ALL LEADERS

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Adam Steltzner Engineer NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Engineering, Science Palm Springs, CA US
Airea Dee Matthews Spoken Word Poet Acting & Theatre, Writing Detroit, MI US
Ben Drexler Poi Spinner Non-Profit Organizations, Politics Washington, DC US
Beverly Donofrio Writer Education, Writing Long Island, NY US
Brittan Heller Human Rights Attorney Law, Politics Washington, DC US
Christine Borelli CEO Memphis Street Academy Charter School Education Philadelphia, PA US
David Stovall Associate Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Education Chicago, IL US
Ian Harvie Stand-Up Comic Acting & Theatre, Entrepreneurship Los Angeles, CA US
Jakob Laggner Co-founder Treks and Tracks Action Sports, Environment & Nature Santa Cruz, CA US
Khary Lazarre-White Cofounder The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Entrepreneurship, Non-Profit Organizations Harlem, NY USA
Omar Cardenas Youth Organizer Children's Defense Fund Education, Non-Profit Organizations Los Angeles, CA US
Raven Jackson Veterinarian Chimp Haven Medicine Keithville, LA US
Roy Remer Volunteer Coordinator Zen Hospice Project Philosophy & Religion San Francisco, CA US
Sal Donato Owner & Mechanic Philadelphia Motorsports Engineering, Sports Philadelphia, PA US
Sherry Grathler Whitewater Rafting Guide Los Rios River Runners Action Sports Taos, NM US
Stacey Cruise CEO American Paradigm Schools Education Philadelphia, PA US
Staceyann Chin Poet & Activist Philosophy & Religion, Writing New York, NY US
Syrena Johnson Chef Liberty's Kitchen Entrepreneurship, Food New Orleans, LA US
Will Allen Founder/CEO Growing Power Food, Non-Profit Organizations Milwaukee, WI US

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Ashley Hamilton-Ross Environmental Engineer Chevron Engineering, Numbers, Science San Ramon, CA USA
Bilal Bomani Senior Research Scientist NASA Glen Research Center Numbers, Science Cleveland, OH USA
Byron Williams Process Integration Engineer Texas Instruments Engineering, Numbers, Science, Technology Dallas, TX USA
Cynthia Pierre Senior Research Engineer Dow Chemical Engineering, Science Midland, MI USA
Delfina Eberly Director of Data Center Operations Facebook Technology Menlo Park, CA USA
Deon Clark Nuclear Engineer/Founder Palo Verde Power Plant/Legacy Initiative Engineering, Science Tonopah, AZ USA
Dorit Donoviel Deputy Chief Scientist National Space Biomedical Research Facility Science Houston, TX USA
Elise Benstein Food Scientist Jelly Belly Candy Co. Food, Science Fairfield, CA USA
Erin Teague Project Manager Twitter Technology San Francisco, CA USA
Graeme Rae Chief Scientist Surfline Action Sports, Engineering, Technology Huntington Beach, CA USA
Jad Abumrad Host RadioLab Radio New York, NY USA
Jane Zhou Senior Research Engineer A123 Systems Engineering, Numbers, Science Ann Arbor, MI USA
Jeremy England Biophysicist MIT Science Cambridge, MA USA
Jon Barnes Manager Accenture Numbers, Technology New York, NY USA
Juan Enriquez Futurist and Author, CEO Biotechonomy Science Boston, MA USA
Kelly Whitaker Senior Research Engineer Aloca Engineering, Science, Technology New Kensington, PA USA
Lillie Ng IT Architect IBM Numbers, Science, Technology Armonk, NY USA
Lydia Villa-Komaroff Molecular Biologist & Chief Scientific Officer CytonomeST Science Boston, MA USA
Mariette DiChristina Editor in Chief Scientific American Journalism, Science, Writing New York, NY USA
Neil Okamoto Director of Research and Development Dreamworks Film, Science Glendale, CA USA
Paul Salopek Foreign Correspondent & Journalist Journalism, Writing Columbus, NM USA
Robyn Francis Senior Scientist Bayer Materialscience Science Pittsburgh, PA USA
Ryan Scott CEO Causecast Business, Science, Technology Culver City, CA USA
Suzy Clark Director Mount Hermon Outdoor Science School Environment & Nature Felton, CA USA
Tony Hale Actor Acting & Theatre, Television Los Angeles, CA USA
Tracey Parrish Senior Marketing Manager AT&T Foundry Education, Numbers Plano, TX USA
Valerie Weiss Harvard Biochemist & Science Filmmaker PhD Productions Film, Science Los Angeles, CA USA
Vicki Smith Level Designer Vicarious Visions Design, Science Menands, NY USA
Ward Hessig Skydive Instructor Chicagoland Skydiving Center Action Sports Rochelle, IL USA
Zach Kaplan Founder & CEO Inventables Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Science Chicago, IL USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Bob Cassilly Founder City Museum Art, Entrepreneurship St. Louis, MO USA
