About your hosts

Christopher Gergen

The son of an advisor to Republican and Democratic U.S. presidents, Christopher Gergen is CEO of Forward Impact, a for-benefit advisory firm and impact investment platform that works with policymakers, philanthropists, and investors to deploy capital into cities and regions to address systemic economic inequities.  


Johnathan Holifield

Reared outside of Detroit, in the union household of his Baptist preacher grandfather, Johnathan M. Holifield is Senior Vice President for New Economies at Bitwise Industries, leading the venture-backed, growth stage company’s expansion, building tech economies in underestimated cities.