Fred Crespo currently serves as the Director of Technology and Business Development for Samsung Electronics America LLC where he has served in this capacity since 2012. Fred focuses on the development of products and solutions geared toward the hotel, cruise and medical industry while also curating an ecosystem of technology partners for the purpose of training, equipping and positioning solutions and services into the market with maximum effect. Fred is distinguished by his passion for business, altruism and his love for innovation. His focus on collaborative team- building and his commitment to meeting customer and market demands are his trademark to success in market share and revenue attainment. His contagious enthusiasm instills him and his team members with extraordinary energy and dedication in an environment where creativity and innovation are encouraged. Fred has built a career as a technologist with an ability to humanize and articulate the distinct benefits that technology can bring to guest and customer experiences, while also balancing the operational needs of the business. Fred has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and has served in various roles throughout his career related to project management, technology administration, business strategy and organizational development.
Ms. Gochman is an award-winning activist and artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. She is also the lead advisor to the Stardust Fund, a philanthropic initiative that seeks to empower socially excluded populations – particularly women and girls. In 2014, Ms. Gochman created Red Sand Project, an international activist artwork that raises awareness of the vulnerabilities that lead to human trafficking. She has served on the board of the Texas Civil Rights Project, is a board member of The Freedom Fund and was recently named one of New York’s New Abolitionists by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition. A native Texan, Ms. Gochman earned a B.F.A. in sculpture from Guilford College.
Andrea Kilpatrick is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment and Sports Practice and is based in our New York office. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Andrea spent eight years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company serving companies in the U.S. and abroad across multiple sectors with a focus on strategy, business-building and organizational effectiveness. Andrea was also a leader in the firm’s Nonprofit Practice working on foundation and NGO projects. Later in her career, Andrea built and ran a multi-state educational nonprofit organization in the U.S. Andrea has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an MSc in Educational Studies from Oxford University, and a B.A. in English from Princeton University.
Craig Langford is an executive speechwriter with broad experience working with high-profile public and private sector leaders to develop and implement effective communications strategies. Craig currently serves as speechwriter to the CEO of PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization. In this role, he develops executive communications in support of PBS’ mission to educate, inspire and entertain the American public. Prior to coming to PBS, Craig served as the senior speechwriter for Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. A native of Alabama, he holds a bachelor's degree from Birmingham-Southern College.
Olaoluwaposi (Posi) O. Oshinowo
Olaoluwaposi (Posi) O. Oshinowo represents management in labor and employment law matters in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. His employment litigation experience includes advising clients in matters related to unfair labor practice charges, enforcing non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, protecting against the misappropriation of trade secrets, and defending claims of wrongful discharge, failure to hire, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Posi also represents and advises management in matters involving compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws, including compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and best practices for hiring, assessing, disciplining, and terminating employees. Prior to joining Littler, Posi worked at a national firm where he practiced labor and employment law, immigration law, and commercial litigation
As President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jordan Roth oversees five Broadway theatres, whose productions include the Tony Award- winning Best Musicals The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots, Springsteen on Broadway, and the upcoming Mean Girls and Frozen. Jordan is currently producing Angels in America with the National Theatre starring Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. He produced Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline in his Tony Award-winning performance and the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Best Play Clybourne Park. Jordan founded Givenik.com where theatergoers can buy tickets and 5% goes to the charity of their choice, and he writes a frequent column on Deadline Hollywood with Jeremy Gerard.
Jacqueline Schafer serves as Senior Director, Program Counsel for the national child welfare nonprofit Casey Family Programs, advising on Casey's data-informed consulting and agreements with state agencies across the country. She previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington and Alaska Attorney General’s Offices, where she advised the leadership of each state’s child welfare agency and specialized in appellate practice and complex litigation. Jacqueline began her career as a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Paul,Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison. Her years of experience practicing constitutional law and advising government agencies and corporations on technology, data-sharing, and privacy issues involving highly sensitive child welfare and health care information give her particular insight into ethical issues related to the use of artificial intelligence in social services.
Kelli Shaughnessy is the founder and CEO of SSY Designs. She was employed in corporate world of Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, where she honed her business skills. SSY is the culmination of a keen understanding of trendsetting fashion and affordable pricing. Kelli is a vocal advocate for Hour Children, Children’s Rights, and Dream Extreme. She has used her entrepreneurial expertise to create direct philanthropic channels to be utilize in a soon to launch “Love Me, Love You collection.”
Scooter Ward serves as the senior manager of technology for KIPP DC. In his role, Scooter leads technology strategy, organizational technology planning, and runs the KIPP Codes initiative for KIPP DC. Scooter is a native of Brooklyn, New York and obtained dual degrees in political science and computer information systems from Texas A&M University, a master of business administration from Columbia University’s Columbia School of Business and a masters in management from the MIT Sloan School of Business. Scooter started his career in management consulting, where he specialized in business process redesign and enterprise software design and implementation. Before joining KIPP DC, Scooter was Chief Information Officer for DC Child and Family Services Agency. When Scooter is not working, he enjoys off- roading, watching football, and spending time with his family.