• MMA Executive Director Geoff Beckwith
• MMA President Adam Chapdelaine
Having been on hundreds of stages and worked with and studied the greatest places to work in the world, Termuende knows what it takes to build incredible teams that are resilient, innovative and ready for the future of work.
From employee engagement to building communities and strong teams, Termuende is a go-to resource for companies looking to boost their culture and attract and retain top talent. He brings a modern approach to human resources and elevates the importance of one-degree shifts to thrive in the future of work.
A former World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Termuende has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, and his ideas have been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, and many other publications.
Jane Swift is an accomplished leader in both the public and private sectors and a recognized national voice on education policy, women’s leadership and work/family integration. She is a former lieutenant governor and state senator, and the only woman to have served as governor in Massachusetts. She has extensive experience in public service and consulting, with a special emphasis on education technology.
Swift is president and executive director of an education nonprofit, LearnLaunch Inc., and a senior advisor at Whiteboard Advisors in Washington, D.C. She served as CEO of Middlebury Interactive Languages from 2011 to 2017.
In 1990, at age 25, Swift was the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Massachusetts Senate, where she was instrumental in the passage of the Education Reform Act of 1993.
She was elected lieutenant governor in 1998, and became governor three years later after the late Gov. Paul Cellucci resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to Canada. Gov. Swift received acclaim for her actions following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and was the first governor in the United States to give birth (to twins) while in office.
She was a Jerome Lyle Rappaport visiting professor for Boston College Law’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy in the spring 2020 semester, and was a lecturer at Williams College. She has received six honorary doctorates and has served as a fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Swift is a North Adams native and received her bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Trinity College in 1987.
Clarence Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities, will address the importance of cities and towns engaging in racial equity work and the challenges they are now facing in this area. He will speak about his personal experiences as a Black man leading the NLC and as a public servant, as well as life-shaping stories from his childhood.
First elected at age 24 as mayor of South Bay, Florida, a community of 4,000 residents on Lake Okeechobee, Anthony quickly emerged as a city leader of national and international standing, becoming president of the Florida League of Cities in 1995 and of the NLC in 1999. He was also part of the founding group of Palm Beach County Black Elected Officials and Discover Palm Beach County, the tourism development council. He also served as first vice president of the International Union of Local Authorities.
He was mayor for 24 years in South Bay, where he created new educational and economic opportunities for residents, including building his community’s first library.
Following his time in office, he represented local governments as founding treasurer and interim manager of United Cities and Local Governments. He later founded Anthony Government Solutions, a firm focused on strategic visioning, policy development and management restructuring for government and private sector organizations. He is considered an expert in citizen engagement and techniques that build a sense of community within cities.
The NLC, the largest and oldest organization representing America’s municipalities and their leaders, hired Anthony as executive director in 2013. At the time, Mark Funkhouser wrote in Governing magazine that Anthony’s goal was to take the NLC through a strategic-planning process and position it as “a nimble, organized, focused ‘strike force’ on city issues.”
“It seems like a good time to have a savvy small-town mayor who has shown the political acumen to rise to the top of an organization like the NLC advocating for cities and for the people who live in them,” Funkhouser wrote.
Under his leadership, the NLC has advanced policies that expand local control and provide direct funding for local programs related to housing, public safety, infrastructure, economic development and sustainability.
Anthony has also served on the Board of Directors for The GEO Group.
He earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public administration, with a specialization in city growth management policy, at Florida Atlantic University.
He and his wife, Tammy, have a daughter, Skylar, and a son, Reidel, a former wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Anthony can be found on Twitter at @ceanthony50.