Linda Holmes, Senator and Chairperson, Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, Illinois State Senate
Mario Kratsch, Director, Skills Initiative, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
Jorge Ramirez, President, Chicago Federation of Labor
With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Linda Holmes is Senator and Chairperson of the Committee on Commerce and Economic Development for the Illinois State Senate.
Mario Kratsch is Director of the Skills Initiative for the German American Chambers of Commerce.
Jorge Ramirez is president of the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) and a vice president of the national American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The CFL is the third largest central labor council of the national AFL-CIO, representing half a million working people across Chicago and Cook County.