Global Conference 2017
Art Bilger is founder and CEO of WorkingNation. He is also an investor in early-stage private companies that integrate content with new technologies, focusing on online education, digital media and analytics. Bilger's involvement in this area began as an investor in and vice chairman of Akamai Technologies Inc. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of New World Communications, a founding partner of Apollo Advisors LP, and executive vice president and co-head of corporate finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Bilger serves on the board of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and its Executive Committee. Other nonprofit affiliations include vice chairman of the Skirball Cultural Center, board member of legal-services organization Bet Tzedek, advisory board member for the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs. Bilger holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.