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Featured Speakers

Tamour Kousha, Monday, April 19th 4pm

Tamour currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Liberty Science Center, a non-profit interactive science museum and learning center located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Liberty Science Center is one of the largest non-profit organizations in New Jersey, where more than 750,000 students, teachers and parents visit each year. The Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, K-12 classrooms and labs, teacher-development programs, and the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Tamour also serves as a trustee and chair of the finance committee for the Community Charter School of Paterson, a 900 student charter school in Paterson, New Jersey. Tamour graduated from Montclair State University with a BS in Accounting. He resides in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with his wife Gina. The two met in a journalism class at Montclair State University and have been married for 11 years.

Annalee Kelly, Monday, April 19th 6:30pm

Ms. Annalee Kelly is a Senior Survey Researcher at Mathematica in Princeton, NJ. With almost 20 years of research experience, Annalee is currently responsible for directing large-scale studies involving complex data collection efforts that provide valuable information on children’s early development and school readiness. She has expertise in survey design and survey leadership in the early care and education field, and has extensive experience in recruiting sites, testing and revising assessment and interview instruments, training field and telephone interviewers, conducting preschool classroom observations, and conducting quality assurance site visits.

Hannah Soar, Wednesday, April 21st 6pm

Hannah is the VP of Strategic Growth at Kantar Profiles Division, accountable for delivering effective culture change as a foundation for business transformation and growth. Trained as a lawyer and specializing in organizational development and change, Hannah began her career in legal consultancy, and has a diverse mix of experience crossing industries from banking to policing, leading change strategies to help businesses identify purposeful and diverse ways to achieve business growth. Hannah is passionate about putting people at the center of these efforts – committed to creating an inclusive world, empowering others to realize their potential and building high performing, engaged teams. She is an avid traveler, fascinated by exploring new cultures and hiking new territory. Hannah grew up and studied in the U.K., and moved to New York City in 2018 to continue her career with Kantar.