Past Speakers

2019

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Cherie Harder

President

The Trinity Forum

Dr. Russell Moore

President

Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission

of the Southern Baptist Convention

Michael Wear

Chief Strategist

The AND Campaign

Marcela García

Editorial Writer & Columnist

Boston Globe

Chief Carmen Best

Chief of Police

Seattle Police Department

Mark Holden

Board Member

Americans for Prosperity

Sister Norma Pimentel

Executive Director

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Heather Sells

Reporter

Christian Broadcasting Network

Andrew Selee

President

Migration Policy Institute

2018

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Senator James Lankford (R-OK)

Marya Rose

VP & CAO,

Cummins Inc

Tracy Jan

Race & Economics Reporter,

The Washington Post

Pete Wiersma

President,

Idaho Dairymen’s Association

Kevin Murphy

CEO,

Driscoll’s Inc

Molly Ball

National Political Corr.,

TIME

Tim Dixon

Co-Founder,

More in Common

Lomi Kriel

Reporter,

Houston Chronicle

Mindy Belz

Senior Editor,

World Magazine

Shirley V. Hoogstra

President, CCCU

Scott McConnell

Executive Director,

LifeWay Research

Sheriff Margaret Mims

Fresno County, California

Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin

President,

American Action Forum

Jeff Wasden

President,

Colorado Business Roundtable

2017

Thom Tillis, Senator, North Carolina
Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News
Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Art Acevedo, Chief, Houston Police Department
Paola Avila, Vice President of International Business Affairs, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Sarah Goldfeder, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Arturo Sarukhan, International Strategic Consultant, Former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S.
Pia Orrenius, Vice President & Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Tim Brown, President and COO, Chobani
Rosanna Maietta, Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Relations, American Hotel & Lodging Association
Kathleen Mclaughlin, President, Walmart Foundation and Chief Sustainability Officer for Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
Tom Nassif, President and CEO, Western Growers
David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist (Moderator)
Scott Arbeiter, President, World Relief
Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez, Archdiocese of Washington
Jo Anne Lyon, Ambassador and General Superintendent Emerita, The Wesleyan Church
Frances Townsend, Former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Tom Gjelten, Correspondent, Religion and Belief, National Desk, NPR News
Linda Chavez, President, Becoming American Institute
Will Hurd, Congressman, Texas
Scott Mcconnell, Executive Director, Lifeway Research
Bryant Wright, Senior Pastor, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, GA

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