Pay for Success Panel
Mayor Ben McAdams, Janis Dubno, Bill Crim, Brenda VanGorder, Andrea Phillips, and Jeremy Keele
Mayor Ben McAdams - Mayor | Salt Lake County
Ben McAdams was sworn into office as Salt Lake County Mayor on Jan. 7, 2013. Mayor McAdams pledged to work collaboratively, across party lines, to find efficiencies in County government and to be open and accountable to citizens. During his tenure as County Mayor, he has championed education, helping the county become the first in the country to partner with the private sector to offer greater access to high-quality preschool for low-income children. Mayor McAdams has also emphasized economic development and job growth, partnering with cities to attract business while being a careful steward of taxpayer dollars. After Columbia Law School, he worked as a corporate finance attorney with firms in New York and Salt Lake City.
Janis Dubno - Director of Early Education Policy | Voices for Utah Children
Janis joined Voices for Utah Children in December of 2008. In partnership with the United Way of Salt Lake and the Goldman Sachs Bank, she co-developed a structure funded by Goldman Sachs and J.B. Pritzker to become the first social impact loan for high quality preschool in the country. She has coauthored several papers on social impact finance, including a paper on Social Impact Finance for Early Childhood and for prenatal care and home visitation. Currently, Janis is providing technical assistance to Salt Lake County for a Pay For Success initiative. Prior to moving to Utah, Janis was an investment banker in New York City for approximately 15 years. She has taught economics at the University of Utah and finance at the Gore School of Business at Westminster College.
Bill Crim - Senior Vice President | Collective Impact and Public Policy for United Way of Salt Lake
Bill Crim is the Senior Vice President of Collective Impact and Public Policy for United Way of Salt Lake. He has been a research fellow for the Coalition on Human Needs in Washington, D.C. and a researcher, policy analyst, community organizer, lobbyist, and executive director for Utah Issues. In 2013, Bill helped facilitate the first “pay for success” transaction for early childhood education. He has been appointed by Utah’s Governor to serve on the Utah State Health Data Committee, the Utah State Homeless Coordinating Committee, and the Utah Commission on Volunteers, and previously served on the Utah State Workforce Investment Board.
Brenda VanGorder - Director | Granite School District Preschool Services
Brenda Van Gorder is the director of Granite School District Preschool Services in Salt Lake City Utah, where nationally recognized high quality practices are implemented under her direction and works in partnership with investors in the first Social Impact Bond in a preschool setting. Ms. Van Gorder presents regularly at the local, state, and national level regarding numerous topics related to early childhood and special education issues including legal foundations for special education, best practices, and program compliance. Brenda is involved in leadership capacities with numerous state level committees and workgroups.
Andrea Phillips - Vice President | Urban Investment Group of Goldman Sachs
Andrea Phillips is a Vice President in the Urban Investment Group of Goldman Sachs. She leads the GS Social Impact Fund and deal teams with a focus on social impact bonds and economic development financing, and also developed the Access to Capital program as part of the 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. Ms. Phillips has been an innovator in social impact bonds, including the Rikers Island Social Impact Bond, the first such transaction ever executed by a financial institution and in the US market. More recently, she led the application of the approach to financing early childhood education in Utah and Chicago and recidivism reduction and job creation in Massachusetts. Previously, Ms. Phillips was President of Seedco Financial, a $54 million Community Development Financial Institution(CDFI).
Jeremy Keele - Executive Director | Policy Innovation Lab at the Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center
Jeremy Keele is Executive Director of the Policy Innovation Lab at the Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center at the David Eccles School of Business of the University of Utah dedicated to facilitating innovative cross-sector and evidence-based policies and programs throughout the Western US. Prior to joining the Lab, Jeremy was senior advisor to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams from 2013 to 2015 on his key policy initiatives, including results based financing, transportation, homelessness, criminal justice, health, culture and the arts and economic development. Prior, Jeremy practiced corporate transactional law in New York, London and Los Angeles with the law firms of Cleary Gottlieb and Latham & Watkins, from 2006 to 2012.