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Advisory Board

ReadyNation’s Advisory Board provides input on overall strategy, helps develop the research agenda, and assesses research approaches and outcomes.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board also acts as a public face, helping to engage leaders and disseminate findings across the country. Please note that listed organizations are for identification purposes only, and are not an endorsement of our work.

  • Robert H. Dugger, Chair, ReadyNation Advisory Board; Hanover Provident Capital, Virginia

  • Steve W. Barnett, Ph.D., National Institute for Early Education Research, New Jersey

  • Timothy J. Bartik, Ph.D., W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Michigan

  • Roy Bostock, Vice Chair, Delta Air Lines (ret.); former Chairman of Yahoo!; retired director of Morgan Stanley; Former Chairman, Northwest Airlines, Connecticut

  • Billy Canary, Business Council of Alabama

  • JD Chesloff, Massachusetts Business Roundtable

  • Maxine K. Clark, CEO, Clark-Fox Family Foundation; Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop; INspirator, The Delmar DivINe; Managing Partner, Prosper Women’s Capital; Executive in Residence, Washington University in St. Louis- John M. Olin School of Business

  • Barry Downing, President & CEO, Northrock, Inc.

  • Tom Fitch, Harold O’Shea Builders, Illinois

  • James J. Heckman, Ph.D., University of Chicago; 2000 Nobel Laureate in Economics University of Chicago

  • Gloria Higgins, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, Colorado

  • Sonia Lindell, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

  • Joan Lombardi Ph.D., Early Opportunities LLC, Washington, D.C.

  • Lolita Mancheno-Smoak, Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

  • Bill Millett, Scope View Strategic Advantage, North Carolina

  • Nancy Moody, DTE Energy, Michigan

  • John Pepper, Procter & Gamble (ret.), Ohio

  • Pat Potts, OKCEO and the Potts Family Foundation, Oklahoma

  • Richard Rhoda, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

  • Arthur Rolnick, University of Minnesota

  • Jim Spurlino, President, Spurlino Materials

  • Sara Watson, Global Director, ReadyNation