Keynote Speakers

This year’s Annual Conference features an impressive line-up of keynote and special guest speakers.


Opening Session | Monday, Oct. 17The Opening Session will feature of author of Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun, Gabe Klein, former DOT director under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration in Chicago and former Director of the District DOT under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

Annual Business Meeting | Monday, Oct. 17Paul Moya will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Business Meeting. As a Harvard Millennials Expert, Paul is best known for the world-class results his clients receive at Millennial Labs—a full-service consulting firm trusted by globally recognized brands to solve their most complex generational challenges in the workplace, marketplace, and voting booth.

Awards Luncheon | Tuesday, Oct. 18 – The Awards Luncheon will feature Kevin Cosgriff, president and CEO of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers founded in 1926.

Global Connections Day | Wednesday, Oct. 19Radhika Fox will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Global Connections Day. Radhika is the Chief Executive Officer of the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. Learn more about the scheduled speakers and details about this event.

GR Forum | Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Check out our notable line-up of speakers for this year's GR Forum.