Brother Stavros Monk New Skete Monastery Philosophy & Religion New York, NY USA
Christopher Brown Painter Art Berkeley, CA USA
David Bader Director of Education Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Environment & Nature, Science Costa Mesa, CA USA
Ella Jenkins Children's Songwriter Music Chicago, IL USA
Jessica Matthews Chief Executive Officer Uncharted Play Science, Sports, Technology New York, NY USA
Jimmy Chin Photographer Action Sports, Art Victor, ID USA
John Perry Barlow Co-founder Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Non-Profit Organizations, Technology Mill Valley, CA USA
Julia Silverman Chief Social Officer Uncharted Play Science, Sports, Technology New York, NY USA
Laura Danly Astronomer/Curator Griffith Observatory Environment & Nature, Science Los Angeles, CA USA
Lisa Marr Operations Director/Youth Film Coordinator Echo Park Film Center Film, Non-Profit Organizations Chicago, IL USA
Marty Odlin Co-founder/Engineer Bamboo Bike Studio Design, Engineering, Sports Brooklyn, NY USA
Mike Song Dancer/Choreographer Acting & Theatre Costa Mesa, CA USA
Milena Acosta Education Outreach Supervisor Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Environment & Nature, Science Costa Mesa, CA
Nat Paynter Director of Water Programs charity:water Non-Profit Organizations, Science New York, NY USA
Nick DePalma Graduate Student MIT Personal Robots Group Science, Technology Boston, MA USA
Paolo Davanzo Founder/Executive Director Echo Park Film Center Film, Non-Profit Organizations Chicago, IL USA
Paul Dateh Musician Music Costa Mesa, CA USA
Randii Wessen Astronautics Systems Engineer Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Engineering, Science Pasadena, CA USA
Raul Ruiz Emergency Physician Eisenhower Medical Center Medicine Palm Desert, CA USA
Rosemarie Certo President Dock Street Brewing Co. Entrepreneurship, Food Philadelphia, PA USA
Shi Yan Ming Shaolin Warrior USA Shaolin Temple Philosophy & Religion, Sports New York, NY USA
Veronica Belmont Host Sword & Laser Technology Costa Mesa, CA USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Alana Ward Robinson Owner Robinson Group Consulting Business, Numbers, Technology Chicago, IL USA
Alex Ross Comic Book Painter/Illustrator Art Chicago, IL USA
Alyson Fox Artist Art Austin, TX USA
Andy Shallal Restaurateur/Owner Bus Boys and Poets Entrepreneurship, Food, Politics Washington, DC USA
Anthony Atala Director Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Medicine, Science Winston-Salem, NC USA
Ariel Helwani MMA Sports Reporter Journalism, Sports New York, NY USA
ASA Flight Crew 5202 First All Female, African-American Flight Crew Travel Atlanta, GA USA
Ashfaq Ishaq Founder International Child Art Foundation Art, Non-Profit Organizations Washington, DC USA
Bruce Hucko Photographer/Art Coach Art, Education Moab, UT USA
Cecil Scheib Director of Sustainability & Energy NYU Environment & Nature New York, NY USA
Charline Wright-Gipson Corporate Lawyer Davillier Law Group, ILC Law New Orleans, LA USA
Craig Robinson Actor/Entertainer Acting & Theatre, Television Los Angeles, CA USA
Derek Blanks Photographer Art Atlanta, GA USA
Gale Gand Pastry Chef/Food Network Host Food, Television Chicago, IL USA
Hannah Song President LiNK (Liberty In North Korea) Government, Non-Profit Organizations Torrance, CA USA
Harrell Fletcher Social Artist Art Portland, OR USA
Jennifer Arnold Pediatrician/TV Star [TLC's The Little Couple] Medicine, Television Houston, TX USA
Jesse Jacobs Owner Samovar Tea Lounge Entrepreneurship, Food San Francisco, CA USA
Joe Rogan Comedian Acting & Theatre, Sports, Television Los Angeles, CA USA
Judith Jamison Choreographer/Artistic Director Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Acting & Theatre New York, NY USA
Karen Pearson Co-owner/Manager Amoeba Music Entrepreneurship, Music Los Angeles, CA USA
Kenny Ausubel Co-founder/Co-CEO Bioneers Environment & Nature, Non-Profit Organizations Santa Fe, NM USA
L Scott Webster CEO The Fruit Company Business, Food Mt. Hood, OR USA
Lance Bangs Filmmaker/Music Video Director Film, Music Portland, OR USA
Larry Colbert Author/Speaker Driving Vision, Inc. Education Phoenix, AZ USA
Marc Kelly Smith Founder Poetry Slam Movement Writing Chicago, IL USA
Mike Biggerstaff Meteorology Professor University of Oklahoma Education, Science Norman, OK USA
Miss Indigo Blue Burlesque Instructor/Performer Acting & Theatre, Entrepreneurship Seattle, WA USA
Nina Simons Co-founder/Co-CEO Bioneers Environment & Nature, Non-Profit Organizations Santa Fe, NM USA
