Anil Hurkadli (he/his) is a connector, convener, and facilitator who considers it his life’s work to ensure people are equipped with the knowledge, skills, mindsets, and relationships necessary to thrive. In his most recent role with the Thrivent Foundation, Anil was responsible for ensuring that equity in every policy and practice led to equity in the foundation’s strategic outcome areas of family-sustaining employment and financial health. He is the former executive director for Teach For America in Minnesota, where he led the first alternative teacher licensure program in the state. Anil is currently a mid-career Master in Public Administration candidate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.