At a time of immense change, disruption and dysfunction in America today, Matthew Dowd gives a road map of what can help leaders navigate these uncertain times successfully—whether it’s dealing with voters, consumers or employees. Dowd, a vehement independent who has worked both sides of the aisle, has given advice to presidents, CEOs, governors, foundations and associations on how to win the hearts and minds of their constituencies. He brings more than 30 years of experience and expertise to audiences around the country, examining America’s current status and what values and strategies are necessary to achieve success. Dowd has been described as one of the most common-sense, independent and brightest minds in America. Any leader at any level who wants to move forward in an era of profound confusion and disconnection should consider his speech a must.
Closing Session: Leading Through Uncertainty Thursday, May 11th 2:30-3:30 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Level 2
Dowd currently serves as a special correspondent and analyst for ABC News, where he appears on that network’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America and Nightline, and writes regularly for the National Journal, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and Huffington Post. With triumphant political campaigns under his belt and independence from both political parties, he uses his wealth of experience and knowledge to provide insights into how our political, economic and social institutions need to respond to the nation’s challenges. Dowd covers not only politics, but cultural, economic and spiritual trends, as well.
Over the past 20 years, Dowd has been an active entrepreneur, founding three highly successful companies, including Vianovo and Public Strategies. Recently, he launched Paradox Capital, a social-impact venture fund focused on for-profit social-good companies.