Jean Case

2019 Speaker

JEAN CASE is the chairman of the National Geographic Society, and CEO of the Case Foundation. She is a philanthropist, investor and internet and impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs. Her career in the private sector, including as a senior executive at AOL, spanned nearly two decades before co-founding the Case Foundation in 1997.  In addition, she currently serves on the boards of National Geographic Partners, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), the White House Historical Association, and BrainScope Company, Inc. as well as on the advisory boards of the Brain Trust Accelerator Fund, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016, and has received honorary degrees from Indiana University and George Mason University. Her first book, Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose is scheduled to be released in January of 2019. @jeancase

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