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

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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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Ross DeVol, a fellow at the Walton Family Foundation where he centers his research on the Heartland  ...

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)

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.