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Katherine J. Wu

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Zak Williams

Mental-Health Advocate and Son of Robin Williams

Lauren Williams

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Holly Wilcox

Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Gillian B. White

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Jenisha Watts

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

C.S. "Venkat" Venkatakrishnan*

Head of Global Markets and Co-president, Barclays

Troy Vaughn

President and CEO, Los Angeles Mission

Hector Vargas

Executive Director, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

Derek Thompson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Stacey D. Stewart

President and CEO, March of Dimes

Senator Tina Smith


Robert F. Smith

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

Clint Smith

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Christian Siriano

CFDA Fashion Designer

Adam Serwer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Susan Saulny

Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

Senator Ben Sasse


David Rothkopf

Host, Deep State Radio

Hayley Romer

Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer, The Atlantic

Otis Rolley

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

Rosa Rodriguez-Williams

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

Rashad Robinson

President, Color of Change

Craig P. Robinson

Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal

Lyneir Richardson

Executive Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Michael Regan

EPA Administrator

Benjamin Perkins

CEO, Wholesome Wave

James Parker

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Amit Paley

CEO and Executive Director, The Trevor Project

George Packer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Marcella Nunez-Smith

Senior Advisor, White House COVID-19 Response Team

Vann R. Newkirk II

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Janai Nelson

Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Xavier Morales

Executive Director, The Praxis Project

Nate Mook

CEO, World Central Kitchen

Robinson Meyer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Jeanne Meserve

Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

Bill Martin*

Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience at Janssen

Cynthia "Cynt" Marshall

CEO, Dallas Mavericks

Simon Lovestone*

Global Head of Discovery and Translational Research, Neuroscience at Janssen

Adrienne LaFrance

Executive Editor, The Atlantic

Fran Kranz

Writer and Director, Mass

Michelle Kramer*

Head of Early Development, Neuroscience at Janssen

Robin Koval*

CEO and President, Truth Initiative

Scott Kirby

CEO, United Airlines

Ayori Selassie*

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

Charisse Conanan Johnson

Managing Partner, Next Street

Jason Isaacs

Actor, Mass

Adam Harris

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Isabella Casillas Guzman

Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Lauren Groff

Author of Matrix

Kelly Grier*

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

Cat Goughnour

Director, Racial Wealth Equity Strategy, Prosperity Now

Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Hannah Giorgis

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Sophie Gilbert

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Dan Futterman

Writer, Executive Producer, American Rust

Jacquelline Fuller


Bryce Fluellen*

Director of Social Equity Franchising, Everytable

Ann Dowd

Actor, Mass

John Donvan

Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

Talisa Dixon

Superintendent and CEO of Columbus City Schools

Caitlin Dickerson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Jean Desravines

CEO, New Leaders

Jeff Daniels

Actor, Executive Producer, American Rust

Greg Cunningham*

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

Barbara Creel

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

Jennifer Christie

Chief HR Officer, Twitter

David Chase

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

Kevin Carey

Vice President, Education Policy & Knowledge Management, New America

Chris Capossela

CMO and EVP, Marketing and Consumer Business, Microsoft

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker, Co-Director of Muhammad Ali

