linnea Conrad Roberts

Founder & CEO

GingerBread Capital

Linnea Conrad Roberts is a former advisory director to Goldman Sachs and is the current Founder & CEO of GingerBread Capital, which builds and invests in women’s entrepreneurial success. As a Managing Partner in the technology sector at Goldman Sachs, she led many a start-up from launch to IPO. She also served as Goldman’s diversity ambassador to recruit, retain and promote more women into leadership positions with the firm and within the finance industry.

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Michael L. Lomax, Ph. D.

President and Chief Executive Officer


Since 2004, Dr. Michael L. Lomax has served as president and CEO of UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships and other educational support to African American students and a leading advocate of college readiness: students’ need for an education from pre-school through high school, that prepares them for college success. Under his leadership, UNCF has raised more than $3 billion and helped more than 110,000 students earn college degrees and launch careers.

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Kenneth B. Mehlman

Partner, Global Head of Public Affairs & Co-Head of KKR Global Impact

Ken Mehlman has spent 25 years working at the highest levels in government, politics, business and philanthropy. He is a Partner, Global Head of Public Affairs & Co-Head Global Impact at KKR.  Since joining KKR a decade ago, Ken has architected KKR’s responsible investment efforts that seek to create shared value for KKR investors and other stakeholders. He has also worked to identify investment opportunities by leveraging geopolitical, public policy & ESG trends.

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Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.

Founder, Managing Director

Lone Pine Capital LLC

Steve Mandel is the founder of Lone Pine Capital, a public equity asset management firm that he started in 1997.

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Kevin Huffman

Chief Executive Officer


Region: Houston, '92

Kevin Huffman is the Chief Executive Officer of Accelerate, a nonprofit initiative that seeks to embed high-impact tutoring programs in public schools now and for the long term.

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Bill Haslam

49th Governor of Tennessee

Bill Haslam is the former governor of the State of Tennessee. He was the first elected in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014 with the largest victory in modern Tennessee history. Under his leadership, Tennessee became recognized as a national leader in education, economic development, efficient and effective government, and fiscal strength.

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Kaya Henderson

Chief Executive Officer


Region: New York, '92

Kaya Henderson (New York '92) started her career teaching Spanish in the South Bronx. Fueled by this experience, she has played a pivotal role in advancing education in the nation's capital, leading DCPS to become the fastest-improving urban school district in America. She is currently the CEO of Reconstruction US.

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Lindy Schumacher


Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas

Lindy Schumacher is Chief Executive Officer of Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to having a long-term, meaningful impact on college attendance and graduation rates for students growing up in economically and educationally under-resourced communities in greater Las Vegas.

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Susan McCaw


SRM Capital Investments

Susan McCaw is a businesswoman, former diplomat and philanthropist. She served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and is currently President of SRM Capital Investments, a private investment firm. Previously, she was President of COM Investments and a Principal at Robertson Stephens & Co., a San Francisco-based investment bank. Ms. McCaw also worked as an Associate in Robertson Stephens Venture Capital Group.

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Miguel Solis

Chief of Staff

The Commit Partnership

Region: Dallas-Fort Worth, '09

Miguel Solis is the Chief of Staff for The Commit Partnership in Dallas and a former school board president of the Dallas Independent School District. From 2009 to 2020, Miguel served Dallas ISD as a teacher, senior central staff member, and school board trustee. Along the way, he helped transform it into a national model for large urban school district improvement. His efforts included helping create a principal and teacher evaluation and merit pay system and an early education policy, both of which served as a model for Texas' historic school finance reform legislation; a state law banning the practice of out-of-school suspensions for Texas' youngest students; and passing a total of $5 billion school bonds including the largest in Texas' history.

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