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Below, you can explore many of the 129 speakers
who were featured in the 2019 Western Pathways Conference.
Please click here to revisit some of their presentations and video highlights.


To view all of the topics addressed at Western Pathways Conferences, please visit our Programs page.
Information on speakers from previous conferences can be found here.

Keynotes & Plenary Speakers

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Matt Sigelman

CEO, Burning Glass Technologies

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Vince Bertram

President & CEO, Project Lead the Way

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Mark Perna

Founder & CEO, TFS

Best Selling Author, “Answering Why”


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Maud Daudon

Executive Director, Career Connect Washington

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Eric Levine

CEO, Cellar Tracker

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Ben Bagherpour

VP of Site Services and Government Affairs, SEH America


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Lindsey Capps

Chief Education Officer, State of Oregon

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Ted Feller

Regional Network Leader/ SW Washington STEM leader

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Duncan Wyse

President, Oregon Business Council


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Ben Cannon

Executive Director, Oregon High Education Coordinating Commission

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Anne Mersereau

Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Portland General Electric

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Nikhil Namburi

High School Senior, Blanchet Catholic School

President, Oregon DECA


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Trentyn Tennant

High School Senior, La Pine High School

FBLA Western Region Vice President

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Avie Evans-Hood

High School Senior, Grants Pass High School

Oregon Vice President of Development, Skills USA

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Kate Brown

Governor of Oregon


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Martin Simon

Interim Director, Economic Opportunity, National Governors Association

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Lee Wheeler-Berliner

Managing Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council

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Matt Jordan

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Education Commission of the States


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Robert McMahan

President, Kettering University

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Stacy Mann

Kettering University Alumni

Mechanical Engineer, Daimler Trucks North America

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William C. Symonds

Director, Global Pathways Institute at Arizona State University

Executive Secretary, Coalition for Career Development


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Brian Hutchinson

Treasurer, National Career Development Association

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Counselor Education, New Jersey City University

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Phil Jarvis

President, Transitions Canada

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Terri Taylor

Strategy Director for Post secondary Finance, Lumina Foundation


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Robin Russel

Graduation Guidelines Manager, Office of Post secondary and Workforce Readiness, Colorado Department of Education

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Jim Larimore

Chief Officer, ACT Center for Equity in Learning

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Joe May

Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District


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Michael Hinojosa

Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District

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Nugget Cunningham

Assistant Superintendent, Grand Prairie Independent School District

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Michael Williams

Executive Administrator, University of North Texas at Dallas


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Toni DeGuire Parker

Program Manager, Education IBM Corporate Citizenship

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Anne Stanton

President, Linked Learning Alliance

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Abigail Smith

Partner, Bain & Company (K-12 Education Practice)


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Stanley S. Litow

President Emeritus, IBM Foundation

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Jaime Fall

Director, Upskill America

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Deborah Herron

Director of Public and Government Affairs, Walmart


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Tammy Thieman

Senior Manager, Amazon Career Choice North America, Amazon

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Gabriela Gonzales

Deputy Director, Intel Foundation

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Morgan Collins

Vice President & General Manager, Pacific States Market, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment


Semi-Plenary & Breakout Sessions Presenters