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Jamie P. Merisotis

CEO of Lumina Foundation; Advocate for Alternative Education Pathways

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Jamie P. Merisotis Biography

Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, human work and talent development, and public policy. He has been Lumina’s president and CEO since 2008. He previously was co-founder and president of the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Higher Education Policy and also served as executive director of a bipartisan national commission on college affordability appointed by the U.S. president and congressional leaders. Merisotis is the author of the acclaimed book America Needs Talent, named a Top 10 Business book of 2016 by Booklist, and his second book, Human Work: In the Age of Smart Machines, will be released in October 2020.

He is often requested as a media commentator and contributor. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Washington Monthly, Politico, Roll Call, and other publications.

Merisotis has extensive global experience as an advisor and consultant in southern Africa, the former Soviet Union, Europe, and other parts of the world. A respected analyst and innovator, Merisotis is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and holds honorary degrees from several universities and colleges. Merisotis also is a trustee for a diverse array of organizations around the world. He serves as chairman of the Council on Foundations and is a past chairman of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest museum for children. He also is on the board of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and serves as a special adviser to the executive committee of the London-based European Access Network.

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America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying The 21st-century Workforce

America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying The 21st-century Workforce

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  • What are the speaker fees for Jamie P. Merisotis

    Speaking fees for Jamie P. Merisotis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jamie P. Merisotis are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jamie P. Merisotis, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jamie P. Merisotis speak about?

    Jamie P. Merisotis is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Education, Leadership Speakers, Non Profit, Political Speakers, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Jamie P. Merisotis travel from?

    Jamie P. Merisotis generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jamie P. Merisotis’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jamie P. Merisotis for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jamie P. Merisotis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jamie P. Merisotis or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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CEO of Lumina Foundation; Advocate for Alternative Education Pathways

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Jamie P. Merisotis Biography

Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, human work and talent development, and public policy. He has been Lumina’s president and CEO since 2008. He previously was co-founder and president of the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Higher Education Policy and also served as executive director of a bipartisan national commission on college affordability appointed by the U.S. president and congressional leaders. Merisotis is the author of the acclaimed book America Needs Talent, named a Top 10 Business book of 2016 by Booklist, and his second book, Human Work: In the Age of Smart Machines, will be released in October 2020.

He is often requested as a media commentator and contributor. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Washington Monthly, Politico, Roll Call, and other publications.

Merisotis has extensive global experience as an advisor and consultant in southern Africa, the former Soviet Union, Europe, and other parts of the world. A respected analyst and innovator, Merisotis is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and holds honorary degrees from several universities and colleges. Merisotis also is a trustee for a diverse array of organizations around the world. He serves as chairman of the Council on Foundations and is a past chairman of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest museum for children. He also is on the board of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and serves as a special adviser to the executive committee of the London-based European Access Network.

Jamie P. Merisotis Videos

  • Why the school-college-job pathway is about to go extinct | Jamie Merisotis
  • Talking About Talent: Jamie Merisotis on the Role of Higher Education
    Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation and a longtime advocate of helping low-income and first-generation...

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  • How do I book Jamie P. Merisotis to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jamie P. Merisotis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jamie P. Merisotis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Jamie P. Merisotis or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jamie P. Merisotis

    Speaking fees for Jamie P. Merisotis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jamie P. Merisotis are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jamie P. Merisotis, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jamie P. Merisotis speak about?

    Jamie P. Merisotis is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Education, Leadership Speakers, Non Profit, Political Speakers, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Jamie P. Merisotis travel from?

    Jamie P. Merisotis generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jamie P. Merisotis’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jamie P. Merisotis for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jamie P. Merisotis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jamie P. Merisotis or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Jamie P. Merisotis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jamie P. Merisotis for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jamie P. Merisotis generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Darren Walker, Jonah Edelman, Jon Bergmann, John Wood and Nicholas Burns. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jamie P. Merisotis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jamie P. Merisotis Speaker Videos

  • Why the school-college-job pathway is about to go extinct | Jamie Merisotis
    Talking About Talent: Jamie Merisotis on the Role of Higher Education
    Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation and a longtime advocate of helping low-income and first-generation students into higher education, says it’s time to take...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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