Mitchell E. Daniels Jr

Date:  September 13, 2013

President Mitchell E. Daniels was elected as the 49th governor of Indiana in 2004, in his first bid for any elected office. He was re-elected in 2008 to a second and final term, receiving more votes than any candidate for any public office in the state's history.

Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America

Date:  October 28, 2013

In October 2009, Gary Doer assumed his responsibilities as Canada’s 23rd representative to the United States of America.


Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Ernst & Young

Date:  November 12, 2013

Ms. Brooke is responsible for shaping Ernst & Young’s positions on public policy. She engages with regulators, policy makers, business leaders, investors and other key stakeholders around the world to address critical issues facing the profession and global capital markets. Through her outreach, Ms. Brooke has become one of the profession’s most prominent voices in the public-policy arena.

James M. Guyette, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.

Date: December 18, 2013

James M. Guyette is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc. (RRNA). In this role, Mr. Guyette oversees all Rolls-Royce companies and business units in North America, encompassing nearly 8,000 people at more than 66 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2008, total RRNA sales exceeded $4.4 billion. Mr. Guyette is an executive director on the boards of Rolls-Royce plc and Rolls-Royce North America Holdings Inc. and chairs the International Aero Engines (IAE) board. Mr. Guyette is based in the RRNA headquarters in Reston, VA. He joined Rolls-Royce in 1997.

Arthur C. Brooks, President, the American Enterprise Institute

Date:  January 16, 2014

Arthur C. Brooks has been President of AEI since January 1, 2009. Previously, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University. He is the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles on topics ranging from the economics of the arts to military operations research. His most recent book is the New York Times bestseller “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise” (Basic Books, 2012). Other books include “The Battle” (Basic Books, May 2010), “Gross National Happiness” (Basic Books, 2008), “Social Entrepreneurship” (Prentice-Hall, 2008) and “Who Really Cares” (Basic Books, 2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Mr. Brooks spent 12 years as a professional French hornist with the City Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles.

Henry Paulson, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury & Founder of the Paulson Institute

Date: February 4, 2014

Henry "Hank" Paulson is an American banker who served as the 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury. He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs and is now Chairman of the Paulson Institute, which he founded in 2011 to promote sustainable economic growth and a cleaner environment around the world...

James Haslam, CEO, Pilot Corporation & Majority Owner, Cleveland Browns

Date: March 11, 2014

After graduating from the University of Tennessee, James Haslam III went to work for the family-owned Pilot Corporation, which operates a chain of convenience stores and travel centers throughout North America. Under his leadership, Pilot has become one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., with $29 billion in sales.  In 2012, Haslam purchased the Cleveland Browns for $1 billion (USD). His family also owns the Tennessee Smokies, a Class AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO American Red Cross

Date: October 1st, 2012

Gail J. McGovern is an American philanthropist and President and CEO of the American Red Cross. McGovern held top management positions at AT&T Corporation and Fidelity Investments. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University and the Board of Directors of DTE Energy.

Roland Fryer

Date: May 14, 2014

Roland G. Fryer Jr. is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, founder and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard and a former junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows — one of academia’s most prestigious research posts.

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