Using strategic partnerships to create lasting impact 

April 3, 2024

Presidential Leadership Scholars Module Three recap


Presidential Leadership Scholar influences nationwide rollout of health care tool 

September 20, 2022

Health care workers around the world are increasingly looking beyond medical conditions to address other factors that can affect people’s health – things like income level, education, housing status, food insecurity, and work conditions.   That’s where Vidya Ayyr’s work comes in. As the Director of Community Social Impact at Dallas’ Parkland Health, BrainCharge Founder and […]


In the News|Wildfire season is here. California needs to fight back smarter

August 11, 2022

Presidential Leadership Scholar Donnie Hasseltine, CSO of Xenon Partners and Veteran Fellow at The Hoover Institution, recently co-authored an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on the serious threat of life and property loss this wildfire season. “Although technological advances are improving firefighting capabilities, most innovations focus on identifying and responding to fires after they […]


In the News | Presidential Leadership Scholar named Director of Illinois Department of Public Health

July 14, 2022

Gov. JB Pritzker has appointed Dr. Sameer Vohra (PLS 2020) to lead the Illinois Department of Public Health beginning Aug. 1.  “I am humbled that the Governor has entrusted me to serve the people of our State as the 20th Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Governor Pritzker, along with the dedicated staff […]


2022 Module Six Recap: Philadelphia

June 24, 2022

The 2022 Presidential Leadership Scholars completed their sixth and final module in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earlier this month. The capstone module focused on the power of reflection and tying together lessons learned throughout the transformative program year. Scholars met at the Independence Visitor Center located at Independence National Historical Park where they heard from former secretaries […]


Welcoming our newest neighbors

June 21, 2022

Learn how one Presidential Leadership Scholar’s organization is welcoming our newest neighbors.


Addressing the workforce crisis in trade industries

June 7, 2022

Presidential Leadership Scholar Adam Gilbertson, Vice President at RDO Equipment Co., is working to solve a major challenge in his home state of Montana and across the country: There aren’t enough young people entering into the trade industries. He discusses how his personal leadership project, Build Montana, is engaging with the education system in the […]


2022 Module Five Recap: Austin

May 19, 2022

The Presidential Leadership Scholars Class of 2022 completed their fifth module in Austin, Texas, last week. This module focused on the leadership skill of working collaboratively to influence and persuade stakeholders through the lens of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration.  Scholars were welcomed by Mark Updegrove, President and CEO of the LBJ Foundation, […]


Applications Open for Eighth Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

May 2, 2022

A one-of-a-kind opportunity to join a network of leaders making a difference in the world and to learn from the leadership of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson


In the News|Save America’s Patent System

April 28, 2022

Presidential Leadership Scholar Priti Krishtel, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of I-MAK, was recently quoted in a New York Times editorial endorsing the work of her organization, which fights to create a more inclusive, equitable patent system that works for all. “The patent office holds sway over huge swaths of the U.S. economy,” said Krishtel. “It […]


2022 Module Four Recap: Dallas

April 25, 2022

This month, the Presidential Leadership Scholars visited the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The fourth program module focused on the leadership skill of decision making through the lens of President Bush’s leadership and administration.