Supporting US Entrepreneurs: America Job 1
Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM
110 E 2nd St
The American entrepreneur is at the forefront of job and capital creation. How can policy makers encourage entrepreneurs and support 21st century startups? What can Federal, State, and City officials do to foster ecosystems, encourage growth, attract and retain talent, and promote investment in U.S. companies? This panel of America's leading voices on job creation, smart government, and economic vitality will explore the federal role in promoting public private partnerships to sustain and enhance U.S. products and leadership and the importance of engaging beyond the Beltway, ensuring city and state policy makers and innovation ecosystems have the tools they need and an open road to succeed.
Pres Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation
US Chamber of Commerce
Amanda Engstrom Eversole is president of the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI) and senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC). Sh...Show the rest
Amanda Engstrom Eversole is president of the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI) and senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC). She is also a senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber and a member of the Chamber’s Management Committee. As president of CATI, Eversole leads the Chamber’s efforts to expand engagement with high-tech industries on policy development, regulatory issues, and international opportunities and challenges. Through advocacy, research, events, and partnerships, CATI seeks to unleash entrepreneurship and technology development in high-tech centers across the nation. As senior vice president of CCMC, Eversole is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Center’s agenda dedicated to making U.S. capital markets the most fair, efficient, transparent, and attractive in the world. This effort addresses domestic and international securities regulation and implementation of the Dodd-Frank law, as well as challenges to the auditing profession, proxy rules, business due process, and a host of other issues. Eversole joined the Chamber in 2003. She has served as chief of staff, led efforts to fight counterfeiting and piracy globally, oversaw marketing and communications for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and managed communications for association and chamber of commerce members. Earlier, she worked for RTC Relationship Marketing, a WPP Group company, in business development. Eversole graduated cum laude from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a bachelor’s of business administration and a minor in French. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where she was a Palmer Scholar and graduated first in her class. Eversole lives in Washington, with her husband, Eric, their daughter, Ellie, and their dog, Gus.Hide the rest
City of Phoenix
Since taking office in 2012, Mayor Greg Stanton has worked tirelessly to build a modern economy that works for every Phoenix family. By boosting trade with Mexico, investing in the biosciences, and...Show the rest
Since taking office in 2012, Mayor Greg Stanton has worked tirelessly to build a modern economy that works for every Phoenix family. By boosting trade with Mexico, investing in the biosciences, and lifting up local small business, Stanton is leading the way to create an innovation-based, export economy built to last.
Stanton is committed to making our community a more welcoming and open place. Under his leadership, Phoenix became the first U.S. city to end chronic homelessness among veterans. Phoenix also earned national recognition as a leader on LGBT issues, and became the first Arizona city to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's municipal equality index.
In 2015, Stanton won reelection and also successfully led one of the most ambitious transportation initiatives in the country – a plan that will triple Phoenix's light rail system over the next 35 years. In his second term, Stanton will continue to shape an economy that works for everyone -- one rooted in innovation and focused on growing exports. Hide the rest
In 2014, Texans overwhelmingly re-elected Senator John Cornyn to represent them for a third term in the U.S. Senate. In addition to serving on the Senate Finance and Judiciary Committees, Sen. Cor...Show the rest
In 2014, Texans overwhelmingly re-elected Senator John Cornyn to represent them for a third term in the U.S. Senate. In addition to serving on the Senate Finance and Judiciary Committees, Sen. Cornyn serves as the Majority Whip, the number two position in the Senate’s Republican leadership.
Sen. Cornyn has earned a national reputation as an articulate and powerful voice for Texas and conservative values, and he has been a leader in promoting innovation, research, and education initiatives at all levels. He has been a leading advocate in the Senate for patent reform, and as a member of the Senate High Tech Task Force, he is working to ensure that the federal government does not hinder American technological growth.
Sen. Cornyn has served the people of Texas for the last three decades, first as a district judge and later as a member of the Texas Supreme Court and as Texas Attorney General. He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity University, his law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law, and his LLM from the University of Virginia Law School.
Sen. Cornyn has been married to his wife, Sandy, for 36 years, and they have two grown daughters.Hide the rest
Senator Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a second term in November 2014. He serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Intelligence committees. During...Show the rest
Senator Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a second term in November 2014. He serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Intelligence committees. During his time in the Senate, Senator Warner has established himself as a bipartisan leader who has worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to cut red tape, increase government performance and accountability, and promote private sector innovation and job creation. Senator Warner has been recognized as a national leader in fighting for our military men and women and veterans, and in working to find bipartisan, balanced solutions to address our country's debt and deficit.
From 2002 to 2006, he served as Governor of Virginia. When he left office in 2006, Virginia was ranked as the best state for business, the best managed state, and the best state in which to receive a public education.
The first in his family to graduate from college, Mark Warner spent 20 years as a successful technology and business leader in Virginia before entering public office. An early investor in the cellular telephone business, he co-founded the company that became Nextel and invested in hundreds of start-up technology companies that created tens of thousands of jobs.
Senator Warner, his wife Lisa Collis, and their three daughters live in Alexandria, Virginia.Hide the rest