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Joel Carnes

Former CEO

Alliance for Innovation

Joel has held executive leadership positions with some of the most innovative organizations in the world, including XPRIZE, SecondMuse, Activision, and Disney Imagineering. He has spent his career driving innovation at every level — from developing products, to managing teams, leading organizations, and ultimately impacting entire systems.

He is the former CEO of Alliance for Innovation (AFI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming local government strategy, operations, culture, and ecosystems.