Les Brun

Chair and CEO, Ariel Alternatives

Miana Bryant

Founder, The Mental Elephant

Ron Brownstein

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Arthur Brooks

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Albert Bourla

CEO, Pfizer

Jon Banner

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

Allison Arwady

Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

Songhai Armstead

Executive Director, Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative

Anne Applebaum

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Yoni Appelbaum

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Amon Anderson*

Director, Acumen America

Daniel Ament*

President, Fight4Wellness

Rasheda Ali

Actress and Daughter of Muhammad Ali

Saida Agostini-Bostic

President, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Sophie Ackoff

Co–Executive Director, National Young Farmers Coalition

Jemele Hill

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Senator Marco Rubio


Ed Yong

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Rosario Dawson

Actor, Producer, Activist

Anthony Fauci

Director, NIAID

Rochelle P. Walensky

Director, CDC

Stanley Andrisse

Executive Director, From Prison Cells to PhD

Alison Stewart

Contributor, AtlanticLIVE and WNYC Host, All of It

Kate Julian

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Amanda Mull

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Romy Drucker*

Interim K-12 Education Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

Moira McDonald*

Environment Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

Vivek Murthy*

U.S. Surgeon General

Randi Weingarten*

President, American Federation of Teachers

Xavier McElrath-Bey*

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

Bria Gillum*

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

Sherrilyn Ifill

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

Hubert Hamer

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

Tulaine Montgomery

Co-CEO, New Profit

Yvette Cabrera

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

Jhacova Williams

Economist, RAND Corporation

Harry Smith

Correspondent, NBC News

Kelly O'Donnell

White House Correspondent, NBC News

Hoda Kotb

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

Craig Melvin

Today News anchor and MSNBC Anchor

Mayor Tim Keller

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nicole Richie*

Senior Advisor, White House COVID-19 Response Team

Sharon Marcil*

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

Brooke Bollyky*

Managing Director and Partner, BCG

Joe Davis*

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

John Rice*

Founder and CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Stephanie Monroe*

Executive Director, African Americans Against Alzheimer’s

Ruben Mesa*

Director, UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center

Quita Beeler Highsmith*

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Genentech

Eric Schmidt

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

Lori Gottlieb

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

Heber Brown

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

John Hope Bryant

CEO, Operation HOPE

Nicholas Thompson

CEO, The Atlantic

Shirley Li

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Al Roker

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

Aurora James

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

Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre

Haitian American Artist and Professor

Sobia Ahmad

Interdisciplinary Artist

Billy Colbert

Interdisciplinary Artist

Rose Jaffe

Visual Artist

Lindsay Elin*

Vice President of Public Policy, External Affairs, Facebook

Tom Fanning*

Chair, President, and CEO, Southern Company

Hannah Heimbuch*

Senior Consultant, Ocean Strategies

Mark Berry*

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

Bentina Terry*

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

Martha Parham

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

Bryane Broadie

Graphic Collage Artist

Chris Womack*

Chair, President, and CEO, Georgia Power

David A. Thomas*

President, Morehouse College

Susana Cabrera

Store Manager & Everytable University Participant

Trevor Houser

Partner, Rhodium Group

Rukiya Curvey Johnson

Executive Director, Rush Education and Career Hub (REACH)

Kathleen McLaughlin

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

Craig Santos Perez

Poet and Professor, University of Hawai’i Manoa

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State and United States Senator

Gabrielle Berbey

Associate Producer, The Experiment

Julia Longoria

Host, The Experiment

Mayor Sam Liccardo

San Jose, California

Luz Urrutia*

Chief Executive Officer, Accion Opportunity Fund

Reign Free*

Founder, Red Door Catering and The Black Culinary Collective

Cynthia Marten

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education

Lisa Alcorta

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

Michael Lomax

President and CEO, UNCF

Ashley Allen

Chief Sustainability Officer, Oatly

Fred Makonnen*

Divisional Vice President, Equitable

DJ Domo

The Cast of "Diana" on Broadway

Andrew Bosworth*

Vice President, Facebook Reality Labs

Peter Rubin*

Contributing Editor, Wired

Nick Clegg*

Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook

James Puerini

Wildland Firefighter and Graduate Researcher in Wildfire Management

Nick Starling

CEO, Skyscraper Farm

Sarah Lewis

Senior Director, Innovation

Carrie Billy

President and CEO, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Steven Clarke

Director of Corporate Clean Energy Leadership, Ceres

Sam Ricketts

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Evergreen Action

Billy J. Hensley

President and CEO, National Endowment for Financial Education

Ross Andersen

Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

Candace Montgomery

Senior Vice President and General Manager, AtlanticLIVE

Aretae Wyler

Chief Operating Officer, The Atlantic

Andrea Valdez

Senior Vice President, The Atlantic

Eva Chen

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

Lisa Ling

Host and Executive Producer of This Is Life

Bracken Hendricks

President and CEO, Urban Ingenuity

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi


Anna Deavere Smith

Actress and Playwright

Macy Schmidt

and The Broadway Sinfonietta

Sara Fischer*

Media Reporter, Axios

Jennifer Senior

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

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