Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, 1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

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Event Date Wed Feb 6 EST - Fri Feb 8 EST (almost 3 years ago)
Location Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Region Americas

The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. This year’s Summit will bring together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. Join us to discuss the latest breakthroughs in social impact, innovation, and investing; ski the greatest snow on Earth; and experience exclusive film premieres.


2019 Speakers:

Darren Walker
President of the Ford Foundation

Mayor Michael Tubbs
Stockton, California

Anders Aabo
Director, Impact Investing, Sorenson Impact Center

Andy Agardy
Data Administrator, Utah Community Action

Christine Ageton
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, VP of Experiential Learning and Funder Education

Sharon Alpert
President, Nathan Cummings Foundation

Rev. Aimee Altizer
Flourish Bakery and Unshackled., Executive Director

Cathy Anderson
CPA, Chief Financial Officer, University of Utah

Molly Baldwin
Chief Executive Officer, Roca, Inc

Ellesse Balli
Director, Communications and Marketing, Sorenson Impact Center

Hewson Baltzell
Chief Executive Officer, Sorenson Impact Center

James Banta
Vice President, International, Aqaix, Inc.

Joseph Bartmann
President, Dakota Resources

Dr. Betsy Batcher
Endocrinologist, Intermountain Healthcare

Mary Ann Bates
Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America

John Beddow
Chief Executive Officer, Guerdon Modular Buildings

Mayor Andy Berke
City of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mayor Jackie Biskupski
Salt Lake City, Utah

Bryan Boroughs
Vice President and General Counsel, Institute for Child Success

Christina Borsum
Finance Director, California Clean Energy Fund

Clara Brenner
Managing Partner, Urban Innovation Fund

Alfred Brownell
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Northeastern University School of Law's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy

Paul Brown
Senior Director, Impact Investing, Sorenson Impact Center

Julie Buchholz
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer, Comenity Bank

Allie Burns
Managing Director, Village Capital

Bryce Butler
Managing Partner, Access Ventures

Rob Butters, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor, College of Social Work, University of Utah

Laura Callanan
Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab

Darren Casper
Deputy Mayor of Finance & Administration, Salt Lake County

Lori Chatman
President, Enterprise Community Loan Fund

John Chester

Christy Remey Chin
Venture Partner, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Carrie Cihak
Chief of Policy, King County Washington

Gerry Cobb
Director, Pritzker Children's Initiative

Amy Colgan
Development Coordinator, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Kent W. Colton, PhD
President, Colton Housing Group

Stephanie Copeland
Chief Executive Officer, The Governance Project

Lisa Cox
Manager, Communications and Marketing, Sorenson Impact Center

Cassie Crockett
Manager of Strategy & Planning, Schmidt Futures

Congressman John Delaney
State of Maryland

Patricia Dinneen
Board Member and Chair, Impact Investing Committee, Catholic Relief Services

Daryn Dodson
Founder, Managing Director, Illumen Capital

Krista Drobac
Chair, Aligning for Health

Janis Dubno
Managing Director, Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation, Sorenson Impact Center

Tomás Durán
President, Concerned Capital

Alex Eaton
Chief Executive Officer, The Community Foundation of Utah

Nicholas Moore Eisenburger
Managing Partner, Pure Energy Partners

Senator Luz Escamilla
State Senator, Utah

Alex Flachsbart
Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity Alabama

Michelle Flynn
Associate Executive Directer of Programs, The Road Home

Virginia Foote
Director of Fund Development, Conservation Law Foundation Ventures

Ariel Ford
Director, Office of Early Learning at City of Chattanooga

Rodney Foxworth
Executive Director, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

Deborah Frieze
Founder, President, Boston Impact Initiative

Nick Fritz
Director, Policy Innovation and Impact Measurement, Sorenson Impact Center

Janet Froetscher
President The Pritzker Children's Initiative Commissioner Trevor M. Fuller, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Carol Galante
Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Ian Galloway
Director, Center for Community Development Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Elder Robert Gay
General Authority Seventies, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Gabrielle Gay
Director of Emerging Market Strategy, Kensington Capital Holdings

Rayid Ghani
Director, Center for Data Science and Public Policy at the University of Chicago

Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen, PhD
Professor, Copenhagen Business School

Anne Glusker
Deputy Leadership Editor, Forbes

Natalie Gochnour
Director, University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Dr. Michael Good
Chief Executive Officer, University of Utah Health

Adam Goodfriend
Chief Investment Officer, The Alberleen Group

Laurie Goodman
Vice President for Housing Policy, Urban Institute

John Grossman
Senior Fellow, Third Sector Capital Partners

Stephanie Gutierrez
Co-Founder, Hope Nation LLC

Daniel Hadley
Managing Director, Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation, Sorenson Impact Center

Lisa Green Hall
Senior Fellow, Beeck Center of Social Impact and Innovation

A. Marc Harrison, MD
President, Chief Executive Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Chris Herbert
Managing Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Jed Herrmann
Senior Policy Advisor, Results for America

Douglas C. Heske
Chief Executive Officer, Newday

Brian Hill
CEO, Edovo

Mike Hokeson
Partner, Head of Business Development, Community Investment Management

Jordyn Holman
Business Reporter, Bloomberg News

Pamela Horne
Interim Senior Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, University of Utah

Andrew Hughes
Capital Markets and Corporate Development at Generate Capital, Generate Capital

Clark D. Ivory
Chief Executive Officer, Ivory Homes

Maurice A. Jones
President, Chief Executive Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Debby Kasemeyer
Senior Vice President, Director Community Development and Investment, Northern Trust

Sandra Keates
Producer, Apricot Lane Farms/FarmLore Films

Melissa LaFayette
National Development Council, Associate Director

Alexandra LaForge
Director, Arabella Advisors

Tim Lampkin
Chief Executive Officer, Higher Purpose Co.

