Keynote Speakers

Hear Daniel Horgan and Ron Brown share their expertise on talent development, community connections and skill-building experiences.

Daniel Horgan
Founder and CEO – CoLabL

Daniel is a visionary action-oriented entrepreneur dedicated to developing youth and talent development programs through customized relationship building, mentoring and upskilling programs and connecting employers with underrepresented talent. He is a results-driven executive leader with 20 years of community-building experience, establishing and sustaining partnerships and increasing others’ access to relationships and growth opportunities.
At 18, Daniel pioneered the first youth-led America’s Promise effort in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, under Retired General Colin Powell, landing him a seat on the national board of directors and recognition from President George W. Bush.

He has worked with brands including Electronic Arts, Cisco, Starbucks, Nike, Apple and LinkedIn, schools, nonprofits and government agencies. Daniel has served on boards including City Year DC, Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Team Kids, and Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership. Named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 Honorees, Daniel has facilitated hundreds of training experiences, published articles on, and authored Tell Me I Can’t…and I Will.
Twitter: @HorganDaniel

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Ron Brown
Vice President Community Impact, Target


Ronald Brown is the vice president of community impact at Target. In his role, he directly leads Target’s efforts to develop and implement community-driven solutions and philanthropic strategies that drive the company’s community impact.

Ron joined Target in 2006 and has held numerous leadership positions within the company’s stores organization. He joined the CR Team in January 2022.

Born and raised in Florida, Ron enjoys serving as a community liaison while building an engaged, purpose-driven culture that delivers long-term, sustainable business strategies and community relationships. He is passionate about community service and served as a member of Target's pro bono leadership team. In addition, he helped create Target’s “The Great Giftogether,” where Target store teams across the country spread holiday cheer by providing gifts to families in need. He also played an integral role in establishing an Election Judges campaign in his region, an initiative through which Target team members were encouraged to register as elections judges, as well as vote.?

He resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two sons and serves as a board member for the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.?

Ron received his dual bachelor’s degrees in business administration management and marketing from the University of North Florida.


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