Capital Exchange events feature candid conversations about how business and government can better collaborate to create jobs and economic growth. Featuring top lawmakers, CEOs and administration officials, Capital Exchange will focus on the confluence of policy, business and money. Events will cover such topics as Innovation and Regulation; Immigration Policy and the Economy; Finance, Markets and Banking in the Trump Era; The New American Labor Force.

Who should attend: Institutional investors, asset managers, government agency staff, BDMs, policymakers, congressional aides, lobbyists, think-tank leaders

SPEAKERS

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Jo Ann
Jenkins

AARP

Jo Ann Jenkins is Chief Executive Officer of AARP.

Jo Ann Jenkins

As CEO of AARP, Jo Ann Jenkins leads the world’s largest non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization, harnessing the power and passion of almost 2,300 staff members, 60,000 volunteers and numerous strategic partners. Since joining the organization in 2010 and heading it since 2014, she has transformed AARP into a leader in social change, dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live and age. A fearless champion for innovation and impact, Jenkins is often lauded for her ability to create business opportunity and competitive differentiation. She has been described as a visionary and global thought leader, a catalyst for breakthrough results, accelerating progress and contribution while fostering positive relationships.

Jenkins offers deep knowledge and experience derived from her work with some of the nation’s most iconic brands – the U.S. Government and Library of Congress as well as AARP and AARP Foundation – with an understanding of the interplay and nuance of business, politics and social change.

While AARP has long been recognized for its services, information and advocacy on behalf of people age 50 and over, Jenkins led efforts to redefine AARP’s vision, challenge outdated beliefs and spark new insights that allow people to adapt to the new realities of aging – with relevant solutions to everyday issues such as health, financial resilience, digital and social connectivity, work opportunities and personal fulfillment. Her best-selling book, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, has become a signature rallying cry for revolutionizing society’s views on aging by driving a new social consciousness and sparking innovative solutions for all generations. She also established a new strategic direction and operating structure for AARP Foundation, focusing on change in four critical areas – hunger, income, housing, and isolation. She created Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year, nationwide campaign which has donated over 36 million meals and provides support to over 100 anti-hunger organizations across the country.

Jenkins began her career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, later moving to the US. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Agriculture in a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility. Interlaced with her public service, she served in several private consulting firms, advising major corporations in their development and implementation of diversity and organizational strategy. In 1994 she was asked to join the Library of Congress as a senior advisor, then Chief of Staff, becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 2007. She led the development of innovative initiatives that transformed the Library’s workforce into “knowledge navigators,” launched the National Book Festival, created the Library of Congress Experience, an interactive pathway offering access to the Library’s incomparable collections, and built strong, mutually-supportive relationships with private sector sponsors.

Jo Ann Jenkins has held a variety of board and advisory positions including AARP Services, AARP Funds, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Kennedy Center National Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Stanford School of Medicine Board of Fellows, U.S. Small Business Administration Council on Underserved Communities, Caring for Military Families, AVNET Board of Directors; World Economic Forum Stewardship Board for the Education, Gender, and Work System Initiative; and World Economic Forum, Board of Governors for the Health Systems Initiative. In 2019, she was named to the AARP Board of Directors; Baldridge Leadership Award (2019); Fortune: “One of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” (2019). She has been recognized with WNET New York Public Media 2018 “Woman of Vision” Award; Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award (2018); Black Enterprise Magazine “Most Powerful Women in Business” (2017); Actor’s Fund Medal of Honor (2017); International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2017 Presidential Award; Foreign Policy Global Thinker (2017); Power 100 – Washington’s Most Influential People, Washington Life Magazine (2015, 2016, & 2017); “Non-Profit Influencer of the Year” (2015); “Non-Profit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50” (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018); Peace Corps Director’s Award (2014) and Malcolm Baldrige Fellow (2013).

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, she graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program. Jenkins also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both Spring Hill College and Washington College.

William
Spriggs

AFL-CIO

William Spriggs is Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO.

William Spriggs

William Spriggs is a professor in, and former chair of, the Department of Economics at Howard University and serves as chief economist to the AFL-CIO. In his role with the AFL-CIO, he chairs the Economic Policy Working Group for the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and serves on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

From 2009 to 2012, Spriggs served as assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the Department of Labor, having been appointed by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At the time of his appointment, he also served as chairman of the Health Care Trust for UAW Retirees of the Ford Motor Co.; chairman of the UAW Retirees of the Dana Corporation Health and Welfare Trust; vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute; on the joint National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Public Administration’s Committee on the Fiscal Future for the United States; senior fellow of the Community Service Society of New York; and served on the boards of the National Employment Law Project and very briefly for the Eastern Economic Association.

Spriggs’ previous work experience includes roles leading economic policy development and research as a senior fellow and economist at the Economic Policy Institute; executive director for the Institute for Opportunity and Equality of the National Urban League; senior adviser for the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development for the U.S. Small Business Administration; senior adviser and economist for the Economics and Statistics Administration of the Department of Commerce; economist for the Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress; and staff director for the independent, federal National Commission for Employment Policy. He is a former president of the National Economics Association, the organization of America’s professional black economists.

