Adrian Fenty is the former Mayor of Washington, DC. After leaving office, Fenty, who is a special advisor at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and a member of the business development team at the law firm Perkins Coie, has held advisory and business development roles with Rosetta Stone, Everfi and CapGemini. He also serves on the Board of Directors of two nonprofits: College Track and Fight for Children.
Fenty received his B.A. from Oberlin College, where he returned as a distinguished visiting professor in 2011, and received a J.D. from Howard University Law School. He is also an avid triathlete and was recognized in 2008 by Men’s Health magazine as one of the nation’s top Heroes of Health & Fitness.
Nathan Daschle is the Senior VP of Political Communications for Clear Channel Communications. Before joining Clear Channel, Daschle cofounded Ruck.us—a political startup.
Prior to Ruck.us, Daschle was the Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), from 2007 to 2010. The organization set numerous fundraising records and won a majority of its targeted races under his leadership.
In 2010, Daschle was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s “40 under 40” rising stars in politics. Also in 2010, he was profiled in Details magazine as one of the “16 game-changers in the worlds of entertainment, politics, fashion and technology” in a piece titled “Mavericks.” In 2006, Daschle was named as one of Washington’s “40 Top Lawyers Under 40” by Washingtonian magazine.
He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2002 and his B.A., with distinction, from Northwestern University in 1995.
Gabe Klein is a senior visiting fellow with the Urban Land Institute. Gabe is a unique combination of entrepreneur and visionary city planner, with experience making the connection between smart cities and public policy. Gabe has recently run citywide transportation departments in Washington D.C. (under Mayor Adrian Fenty) and in Chicago (under Mayor Rahm Emanuel) where he had a holistic approach to transportation policy and was known for lightning-fast implementation of major initiatives including two of the largest bike-share systems in the U.S., new parks, and transit stations. He previously co-founded On The Fly, the first multi-unit electric food truck ecosystem in the United States and helped Zipcar become the company it is today.