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Meet Our Keynote Speaker! 16th Annual Movers and Shakers Awards

01/12/2022 3:39 PM | Melinda McNutt (Administrator)

We are pleased to announce, Dan Moulthrop as the keynote speaker for the 16th Annual Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers Awards.

Dan Moulthrop is CEO of The City Club of Cleveland, one of the nation's great free speech forums. Founded in 1912, The City Club convenes more than 120 programs every year on just about every issue and topic of importance to Northeast Ohio.

He joined the City Club in 2013. Prior to that he was co-founder of The Civic Commons, a Knight Foundation project creating a social media environment designed for civil civic dialogue. He was the award winning host of Sound of Ideas as part of the team at Ideastream Public Media.

A former public high school English teacher, Dan serves on the board of the Teach for America in Greater Cleveland and on the advisory board of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities at Cuyahoga Community College. He also serves as President of the board of the Ohio Debate Commission and Borderlight, Cleveland’s International Theatre Festival. He was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2014 and a 2019 Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Dan is also co-author, with Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari, of the best-selling book Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers (The New Press, 2005), which provided the basis for the 2010 documentary "American Teacher." He was also co-editor, with RA Washington of A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City (2016). Dan is a frequent moderator of public conversations and has appeared on stages across the country, including the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Commonwealth Club of California. He received both his BA in English Literature and a Master’s of Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with his wife and three children.

Join us on March 3 at The City Club of Cleveland to hear Dan's keynote address and celebrate our latest winners for their excellence in work, civic engagement, academia, and/or philanthropic efforts.

Applications close on January 31. All young professionals in the Greater Cleveland area are welcomed and encouraged to apply. You do not need to be nominated to apply. Please click HERE to learn more about the award.