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Art Bilger

Art Bilger

Formal First Name
Arthur (Art)

Art Bilger is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WorkingNation. He started the organization in 2016 to call attention to the future of work, the skills gap, structural unemployment issues, and achievable solutions. Bilger is an active venture capital investor in early-stage private companies involved in integrating content with new technologies. His activities in this area began as an investor and Vice Chairman of Akamai Technologies. His current focus is on online education, digital media, and analytics.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Bilger got his first job at age 16, where he was a runner at a small Wall Street firm. 
  • He was an Executive Producer for the film 20 Feet From Stardom, which won the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and the 2013 award for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards. 
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Member of Wharton School Board of Overseers
  • Vice-Chairman of the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Board Member of Bet Tzedek
  • Advisory Board Member for the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
  • Member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs


PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS