David Bryan spent most of his professional career in education teaching at the college level, followed by his work in middle and high school, largely in the Los Angeles area. In 1995, he co-founded New Roads School in Santa Monica, CA, at which he served as President and Founding Head of School for 19 years. In 2013, a move to northern CA allowed him to return to the classroom, where he lectured in Economics at UC Santa Cruz. The ferocious California fires of 2020 prompted a move to Park County, WY, from which he continues his consulting business and board work and films his educational conversation-based podcast, Curiosity Invited. Bryan holds a BA from SUNY Stony Brook, an MS in Kinesiology from UCLA, and a JD and PhD in Communication from SUNY Buffalo.
Anna Burger is currently an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University where she will lead an initiative to build a sustainable funding model for the progressive infrastructure and grassroots movement. Burger retired as Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU, the nation’s fastest growing union, after serving from 2001 to 2010. She was also the Chair of Change to Win and the first woman to head an American labor federation. In 2006 and 2009, Burger was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's "100 Most Powerful Women" in 2006 and 2009.
JACLYN RANN COHEN
Jaclyn Rann Cohen has spent her career studying audiences and building entertainment brands that deliver quality content across platforms. Jaci is a 20+ year veteran of Viacom, where as EVP of Programming Strategy & Acquisitions she led cross-functional teams across the organization domestically and advised global content acquisition strategy. Most recently, Jaci was brought in to turn around a small family-run cable business. Under her leadership, the ratings and distribution records were set, and she architected the launch and strategy of a new classic movie network. Currently Jaci is leading her consulting business and is dedicated to thought partnership in order to help clients reach their creative and revenue potential. Always curious, Jaci has gone back to school once again (she also holds an MBA) and is pursuing a master's in Industrial Organizational Psychology. A native New Yorker, Jaci lives in NYC with her husband, two children, and their dog Chandler Bing.
Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, SC. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. While at RISD, he created the “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker that transformed into the OBEY GIANT art campaign, with imagery that has changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. His work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, which includes the 2008 "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama, which can be found in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
Fairey created the first of his iconic works in 1989, making 2019 the 30-year mark of his career. In addition to his guerrilla street art presence, the artist has executed 135 large-scale murals across six continents as of 2023. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and many others.
Richard Foos is the Founder of legendary music label Rhino Records and is currently CEO of Shout Factory. Shout! is one of the leading independent video and music companies in entertainment. In 1973, Richard co-founded Rhino Records in a Westwood storefront together with Howard Bronson. Under Richard's leadership, Rhino grew significantly until Time Warner bought the company in the late 1990s. Richard is a major philanthropist and strongly believes in merging ones social values with business and has installed a strong sense of purpose and giving back in all his business concerns. To this end he serves as Chairman Emeritus for Little Kids Rock and on the boards of The Nation Institute, Government Accountability Project, Chrysalis, and other such non-profits that make a strong commitment to social progress.
Danny Goldberg is the President of Gold Village Entertainment, a personal management company which represents Steve Earle, The Waterboys, and Martha Wainwright among others. He is also the author of five books including, In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea, Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, and Bloody Crossroads 2020: Art, Entertainment and Resistance to Trump. In addition to his role on the Brave New Films Board, Goldberg also serves on the Boards of Public Citizen, Americans for Peace Now, and Stamp Stampede.
Mr. Greenwald is an award-winning producer and director of more than 60 features, television movies and miniseries. His work has garnered awards from organizations including the ACLU and Physicians for Social Responsibility, in addition to an Office of the Americas Activist in the Trenches award, a Liberty Hill Upton Sinclair Award, the Robert Wood Johnson Award, and a Peacemaker Award from The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
Evan is a Managing Director on Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance team, specializing in ESG and Sustainability. He has more than 20 years of experience in the capital markets, most recently as the Global Head of Sustainability for Nasdaq, and is recognized as an ESG measurement, reporting and strategy speaker, and thought leader around the world.
Evan supports a wide array of client companies as they endeavor to become more transparent, efficient, responsible, and sustainable. In this capacity, he focuses on measuring and integrating material business concerns, clarifying ESG objectives and opportunities, developing innovative performance measurements, maximizing human capital, and diversifying stakeholder engagement. In addition, Evan has experience leading global volunteerism, social responsibility, and philanthropy programs focused on building a purpose-led culture.
Evan is an active leader and participant in ESG-related organizations, including the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GRI) and the Executive Advisory Board for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. He previously served for six years on the Network USA Board of the United Nations Global Compact, and his writings have appeared in Forbes and Capital Finance International.
RICHARD RAY PEREZ
"Rick" Pérez (he/him/his) is a documentary filmmaker and story strategist. He is the former Executive Director of the International Documentary Association (IDA), served as the Director of Creative Partnerships at Sundance Institute, and was an Executive Producer at Brave New Films. Rick started his career as a documentary director. His work includes the feature documentary CESAR'S LAST FAST, a project that premiered in U.S. Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and which The New York Times recognized as one of 20 essential films that captures the Latinx experience.