Scholars

2015 and 2016 Scholars

Presidential Leadership Scholars include individuals from diverse backgrounds and geographies, coming from a variety of sectors, including private, public, non-profit, military, and academia.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hanson Integrative Health
Class of 2016
Director of Corporate Communications, Walmart
Class of 2016
Chief of Strategy, Chicago International Charter School (CICS)
Class of 2015
Director of Product Partnerships, Facebook
Class of 2016
President, Bague Group
Class of 2015
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Corps
Class of 2016
CEO, Uplift Education
Class of 2015
Chief Health Officer, Illinois Health & Hospital Association
Class of 2016
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Vissero Group
Class of 2016
Vice President Growth, Strategy & Development, Teach For All
Class of 2016
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, inKind
Class of 2016
Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co
Class of 2016
Managing Director, Strategic Planning & External Liaison, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Class of 2015
President, The J Carter Group
Class of 2015
CEO, Acton School of Business
Class of 2015
Senior Director, Public Affairs, Pfizer, INC.
Class of 2015
Vice President of Community Affairs, Chick-Fil-A
Class of 2016
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sprout
Class of 2016
Regional President, Centennial Bank/Home Bancshares
Class of 2015
President, Saint Francis Foundation
Class of 2016
President & CEO, Every Child Fed
Class of 2015
Director of Partnerships, Mozilla Foundation
Class of 2015
Squadron Commander, 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas
Class of 2015
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Class of 2016
Independent Consultant
Class of 2016
Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, City Year, Inc.
Class of 2015
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Bunker Labs
Class of 2016
Inspirational Speaker, The Constantine Group
Class of 2016
Product Manager, Charitylogic Corporation
Class of 2015
Co-Managing Partner, CrossBoundary
Class of 2016
Chief of Police, City of Dubuque
Class of 2016
Deputy Vice President, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Class of 2015
Director, Center for Presidential Transition
Class of 2016
Corporate Services Manager, British Consulate General
Class of 2015
Partner, Group Leader, DLA Piper
Class of 2015
Director of Government Affairs, The Rogich Communications Group
Class of 2015
President & Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Global Engagement
Class of 2016
Co-Founder and CEO, MBAS Across America (MBAX)
Class of 2015
Executive Director, The Radler Foundation
Class of 2016
President, Junction Investments
Class of 2015
Executive Director, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, University of Dayton
Class of 2015
Co-Founder and CEO, Girl Rising
Class of 2015
F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force Commander & Director, U.S. Air Force
Class of 2016
Co-Founder and CEO, National Security Technology Accelerator
Class of 2015
Partner, GCE Green Development, LLC / RG Development
Class of 2015
Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Class of 2015
Professor & Director of Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, New York University
Class of 2016
Head of Strategy, Planning, Communications & External Affairs, BP
Class of 2016
Executive Director of NFIB Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business
Class of 2016
Founder and CEO, Nuru International
Class of 2015
Vice President, Government Relations, Convoy of Hope
Class of 2015
Associate Dean of the Simmons School of Education, Southern Methodist University
Class of 2016
President and CEO, Las Vegas Urban League
Class of 2015
Head of U.S. Public Policy, LinkedIn
Class of 2016
Vice President Engagement, Florida International University
Class of 2016
Director of Public Affairs, Dallas Citizens Council
Class of 2016
State Director, Human Rights Campaign
Class of 2016
Chief External Affairs Officer, PACE Center for Girls
Class of 2016
Director of Outreach Development & Strategic Planning, No Greater Sacrifice
Class of 2016
Executive Director of Flight Operations, Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation
Class of 2016
Director, Corporate Giving and Program Officer, The Prudential Foundation, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Class of 2015
CEO, Kingsland Consulting
Class of 2015
Director, The Energy Poll, The University of Texas at Austin
Class of 2015
Energy Law Fellow, Green Energy Institute
Class of 2016
Chief of Transformation & Innovation, Dallas Independent School District
Class of 2016
Managing Director, Hatzimemos / Libby
Class of 2016
President San Antonio & Southwest TX, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Class of 2016
Vice President, Community Development Banking, Capital One
Class of 2015
President, Augusta Warrior Project
Class of 2015
Co-Founder and President, NOMI Network
Class of 2015
Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force
Class of 2015
Chief Executive Officer, Hazel’s Hot Shot
Class of 2016
Special Operations Planner, USSOCOM
Class of 2015
Shareholder - Banking Group Leader, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
Class of 2015
Attorney, Cravath, Swaine & Morgan LLP
Class of 2015
Co-Founder and CEO, Team Rubicon Global
Class of 2015
Chief Conservation Officer, The Nature Conservancy
Class of 2015
Executive Director, Conservation Lands Foundation
Class of 2015
Fellow and Managing Director, Clinical Transformation, The Brookings Institution
Class of 2015
Senior Pastor, Stonegate Fellowship Church
Class of 2015
Director of Pensions & Capital Strategies, American Federation of Teachers
Class of 2016
Principal, Headwaters Management Solutions, LLC
Class of 2015
Executive Director, Chicago Lawmakers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Class of 2015
President, GovLoop
Class of 2015
Founding Director, Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation, The University of Texas at Austin
Class of 2015
Vice President Global Business Analysis & Operations, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Class of 2016
Vice President of Government Relations, Coca-Cola
Class of 2016
Principal, Madrona Venture Group
Class of 2016
Executive Director, Duke Connected Care (DCC)
Class of 2015
USMA American Politics Instructor, U.S. Army
Class of 2016
Vice President Global Strategy, Gap Inc.
Class of 2016
Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, BAE Systems, Inc.
Class of 2015
Regional Liaison Officer, First Infantry Division, Department of the Army
Class of 2015
Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP
Class of 2015
Sr. Associate Director of the President’s Office, The Rockefeller Foundation
Class of 2016
Deputy Administrator for Administration, Mississippi Department of Human Services
Class of 2015
Vice President & Executive Director of Charitable Services, Rainwater, Inc.
Class of 2016
Co-Founder and President, Union Square Advisors
Class of 2015
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Class of 2016
Chief Executive Officer, RallyPoint/6
Class of 2015
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Carrolton
Class of 2016
Executive Director, Centro Hispano Daniel Torres Inc
Class of 2015
Founder, Dominion Global Strategies
Class of 2016
Principal, Boston Consulting Group
Class of 2016
Director of Community Development, Urban Strategies
Class of 2016
Chief Investment Officer and Partner, Cryptos Global Investments
Class of 2015
Neighborhood Developer, Hingetown
Class of 2016
Lieutenant/Helicopter Instructor Pilot, U. S. Navy (Helicopter Training Squadron Eight)
Class of 2015
Vice President Global Programs- APCO Worldwide +
Class of 2016
Executive Director of the Achievement Schools, Achievement School District
Class of 2016
Executive Director, National Afterschool Association
Class of 2015
Senior Vice President, The Bay Area Council
Class of 2016
Co-Founder and CEO, RallyPoint
Class of 2015
Chief USTRANSCOM NGA Support Team, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Class of 2016
Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, United States Air Force - Air Force Materiel Command
Class of 2015
Deputy Chief Transition Team, U.S. Army
Class of 2016
Regional Health Affairs Attache, U.S. Department of State/ U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, PNG
Class of 2015
Executive Associate to the Chancellor, Southern University at Shreveport
Class of 2016
Director of Government Relations, Good Judgement, Inc.
Class of 2016
Chief of Staff, Amplify
Class of 2016
Commissioner of Health, New York State
Class of 2016
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