Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Forum for Innovation advances cutting-edge issues facing the U.S. business community through its nationally-recognized leadership team.
Margaret Spellings is a senior adviser to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She is one of the nation’s leading experts on public policy. She serves as president and CEO of Margaret Spellings and Company and provides strategic guidance to some of the most recognized philanthropic and private sector organizations in the world.
Alfonso “Al” Martinez-Fonts Jr. is a vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Martinez-Fonts previously was a consultant to the U.S. Chamber as president of Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in homeland security and international issues. He was also affiliated with Adelphi Capital, LLC, and Command Consulting Group.
Richard “Rich” Cooper is vice president of Research & Emerging Issues for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Forum for Innovation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s nonprofit, public policy think tank. In this role, he leads the Forum in examining the issues that will impact the United States and its private sector over the next 2 to 10 years.