Meet the Keynote Speakers


Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

AUTHOR & HISTORIAN

Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Meacham is a highly sought-after commentator, regularly appearing on CNN and other news outlets. In August 2020, he released another New York Times bestseller, “His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope” — the highly anticipated intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis.

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Kara Allen

Dr. Kara Allen

CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER, SAN ANTONIO SPURS

Kara joined Spurs Sports & Entertainment as its first Chief Impact Officer in October 2021. In this role, Kara leads all aspects of community and societal impact, including SS&E’s philanthropic arm (Spurs Give), and provides oversight for all philanthropic engagements, community investments, and nonprofit partnerships alongside all internal and external initiatives that advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, social justice and sustainability for SS&E. Kara also leads all crisis management and crisis response initiatives for SS&E.

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Meet the Featured Speakers


Eric Cooper

President & CEO, San Antonio Food Bank

Eric Cooper is the President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization in Southwest Texas. Through a network of more than 530 nonprofit agencies and a myriad of distribution programs, the San Antonio Food Bank provides more than 61 million pounds of food and grocery items to needy Texans in a 16 county service area.

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Bradley Hauff 

Missioner for Indigenous Ministries

The Rev. Bradley S. Hauff, DClinPsy is the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. He is responsible for enabling and empowering Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within The Episcopal Church. His primary focus is leadership development, education, and ministry development opportunities by and for Indigenous peoples by recognizing and empowering leaders from within the community.

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Mark Jefferson

Assistant Professor of HOMILETICS, VTS

The Rev. Mark Jefferson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary. His areas of interest and research include homiletics and black church studies. Before VTS, he taught Homiletics at Candler School of Theology and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

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Ron Kim

Head of School, The Bishop’s School

Ron Kim is Head of School at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, CA. Ron has a wealth of experience in school leadership, student-centered pedagogy and inclusive education principles. Earlier in his career, Ron was head of school at BASIS Independent McLean in Virginia and spent 23 years at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he held various administrative and teaching roles.

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Stephanie Rogen

Principal AND Founder, Greenwich Leadership Partners

Stephanie Rogen is a consultant, coach, and facilitator to educational and not-for-profit leadership. Her work integrates more than twenty-five years’ experience in the corporate, educational and not-for-profit sectors. An experienced executive coach and facilitator, she works with a diverse range of nationally recognized schools and not-for-profits ranging from Columbia University to The White House Project and Northwell Health.

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Kristin Smith

Of Counsel, Fisher Phillips

As a lawyer for Fisher Phillips, Kristin Smith’s practice focuses exclusively on independent and private schools. She advises, counsels and represents religious and secular schools on a variety of topics, and is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce.

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