He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also taught six years at Norfolk State University and for two years at North Carolina A&T State University.

He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the National Academy of Public Administration.

Jason
Wingard

Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Jason Wingard is Dean of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies.

Jason Wingard

Dr. Jason Wingard is a leading executive and academic in the areas of organizational strategy, learning, and leadership development. He currently serves as Dean of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The graduate School features 16 interdisciplinary master’s degrees including, but not limited to, Applied Analytics, Enterprise Risk Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management. In this role, he is responsible for the academic research, programming, and operational performance of the School’s undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs and related centers and institutes. He is also currently CEO of the Education Board, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm specializing in corporate training, executive coaching, and board development.

Prior to Columbia, Dr. Wingard served as Managing Director and Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment bank. At Goldman Sachs, he oversaw the acclaimed Pine Street Leadership Development Group and Goldman Sachs University, and was responsible for the strategy and implementation of learning and leadership development solutions for the firm's partners, global workforce, and clients.

Previously, he served as Vice Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was the head of Executive Education and oversaw one of the world's largest providers of leadership and management development. He also served as Senior Vice President of ePals, Inc. and President & CEO of the ePals Foundation. ePals, Inc. (now Cricket Media) is the world’s leading provider of interactive/collaborative learning products.

Prior to joining ePals, Dr. Wingard was Executive Director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, at Stanford University, where he led the engagement of executive coaching and applied research practicums for school leaders across the United States. He has also served in a variety of cross-functional executive and consulting roles for organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Vanguard Group, and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI).

As a thought leader, Dr. Wingard has published widely on the topic of strategy, learning, and leadership. His forthcoming books are The Future of Work: Implications for Workforce Development & Training (2019) and The Future of Learning: Agility and Innovation in the Age of AI/ML/VR. He is also a regular contributor to the Leadership columns for Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., and TheStreet.com.
Dr. Wingard is a frequent keynote speaker. Recent engagements include the National Football League (NFL), PWC, Proctor and Gamble, Microsoft, and GE.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for TIDES Network, Roundabout Theater Company, and the Education Board Foundation. He previously served on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy and the National Center for Fathering.

At Stanford University, Dr. Wingard was a member of the varsity football and track teams. He enjoys classic jazz, road-cycling, and spending time with his wife and their children in New York City.

SPEAKERS

  • JO ANN JENKINS

    AARP

    Read Bio ⟶

    JO ANN JENKINS

    As CEO of AARP, Jo Ann Jenkins leads the world’s largest non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization, harnessing the power and passion of almost 2,300 staff members, 60,000 volunteers and numerous strategic partners. Since joining the organization in 2010 and heading it since 2014, she has transformed AARP into a leader in social change, dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live and age. A fearless champion for innovation and impact, Jenkins is often lauded for her ability to create business opportunity and competitive differentiation. She has been described as a visionary and global thought leader, a catalyst for breakthrough results, accelerating progress and contribution while fostering positive relationships.

    Jenkins offers deep knowledge and experience derived from her work with some of the nation’s most iconic brands – the U.S. Government and Library of Congress as well as AARP and AARP Foundation – with an understanding of the interplay and nuance of business, politics and social change.

    While AARP has long been recognized for its services, information and advocacy on behalf of people age 50 and over, Jenkins led efforts to redefine AARP’s vision, challenge outdated beliefs and spark new insights that allow people to adapt to the new realities of aging – with relevant solutions to everyday issues such as health, financial resilience, digital and social connectivity, work opportunities and personal fulfillment. Her best-selling book, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, has become a signature rallying cry for revolutionizing society’s views on aging by driving a new social consciousness and sparking innovative solutions for all generations. She also established a new strategic direction and operating structure for AARP Foundation, focusing on change in four critical areas – hunger, income, housing, and isolation. She created Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year, nationwide campaign which has donated over 36 million meals and provides support to over 100 anti-hunger organizations across the country.

    Jenkins began her career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, later moving to the US. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Agriculture in a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility. Interlaced with her public service, she served in several private consulting firms, advising major corporations in their development and implementation of diversity and organizational strategy. In 1994 she was asked to join the Library of Congress as a senior advisor, then Chief of Staff, becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 2007. She led the development of innovative initiatives that transformed the Library’s workforce into “knowledge navigators,” launched the National Book Festival, created the Library of Congress Experience, an interactive pathway offering access to the Library’s incomparable collections, and built strong, mutually-supportive relationships with private sector sponsors.