Penny Brown Reynolds Judge/Author/Ordained Minister Law, Philosophy & Religion, Television Atlanta, GA USA
Rex Doty President/Founder Toys 4 Smiles Foundation Non-Profit Organizations Las Vegas, NV USA
Rick Moonen Chef Rick Moonen Seafood Food Las Vegas, NV USA
Ross R. Rossin Painter/Portrait Artist Rossin Fine Art Art Atlanta, GA USA
Soledad O'Brien CNN Anchor/Special Correspondent CNN Journalism, Television New York, NY USA
Todd McFarlane Comic Book Artist/Entrepreneur Art Phoenix, AZ USA
Tom Rutherford Co-founder Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Travel Albuquerque, NM USA
Youth Speaks Arts-In-Education Organization Non-Profit Organizations, Writing Seattle, WA USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Aleks Zavaleta Executive Director Loco Bloco Art, Music, Non-Profit Organizations San Francisco, CA USA
Alice Caruthers Executive Director Alemany Farm Environment & Nature, Non-Profit Organizations San Francisco, CA USA
Barney Frank Massachusetts Congressman Politics Washington, DC USA
Bill Bass Forensic Anthropologist Science Knoxville, TN USA
Bryan Simpson Media Relations Director New Belgium Brewery Business, Food Fort Collins, CO USA
Chief Allan Tribal Chairman Coeur d'Alene Tribe Government Coeur D'Alene, ID USA
Christian Jacobs Co-Creator, Director & Writer/Lead Singer Yo Gabba Gabba!/The Aquabats Music, Television Anaheim, CA USA
Daniela Romero ESL Coordinator Nationalities Services Center Education, Non-Profit Organizations Philadelphia, PA USA
Denise Verret Assistant Director Los Angeles Zoo Environment & Nature, Government Los Angeles, CA USA
Glenna Goodacre Sculptor Art Santa Fe, NM USA
Grant Golliher Cowboy/Horse Trainer Diamond Cross Ranch Sports Moran, WY USA
Gregory Carroll CEO American Jazz Museum Music Kansas City, MO USA
Heather Cameron Stylist/Story Producer Art, Design Surrey, British Columbia CAN
Heather Hiles Roller Derby Girl/Dental Assistant Action Sports Norfolk, VA USA
Jay Shafer Founder/Designer Tumbleweed Tiny House Company Design, Engineering Sebastopol, CA USA
Jennifer Orgolini Sustainability Director New Belgium Brewery Business, Food Fort Collins, CO USA
Jordin Kare Chief Scientist/Senior Inventor/Laser Motive Intellectual Ventures Science, Technology Seattle, WA USA
Judith Mansfield Library Acquisitions Chief US/Anglo Division, Library of Congress Government Washington, DC USA
Kary Mullis Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Science Corona del Mar, CA USA
Kitty Love Art Activist/Executive Director Arts 2 People Art, Non-Profit Organizations Candler, NC USA
Kyle Maynard MMA Fighter/Wrestler/Owner No Excuses Entrepreneurship, Sports Suwanne, GA USA
Liz Mandarano Yoga Instructor/Owner Yoga Effects Entrepreneurship, Sports New York, NY USA
Lori Pappas CEO Global Team for Local Initiatives, Ethiopian Aid Organization Non-Profit Organizations Bainbridge Island, WA USA
Malcolm McDowell Actor Acting & Theatre Roswell, NM USA
Margaret Wagner Roller Derby Team Captain Action Sports Norfolk, VA USA
Maria Siemionow Plastic Surgeon Cleveland Clinic Studio Medicine Cleveland, OH USA
Matthew Nolan Writer/Poet Writing New Orleans, LA USA
Michelle Dreher Letterpress Printer/Founder Two Tone Press Art, Design, Entrepreneurship Kansas City, MO USA
Mr. Animation Street Performer Acting & Theatre Venice Beach, CA USA
Nathan Vincent Crochet Artist Art New York, NY USA
Paul Deem Owner Cycle Werks Entrepreneurship, Sports Costa Mesa, CA USA
The Knux Hip Hop Artists The Knux Music Jersey City, NJ USA
Van Taylor Monroe Shoe Artist Obama Shoe Art, Fashion Cleveland, OH USA
Zee Avi Singer Music New York, NY USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Augie and Lynn Nieto Entrepreneur Augie's Quest Entrepreneurship, Non-Profit Organizations, Sports Corona del Mar, CA USA
Barry Brickell Potter/Railway Engineer Driving Creek Potteries and Railway Art, Engineering Coromandel, Waikato NZ
Bruce Schwab Sailing Racer Bruce Schwab Energy Systems Sports Portland, ME USA
Caroline Thompson Writer Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride Film, Writing Ojai, CA USA
Celine Cousteau Documentary Filmmaker Ocean Futures Society Environment & Nature, Film Santa Fe, NM USA
Chad Butler Musician/Drummer Switchfoot Music San Diego, CA USA
Christina Heyniger President Xola Consulting/Action Sports Consulting Action Sports, Entrepreneurship Santa Fe, NM USA
Darryl Thomson (DLT) Musician/Artist Self-Employed Music Auckland, NZ
David Farrar Political Blogger Kiwiblog Journalism, Politics, Writing Wellington, NZ
