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Shannon Valentine was most recently Secretary of Transportation at the Commonwealth of Virginia, a position she has held since 2018. Prior to this role, she was the founding member and co-chair of OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting and is a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Dr. Philip N. Jefferson is the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and the Paul B. Freeland Professor of Economics at Davidson College. He was the previous president of the National Economic Association and has taught at Swarthmore College, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia.

Clay Lowery is Executive Vice President at the Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he oversees the divisions that focus on sustainable finance, digital finance, financial regulation, sovereign debt analysis, and macroeconomics. Prior to this position, he had been the Managing Director and co-founder of Rock Creek Global Advisors – an international economic consultancy, and served in a Senate-confirmed post as Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Treasury where he headed up the international division.  Earlier in his career, he was the Director of International Finance at the National Security Council, and helped establish the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an economic development agency for the U.S. Government, and was a founding Vice President.

Julian Jackson is the Assistant Vice President at Barclays where he is the HR Operations representative and lead to regional and global project streams such as ADP Ev5 system upgrades, time-keeping systems across HR platforms, and Barclays Global Payroll & Controls Forums. His day-day-day actives include but are not limited to creating and enhancing controls to mitigate risk and ensure data integrity, monitoring transactions to ensure compliance with Regulation W, and preparing various financial and audit reports to multiple functions within the Investment Bank.

Joanna Martin is a Recruiter at Facebook in Washington, DC where she oversees the recruitment and selection processes for candidates within Facebook’s Legal, Public Policy, and Communications division.

Warner Young is an experienced trial lawyer and a Partner at Allred, Bacon, HalfHill, and Young. He represents businesses and corporations in complex business disputes, often offering success fee-based services. He represents the seriously injured in professional negligence, products liability, and other personal injury cases. Mr. Young has particular expertise in representing people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. He has obtained for his clients million-dollar verdicts and settlements in Virginia and nationally.

Walter D. Valdivia is a Senior Policy Editor at the Mercatus Center, a think tank housed at George Mason University.

Betty Shotton is the Founder and CEO of Liftoff Leadership and a Partner with Berkana Consulting Group. She is a serial entrepreneur, having started and led over six companies in real estate and aviation. She is an accomplished author and speaker on leadership and is a Strategic Coach and Advisor to CEO’s and Executives.

Kenneth Redd is the senior policy director at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), a position he has held since 2008. Prior to this, he worked on the Council of Graduate Schools and was the Director of Research and Policy Analysis for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Irma Palmer has more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of policy, politics and communications. Most recently, she was U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’s Speechwriter.