Lloyd Hopkins, an organizational leader with extensive experience in community and nonprofit work, has always been committed to the advancement of K-12 education in Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. With his education and passion for ensuring quality education for all, he launched the Million Dollar Teacher Project in 2016. Lloyd also serves as the Chair of Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy, a fund under the AZ Community Foundation to make a positive impact on African-American Youth.
Kristine Morris, Superintendent of Union Elementary School District, has spent her entire career teaching in and leading public schools throughout Maricopa County. A strategic and systemic thinking, in her prior role, Ms. Morris provided collaborative leadership in the development of the Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) into a nationally recognized Educational Service Agency known for quality innovations in teaching, learning, and leadership for the fifth largest county in the Nation.
Career Blindspot assesses thousands of employees and candidates in a variety of roles – entry level, business development, and executive level. Juan believes when leaders understand their people and vice versa, they will always succeed. Without understanding why people work, accountability is lost – Juan works with leaders who see value in learning more about themselves and their people, and constantly collaborates with other consultants, recruiters, trainers, and executives to develop professionals’ best selves.
Bill Pankey has been involved in training and development for over 25 years. With experience as an Executive Director and Training & Development Specialist, Bill has enjoyed a storied career offering multifaceted, broad-based expertise in training and development, organizational leadership, strategic planning, financial controls, and operational directives. Over the course of his career, Bill has been an active mentor and teacher for students of all ages.
Ryan Hollaender, Senior Development Manager of Distinguished Events at the American Cancer Society, graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in Communication and Nonprofit Leadership and Management. She is responsible for directing the development and execution of a large-scale distinguished events portfolio, managing multiple high-impact relationships, and recruiting/leading long-term volunteers in complex team projects. Ryan has a passion for challenging the norm and fostering innovation in an effort to bring causes she is passionate about, like education, to the forefront in the community.
Highly Accomplished, Results-Oriented Leader, with 25+ years of Diverse Leadership Experiences from a Fortune 500 Company and Community Outreach. Progressive leadership experiences and knowledge derived from assignments in information technology, internal audit, human resources, and business functions. Nine and a half years of multi-level engagement in project management. She knowledgeable on waterfall and Agile project methodologies and also sits on the Tanner Community Development Corporation Board of Directors, is a public member of the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Public Examiners and the Maricopa County Foster Care Review Board.
Adam is the founder of Emote.Design and is passionate about helping social entrepreneurs turn their vision into impact. He’s worked with dozens of impact-driven organizations to improve their brand, website and marketing strategy. Adam uses design thinking and psychology to align the vision and strategy of an organization and then communicate it in a compelling visual language. He’s passionate about digging into the roots of social issues and creating solutions that can sustain and scale with innovative business models.
Community Development | Microsoft
Manager | Uncle Louie’s Restaurant
Realtor | United Brokers Group
Owner | Heart2Heart PR
CEO/Founder | Million Dollar Teacher Project
CEO | Career Blindspot
Program Manager | Postdoctoral Affairs Office at ASU
Superintendent | Union Elementary School District
Partnership Manager | Arizona State University
Founder/CEO | thinkLaw