2022 Heartland Summit Recap Video
EYE ON THE HEARTLAND
ECONOMICS. INNOVATION. INSPIRATION.
With an eye on issues impacting the Heartland, Summit attendees participated in interactive discussions on topics ranging from the arts to investment, and so much more.
SPEAKERS
Alice Walton
Founder
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Andrew McKenna
Founder
President and CEO McKenna & Associates
Angie Cooper
Executive Director;Chief Program Officer
Heartland Summit;Heartland Forward
Ariela Safira
Founder & CEO
Real
Arturo Solis
Chef
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Governor of Arkansas
Byron Kominek
Owner and Manager
Jack's Solar Garden
Caryl Stern
Executive Director
Walton Family Foundation
Chelsea Clinton
American writer and global health advocate
Cornell Wesley
Director of Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity;
City of Birmingham
Cyrus Sigari
Co-founder and Managing Partner
UP.Partners
Daniel Goetzel
Entrepreneurial Lead
The National Science Foundation's Regional Innovation Engines Program
Darren Walker
President
Ford Foundation
Darrin Williams
CEO
Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Deborah Fallows
Author and Co-Founder
Our Towns Civic Foundation
Donna Harris
CEO
Builders + Backers
Elisa Villanueca Beard
Chief Executive Officer
Teach for America
Mayor Friday Ellis
Mayor
City of Monroe
Mayor G.T. Bynum
Mayor
City of Tulsa
Gayle Jennings-O-Byrne
Co-Founder & General Partner
WOCstar Fund
James Fallows
Co-Founder and Author
Our Towns Civic Foundation
Breaking the News on Substack
Jamie Dimon
Chairman and CEO
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Jaycee Gossett
Founder
The Class
Jeni Britton
Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
Jenn Dice
President and CEO
PeopleForBikes
Jermy Gawthrop
Founder
Greenhouse Grille and Wood Stone Pizza
Jim Walton
Chairman
Arvest Bank Group, Inc
Jo Chan
Executive Chef
Eberly
John Burke
CEO
Trek Bicycle
John Randal Tyson
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer
Tyson Foods
Governor John Bel Edwards
Governor of Louisiana
Katherine Hobbs Knutson
Chief Health Officer
Optum Behavioral Solutions
Kathleen McLaughlin
Executive Vice President
Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer; President
Walmart Inc, Walmart Foundation
Kathryn McLay
President and CEO
Sam's Club
Kelly Walton
Founder
Heartland Summit
Ken Levit
Executive Director
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Dr. Lisa Dyson
Founder and CEO
Air Protein
Luka Mutinda
Co-Founder and CEO
DUKAPAQ
Margaret Hoover
Host
PBS's Firing Line with Margaret Hoover
Maria Teresa Kumar
Founding President and CEO
Vote Latino
Maryann Feldman
Fellow
Heartland Forward
Mayor Mattie Parker
Mayor
City of Fort Worth
Dr. Michael Oakes
Interim Vice President for Research
University of Minnesota
Michael Zakaras
Director
Ashoka U.S.
Mike Allen
Co-Founder
Axios
Nelson Peacock
President & CEO
Northwest Arkansas Council
Niala Boodhoo
Host
Axios Today
Nicole Quinn
General Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Noa Meyer
Partner and Head of Philanthopy and Social Impact
BDT & Company
Olivia Walton
Heartland Summit
Co-Founder
Dr. Patrick Conway
CEO
Cares Solution Optum
Pharrell Williams
Grammy-winning
Oscar-nominated Musician & Filmmaker
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Rafael Rios
Founder and Executive Chef
Yeyo's Mezcaleria y Taqueria
Ross DeVol
President & CEO
Heartland Forward
Saeed Amidi
CEO and Founder
Plug and Play
Sam Kass
Partner
former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition
Ace Venture Partners
Sindy Benavides
CEO
LULAC
Steuart Walton
Founder
Heartland Summit
Steve Case
Chairman and CEO; Co-Founder Revolution LLC
AOL
Steve Nelson
Co-Founder; Co-Founder Carbon, Inc. | re--inc.
Mayor Steven L. Reed
Mayor
City of Montgomery
Tom Walton
Founder
Heartland Summit
Tom Ward
Executive Vice President and Chief eCommerce Officer
Walmart U.S.
Walt Cooper
CEO
Whole Health Institute
Will Nolan
Chef
ENTERTAINERS
Brittney Spencer
Caroline Jones
Lil Buck & Jon Boogz
Old Crow Medicine Show
Smokey & The Mirror