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Jennifer Senior

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Sara Fischer*

Media Reporter, Axios

Macy Schmidt

and The Broadway Sinfonietta

Anna Deavere Smith

Actress and Playwright

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi


Bracken Hendricks

President and CEO, Urban Ingenuity

Lisa Ling

Host and Executive Producer of This Is Life

Eva Chen

VP of Fashion and Shopping Partnerships at Instagram, children's book author

Andrea Valdez

Senior Vice President, The Atlantic

Aretae Wyler

Chief Operating Officer, The Atlantic

Candace Montgomery

Senior Vice President and General Manager, AtlanticLIVE

Ross Andersen

Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

Billy J. Hensley

President and CEO, National Endowment for Financial Education

Sam Ricketts

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Evergreen Action

Steven Clarke

Director of Corporate Clean Energy Leadership, Ceres

Carrie Billy

President and CEO, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Sarah Lewis

Senior Director, Innovation

Nick Starling

CEO, Skyscraper Farm

James Puerini

Wildland Firefighter and Graduate Researcher in Wildfire Management

Nick Clegg*

Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook

Peter Rubin*

Contributing Editor, Wired

Andrew Bosworth*

Vice President, Facebook Reality Labs

The Cast of "Diana" on Broadway

DJ Domo

Fred Makonnen*

Divisional Vice President, Equitable

Ashley Allen

Chief Sustainability Officer, Oatly

Michael Lomax

President and CEO, UNCF

Lisa Alcorta

Senior Vice President for Programs and Operations, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Cynthia Marten

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education

Reign Free*

Founder, Red Door Catering and The Black Culinary Collective

Luz Urrutia*

Chief Executive Officer, Accion Opportunity Fund

Mayor Sam Liccardo

San Jose, California

Julia Longoria

Host, The Experiment

Gabrielle Berbey

Associate Producer, The Experiment

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State and United States Senator

Craig Santos Perez

Poet and Professor, University of Hawai’i Manoa

Kathleen McLaughlin

Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart, and President, the Walmart Foundation

Rukiya Curvey Johnson

Executive Director, Rush Education and Career Hub (REACH)

Trevor Houser

Partner, Rhodium Group

Susana Cabrera

Store Manager & Everytable University Participant

David A. Thomas*

President, Morehouse College

Chris Womack*

Chair, President, and CEO, Georgia Power

Bryane Broadie

Graphic Collage Artist

Martha Parham

Senior Vice President of Public Relations, American Association of Community Colleges

Bentina Terry*

Senior Vice President of Region External Affairs and Community Engagement, Georgia Power

Mark Berry*

VP of Environmental and Natural Resources, Georgia Power, and VP of R&D, Southern Company Services

Hannah Heimbuch*

Senior Consultant, Ocean Strategies

Tom Fanning*

Chair, President, and CEO, Southern Company

Lindsay Elin*

Vice President of Public Policy, External Affairs, Facebook

Rose Jaffe

Visual Artist

Billy Colbert

Interdisciplinary Artist

Sobia Ahmad

Interdisciplinary Artist

Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre

Haitian American Artist and Professor

Aurora James

Founder, Fifteen Percent Pledge, Founder and Creative Director, Brother Vellies

Al Roker

Weather and Feature Anchor, Today, and Co-host, Third Hour of Today

Shirley Li

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Nicholas Thompson

CEO, The Atlantic

John Hope Bryant

CEO, Operation HOPE

Heber Brown

Pastor, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Founder, Black Church Food Security Network

Lori Gottlieb

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic and Author, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Eric Schmidt

Co-founder of Schmidt Futures, Former Google CEO and Co-author of The Age of AI

Quita Beeler Highsmith*

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Genentech

Ruben Mesa*

Director, UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center

Stephanie Monroe*

Executive Director, African Americans Against Alzheimer’s

John Rice*

Founder and CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Joe Davis*

Chair, North America; Managing Director & Senior Partner, BCG

Brooke Bollyky*

Managing Director and Partner, BCG

Sharon Marcil*

Managing Director & Senior Partner, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Client Team Chair, BCG

Nicole Richie*

Senior Advisor, White House COVID-19 Response Team

Mayor Tim Keller

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Craig Melvin

Today News anchor and MSNBC Anchor

Hoda Kotb

Co-anchor of Today and co-host of Today With Hoda & Jenna

Kelly O'Donnell

White House Correspondent, NBC News

Harry Smith

Correspondent, NBC News

Jhacova Williams

Economist, RAND Corporation

Yvette Cabrera

Dir., Food Waste, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Tulaine Montgomery

Co-CEO, New Profit

Hubert Hamer

Acting USDA Chief Scientist and Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics

Sherrilyn Ifill

President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Bria Gillum*

Senior Program Officer, Criminal Justice, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Xavier McElrath-Bey*

