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Media Advisory: Walton Family Foundation’s Ross DeVol to Participate in Panel on Cities and Housing at Milken Global Conference

Ross DeVol, a fellow at the Walton Family Foundation where he centers his research on the Heartland economy, will speak at the Milken Global Conference on Tuesday, April 30. (Photo: Business Wire) Multimedia Gallery URL


The Walton Family Foundation announced today that Ross DeVol, a Walton Family Fellow and new head of Heartland Forward, will participate in a panel discussion, “Building Better Cities and Scaling Housing Solutions” at the Milken Global Conference on Tuesday, April 30.

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DeVol will bring his unique perspective as an economic expert on the Heartland economy to the discussion, which will be moderated by Diane Helfrey, Vice President of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mary Mack, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking at Wells Fargo Bank; Jonathan Rose, President of Rose Companies; and Jesse Vaughan, Co-Founder, Landed will also participate in the panel.

“Affordable housing is a key component for economic success, both for individuals and for communities across America’s Heartland and beyond,” said DeVol, who has researched and ranked the metropolitan and micropolitan areas across the United States. Click here to read more.

The panel will address how state leaders can incentivize more housing development at the local level and how to expand capital for affordable housing projects. For more information on the panel, click here.

Who:   Ross DeVol, Walton Fellow, Walton Family Foundation
What: Building Better Cities and Scaling Housing Solutions Panel at the Milken Global Conference
When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

8:00 a.m. PDT

Where: The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

About the Walton Fellows Program
The Walton Fellows Program is term-limited, with up to one year in residence. Fellows are responsible for internal and external thought leadership and will conduct research and/or build/improve processes on behalf of the programs of the foundation. This program does not accept unsolicited applications. This program will shift to a new organization, Heartland Forward, a think and do tank whose mission is to improve economic performance in the center of the United States by advocating fact-based solutions to foster job creation, knowledge-based and inclusion growth and improved health status. Heartland Forward will pursue its mission through independent, data-driven research, action-oriented convenings, such as the Heartland Summit, and impactful policy recommendations.

About the Walton Family Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. The children and grandchildren of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. In 2017, the foundation awarded more than $535 million in grants in support of these initiatives.

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