David Miles Godfather of Skate California Outdoor Roller Association Non-Profit Organizations, Sports San Francisco, CA USA
Doug Baum Owner Texas Camel Corps Entrepreneurship Valley Mills, TX USA
Elaine Kwon Pianist MIT Music New York, NY USA
Eli Quinters Tattoo Artist Tattoos For the Unloved Art Brooklyn, NY USA
Eric and Sandy Jensen Owners Off Broadway Theater Acting & Theatre, Entrepreneurship Salt Lake City, USA
Geoff & Nicola Wright Winemakers Wrights Wines Entrepreneurship, Food Gisborne, NZ
Gwen Zepeda Writer Writing Houston, TX USA
Henry Van Asch Co-Founder/Director AJ Hackett Bungy Action Sports, Entrepreneurship Queenstown, Otago NZ
Homaro Cantu Chef/Inventor Moto Restaurant Food, Science Chicago, IL USA
John Bertie Cocking Napier's Town Ambassador Self-Employed Acting & Theatre, Government Napier, Hawke's Bay NZ
Jon Foreman Musician/Singer/Guitarist Switchfoot Music San Diego, CA USA
Kate Fay Executive Chef Cibo Restaurant Food Auckland, NZ
Louisa Choppy Patterson Helicopter Pilot Over The Top Travel Queenstown, Otago NZ
Malcolm Crawshay Governing Director Home of Poi Ltd. Acting & Theatre, Entrepreneurship Christchurch, Canterbury NZ
Mark Inglis Mountaineer/Winemaker/Speaker Action Sports Hanmer Springs, Canterbury NZ
Peter Hillary Mountaineer/Public Speaker/Writer Action Sports Auckland, NZ
Peter Lynn Kitemaker / Engineer / Inventor Peter Lynn Kites Design, Engineering Ashburton, Canterbury NZ
Ray Kurzweil Inventor Kurzweil Technologies Engineering, Science, Technology Boston, MA USA
Robin Judkins Author/Artist Art, Entrepreneurship, Sports Christchurch, Canterbury NZ
Roger Thomas Music Director/Musician Naturally 7 Music Brooklyn, NY USA
Terry Lickona Producer Austin City Limits Television Austin, TX USA
Terry Stewart CEO Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Business, Music Cleveland, OH USA
Thomas Nazario Professor of Law University of San Francisco Education, Law San Francisco, CA USA
Tiki Taane Musician Solo Artist/ Former Front Man of Salmonella Dub Music Muriwai Beach, Auckland NZ
Tina Fagan Owner Starlight Sport Horse Farm Sports Matamata, Waikato NZ
Trelise Cooper Fashion Designer Trelise Cooper Line Design, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Auckland, NZ
Vicki Buck Former Mayor of Christchurch City of Christchurch Government, Politics Christchurch, Canterbury NZ

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Alex Steffen Executive Editor Worldchangingblog Environment & Nature, Journalism, Writing Seattle, WA USA
Amanda Dean Transgender Health Advocate/Health Promotions Officer Queensland Association for Healthy Communities Non-Profit Organizations Brisbane, Queensland AUS
Angela, Juliana and Rowena Foong Fashion Designers High Tea with Mrs. Woo Design, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Newcastle, New South Wales AUS
Anthony Veneziale Associate Artistic Director Back House Productions Acting & Theatre New York, NY USA
Bob Randall Musician/Writer/Documentarian Music, Writing Uluru, Northern Territory AUS
Bobby Thomas Jr Percussionist Music Miami, FL USA
Bon Soeng Zen Master Empty Gate Zen Center Philosophy & Religion San Francisco, CA USA
Brian Binnie Test Pilot SpaceShipOne Engineering, Science Mojave, CA USA
Buddy LaRosa Owner LaRosa's Inc. Entrepreneurship, Food Cincinnati, OH USA
David Provost President Bacchus Caves Design, Engineering, Entrepreneurship Napa Valley, CA USA
Debbie Stoller Editor Bust Magazine Journalism, Writing New York, NY USA
Debra Salvagno Founder ETWA (East Timorese Women Australia) Fashion, Non-Profit Organizations Melbourne, Victoria AUS
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Radio Host Triple J Radio Medicine, Radio Sydney, New South Wales AUS
Edmund Stone Radio Host KBPS 89.9FM Radio Portland, OR USA
Erez Ella Architect REX Design, Engineering New York, NY USA
Francis Collins Geneticist Science Washington, DC USA
Holly Beck Pro Surfer International Womens Surfing Action Sports Palos Verdes, CA USA
Jo Turner Actor/Director Acting & Theatre Adelaide, South Australia AUS
John Read Co-Founder/Ecologist Arid Recovery Project Entrepreneurship, Environment & Nature Roxby Downs, South Australia AUS
John Weisheit Conservation Director Living Rivers Environment & Nature Moab, UT USA
Joseph Haggerty Sports Writer Woburn Daily Times Journalism, Sports, Writing Boston, MA USA
Julian Burnside Human Rights Lawyer Law Melbourne, Victoria AUS
Karen Mathis Lawyer/President American Bar Association Law Denver, CO USA
Larry Brilliant Executive Director Google.org Medicine, Non-Profit Organizations, Technology Mountain View, CA USA
