A panel featuring the executive directors from Tipping Point and Year Up look at the opportunities and expectations for Millennials and how young adults are breaking away from the economic mainstream.
Linda Kornahrens, Executive Director - JPMorgan Chase
Jay Banfield, Executive Director, Year Up Bay Area - Year Up
Daniel Lurie, Founder & CEO - Tipping Point
Moderator: Patrice Martin, Co-Lead & Creative Director - IDEO.org
Jay Banfield was raised in Somerville, Massachusetts. Jay moved to California in 1986 to attend Stanford University, where he met his wife Kate. They have two daughters, Grace and Dray, and a son, Aidan.
After playing baseball in Europe, Jay began his career as a business development manager at Oracle Corporation in Washington, DC. While at Oracle, he built corporate volunteer programs and participated in the launch of the Clinton Administration's AmeriCorps program, thereby prompting a return to the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree.
Jay has worked on local, state and national political campaigns and has served in both the legislative and executive branches of government. Jay was appointed the Assistant Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco in 1999 where he spearheaded a national award-winning e-government initiative. He was awarded the city's Public Managerial Leadership Award in 2001 and later was appointed an Assistant General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. For several years Jay served as an adjunct faculty member at the Edward S. Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University.
In the fall of 2005, Jay moved to the non-profit sector when he became the Executive Director of the San Francisco Parks Trust. Now serving on the board of the San Francisco Parks Trust, he moved on to launch the San Francisco Bay Area office of Year Up. In addition to his work as Executive Director at Year Up Bay Area, Jay remains an active member of the community. Trained as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Jay served on the board of San Francisco CASA for five years, serving one term as co-chair of the board. Jay has also served as a trustee at the San Francisco Friends School and coach of numerous youth athletic teams.
Linda Kornahrens is Executive Director of JPMorgan Chase.
Before founding Tipping Point in 2005, Daniel worked for the Bill Bradley Presidential Campaign, Accenture Consulting and the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. September 11th 2001 fell within Daniel's first week of work at Robin Hood and he was humbled to witness Robin Hood's relief efforts to lift up the city once more. Daniel used his time in graduate school to adapt the organization's model to fit his home community, the Bay Area. Daniel earned a BA in Political Science from Duke University and received his Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley. Daniel also serves on the Board of Directors for Single Stop USA, the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, and the Levi Strauss Foundation. When not fighting poverty, you can find Daniel on the hunt for the Bay Area’s best burrito.
Patrice Martin is Co-Lead & Creative Director of IDEO.org.
Jay Banfield, executive director of The Year Up program, and Linda Kornahrens, executive director of JP Morgan Chase, discuss the possibility of the return of apprenticeships in the U.S. to fill the talent gap.