    Jo Ann Jenkins has held a variety of board and advisory positions including AARP Services, AARP Funds, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Kennedy Center National Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Stanford School of Medicine Board of Fellows, U.S. Small Business Administration Council on Underserved Communities, Caring for Military Families, AVNET Board of Directors; World Economic Forum Stewardship Board for the Education, Gender, and Work System Initiative; and World Economic Forum, Board of Governors for the Health Systems Initiative. In 2019, she was named to the AARP Board of Directors; Baldridge Leadership Award (2019); Fortune: “One of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” (2019). She has been recognized with WNET New York Public Media 2018 “Woman of Vision” Award; Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award (2018); Black Enterprise Magazine “Most Powerful Women in Business” (2017); Actor’s Fund Medal of Honor (2017); International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2017 Presidential Award; Foreign Policy Global Thinker (2017); Power 100 – Washington’s Most Influential People, Washington Life Magazine (2015, 2016, & 2017); “Non-Profit Influencer of the Year” (2015); “Non-Profit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50” (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018); Peace Corps Director’s Award (2014) and Malcolm Baldrige Fellow (2013).

    After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, she graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program. Jenkins also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both Spring Hill College and Washington College.

  • WILLIAM SPRIGGS

    AFL-CIO

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    WILLIAM SPRIGGS

    William Spriggs is a professor in, and former chair of, the Department of Economics at Howard University and serves as chief economist to the AFL-CIO. In his role with the AFL-CIO, he chairs the Economic Policy Working Group for the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and serves on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

    From 2009 to 2012, Spriggs served as assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the Department of Labor, having been appointed by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At the time of his appointment, he also served as chairman of the Health Care Trust for UAW Retirees of the Ford Motor Co.; chairman of the UAW Retirees of the Dana Corporation Health and Welfare Trust; vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute; on the joint National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Public Administration’s Committee on the Fiscal Future for the United States; senior fellow of the Community Service Society of New York; and served on the boards of the National Employment Law Project and very briefly for the Eastern Economic Association.

    Spriggs’ previous work experience includes roles leading economic policy development and research as a senior fellow and economist at the Economic Policy Institute; executive director for the Institute for Opportunity and Equality of the National Urban League; senior adviser for the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development for the U.S. Small Business Administration; senior adviser and economist for the Economics and Statistics Administration of the Department of Commerce; economist for the Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress; and staff director for the independent, federal National Commission for Employment Policy. He is a former president of the National Economics Association, the organization of America’s professional black economists.

    He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also taught six years at Norfolk State University and for two years at North Carolina A&T State University.

    He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the National Academy of Public Administration.

  • JASON WINGARD

    Columbia University School of Professional Studies

    Read Bio ⟶

    JASON WINGARD

    Dr. Jason Wingard is a leading executive and academic in the areas of organizational strategy, learning, and leadership development. He currently serves as Dean of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The graduate School features 16 interdisciplinary master’s degrees including, but not limited to, Applied Analytics, Enterprise Risk Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management. In this role, he is responsible for the academic research, programming, and operational performance of the School’s undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs and related centers and institutes. He is also currently CEO of the Education Board, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm specializing in corporate training, executive coaching, and board development.

    Prior to Columbia, Dr. Wingard served as Managing Director and Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment bank. At Goldman Sachs, he oversaw the acclaimed Pine Street Leadership Development Group and Goldman Sachs University, and was responsible for the strategy and implementation of learning and leadership development solutions for the firm's partners, global workforce, and clients.

    Previously, he served as Vice Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was the head of Executive Education and oversaw one of the world's largest providers of leadership and management development. He also served as Senior Vice President of ePals, Inc. and President & CEO of the ePals Foundation. ePals, Inc. (now Cricket Media) is the world’s leading provider of interactive/collaborative learning products.

    Prior to joining ePals, Dr. Wingard was Executive Director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, at Stanford University, where he led the engagement of executive coaching and applied research practicums for school leaders across the United States. He has also served in a variety of cross-functional executive and consulting roles for organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Vanguard Group, and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI).

    As a thought leader, Dr. Wingard has published widely on the topic of strategy, learning, and leadership. His forthcoming books are The Future of Work: Implications for Workforce Development & Training (2019) and The Future of Learning: Agility and Innovation in the Age of AI/ML/VR. He is also a regular contributor to the Leadership columns for Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., and TheStreet.com.
    Dr. Wingard is a frequent keynote speaker. Recent engagements include the National Football League (NFL), PWC, Proctor and Gamble, Microsoft, and GE.
    He currently serves on the Board of Directors for TIDES Network, Roundabout Theater Company, and the Education Board Foundation. He previously served on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy and the National Center for Fathering.

    At Stanford University, Dr. Wingard was a member of the varsity football and track teams. He enjoys classic jazz, road-cycling, and spending time with his wife and their children in New York City.

AGENDA

7:30am

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

8:00AM

ON-STAGE INTERVIEWS BEGIN

Near the top of every company’s list of challenges is finding the best workers to stay competitive in a tight labor market. At the same time, millions of workers live paycheck to paycheck while facing the prospect of their jobs being automated out of existence. How can the public and private sectors work together to ensure a steady supply of workers with the right skills, while providing greater economic opportunity for more Americans?

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