Layne Beachley Professional Surfer Action Sports Sydney, New South Wales AUS
Margaret Cho Comedian Acting & Theatre Los Angeles, CA USA
Marylee Orr Executive Director Louisiana Environmental Action Network Environment & Nature, Non-Profit Organizations Baton Rouge, LA USA
Marylou Badeaux Former VP of Special Projects Warner Bros. Records Music Brisbane, Queensland AUS
Michael Parenti Activist Politics, Writing Berkeley, CA USA
Mike Olson Co-Founder Mervin Manufacturing Action Sports, Design, Engineering, Entrepreneurship Sequim, WA USA
Mike Parillo Snowboard Graphic Designer/Painter Libtech Artist Action Sports, Art Sequim, WA USA
Paul Rodriguez Professional Skateboarder Plan B Skateboards Action Sports Los Angeles, CA USA
Pete Saari Co-Founder Mervin Manufacturing Action Sports, Design, Engineering, Entrepreneurship Sequim, WA USA
Rachael Taylor Actress Acting & Theatre Pomona, CA USA
Ray Suarez Senior Correspondent The Newshour With Jim Lehrer Politics, Television Washington, DC USA
Reed Hastings CEO Netflix Entrepreneurship, Film, Technology Los Gatos, CA USA
Richard Florida Author Writing New York, NY USA
Robert Burck Entertainer/The "Naked Cowboy" Music New York, NY USA
Rodney Mullen Professional Skateboarder Almost Skateboards Action Sports Los Angeles, CA USA
Sang Yoon Restaurateur/Chef Father's Office Entrepreneurship, Food Los Angeles, CA USA
Santiago Aguerre Co-Founder Reef Clothing Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Sports La Jolla, CA USA
Scott Cupit Founder/Co-Director Swing Patrol Acting & Theatre, Entrepreneurship Melbourne, Victoria AUS
Stefan Sagmeister Graphic Designer Sagmeister, Inc. Design New York, NY USA
Tanya Plibersek Minister of Parliament Minster for Housing and Status of Women Government, Politics Canberra, Australian Capital Territory AUS
Thomas Kail Artistic Director Back House Productions Acting & Theatre New York, NY USA
Tim Winton Sustainability Consultant/Founder Permaforest Trust Environment & Nature, Non-Profit Organizations Byron Bay, Queensland AUS
Wade Martin General Manager Dew Tour Action Sports, Business Portland, OR USA
Weird Al Yankovic Musician Music Costa Mesa, CA USA
Willie McMillon Professional Snowboarder/CEO Bluebird Wax Action Sports, Entrepreneurship Jackson, WY USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Adnan Aziz Founder First Flavor Entrepreneurship, Food Bala Cynwyd, PA USA
Andrew Lins Conservator Philadelphia Museum of Art Art, Design, Science Philadelphia, PA USA
Antonio Sacre Actor/Storyteller Writing New York, NY USA
Baron Wolman Photographer Rolling Stone Magazine Art Santa Fe, NM USA
Bennie Klain Independent Filmmaker/Founder Trickster Films Film Austin, TX USA
Bert and John Jacobs Co-founders Life Is Good Clothing Design, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Hudson, NH USA
Bev Kearney Track and Field Coach UT Austin Sports Austin, TX USA
Beverly Robertson Executive Director National Civil Rights Museum Entrepreneurship, Politics Memphis, TN USA
Billy King Former President/General Manager Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Business, Sports Philadelphia, PA USA
Carl Wilkens Director World Outside My Shoes Non-Profit Organizations Portland, OR USA
Cary Brothers Musician Music Austin, TX USA
Charles Garfield Psychologist Shanti and UCSF School of Medicine Medicine Oakland, CA USA
Charlie Sims Bartender Food New Orleans, LA USA
Cheryl Foster Artist C. Fosters Art Washington, DC USA
Cheryl Hines Actress/Producer Acting & Theatre Los Angeles, CA USA
Christen Carter Buttonmaker Busy Beaver Button Co. Design, Entrepreneurship Chicago, IL USA
Christine Boskoff Mountaineer/Owner Mountain Madness Action Sports, Entrepreneurship Seattle, WA USA
Christof Putzel Documentarian Film San Francisco, CA USA
Clyde Williams Former White House Advisor Clinton Administration Government, Politics Washington, DC USA
Craig Brewer Film Director/Screenwriter Film, Writing Memphis, TN USA
Craig Newmark Founder Craigslist Entrepreneurship, Technology San Francisco, CA USA
Dave McGillivray Race Director Boston Marathon Sports Boston, MA USA
David Fricke Senior Editor Rolling Stone Magazine Journalism, Music, Writing New York, NY USA
David Margulies Director High Sierra Music Festival Music Ashland, OR USA
David Schwarz Architect Design, Engineering Nashville, TN USA
Dean Kamen Founder/Inventor DEKA Research Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology Manchester, NH USA
Fred Hampton Jr Activist/Chairman Prisoners of Conscience Committee Politics Chicago, IL USA
Gary Becks Founder Rescue Task Force Medicine, Non-Profit Organizations San Diego, CA USA
