John Gomperts, President and Chief Executive Officer, America's Promise
Dixon Slingerland, Executive Director, Youth Policy Institute
Moderated by: Gillian White
John S. Gomperts became President and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance in May 2012. Gomperts has a track record of success in both government and the nonprofit sectors where his accomplishments include design and implementation of strategic initiatives, developing innovative policies and programs, and forging partnerships and coalitions. Most recently, he served as Director of AmeriCorps, starting in June 2010, with a responsibility for implementing the bipartisan Kennedy Serve America Act. His work at AmeriCorps focused on demonstrating and increasing community impact and strengthening the AmeriCorps member experience.
Dixon Slingerland is the Executive Director of the Youth Policy Institute (YPI). Since 1996, Dixon has directed YPI as it has grown to an annual budget of $52 million. Dixon leads more than 1,300 staff serving over 100,000 youth and adults each year at 125 program sites in Los Angeles.
Gillian B. White is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic.