Kristin Roberts, Editor, National Journal, leads a discussion on what Washington and business can learn from one another. The panelists include Gene Bowman, Executive Director, Alamo Academies, The Honorable Dan Glickman, Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center and Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program, Mauricio Lim Miller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Family Independence Initiative, Andrew Place, Interim Director Center for Sustainable Shale Development, and The Honorable Scott Rigell (R-VA), Member, U.S. House of Representatives.
Gene Bowman was named as Executive Director of the Alamo Academies on February 6, 2006. Before coming to this position, he served for 28 years in the Air Force, retiring as a colonel from Lackland Air Force Base as Inspector General. He had a diverse career during his Air Force tenure from being a T-37 Instructor Pilot here at Randolph Air Force Base, leading a cadet squadron at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, being a staff officer at the Pentagon and directing a division at Pacific Air Forces Headquarters at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned his Masters in Management from Webster's University at St. Louis, MO.
Dan Glickman is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, a nongovernmental, nonpartisan educational program for members of the United States Congress. The program provides lawmakers with a stronger grasp of critical public policy issues by convening high-level conferences and breakfast meetings in which legislators are brought together with internationally-recognized academics, experts and leaders to study the issues and explore various policy alternatives.
Mauricio Lim Miller
Mauricio Lim Miller is founder and chief executive officer of the Family Independence Initiative (FII), which helps low-income families build security and stability by strengthening social networks in low-income communities, honoring families’ self-determination, and making resources available to low income people based on their initiative. Mr. Miller has been widely acknowledged for his work. He won a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2012. He was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions and in 2011 received an Ashoka Fellowship. Before starting FII, Mr. Miller spent 22 years as the executive director of Asian Neighborhood Design, a large, needs-based multi-service community development agency in San Francisco and Oakland.
Andrew Place currently serves as the corporate director of Energy & Environmental Policy at the EQT Corporation. Prior to joining EQT in 2011 Mr. Place served for eighteen months in Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection as deputy secretary, Office of Energy & Technology Deployment, and previously as research fellow in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering & Public Policy. Mr. Place’s work at Carnegie Mellon was focused on technical, economic and policy issues related to energy and the environment. Mr. Place holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon.
The Honorable Scott Rigell
Representative Scott Rigell is serving his second term in the United States House of Representatives, where he sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on the Budget. Rep. Rigell has declined federal health care and pension benefits and will return more than $100,000 of his consecutive two-year salaries back to the U.S. Treasury. Additionally, he introduced the Lead by Example Act that would prevent members of Congress from receiving taxpayer-funded matches to their retirement plans unless Congress passes a budget and reduces the deficit. He has also committed to serve no more than six terms in the United States House of Representatives. Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Rigell was an entrepreneur, business owner, and community leader.
Kristin Roberts is news editor for National Journal. In this role, she leads a team of managing editors and guides National Journal’s coverage of the biggest stories. Before joining National Journal in November 2011, Ms. Roberts was news editor and deputy bureau chief for Reuters’ Washington bureau. She spent 11 years at Reuters, with positions in New York, Miami, and Washington. Ms. Roberts covered Wall Street while in New York and then led Reuters' coverage of housing and banking policy and regulation from Washington. In 2006, she shifted to Pentagon coverage, reporting on war policy and traveling with Defense Secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates. Ms. Roberts received her Bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University, Master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University and Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.