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Monthly Speaker Preview Of TEDxFargo 2017 – Part 3

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With the help of Emerging Prairie, Fargo INC! will be bringing readers a preview of speakers who will be presenting in July at TEDxFargo. From an ESPN anchor to a former submarine commander tho the founder of Blade Tech Week, this year’s event is sure to have something for everyone.

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In partnership with Emerging Prairie, we’ll be bringing you a preview of speakers who will be presenting at TEDxFargo in July. From an ESPN anchor to a former submarine commander tho the founder of Blade Tech Week, this year’s event is sure to have something for everyone.

Mark Hurlburt

As the chief strategy officer at The Nerdery, Mark Hurlburt was an early advocate of the company’s exploration of partnering with agencies to handle the interactive needs of their end clients. The agency-partner program has helped to fuel the growth that has earned The Nerdery its ranking on the Inc. 5000 list for four consecutive years and has made The Nerdery among the top 20 fastest-growing companies in Minnesota.TEDxFargo Speakers

 

As the chief strategy officer at The Nerdery, Mark Hurlburt was an early advocate of the company’s exploration of partnering with agencies to handle the interactive needs of their end clients. The agency-partner program has helped to fuel the growth that has earned The Nerdery its ranking on the Inc. 5000 list for four consecutive years and has made The Nerdery among the top 20 fastest-growing companies in Minnesota.

As an advocate for a strong company culture, Hurlburt helped to build the working environment that has been voted as the best place to work in the Twin Cities for two consecutive years by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Before building The Nerdery’s brand, Hurlburt spent his time coding, designing and occasionally zookeeping. Mark is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, with additional studies at MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) and the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

 

Mert Iseri

Mert Iseri is the young turk of design. His journey started off in Istanbul, Turkey, and changed course completely once he arrived at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He’s the cofounder of Design for America, a national initiative among college students to use design thinking for social impact in their communities. Iseri has seen the organization grow from three friends in his apartment to thousands across nearly 40 campuses.

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He is also fortunate enough to have “the best job in the world” as CEO of SwipeSense, aiming to eliminate hospital-acquired Infections from U.S. hospitals and beyond. Based out of Chicago, he’s an energetic speaker who likes to stir things up, presenting at conferences such as TEDActive, CUSP, Design: Chicago and many others.

Anish Shroff

Anish Shroff is a studio host, anchor, and play-by-play commentator for college sports, including lacrosse, football, basketball and baseball.

 

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Shroff joined ESPN in January 2008 as an anchor and studio host for ESPNEWS, ESPN’s 24-hour sports news network. He has previously hosted College Football Live and Goal Line, along with select college football studio shows during the year.

Felicia Hatcher

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Globally sought-after speaker, author, and “kick-ass” mother Felecia Hatcher is a White House-award-winning entrepreneur and the cofounder of Code Fever and Black Tech Week.

Stuart Munsch

Stuart Munsch was raised in small towns in North Dakota and has had a long career in the U.S. Navy. He’s a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and, as a Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University in England. Munsch has deployed around the world and has commanded a squadron of submarines and our largest overseas submarine command that spanned from the Suez Canal to the International Date Line.

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Ashore, he’s had several Pentagon assignments, including twice serving as a military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, and, as a White House fellow, a special assistant to the secretary of agriculture. He’s presently a rear admiral and serves on the Navy staff in the operations, plans and strategy office. The son of teachers, education and leadership have always remained important to Munsch, and he still feels most at home when he is on the prairie.

Ali Fadlallah

Ali Fadlallah is a musician, writer, and social entrepreneur from Dearborn, Michigan, and a Lebanese Muslim-American. He recently earned a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard University, as well as an MBA from Emory University.

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Fadlallah runs Rima Records, an independent record label that supports top performers in the music industry who are passionate about social change and top reformers in the education sector who are passionate about career-focused schooling within arts, media and entertainment.

Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California – Berkeley and a graduate degree in education from Harvard University in Atlanta.

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He built and taught a computer science program for three years at a San Francisco Bay Area high school and was a member of the MIT Teacher Education Program‘s StarLogo programming language team, a teaching fellow for Harvard CS1, and held engineering fellow positions at Lockheed Martin and Toyota. Wang was a software engineer in the Microsoft Office 365 group when, in 2009, he founded TEALS, an industry-wide pro bono program that helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs. He now runs TEALS full time, generously supported by Microsoft Philanthropies. He spends what little free time he has trying to not be outsmarted by his dog while watching British, panel-quiz shows.

Dr. Donna Lynne

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Dr. Donna Lynne is widely respected as both a leader in the private sector and an expert in the health field. Prior to assuming her roles in Colorado state government, Dr. Lynne served as the executive vice president of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and as group president responsible for its Colorado, Pacific Northwest and Hawaii regions—overseeing an $8 billion budget, nearly 1.5 million members and 16,000 employees.

Natesho Ulow

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Nastesho Ulow, a soon-to-be high school senior, has traveled throughout East Africa, specifically Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. In her travels, she became fluent in multiple languages such as Somali, Swahili and English. Leaving Africa in 2012, her strong roots in culture followed her to America, where she went to middle school in North Carolina. After a year, her family picked up everything again and moved to Fargo. In Fargo, Ulow became passionate about community involvement so she joined programs that let her go out into the community and make a difference.

Wendy Guilles

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Wendy Guillies is the president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. with more than $2 billion in assets. Before becoming CEO, she played an instrumental role in building the foundation’s reputation as a thought leader and innovator in its fields.

 

TEDxFargo

Thursday, July 27
Fargo Civic Center
207 4th St. N, Fargo

For more information, visit TEDXFargo.com

 

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