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Deputy Executive Producer
As Deputy Executive Producer of the PBS public affairs series FRONTLINE, Raney Aronson-Rath works to re-imagine the long-form documentary and develops cross-platform journalism partnerships with premiere news outlets. Her innovative approaches to long-form storytelling through experimental multiplatform projects include the Polk Award-winning Law and Disorder, Emmy Award-winner Big Money 2012, and most recently, Concussion Watch/League of Denial, a joint project with ESPN investigating the ongoing story of concussions in the NFL. Prior to managing FRONTLINE, Aronson-Rath produced several notable FRONTLINE films: News War, The Last Abortion Clinic, andThe Jesus Factor and worked as a producer at ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, and MSNBC. She received her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
The DO School
Florian Hoffmann is the founder of The DO School, an educational institution that supports emerging social entrepreneurs to solve local problems through innovative start-ups. He is also the CEO of the Swiss Dekeyser&Friends Foundation. Passionate about creative ideas that solve societal problems on the ground, Florian has been involved in starting social ventures in Europe, the US and Asia. Florian has studied at Bard College and Duke, Humboldt and Oxford Universities. He holds an MPhil in international politics with distinction from St Antony's College, Oxford. Today, he is an avid contributor to the public debate on social innovation and entrepreneurship education internationally.
Author and Speaker
President & Chief Executive Officer
United Nations Foundation
Kathy Calvin is President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation. She is a passionate advocate for multi-sector problem-solving, U.S. leadership on global issues, and the inclusion of women at all levels and in all sectors. The UN Foundation, created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes, advocates for the UN and connects people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems. Kathy's career has spanned the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Before joining the UN Foundation as Chief Operating Officer in 2003, she served as President of the AOL Time Warner Foundation. She previously served in senior positions at AOL, Hill and Knowlton, and U.S. News & World Report. From 1976 through 1984 she was Senator Gary Hart's press secretary. She is a graduate of Purdue University.
Jewish Community Federation, San Francisco
Founder & President of ComCon International; Founder, Roselyne C. Swig Artsource (1978-94). Former Director, U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program (1994-97). Philanthropic and community service efforts, at local, national and global level: women empowerment, social welfare, fine art, political advocacy, education. Founder, Partners Ending Domestic Abuse; member, United Religions Initiative, President's Council. Boards: Vital Voices Global Partnership; NPR Foundation; Mills College, SF Art Institute, SFMOMA, UC Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives; The Contemporary Jewish Museum; AIPAC; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; Jewish Community Federation; KQED. Ms. Swig is a 2013 Advanced Leadership Fellow, appointed to the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Honorary degrees: SF Art Institute; USF; Mills College; Santa Clara University. Ms. Swig is the wife of the late Richard Lewis Swig, has four children and twelve grandchildren.
Sean Holt is a co-founder and partner at Purpose Capital, where he works with ventures, fund managers, investors and governments to design innovative investment products and platforms. He is a specialist in hybrid structuring and public-private investment partnerships, and a recognized veteran in global impact investing, having formed the predecessor of Purpose Capital US in 2004. Sean began his career in investment banking and private equity, before helping to launch several venture backed e-commerce and cleantech companies, and an educational foundation at his alma mater. Sean remains active in technology, as co-founder of a mobile application development company. He graduated with distinction from Cornell University as a Tradition Fellow, and earned his MBA from Oxford University as a Skoll Scholar. He serves on the board of several private companies, and as a director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.
Regional Director, Africa
Maeghan Orton, Africa Regional Director. Maeghan has a mind for business, a passion for people and a mission to bring innovative technologies to bear on grass-roots challenges. As a business student at the University of Waterloo, she lived in Uganda and worked with HIV-positive women to create a micro-credit & health program. With these women, she first experienced the strength in unity of a community working together for change. She later received an MSc in International Health from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and became enthralled with appropriate technology in global health. She has seven years of experience in the financial & international development sectors, specializing in maternal and child health. Maeghan always travels with rock climbing shoes and a small coffee maker, evidence of her two major addictions. She has lived in twelve countries in North America, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe and now manages Medic's East Africa programs from a base in Nairobi.
Chairman of the Board and CEO
The Coca-Cola Company
Muhtar Kent is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, a position he has held since April 2009. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer and earlier, President and Chief Operating Officer.
United Nations Global Compact
Georg Kell is the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with 7,000 corporate participants in 135 countries. A key architect of the Global Compact, he has led the initiative since its founding in 2000, establishing the most widely recognized multi-stakeholder network and action platform to advance responsible business practices. Mr. Kell also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact's sister initiatives on investment and business education, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Mr. Kell started his career as a research fellow in engineering at the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Innovation in Berlin. He then worked as a financial analyst in various countries in Africa and Asia. He joined the United Nations in 1987, and has been at the leading edge of the organization's private-sector engagement ever since. A native of Germany, Mr. Kell holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University Berlin.
Anchor & Editor-at-Large
Francine Lacqua is an award-winning, London-based anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television. She hosts the weekday program, "On the Move with Francine Lacqua," where she reports from major events around the world and interviews key global political, economic and business leaders. Lacqua also co-hosts "The Pulse with Guy Johnson and Francine Lacqua," covering top international business, economic and market-moving stories from Bloomberg Television's London studio. Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Lacqua has covered the World Economic Forum in Davos, IMF in Washington, G20 meetings, the EU Leaders Summit and OPEC. She also led Bloomberg Television's coverage of the Italian and French elections where she was one of the first international reporters to interview cabinet members. In 2013 Lacqua won 'International TV Personality of the Year' at the AIB Media Awards. She was previously nominated in 2009 and 2010.
Author and Speaker
Former Director, Program Advocacy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gabrielle Fitzgerald is the former Director of Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Program Advocacy team is responsible for designing and leading the implementation of advocacy strategies to advance the foundation’s global priorities. Gabrielle joined the foundation in 2004 and previously served as a Deputy Director for Global Health Policy & Advocacy. Prior to the foundation, Gabrielle spent five years at the USAID, focusing on HIV/AIDS and emergency programs. Previously, she managed communications for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and was a fellow with USAID/Zambia. Earlier in her career, Gabrielle was a speechwriter/ researcher for President Clinton, worked at the Department of Health and Human Services and was a staff member on the 1992 Clinton/Gore Campaign. Gabrielle holds a Master’s of Public Administration from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a B.A. from American University in Washington DC.