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Chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S. Robert Rosenkranz is CEO of Delphi Financial Group, an insurance company with some $10 billion in assets, and the founder of a group of investment and private equity partnerships. He is the Founder and Chairman of Intelligence2 U.S., a public policy debate program providing a forum for reasoned public discourse. The primary focus of The Rosenkranz Foundation, Intelligence2 US is held live in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago, broadcast on over 220 NPR radio stations, and reaches millions through various digital media platforms. Previously, Mr. Rosenkranz was a tax lawyer with the New York law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and an economist with The RAND Corporation, where he was engaged in research on foreign policy issues and municipal finance. In 1969, he joined Oppenheimer & Company where he was a General Partner when he left to form Rosenkranz & Company, a private equity firm, in 1978. He serves on the board of directors for the Manhattan Institute and the Lincoln Center Film Society in New York and of Policy Exchange, the center-right policy think tank in London. In 2009, Yale University dedicated Rosenkranz Hall, which houses faculty, staff, classrooms and workspaces for the Political Science and International and Area Studies departments. He has served on the Yale University Council (2001-2013). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is also a member of the Yale School of Architecture Dean's Council, and of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has two adult children, Nicholas and Stephanie, both Constitutional law scholars, and is married to Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum. He is a graduate of Yale University (A.B. summa cum laude 1962) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1965).
S. DANA WOLFE
Founding Executive Producer Dana Wolfe is the founding executive producer of IQ2US and the executive director of the Rosenkranz Foundation. After more than a decade as a producer for Ted Koppel’s Nightline, she worked as an independent media consultant for countless news divisions, including ABC News, CNBC, CNN, PBS Now, and Israeli Television. During the course of her career, Dana has conducted interviews with leading newsmakers, heads of state, and celebrities, including Salman Rushdie, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Yasser and Suha Arafat, and Yitzhak Rabin. Among other accolades, her work has been recognized with five Emmys, a duPont-Columbia Award, and, most recently, three consecutive radio awards for IQ2US. Earlier in her career, she worked in Israel’s United Nations Mission for then-Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu, before serving as assistant managing editor at the D.C.-based foreign policy journal The National Interest. A Canadian native, she began her television career in Toronto at CTV’s Canada AM. Dana is a member and judge of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York, and joined Retro Report’s Board of Directors in 2015. She received her B.A. from York University in Toronto and her M.A. in International Studies from New York University.
Host and Moderator The moderator of Intelligence Squared U.S. debates since 2008, John Donvan is an author and correspondent for ABC News. He has served as ABC’s White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem, and Amman. John is the coauthor of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, which will be published by Crown in January 2016. In addition to premiering his first one-man show, “Lose the Kid,” in 2013 in Washington, D.C., John is a three-time Emmy Award winner and was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2010.
CLEA CONNER CHANG
Chief Marketing and Digital Officer Clea leads marketing, digital initiatives and program distribution for Intelligence Squared U.S. She has directed the production of more than 70 debates across multiple platforms, including public radio, television, podcasts and digital broadcasts. Previously, Clea led national marketing campaigns for renowned journalists, best-selling authors and public officials at Greater Talent Network. She also managed direct marketing campaigns for BMG/Columbia House among other direct-to-consumer brands, and launched public advocacy campaigns for The Center for Arts Education. She holds a B.A. from The New School with Dean’s Honors.
Director of Research Kris Kamikawa has been the director of research for IQ2US since the program's start in 2006. Prior to this, she worked in book publishing for five years at St. Martin’s Press. She is a graduate of Stanford University (AB) and Pratt Institute (MLIS).
Consulting Producer Lia Matthow is a writer and media consultant. She has served as a senior producer at CNN, MSNBC, and COURT TV and is the co-author of a book about Gen X working women titled Mid-Life Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a Generation (Rodale Press: March 2004). She holds a law degree from Georgetown University, has contributed to the National Law Journal and other national legal publications, and provided a law and technology column to MSNBC.com.
Senior Manager, Production and Events Amy Krafft previously contributed to donor cultivation and event planning for organizations in New York and Chicago, including the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of the City of New York, the Chicago History Museum and Shedd Aquarium. She holds a B.A. in History from the State University of New York in Buffalo and an M.A. in Museum Professions from Seton Hall University.
Research and Development Assistant Prior to joining IQ2US, Shea O’Meara completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, where she taught high school students with disabilities in the Bronx. She has also worked in foundation and nonprofit development and conducted political research. Shea holds a B.A. in Journalism from Ithaca College and an M.S. in Education from St. John’s University.
Radio Producer Taylor Quimby has been producing radio since 2010, and began editing the IQ2US broadcast in 2014. Currently, Taylor is Senior Producer of NHPR’s Word of Mouth, occasionally lending his voice to the program as a substitute host and contributor. His stories have also been featured on WBUR's Here & Now. He has a B.A. in Aesthetic Studies, an independent major combining elements from the English, Theater, and Philosophy departments, at Keene State College.
Chief Audio Engineer and On-Location Recordist Damon Whittemore has been with IQ2US since its inception in 2006. His work as an audio engineer spans the globe and includes recordings for grammy-winning musical artists, corporate giants Nike, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Intel, and work in renowned halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Damon owns his own studio in New York’s East Village (www.valvetone.com). Damon graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville with a B.S. in Audio Engineering and Computer Science and holds a Master's in Television, Radio and Film from Syracuse University.