Henry Juszkiewicz CEO Gibson Guitar Corp. Business, Music Nashville, TN USA
Irvin Mayfield Jazz Trumpeter/Founder New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Music New Orleans, LA USA
Jake Shimabukuro Ukulele Musician/Spokesperson Self-Employed Music Quincy, CA USA
Jan Robinson Flint Social Activist Black Women for Wellness Non-Profit Organizations, Politics Los Angeles, CA USA
Jeff Adams Olympic Champion/Wheelchair Racing Athlete Sports Toronto, Otario CAN
Jeff Johnson Social & Political Activist/TV Personality BET Politics, Television New York, NY USA
Jennifer Appel Founder Buttercup Bake Shop Entrepreneurship, Food New York, NY USA
Jessica Jiji Newswriter United Nations Government, Journalism, Writing New York, NY USA
Jim Lutz Professor of Architecture University of Memphis Design, Education, Engineering Memphis, TN USA
Jim Pate Executive Director Habitat For Humanity Engineering, Non-Profit Organizations New Orleans, LA USA
Jim Whittaker Mountaineer Action Sports Port Townsend, WA USA
Jim Yong Kim Physician Partners in Health Medicine Boston, MA USA
Joanne Bradford Chief Media Officer MSN Technology Redmond, CA USA
John Podesta President/CEO Center for American Progress Government, Politics Washington, DC USA
Joshua Jackson Actor Acting & Theatre Los Angeles, CA USA
Julianne Malveaux President Bennett College for Women Education Greensboro, NC USA
Julie Jensen Playwright Acting & Theatre, Writing Salt Lake City, UT USA
Kate White Editor-in-Chief Cosmopolitan Magazine Journalism, Writing New York, NY USA
Katrina Markoff Chocolatier Vosges Haut-Chocolat Entrepreneurship, Food Chicago, IL USA
Kinky Friedman Singer/Songwriter/Author Music, Politics Austin, TX USA
Marlies Yearby Choreographer/Dancer Rent Acting & Theatre New York, NY USA
Marshawn Evans CEO Communication Counts Entrepreneurship, Law Chicago, IL USA
Max Siegel President of Global Operations Dale Earnhardt Racing Inc. Business, Sports Charlotte, NC USA
Mike Henry Slam Poet Austin Slam Poetry Writing Austin, TX USA
Peter Travers Film Critic Rolling Stone Magazine Film, Journalism, Writing New York, NY USA
Ralph Murphy Vice President ASCAP Music Nashville, TN USA
Rex Grignon Head of Character Animation PDI/Dreamworks Design, Film, Numbers Palo Alto, CA USA
Richard Linklater Filmmaker/Writer Detour Film Film, Writing Austin, TX USA
Rickey Minor Music Director American Idol Music, Television Los Angeles, CA USA
RL Stine Author Goosebumps Writing New York, NY USA
Ross Klein President W Hotels Business, Travel New York, NY USA
Samuel Kyles Reverend Monumental Baptist Church Philosophy & Religion Memphis, TN USA
Shiny Toy Guns Musicians Shiny Toy Guns Music Park City, UT USA
Steve Schankman Founder Contemporary Productions Entrepreneurship, Music St. Louis, MO USA
Steven Rosenberg Chief of Surgery National Cancer Institute Medicine Potomac, MD USA
Todd Sotkiewicz President Lonely Planet Americas Business, Travel San Francisco, CA USA
Tom Szaky Co-Founder Terracycle Environment & Nature Trenton, NJ USA
Walter Murch Film Editor/Sound Designer Apocalypse Now, Ghost, Julia, House of Cards Film San Francisco, CA USA
Warren Brown Baker CakeLove Entrepreneurship, Food Washington, DC USA
Wendy Williams Television/Radio Personality Radio, Television New York, NY USA
Whit Alexander Co-Founder Cranium Games Entrepreneurship Seattle, WA USA
William Morris Glassblower/Artist William Morris Glass Art Stanwood, WA USA
Zach Gill Musician Music Santa Barbara, CA USA
Zygmunt Dyrkacz Founder Chopin Theater Acting & Theatre, Entrepreneurship Chicago, IL USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Ahmir Questlove Thompson Drummer The Roots Music Philadelphia, PA USA
Ana Hortillosa Event Coordinator Asian Art Museum Acting & Theatre, Art San Francisco, CA USA
Andrew Steele Astrobiologist NASA Science Washington, DC USA
Chris Kraus Writer/Filmmaker Film, Writing Los Angeles, CA USA
Cliff Antone Owner Antone’s and Antone’s Records Entrepreneurship, Music Austin, TX USA
Damon Dash Hip-Hop Mogul Roc-A-Fella Records Entrepreneurship, Music New York, NY USA
Darius Uible Truck Driver Self-Employed Travel New Orleans, LA USA
David Banks Filmmaker / Photojournalist Art, Film Los Angeles, CA USA
David Neeleman CEO jetBlue Airways Entrepreneurship, Travel New York, NY USA
Frederick Gregory Deputy Administrator NASA Science Washington, DC USA
Gillian Caldwell Director Human Rights Program Witness Film, Non-Profit Organizations New York, NY USA
Ira Glass Host/Producer This American Life Radio Chicago, IL USA
