Ramona is responsible for the editorial content of WorkingNation and hosts the Work in Progress podcast. She is a veteran financial journalist who has worked for CNBC, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal. As an executive producer with CNBC, Ramona guided three daily business news shows, produced numerous documentaries, and launched the talk show Conversations with Michael Eisner. Her signature live programming took shows like Power Lunch to dozens of cities around the country, featuring conversations with Fortune 500 CEOs.
Paul Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. Irving also serves as chairman of Encore.org, a director of East West Bancorp, Inc. and Pharos Capital BDC, Inc., and an advisory board member at USC, Stanford University, the Global Coalition on Aging, and WorkingNation. He previously served as the Milken Institute's president, an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a law and consulting firm. Author of 'The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,' a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and contributor to PBS Next Avenue and Forbes, Irving is involved in initiatives at the National Academy of Medicine and was a participant in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. PBS Next Avenue named Irving an 'Influencer' for his work in aging and longevity, and he was honored with the Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award by Affordable Living for the Aging, the Life Journey Inspiration Award by Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute, and the Board of Governors Award by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
Martin J. Walsh
Martin J. Walsh was sworn in as the 29th Secretary of Labor on March 23, 2021. A lifelong champion of equity and fairness, and a proud product of the City of Boston, Secretary Walsh leads the U.S. Department of Labor with a strong connection to working people, and a commitment to creating an economy that works for all.
Marc Morial, who has been described as one of the few national leaders to possess “street smarts”, and “boardroom savvy”, is the current President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization.
Julia Pollak is the Chief Economist at ZipRecruiter, a leading online employment marketplace that uses AI-driven smart matching technology to connect millions of all-sized businesses and job seekers. She provides insights and analysis on current labor market trends and the future of work.
Her research has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, CNBC, Bloomberg News, Yahoo Finance! and other leading outlets.
Prior to working at ZipRecruiter, Julia was an Assistant Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct economics instructor at Pepperdine University.
Julia holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard and a Master of Philosophy in Policy Analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is a drilling reservist in the U.S. Navy.