Ashley Mengwasser is an Emmy-winning producer and host for Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta, GA. She is best know for co-hosting GPB's local travel series, "Georgia Traveler," now in its ninth season of production. A Buford, GA, native, Ashley acquired her passion for people and communicating their stories during undergraduate study in Atlanta. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Agnes Scott College in 2009 and holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature.
Apart from ongoing travel coverage, Ashley can be seen during GPB's live television fundraising campaigns, a highlight being her assignment as co-host for the 2012 national PBS special “We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash.” Also a long-time cheerleader, Ashley contributes her knowledge of the sport to the GHSA's coverage of the State Cheerleading Championships in Columbus, Georgia.
Faith Salie is an Emmy-winning contributor to CBS News’ “Sunday Morning” and a panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.” She launched Entertainment Weekly’s live daily show on Sirius XM, covering all things pop culture. As a commentator on politics and current events, Faith has appeared on ABC, CNN, HLN, Fox News, “The Ricki Lake Show,” “Anderson,” VH1, and OWN. Faith is currently writing her first book, a comedic memoir called “Approval Junkie.” As an actor, she starred in the critically acclaimed sitcom “Significant Others” on Bravo. She has appeared in gold lamé on “Sex and the City” and been beamed up on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” She has moderated the World Science Festival, Comic-Con, and the Boston Book Festival, and she has hosted the National Book Awards. During the 300-episode run of her national radio show, “Fair Game from PRI with Faith Salie,” she conducted more than 1,000 interviews.
Faith graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. She received her master’s degree in modern literature at Oxford University, and while her Rhodes classmates went on to become governors and mayors, she landed on a Star Trek collectible trading card worth hundreds of cents.
Distribution Partner with 500 Startups
Tammy is a Distribution Parter at 500 Startups . She is a serial entrepreneur with 14 years of experience in digital advertising, commerce and digital currency. Her recent experience includes creating and running Action Factory, a digital publishing network, as well as working on demand generation projects at WalmartLabs. Earlier in Tammy's career, she was an affiliated advertiser who generated over a $1 billion worth of revenues for ecommerce merchants such as Amazon, Eddie Bauer, Hotwire, Nordstrom, Priceline and Spiegel.
Tammy also serves as an advisor to numerous startups in the security, consumer Internet and executive research fields. She has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, NPR and the International Business Times. Tammy also served as a United States delegate for the 2013 YEA G20 Summit in Moscow, Russia and as a participant for the US Department of State’s “New Beginning: Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation” program, which hosted the top entrepreneurs from over 28 countries.
Tammy is a graduate of Singularity University's GSP11 in Exponential Technologies at NASA Ames.
Global Director, Innovation Acceleration at GE and Co-Founder, FastWorks
Viv Goldstein is Director, Innovation Acceleration, GE. She is the co-founder of FastWorks, a platform that applies entrepreneurial tools, processes and culture across GE. By providing additional resources, capabilities and coaching for critical growth initiatives, she is focused on driving impact and competitiveness in support of GE’s focus on delivering better outcomes for their customers faster.
Prior to this, Viv was Director of Commercial Learning & Transformation, GE Corporate Marketing, with responsibility for continuing to enhance and drive commercial capabilities across GE globally. She led the commercial curriculum development and supported the businesses and the various emerging markets to continue to drive the commercial skills.
Previously VP Marketing, GE Money (a division of GE Capital) Viv was actively engaged with the Customer Centric transformation of GE Money, developing and implementing value proposition strategies for the private and co-brand credit cards for leading retailers and clients. In her previous role, Viv was Vice President of Loyalty, responsible for the introduction of new loyalty capabilities, strategies and functionalities.
With GE Money since 1991, Viv has held various marketing and client management roles both in America and Europe, including general manager for the Gap Inc. portfolios. Her previous employment experience includes Bass, Johnson Wax and 3M Companies.
Viv balances her busy work schedule with her 3 children, traveling and community work.
Vice President, Programs & Program Director for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs and Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, oversees efforts in Public Understanding of Science and Technology, Universal Access to Knowledge and International Science Cooperation. A sponsor of Pulitzer Prize winning books, Emmy-winning television documentaries and Peabody-winning radio shows, Mr. Weber created a nationwide theater and film program honored with Tonys, Oscars and the National Science Foundation Public Service Award. Mr. Weber is the lead funder of the Digital Public Library of America, now offering open access to material from over 1600 libraries, archives and cultural institutions, and of Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedia in human history, where he is a Board Visitor. He supports the Scholar Rescue Fund which saves endangered academics in nations such as Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria while a new program in International Science Cooperation focuses on collaborative research projects by scientists and engineers in conflict regions, beginning with South Asia and China and based in Singapore.
Mr. Weber was educated at Brown University, the Sorbonne and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been a newspaper boy, bus boy, taxi driver, screenwriter, boxer and tutor. Weber has authored several books, most recently Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir (Simon & Schuster) named one of the fifty notable work of nonfiction by the Washington Post in 2013. He is chairman of the board of the Writers Room, Trustee of Espresso Bookstore &Café Holdings and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the USA Triathlon. In 2012, he participated in the Big Ride Across America, cycling 3300 miles across the United States.