Ernesto Anguilla serves as Senior Vice President and Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Communications Executive for Bank of America. In this role, Anguilla leads a team of professionals in locations across the U.S. responsible for developing communications strategies and plans to promote Bank of America’s CSR efforts both among its 300,000 associates worldwide and to the broader public.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Anguilla served as Press Secretary for Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy in Rhode Island. In that role, Anguilla acted as Kennedy’s primary spokesperson and served as a lead strategic counsel for numerous public policy issues. Anguilla previously served as an account representative at Lois Paul & Partners, a public relations firm in Woburn, Massachusetts, specializing in work with high-technology clients. He began his career as an editor and reporter for the Warwick Beacon in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Anguilla is a native of Bristol, Rhode Island and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jim Clifton Gallup
Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world’s 6 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues. Mr. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries. He is the author of the newly published book The Coming Jobs War. He serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers, and Bellevue Universities.
Clive Crook, Moderator
Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and a contributing editor of National Journal. From 2007 until recently he was the Washington columnist of the Financial Times. Before that, he worked for more than twenty years at The Economist, as Washington correspondent, economics editor, and deputy editor. He writes about the intersection of politics and economics.
Dezenhall Resources, Ltd.
Eric Dezenhall co-founded Dezenhall Resources, Ltd., in 1987 and today serves as the company’s CEO. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Dezenhall worked at an international public relations agency and a political consulting firm. Today, he is a frequent guest commentator on national public affairs programs and is widely quoted in leading news publications. Mr. Dezenhall’s first book, Nail ‘em!: Confronting High-Profile Attacks on Celebrities and Business, pioneered new techniques for understanding and defusing crises. Damage Control: Why Everything You Know About Crisis Management is Wrong, co-authored with John Weber, was released in April 2007. In 2011 Eric was a featured author at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Debbi Jarvis is Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), a regional energy holding company that provides utility service to more than 1.9 million customers. Before joining PHI, Jarvis had 20 years of experience in TV and radio news, advertising and working on numerous charitable campaigns. Ms. Jarvis graduated with a degree in International Business from Hope College in Holland, Mich., and began her career in sales, marketing and advertising in the mid-west and along the east coast before moving into broadcast news.
Edward B. Montgomery Georgetown University
Georgetown Public Policy Institute Edward Montgomery is Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Dean Montgomery is an economist whose research has focused on wage and pension determination, savings behavior, productivity and economic dynamics, social insurance programs, unions, and state and local economic growth. He has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland, Michigan State University and Carnegie Mellon University, and visiting positions at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and The Urban Institute. He served as the Dean of the University of Maryland’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Dean Montgomery has also held several senior positions in government, most recently serving on President Obama’s Auto Task Force and as Executive Director of the White House Council for Auto Communities and Workers.
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