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Johnathan M. Holifield

Senior Vice President for New Economies at Bitwise Industries, Former NFL player, Author & Consultant

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Johnathan M. Holifield Biography

Johnathan M. Holifield is Senior Vice President for New Economies at Bitwise Industries, leading the venture-backed, tech training company’s expansion into underestimated cities across the U.S. He is a senior executive with 20+ years of diverse local and federal government and private sector experience and expertise in strategy formation and execution, effectively translating concepts into presidential policy, federal law, and organizational and local development plans.

Holifield served as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). A Non-career Senior Executive Service appointee, he directly advised the President, Secretary of Education and Executive Office of the President, leading a presidential interagency policy coordinating committee and chairing a federal interagency group of 34 agencies. He helped deliver the largest ever federal HBCU investment of $2.5B, enshrined decades of presidential executive orders into new federal legislation and produced the first government-wide competitiveness strategy.

In addition to achieving landmark government and education reforms, Holifield led formation of $40M venture capital fund, enabling $250M network of early-stage risk capital, and designed community benefits for $1.4B of development projects. He co-founded ScaleUp Partners LLC, an economic competitiveness consultancy, and authored the groundbreaking book, The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness®, a seminal treatise for the first-time linking diversity, inclusion, and American competitiveness. Holifield also catalyzed and authored the Ohio Department of Higher Education Report, Inclusive Competitiveness: Empowering Underrepresented Ohioans to Compete in the Innovation Economy and co-authored the $5M appropriation to create Ohio’s first statewide, high school STEM education, commercialization, and entrepreneurship program.

A national competitiveness leader, the Ohio governor appointed Holifield to the Midwest Governors’ Association Investments for the Knowledge-based Economy Project, where he co-chaired the Increasing Research Capacity team, and to the Ohio House and Senate Joint Commission on High-Tech Business, which led to the Ohio Third Frontier, a $2.1B state innovation investment.

Earlier in his career, Holifield was vice president of Inclusive Competitiveness at NorTech, founding executive director of CincyTech, vice president of New Economy Enterprise at the Cincinnati USA Chamber, chief executive of the Cleveland Urban League and member of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals.

Holifield has served on several federal, national, and local governing and advisory boards, including President’s Board of Advisors, Northeast Ohio Economic Policy Advisors, Federal HBCU Capital Financing Program, The University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute, Bio/Start Bio/Medical Start-Up Center, Greater Cincinnati Venture Association, Cincinnati NAACP, and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. He is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Tau Boulé, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and the Kent State University Board of Trustees.

Holding a bachelor's degree in Political Science from West Virginia University, Holifield went from football walk-on to elected team captain and attaining All-East honors. He earned master's in education and law degrees from University of Cincinnati.

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  • The Inclusive Competitiveness Imperative

    The national economic imperative to improve the performance and productivity of disconnected Americans • low-income urban and rural communities, Latinos, African Americans and women • through STEAM/STEM education attainment, higher growth entrepreneurship, capital formation and investment and private and public policy.

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The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness: How Demographic Trends and Innovation Can Create Economic Prosperity for All Americans

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Senior Vice President for New Economies at Bitwise Industries, Former NFL player, Author & Consultant

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Johnathan M. Holifield Biography

Johnathan M. Holifield is Senior Vice President for New Economies at Bitwise Industries, leading the venture-backed, tech training company’s expansion into underestimated cities across the U.S. He is a senior executive with 20+ years of diverse local and federal government and private sector experience and expertise in strategy formation and execution, effectively translating concepts into presidential policy, federal law, and organizational and local development plans.

Holifield served as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). A Non-career Senior Executive Service appointee, he directly advised the President, Secretary of Education and Executive Office of the President, leading a presidential interagency policy coordinating committee and chairing a federal interagency group of 34 agencies. He helped deliver the largest ever federal HBCU investment of $2.5B, enshrined decades of presidential executive orders into new federal legislation and produced the first government-wide competitiveness strategy.

In addition to achieving landmark government and education reforms, Holifield led formation of $40M venture capital fund, enabling $250M network of early-stage risk capital, and designed community benefits for $1.4B of development projects. He co-founded ScaleUp Partners LLC, an economic competitiveness consultancy, and authored the groundbreaking book, The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness®, a seminal treatise for the first-time linking diversity, inclusion, and American competitiveness. Holifield also catalyzed and authored the Ohio Department of Higher Education Report, Inclusive Competitiveness: Empowering Underrepresented Ohioans to Compete in the Innovation Economy and co-authored the $5M appropriation to create Ohio’s first statewide, high school STEM education, commercialization, and entrepreneurship program.

A national competitiveness leader, the Ohio governor appointed Holifield to the Midwest Governors’ Association Investments for the Knowledge-based Economy Project, where he co-chaired the Increasing Research Capacity team, and to the Ohio House and Senate Joint Commission on High-Tech Business, which led to the Ohio Third Frontier, a $2.1B state innovation investment.

Earlier in his career, Holifield was vice president of Inclusive Competitiveness at NorTech, founding executive director of CincyTech, vice president of New Economy Enterprise at the Cincinnati USA Chamber, chief executive of the Cleveland Urban League and member of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals.

Holifield has served on several federal, national, and local governing and advisory boards, including President’s Board of Advisors, Northeast Ohio Economic Policy Advisors, Federal HBCU Capital Financing Program, The University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute, Bio/Start Bio/Medical Start-Up Center, Greater Cincinnati Venture Association, Cincinnati NAACP, and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. He is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Tau Boulé, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and the Kent State University Board of Trustees.

Holding a bachelor's degree in Political Science from West Virginia University, Holifield went from football walk-on to elected team captain and attaining All-East honors. He earned master's in education and law degrees from University of Cincinnati.

Johnathan M. Holifield Speaking Topics

  • The Inclusive Competitiveness Imperative

    The national economic imperative to improve the performance and productivity of disconnected Americans • low-income urban and rural communities, Latinos, African Americans and women • through STEAM/STEM education attainment, higher growth entrepreneurship, capital formation and investment and private and public policy.

Johnathan M. Holifield Videos

  • How to Win the Economic Competitiveness Battle

Johnathan M. Holifield Books

FAQs on booking Johnathan M. Holifield

  • How to book Johnathan M. Holifield?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Johnathan M. Holifield for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Johnathan M. Holifield, 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 pricing information and check availability for Johnathan M. Holifield or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Johnathan M. Holifield?

    Booking fees for Johnathan M. Holifield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Johnathan M. Holifield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Johnathan M. Holifield?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Johnathan M. Holifield for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Johnathan M. Holifield for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Johnathan M. Holifield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Johnathan M. Holifield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Johnathan M. Holifield is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Inclusive Competitiveness Imperative. The estimated speaking fee range to book Johnathan M. Holifield for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Johnathan M. Holifield generally travels from Cleveland, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Stedman Graham, Sheldon Yellen, Carey Lohrenz and Alex Banayan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Johnathan M. Holifield for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Johnathan M. Holifield Speaking Topics

  • The Inclusive Competitiveness Imperative

    The national economic imperative to improve the performance and productivity of disconnected Americans • low-income urban and rural communities, Latinos, African Americans and women • through STEAM/STEM education attainment, higher growth entrepreneurship, capital formation and investment and private and public policy.

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  • How to Win the Economic Competitiveness Battle

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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.

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