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Debbie Atuk

Debbie Atuk is an investment strategist focused on economic opportunities for Alaska Native corporations and other Native American clients. She has done this work as a consultant for Skyview Investment Advisors and independently for the Kootznoowoo Corporation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation.

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Stephanie Cornell

Stephanie Dodson Cornell became a managing director at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation in September 2014. Draper Richards Kaplan believes that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional social entrepreneurs, tackling some of the world’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.

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Lisa Groeneveld

After a decade in Telecom sales in the U.S. and Europe, Lisa Groeneveld returned to her native Vermont in 2003. She co-founded OnLogic which specializes in industrial computer hardware design and manufacturing.

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Jeff Navin

Jeff is a co-founder and partner at Boundary Stone Partners, an energy advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. Previously he served as the Acting Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Energy, where he helped manage the Department’s energy research, deployment, environmental management, and national security missions.

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Charles Phillips

Charles Phillips received his bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University, and his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Over the past 20 years, he has become a seasoned executive with outstanding experience in business and financial development for industrial and technology companies.

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Adam Quinn

Adam grew up in Montana splitting time between his family’s small ranch and the “city.” He became involved in politics at a very young age as a number of family members were state legislators. After college, he helped lead a Democratic resurgence by redistricting the state and leading the Democrats legislative electoral program which resulted in the most Native Americans elected in state history.

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Lee Rom

Lee has spent 20-plus years with financial services firms and social enterprises at the startup, growth and established stages. Today, she serves as a strategy and management executive at White Mountains Capital, a publicly traded financial services investment firm.

Tom Sperry

Tom Sperry focuses on launching businesses that create jobs and improve economic opportunity. He co-founded and is managing director of Rogue Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in historically under-capitalized regions.

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Founder and Executive Director Matt Dunne

Matt is the founder and executive director of the Center on Rural Innovation, which he launched in 2017 to reverse the nation’s growing rural opportunity gap and create economic prosperity for small town residents across the country.