Lloyd Hopkins, an organizational leader with extensive experience in community and nonprofit work, has always been committed to the advancement of K-12 education in Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. With his education and passion for ensuring quality education for all, he launched the Million Dollar Teacher Project in 2016. Lloyd also serves as the Chair of Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy, a fund under the AZ Community Foundation to make a positive impact on African-American Youth.
Kristine Morris, Superintendent of Union Elementary School District, has spent her entire career teaching in and leading public schools throughout Maricopa County. A strategic and systemic thinking, in her prior role, Ms. Morris provided collaborative leadership in the development of the Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) into a nationally recognized Educational Service Agency known for quality innovations in teaching, learning, and leadership for the fifth largest county in the Nation.
Bill Pankey has been involved in training and development for over 25 years. With experience as an Executive Director and Training & Development Specialist, Bill has enjoyed a storied career offering multifaceted, broad-based expertise in training and development, organizational leadership, strategic planning, financial controls, and operational directives. Over the course of his career, Bill has been an active mentor and teacher for students of all ages.
Highly Accomplished, Results-Oriented Leader, with 25+ years of Diverse Leadership Experiences from a Fortune 500 Company and Community Outreach. Progressive leadership experiences and knowledge derived from assignments in information technology, internal audit, human resources, and business functions. Nine and a half years of multi-level engagement in project management. She knowledgeable on waterfall and Agile project methodologies and also sits on the Tanner Community Development Corporation Board of Directors, is a public member of the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Public Examiners and the Maricopa County Foster Care Review Board.
Adam is the founder of Emote.Design and is passionate about helping social entrepreneurs turn their vision into impact. He’s worked with dozens of impact-driven organizations to improve their brand, website and marketing strategy. Adam uses design thinking and psychology to align the vision and strategy of an organization and then communicate it in a compelling visual language. He’s passionate about digging into the roots of social issues and creating solutions that can sustain and scale with innovative business models.
The daughter of a retired firefighter from Upstate NY, Karen learned at a young age about the necessity to help others in whatever capacity possible. Others who might be complete strangers and who might have nothing in common besides being fellow human beings.
She has collaborated with and volunteered for local non-profit organizations representing all types of groups in our community. This has allowed her to be bold in her pursuit to help elevate the lives of others.
Community Development | Microsoft
Manager | Uncle Louie’s Restaurant
Realtor | United Brokers Group
Owner | Heart2Heart PR
CEO/Founder | Million Dollar Teacher Project
CEO | Career Blindspot
Program Manager | Postdoctoral Affairs Office at ASU
Superintendent | Union Elementary School District
Partnership Manager | Arizona State University
Founder/CEO | thinkLaw