Jeremy Sparks Bullfighter Cheyenne Rodeo Action Sports Cheyenne, WY USA
Joe Quesada Editor In Chief Marvel Comics Art New York, NY USA
Julie Azuma Founder/CEO Different Roads To Learning Education, Entrepreneurship New York, NY USA
Kalle Lasn Founder Adbusters Magazine Journalism, Politics, Writing Vancouver, British Columbia CAN
Ken Yager Rock Climber Action Sports Yosemite, CA USA
Kevin Klose CEO/President NPR Journalism, Radio Washington, DC USA
Lee Walthall Owner Delta Of Venus Cafe Entrepreneurship, Food Davis, CA USA
Levi Ortiz Firefighter Denver Fire Department Government Denver, CO USA
Linda Li Plastic Surgeon Dr. 90210 Medicine Los Angeles, CA USA
Marilyn Halperin Director of Education and Communication Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Acting & Theatre, Education Chicago, IL USA
Nathan Gray Founder/CEO Earth Train Environment & Nature, Non-Profit Organizations Berkeley, CA USA
Pam Gaber Founder Gabriel's Angels Non-Profit Organizations Phoenix, AZ USA
Pat Croce Entrepreneur/Sports Team Executive/Author Entrepreneurship Philadelphia, PA USA
Pat Schroeder Former Congresswoman/CEO Association of American Publishers Politics Washington, DC USA
Paul Goble Senior Associate Carnegie Endowment For International Peace Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Politics Washington, DC USA
Paula and Lorenz Eber Cyclists Biked Around the World for Asthma Awareness Non-Profit Organizations, Sports Seattle, WA USA
Ray Kelly Police Commissioner NYPD Government New York, NY USA
Richard Meier Architect Getty Museum Design, Engineering New York, NY USA
Rob Feenie Owner/Executive Chef Lumiere Food Vancouver, British Columbia CAN
Ross Rebagliati Olympic Snowboarder Action Sports Vancouver, British Columbia CAN
Sam Ross Founder Green Chimneys Children's School Education, Non-Profit Organizations Brewster, NY USA
Scott MacEachern General Manager Nike Livestrong Business, Sports Portland, OR USA
Sonja DeVries Filmmaker/Activist Gay Cuba Film, Non-Profit Organizations Louisville, KY USA
Tracy McKnight President & Music Supervisor Commotion Records Film, Music New York, NY USA
Wanda Sykes Comedian Acting & Theatre Los Angeles, CA USA
William Albert Allard Staff Photographer National Geographic Art Washington, DC USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Abelardo Morell Photographer/Professor Massachusetts College of Art and Design Art, Education New York, NY USA
Al Merrick Founder Channel Island Surfboards Action Sports, Design, Engineering Santa Barbara, CA USA
Ann Telnaes Political Cartoonist Humor's Edge Art, Politics Washington, DC USA
Atoosa Rubenstein Editor-In-Chief Seventeen Magazine Fashion, Journalism, Writing New York, NY USA
Betty Cortina Editorial Director Latina Magazine Journalism, Writing New York, NY USA
Bob Chandler Creator Big Foot Action Sports, Engineering St. Louis, MO USA
Charna Halpern Founder ImprovOlympic Acting & Theatre, Entrepreneurship Chicago, IL USA
Chris Wink Creator Blue Man Group Acting & Theatre, Music New York, NY USA
Devorah Major Poet/Novelist/Essayist San Francisco Poet Laureate 2002-2006 Writing San Francisco, CA USA
Gabriel Garcia Independent Filmmaker The Promised Land Film Washinton, DC USA
Gene Bourg Restaurant Critic The Times-Picayune Food, Journalism, Writing New Orleans, LA USA
Gerard Baker Park Superintendent Mount Rushmore Environment & Nature Mt. Rushmore, SD USA
Grace Lee Boggs Social Activist/Writer/Founder Boggs Center Non-Profit Organizations, Politics, Writing Detroit, MI USA
Jim Derogatis Music Critic Chicago Sun-Times Journalism, Music, Writing Chicago, IL USA
Jim Koch Founder/Brewmaster Samuel Adams Entrepreneurship, Food Boston, MA USA
Joel Klein Chancellor New York City Schools Education New York, NY USA
John Passacantando Executive Director Greenpeace Environment & Nature, Non-Profit Organizations Washington, DC USA
John Richards Radio DJ KEXP, Seattle, WA Music, Radio Seattle, WA USA
Keith Stegall Singer/Songwriter/Producer Music Nashville, TN USA
Lisa Eckert Superintendant Devil's Tower National Monument Environment & Nature, Government Crook County, WY USA
Maribel Lieberman Founder MarieBelle Fine Treats and Chocolates Entrepreneurship, Food Chicago, IL USA
Mark Johnson Bucket Man Self Employed Music Chicago, IL USA
Mary Bell VP of Logistics Caterpillar Business Peoria, IL USA
Mary Spio Editor One2One Living Journalism, Writing Palm Beach, FL USA
Meredith Wilson Rancher Wilson's Double Diamond Ranch Environment & Nature Alta, WY USA
My Harrison Section Chief FBI Government, Law Washington, DC USA
