Mary Barra is chair and chief executive officer of General Motors. Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She is chair of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. She serves as the chair and founding member of GM’s inclusion advisory board. Barra also serves on the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company, the Duke University Board of Trustees and the Detroit Economic Club.
Lester Holt is the anchor and managing editor of NBC’s flagship broadcast “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.” Holt joined NBC News in 2000. He has served as principal anchor of “Dateline NBC” since September 2011. Most recently, he has conducted interviews with President Joe Biden, former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and many more. One of Holt’s trademarks is his on-the-ground reporting and his deep commitment to providing viewers with first-person accounts when disaster and tragedy strikes.
Jon Iwata is the founding executive director of the Data & Trust Alliance, a not-for-profit lab that brings together leading businesses to learn, develop, and adopt responsible data and AI practices. He is also the practice leader of the recently-established Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management at the Yale School of Management, where he is an executive fellow and lecturer. Over a 35-year career at IBM, Iwata held multiple roles, including senior vice president and chief brand officer. According to Interbrand, IBM became the second most valuable brand in the world during Iwata’s tenure as CMO.