Council Member Greg Landsman
City of Cincinnati, Ohio

Sarah Lee
Project Director, Washington State Department of Commerce

John Lettieri
President, CEO, Economic Innovation Group

Leslie Lindo
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

Jay Lipman
Co-Founder, President, Ethic

Roger Low
Pay For Success Project Manager, Office of the Governor, Colorado

Mila Lukic
Partner, Bridges Fund Management

Jeramy Lund
Managing Director, Impact Investing, Sorenson Impact Center

Jenny Mackenzie, Ph.D.
Director, Producer, Jenny Mackenzie Films

Rose Maizner
Partner, Renewable Tech Ventures

Courtney McBeth
Special Assistant to the President, University of Utah

Cathy McHorse
Vice President, Success By Six, United Way for Greater Austin

Michael McKnight
Vice President, Policy and Innovation, Green and Healthy Homes

Shawn McMillen
Executive Director, First Step House

Julie Metos
Executive Director, University of Utah Center for Community Nutrition

Jack Meyercord
Portfolio Manager, Head of Impact Investing, Bienville Capital

Meredith Milstein
Associate, Private Family Office

Umar F. Moghul
Partner, Roberts Moghul & Partners

Kindra Mohr
Policy Director, Accountability Counsel

Matthew Moore
Founder + Creative Director, Urban Plough

Mikelle Moore
Senior Vice President of Community Health, Intermountain Healthcare

Jacob Moy
Manager, Third Sector Capital Partners

Patrick Mullen
Venture Partner, Arctaris Impact Fund, LP

Colleen Murphy
Project Director, National Institute for Children's Health Quality

Chance Murray
Manager, Impact Investing, jSorenson Impact Center

Fraser Nelson
Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Communication, Sorenson Impact Center

Taylor Nelson
Director of Knowledge Dissemination, Solutions Journalism Network

Yaron Neudorfer
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Social Finance Israel

Tyler Nickerson
First Vice President, Amalgamated Bank

Adam Northup
Senior Vice President, Financial Strategist, Locus Impact Investing

Jessica Norwood
Executive Director, Emerging ChangeMakers Network

Parita Patel
Social Investment Officer, Stand Together

Pam Perlich
Director of Demographic Research, University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Jana Persky
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Colorado State Office of Economic Development

Sara Peters
Managing Director, Results-Based Policy & Funding, Project Evident

Elizabeth Phillips
Executive Director, Phillips Foundation

Kevin Phillips
Managing Partner, Phillips Management Group

Ines Polonius
Chief Executive Officer, Communities Unlimited

Jake Porway
Founder, Executive Director, DataKind

Dean Taylor Randall
David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Kendall Rathunde
Senior Associate, Policy Innovation, Sorenson Impact Center

Dr. Daniel A. Reed
Provost, University of Utah

Claus Rehfeld
Health Data Entrepreneur, Health Innovation Institute

Gwendolyn Reynolds
Director, Data Science, Sorenson Impact Center

Glenn Robinson
Colorado Department of Human Services, Deputy Director: Division of Employment and Benefits

Valerie Rockefeller
Trustee, Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Monica Rohacek
Early Childhood Research and Evaluation Consultant

Isela Rosales
Managing Director, Bridge Investment Group

Caroline Ross
Director, Policy Innovation, Sorenson Impact Center

Alex Rozenfeld
Founder, Managing Director, Climate Impact Capital

Sara E. Rubin
Vice President for Principal Gifts, The Ohio State University

Art Seavey
Senior Program Officer -Post-Secondary Success Team, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Fran Seegull
Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance

Lauren Sercu, CFA
Director, Sepio Capital

Hilary Shager
Associate Director of Programs and Management, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty

Meredith Shields
Managing Director, Sorenson Impact Foundation

Jeff Shumway
Managing Director, Social Finance

Julia Silge
Data Scientist, Stack Overflow

Cassie Slattery
Project Facilitator, American Dream Ideas Challenge

Layne Smith
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Jim Sorenson
President, Sorenson Impact Foundation

Terri Sorenson
Friends of the Children, CEO

Caitlin Sparks
General Partner, FullCycle Energy Fund

Kathy Stack
Chief Executive Officer, KB Stack Consulting

Peggy Stack
Religion Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune

Katherine Stohr
Project Manager, Pritzker Children's Initiative

Roy Swan
Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation

Tim Swanson
Chief Design Officer, Skender

Terri Taylor, J.D.
Deputy Director for Postsecondary Finance, Lumina Foundation

Irene Taylor Brodsky
Filmmaker, Vermilion Films

Jonathan Tower
Managing Partner, Arctaris Impact Fund

Nicole Truhe
Director, Thought Leadership, United Healthcare Community and State

Mayor Michael Tubbs
Stockton, California

Elizabeth VanSant-Webb
Senior Associate, Policy Innovation, Sorenson Impact Center

Kathleen Victorino
Chief of Staff, US Treasury Office of Financial Research

Darren Walker
President, The Ford Foundation

Dr. Ruth V. Watkins
President, University of Utah

Angeli E. Weller, PhD, MBA
Executive-in-Residence, College of Business and Economics, Boise State University

Caroline Whistler
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

Mary Wickersham
Co-Founder, Principal, Social Impact Solutions

Simon Workman
Associate Director, Center for American Progress

Jonathan Zadra
Director, Data Science, Sorenson Impact Center

Lindsay Zizumbo
Chief of Staff, Sorenson Impact Foundation

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors:


• comenity
• MacArthur Foundation


• Access Ventures

• Goldman Sachs
• newventurefund

• Black Diamond
• David Eccles School of Business