Nic Harcourt Radio Host KCRW Radio Santa Monica, CA USA
Patricia Janiot News Anchor CNN en Espanol Journalism, Television Atlanta, GA USA
Richard Woolcott Co-Founder Volcom Action Sports, Entrepreneurship Costa Mesa, CA USA
Rita Simo Founder People's Music School Education, Music, Non-Profit Organizations Chicago, IL USA
Shawn Lani Senior Exhibit Developer Exploratorium Science San Francisco, CA USA
Terrence Payne Artist/Founder Rosalux Gallery Art Minneapolis, MN USA
Tina Nenoff Scientist Scandia National Laboratory Science Albuquerque, NM USA
Walter Holmes Yoga Instructor Sports Chicago, IL USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Alastair Paulin Managing Editor Mother Jones Magazine Journalism, Politics, Writing San Francisco, CA USA
Ann Powers Rock Journalist/Senior Curator Experience Music Project Journalism, Music, Writing Seattle, WA USA
Bob Brisbois Tribe Council Secretary Spokane Tribe Government Spokane, WA USA
Cecil Williams Minister Glide Memorial Church Philosophy & Religion San Francisco, CA USA
Dave Jacobs CEO/Founder Spyder Ski Apparel Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Sports Boulder, CO USA
Gary Neptune Founder Neptune Mountaineering Action Sports, Entrepreneurship Boulder, CO USA
Gary Rydstrom Sound Director Skywalker Sound Film San Francisco, CA USA
Jane Smiley Novelist A Thousand Acres Writing Carmel, CA USA
Jehmu Greene Executive Director Rock The Vote Music, Politics Los Angeles, CA USA
Jerry Colangelo CEO Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns Business, Sports Phoenix, AZ USA
Jill Soloway Writer/Producer HBO's Six Feet Under Film, Television, Writing Los Angeles, CA USA
Jonathan Poneman Co-Founder Sub Pop Records Entrepreneurship, Music Seattle, WA USA
Julian Serrano Master Chef, Picasso Restaurant Bellagio Hotel and Casino Food Las Vegas, NV USA
Kim Walker Founder Outdoor DIVAS Action Sports, Entrepreneurship Boulder, CO USA
Larry Weintraub Founder Fanscape Entrepreneurship, Music Los Angeles, CA USA
Mason Gordon Creator Slamball Action Sports, Entrepreneurship Los Angeles, CA USA
Mike Thorne Coordinator Maximumrocknroll Magazine Journalism, Music, Writing San Francisco, CA USA
Pat O'Donnell CEO Aspen Skiing Company Action Sports Aspen, CO USA
Pavel Brun Choreographer/Theatrical Producer Acting & Theatre Las Vegas, NV USA
Ric Birch Executive Producer Olympic Ceremonies Sports Los Angeles, CA USA
Rob Bollinger Artistic Director Cirque du Soleil Acting & Theatre Las Vegas, NV USA
Sylvia Mathews Executive Director Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Non-Profit Organizations Seattle, WA USA

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Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Mark Foster Founder Heroin Skateboards Action Sports, Art, Entrepreneurship London, UK

(22 Leaders) Back to top

Name Occupation Company Name Interests Location
Arianne Phillips Costume Designer/Stylist Design, Fashion Los Angeles, CA USA
Ben Younger Writer/Director The Boiler Room Film, Writing New York, NY USA
Ben Zander Music Conductor Boston Philharmonic Music, Writing Boston, MA USA
Beth McCarthy Miller Director Saturday Night Live and the MTV Video Music Awards Television New York, NY USA
Chris Flink Product Design IDEO Design Palo Alto, CA USA
Craig Venter Scientist/Founder The Institute for Genomic Research Science Washington, DC USA
Dennis Muren Special Effects Guru 8-Time Academy Award Winner Film, Technology San Francisco, CA USA
Geoff Frost Chief Marketing Officer Motorola Technology Chicago, IL USA
Howard Schultz Chairman Starbucks Business, Food Seattle, WA USA
Kevin Carroll The Katalyst Nike Sports Portland, OR USA
Laurie Coots Chief Marketing Officer TBWA/Chiat/Day Business Los Angeles, CA USA
Manny Kowino Lobsterman Self Employed Food Falmouth, ME USA
Michael Dell Founder/CEO Dell Computers Technology Austin, TX USA
Michael Jager Founder/Creative Director Jager Dipaola Kemp Design, Entrepreneurship Burlington, VT USA
Mike Lazzo VP of Programming Cartoon Network Television Atlanta, GA USA
Morris Reid Lobbyist Government, Law Washington, DC USA
Pete Johnson VP of On-Air Promotions Cartoon Network Television Atlanta, GA USA
Randy Komisar Entrepreneur/Author Entrepreneurship, Writing San Francisco, CA USA
Rick Allen CEO National Geographic Ventures Business, Television Washington, DC USA
Stan Richards Founder The Richards Group Design, Entrepreneurship Dallas, TX USA
Tim Brown CEO IDEO Design Palo Alto, CA USA
Tom First Founder Nantucket Nectars Entrepreneurship, Food Boston, MA USA

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