Co-Executive Director, CFSY and Co-Founder, Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network

Randi Weingarten*

President, American Federation of Teachers

Vivek Murthy*

U.S. Surgeon General

Moira McDonald*

Environment Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

Romy Drucker*

Interim K-12 Education Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

Amanda Mull

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Kate Julian

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Alison Stewart

Contributor, AtlanticLIVE and WNYC Host, All of It

Stanley Andrisse

Executive Director, From Prison Cells to PhD

Rochelle P. Walensky

Director, CDC

Anthony Fauci

Director, NIAID

Rosario Dawson

Actor, Producer, Activist

Ed Yong

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Senator Marco Rubio


Jemele Hill

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Sophie Ackoff

Co–Executive Director, National Young Farmers Coalition

Saida Agostini-Bostic

President, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Rasheda Ali

Actress and Daughter of Muhammad Ali

Daniel Ament*

President, Fight4Wellness

Amon Anderson*

Director, Acumen America

Yoni Appelbaum

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Anne Applebaum

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Songhai Armstead

Executive Director, Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative

Allison Arwady

Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

Jon Banner

President, PepsiCo Foundation, and Executive Vice President, Global Communications, PepsiCo

Albert Bourla

CEO, Pfizer

Arthur Brooks

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Ron Brownstein

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Miana Bryant

Founder, The Mental Elephant

Les Brun

Chair and CEO, Ariel Alternatives

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker, Co-Director of Muhammad Ali

Chris Capossela

CMO and EVP, Marketing and Consumer Business, Microsoft

Kevin Carey

Vice President, Education Policy & Knowledge Management, New America

David Chase

Filmmaker, Co-Writer and Producer of The Many Saints of Newark

Jennifer Christie

Chief HR Officer, Twitter

Barbara Creel

(Pueblo of Jemez), Karelitz Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law

Greg Cunningham*

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Bank

Jeff Daniels

Actor, Executive Producer, American Rust

Jean Desravines

CEO, New Leaders

Caitlin Dickerson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Talisa Dixon

Superintendent and CEO of Columbus City Schools

John Donvan

Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

Ann Dowd

Actor, Mass

Bryce Fluellen*

Director of Social Equity Franchising, Everytable

Jacquelline Fuller


Dan Futterman

Writer, Executive Producer, American Rust

Sophie Gilbert

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Hannah Giorgis

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Cat Goughnour

Director, Racial Wealth Equity Strategy, Prosperity Now

Kelly Grier*

U.S. Chair and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, EY

Lauren Groff

Author of Matrix

Isabella Casillas Guzman

Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Adam Harris

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Jason Isaacs

Actor, Mass

Charisse Conanan Johnson

Managing Partner, Next Street

Ayori Selassie*

Senior Product Marketing Manager of Data Services, Salesforce, and Founder, BOLDforce

Scott Kirby

CEO, United Airlines

Robin Koval*

CEO and President, Truth Initiative

Michelle Kramer*

Head of Early Development, Neuroscience at Janssen

Fran Kranz

Writer and Director, Mass

Adrienne LaFrance

Executive Editor, The Atlantic

Simon Lovestone*

Global Head of Discovery and Translational Research, Neuroscience at Janssen

Cynthia "Cynt" Marshall

CEO, Dallas Mavericks

Bill Martin*

Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience at Janssen

Jeanne Meserve

Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

Robinson Meyer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Nate Mook

CEO, World Central Kitchen

Xavier Morales

Executive Director, The Praxis Project

Janai Nelson

Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Vann R. Newkirk II

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Marcella Nunez-Smith

Senior Advisor, White House COVID-19 Response Team

George Packer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Amit Paley

CEO and Executive Director, The Trevor Project

James Parker

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Benjamin Perkins

CEO, Wholesome Wave

Michael Regan

EPA Administrator

Lyneir Richardson

Executive Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Craig P. Robinson

Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal

Rashad Robinson

President, Color of Change

Rosa Rodriguez-Williams

Senior Director, Belonging and Inclusion, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Otis Rolley

Senior Vice President, U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Hayley Romer

Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer, The Atlantic

David Rothkopf

Host, Deep State Radio

Senator Ben Sasse


Susan Saulny

Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

Adam Serwer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Christian Siriano

CFDA Fashion Designer

Clint Smith

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Robert F. Smith

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

Senator Tina Smith


Stacey D. Stewart

President and CEO, March of Dimes

Derek Thompson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Hector Vargas

Executive Director, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

Troy Vaughn

President and CEO, Los Angeles Mission

C.S. "Venkat" Venkatakrishnan*

Head of Global Markets and Co-president, Barclays

Jenisha Watts

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Gillian B. White

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Holly Wilcox

Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Lauren Williams

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Zak Williams

Mental-Health Advocate and Son of Robin Williams

Katherine J. Wu

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

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