The Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World was created in 2013, and is co-chaired by Zoë Baird and Howard Schultz. The goals of this initiative are to envision and ultimately be a catalyst for an America with broad participation in the global digital economy; and to seek scalable solutions to reinvigorate the American Dream, imagining new strategies for jobs and economic security that can help propel our country into a future where the next generation will once again be better off than the last.

Madeleine K. Albright

Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
Former Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
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Zoë Baird

President, Markle Foundation
Co-chair, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World
Co-chair, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age
Member, Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group (Ex-officio)

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Marc Benioff

Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com
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Cory A. Booker

Member, United States Senate
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John Seely Brown

Visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost, University of Southern California
Independent Co-Chairman, Deloitte’s Center for the Edge
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Sheila P. Burke

Strategic Advisor, Baker Donelson
Senior Research Fellow and Member of the Faculty, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
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Calvin O. Butts, III

Pastor, The Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York City
President, State University of New York College at Old Westbury
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Geoffrey Canada

President and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone
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Julián Castro

Mayor, City of San Antonio
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Michael M. Crow

President, Arizona State University
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James X. Dempsey

Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
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Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

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Jack Dorsey

Co-Founder and CEO, Square
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Twitter
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Esther Dyson

Chairman, EDventure Holdings
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Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

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Michèle A. Flournoy

CEO, Center for a New American Security
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
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Antonia Hernández

President and CEO, California Community Foundation
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Leila Janah

Founder and CEO, Samasource
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Lewis B. Kaden

Chairman, Markle Foundation Board of Directors
Former Vice Chairman, Citigroup
Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World (Ex-officio)

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Nancy F. Koehn

James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Michael O. Leavitt

Chairman, Leavitt Partners
Former Governor, State of Utah
Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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Tara Lemmey

CEO, LENS
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Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

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Gilman Louie

Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
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Michael J. McCloskey

Co-Founder and CEO, Select Milk Producers
General Manager and Partner, Fair Oaks Dairy Farms
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Kenneth B. Mehlman

Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Former Chairman, Republican National Committee
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Cheryl Mills

CEO, BlackIvy Group
Former Counselor and Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of State
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Craig Mundie

Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft
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Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

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Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor, State of California
Former Mayor, City of San Francisco
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Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media
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Robert D. Putnam

Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
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L. Rafael Reif

President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Walter Robb

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
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Howard Schultz

chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Starbucks
Co-chair, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

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Clara Shih

CEO, Hearsay Social
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Elizabeth H. Shuler

Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
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Michael Spence

William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Emeritus, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
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Roy Spence

Co-Founder and Chairman, GSD&M
Co-Founder & CEO, The Purpose Institute
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James B. Steinberg

Dean, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Former Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
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Dorothy Stoneman

CEO and Founder, YouthBuild USA
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Ashley Swearengin

Mayor, City of Fresno
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Dave Wirtschafter

Board Member, WME Entertainment
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Philip D. Zelikow

Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia
Former Executive Director, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission)
Former Counselor, U.S. Department of State
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Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

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Robert B. Zoellick

Chairman, Board of International Advisors, Goldman Sachs
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Former President, World Bank
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