The ServiceNation Summit brought together 500 leaders of all ages and from every sector of American life -- from universities and foundations, to business and politics -- to celebrate the power and potential of citizen service, and lay out a bold policy blueprint for addressing Americas greatest social challenges through expanded opportunities for volunteer and national service.
AnnMaura Connolly joined City Year as Chief of Staff in 2000 and then served as Vice President of Public Policy and Special Initiatives for five years before taking on her current leadership role overseeing City Yearâ€™s global initiatives, public policy and public affairs, and partnerships dedicated to building the national service movement. AnnMaura brings to City Year more than 20 years of experience in the national service field: she is a veteran of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and has held senior positions at Youth Service America, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Grantmaker Forum on Community and National Service. She currently serves on the Taproot Foundation Board, the Civic Mission of Schools Steering Committee and the Advisory Board of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at Brandeis University.
Senator Christopher J. Dodd
Former United States Senator Chris Dodd is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., which serves as the voice and advocate of the U.S. motion picture, home video and television industries around the world.
Appointed in March 2011, Senator Dodd leads the Association’s efforts to represent the interests of one of the most creative and productive industries in America.
Senator Dodd served in the United States Congress representing Connecticut for 36 years – six years in the House of Representatives and thirty years in the U.S.
Giselle John is a Public Allies alumna.
Representative Carolyn McCarthy
United States Representative Carolyn McCarthy is currently serving her 6th term representing Long Island's 4th Congressional District. First elected in 1996, Carolyn has served Long Island for over 10 years.
On April 18, 2006, President George W. Bush nominated Rob Portman to be the 35th Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 26, 2006 and three days later, he was officially sworn into office by Chief of Staff Josh Bolten.
Director Portman first served in the Presidentâ€™s cabinet as the United States Trade Representative. In that position, he worked to expand export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and service providers and rebuild the bipartisan consensus for trade. Previously he served as a Representative of the Second District of Ohio in the United States Congress.
Representative Chris Shays
Christopher H. Shays (born October 18, 1945) is an American politician. He has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1987, representing the 4th District of Connecticut, which includes 17 towns in Southwest Connecticut.
Senator Chris Dodd stresses the life-changing benefits of serving in an organization like the Peace Corps, and argues that service and volunteerism renders an impressive return on investment in such programs.