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Leading the Way 2022: Solutions Rooted in Trust, Driven by Dignity

Date: Tuesday, November 15 – Thursday, November 17, 2022
Where: Downtown Washington, D.C.
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Leading the Way is a multiday convening that brings influential speakers from a variety of backgrounds to engage in critical conversations about one of the most pressing challenges our country faces — immigration.

The convening will include constituency meetings, visits with Congressional offices, high profile speakers, and the Forum’s annual Keepers of the American Dream awards reception, honoring leaders and organizations making their community and our country a better place for immigrants.

Join us in-person for #LTW2022! See event schedule here. Details on the exact location in downtown D.C. provided upon registration. 

*If you registered and didn’t receive a confirmation email and/or you have any questions regarding the convening, please reach out to us directly at

Announced Speakers

Cathy Burns
Chief Executive Officer
International Fresh Produce Association
Linda Chavez
Senior Fellow
National Immigration Forum
Chief Andy Harvey
Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force
Suzanne Monyak
Immigration Reporter
CQ Roll Call
Jennie Murray
President & Chief Executive Officer
National Immigration Forum
Julie Myers Wood
Chief Executive Officer
Guidepost Solutions
Becky Tallent
Board Chair, National Immigration Forum
Vice President & Head of U.S. Government Relations, Anywhere Real Estate Inc.

Chief (Retired) Orlando Rolón

Former Chief of Police
Orlando Police Department

Maria Gabriela (“Gaby”) Pacheco

Director, Advocacy, Development and Communications

Paul Davis

Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tyson Foods

Myal Greene

President and CEO
World Relief

Harvest Prude

Congressional Reporter
The Dispatch

Former Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske

Former Commissioner
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Stewart Verdery

CEO and Founder
Monument Advocacy

Senator Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senate

Catherine Chen

Chief Executive Officer

Ozzie Nelson

Senior Vice President / General Manager, Public Sector & Commercial Mid-Markets

Elizabeth Neumann

Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathon Jones

Managing Partner
Tiber Creek Group

Andrew Kreighbaum

Immigration Reporter
Bloomberg Law

Joseph M. Azam

Board Chair
Afghan-American Foundation

Jenét DeCosta

Chief of Staff

Adrian Bota

Co-Founder and CEO
ORIGIN Nutrition

Laura Foote Reiff

Greenberg Traurig

Molly McGregor

Principal – Immigration Programs

Sarah Cross

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
U.S. Department of State

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