Speakers

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Bruce Johnstone 
Between degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Business School, Bruce served two years in the U.S. Navy as an officer on a Destroyer.  He joined Fidelity Investments in 1966.  From 1972-1990, he managed the Fidelity Equity-Income Fund.  During that period, the fund achieved a return of over 1100%, nearly twice that of the S&P 500.  This return ranked Bruce as the #1 equity-income fund manager in the nation for the 19 year period.  In 1987, he was named America’s Best Income Investor by Money Magazine.  During his tenure on the fund, he oversaw all of Fidelity’s Growth and Income funds and chaired Fidelity’s Investment Committee.  A Chartered Financial Analyst and Managing Director of Fidelity Investments, Bruce is currently serving as Senior Marketing Investment Strategist for Fidelity’s Retail and Institutional Companies.

Eric Kobren, former publisher of Fidelity Insight, one of the leading newsletters researching Fidelity’s funds in the U.S., has said Bruce ranks “a close second” to Peter Lynch as Fidelity’s best all-time fund manager.

 

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Jon Penndorf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, RELi AP, Fitwel Ambassador, Senior Associate at Perkins+Will, works in the Washington DC office, managing projects at multiple scales as well as shaping sustainability approaches to projects across the office. Concentrating on the commercial market, he brings focus to the varying lenses of ecology, wellness, and resilience. He has been a featured author on sustainability and resilience in The Washington PostUrban Land magazine, The Washington Business Journal, and National Geographic online. Jon is a recipient of the Luminary Award at Corenet Global 2018.



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Mr. Schaefer joined Tishman Speyer in 2001, and currently oversees global leadership of our leasing, property management and corporate outreach groups. In this role, he coordinates Tishman Speyer’s property management and leasing across all markets, leads business development efforts, and manages the firm's relationships with corporate clients and real estate executives. Mr. Schaefer is constantly working to deliver consistency and drive brand awareness and innovation at both a national and global level for the firm and its tenants.

While he began his tenure at the company in Chicago within Property Management, he then transitioned into leasing, where he contributed greatly to the growth of the firm's portfolio. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Mr. Schaefer was with The John Buck Company, and before that with Heitman Capital Management. Mr. Schaefer holds a BA from DePauw University.



GRAYSCOTT_Headshot_300dpi.jpeg   Gray Scott, Futurist Now, is a futurist, techno-philosopher and the world's leading experts in the field of emerging technology. He is the host of the techno-philosophy YouTube series FUTURISTIC NOW and a visionary board member of The World Future Society. Gray Scott is frequently interviewed by CBS News, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Forbes, WIRED, Vanity Fair, VICE MOTHERBOARD, Fast Company, FOX News, The Washington Post and the New York Post. 
   
MS-Photo1.jpg   Maryanne Spatola, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Solix Inc., has over 20 years of extensive experience in the human capital area focused on talent management, executive coaching, strategy, leadership and organization development in financial services, information technology, education and professional services organizations. Her ability to combine academic theory with practical experience enables her to help organizations create innovative solutions with sustainable results. She is on the forefront of the rapidly evolving workplace trends and brings these insights into both her work and the classroom. Maryanne is passionate about advancing the profession of human resources to become a business enabler and helping human resources professionals, at all levels, build the capabilities required for the new world of work. She accomplishes this by teaching at New York University, speaking at industry conferences, and actively participating on various advisory boards, professional associations and non-profit Boards.
     

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Dawn Striff, Head of Workplace Solutions for Nestle in North America is responsible for all Workplace Solutions functions – comprised of Real Estate, Facilities Management and Workplace Design and Build, for all Nestle operating companies in North America. 

Dawn has over 25 years of experience in Finance and leadership roles with Nestlé USA. In her most recent role, Dawn served as Head of Workplace Solutions for NUSA – managing a team of over 40 Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management team members responsible for portfolio management, capital project management, construction management, deal negotiations, real estate contracts, facility management, security, food services, and workplace standards.  This includes finding and building out our new Arlington Headquarter.  Dawn began her Nestlé USA career in 1992 as Finance Manager supporting the PetCare Division. She has also held numerous leadership Finance positions for Nestlé USA businesses and functions including: Nestlé Foreign Trade (now International Brands), Confections & Snacks, IS/IT, Nestlé Sales Division, Nestlé Professional and HR.

Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting.



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Holly Sullivan, Director of World Wide Economic Development, Amazon. When Amazon decided in 2017 to create a $5 billion second corporate headquarters with 50,000 jobs, Holly was the person entrusted with leading the team that shaped Amazon's evaluation of the 238 bids received from cities, counties, and states across North America. She has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, most recently as President and CEO of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation in Maryland. She also formerly led economic development organizations in the Nashville region. Holly received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee. She was recently named the 2018 Newsmaker of the Year by the Nashville Business Journal.