Art Bilger is a venture capitalist and founder and chief executive officer of WorkingNation, which he started in 2016 to bring attention to structural unemployment issues, the future of work, the skills gap, and achievable solutions.

Bilger has been an investor in, and director of, various private companies including Akamai Technologies, where he served as vice chairman. He was also president and COO of New World Communications Group; a founding partner of Apollo Advisors; and executive vice president and co-head of Corporate Finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Board of Overseers.

In addition, Bilger is vice chairman of the Skirball Cultural Center; a board member of Bet Tzedek; an advisory board member for the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging; and on the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. He was an executive producer for the film 20 Feet from Stardom which won the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

Bilger earned an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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