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OK HIGH SCHOOL LEADERS DEVELOPEMENT CONFERENCE
FALL 2024
TBD
74
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03
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27
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46
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Beginning of You

OK HIGH SCHOOL WorkForce DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

FALL 2024

TBD

“Envision the Excitement of a Bedlam Football Game with the Practicality of a Career Show”

Badges, Trophies & Rewards

Core Team

Brandon Gosselin

Oklahoma Native, International Business/Leadership Thought Leader/Speaker, & Visionary

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Baruc Lara

University of Oklahoma ‘23 Transformative Philanthropist, & Student Mentor/Leader

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Brandon Baumgarten

Oklahoma Native, OSU ‘16 former OK State FFA President, & Current Motivational Speaker for Youth throughout Oklahoma

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Melissa White

International Philanthropist, Youth Speaker/Trainer,
Voice Activator, & Oklahoma Youth Advocate

Board of Advisory

Pitch-deck-Nick Hathaway

Nick Hathaway

Former VP of University of Oklahoma

Robyn Turney

OK Educator 40+ Years

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Duncan Wardle

Former Director of Creativity @ Disney

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Said Bilani

Harvard Fellow/Instructor & Fmr. US Department of State

Ken Parker

Founder/CEO of NextThought

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David Hartmann

Founder of TSL- Inc. 5000 Company

Dawn Brockman

Fmr. Director of OK Student Councils

Colby Brown

VP of Fortune 1000 Company

James McLamb

Founder of Generation Zig Ziglar

Adam Diesselhorst

Oklahoma Businessman

Anthony Davis

Director of Boys & Girls Club (FL)

John Reid

Oklahoma Business Roundtable, Dir. of Marketing

Some of Our Supporters

Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell

Lt. Governor of Oklahoma

Daniel Pae

OK State Representative

Arturo Alonso

OK State Representative

Roland Pederson

OK State Senator

Amanda Swope

OK State Representative

Dr. Janet Cunningham

Former President of NWOSU (Alva, OK)

HL Baird

OK CareerTech Workable Liaison

LaVonya Bennett

Higher Ed & Psychologist

Bray Haven

VP of Operations, OYE

Stacy Howeth

Director of Oklahoma Association Electric Cooperatives

David Ross

Lt. Colonel (Ret.) & Fmr. World Champion of Public Speaking

Brent Rousey

Superintendant & Educator 40+ Years

AJ Griffin

CEO, Potts Family Foundation

Garrett Spears

OK Excellence in Education Administrator Award ’23

Scott Nemecek

OK State FFA Advisor

Aaron Randall

Oklahoma Educator 25+ Years

There is a disconnect and gap between Oklahoma’s top high school talent and the amazing Workforce Development and Career Opportunities that exists in OK. Through partnership with OK for profit, nonprofit, and government organizations, the Beginning of YOU A.I.M.S. to retain Oklahoma’s Top 10 Talent through (A)pprenticeships, (I)nternships, (M)entorships, & (S)cholarships with Oklahoma organizations. Thus, equipping students with WorkForce Development and Career Opportunities to further encourage Oklahoma students to explore trades, specialized skills, and areas of technical competence within Oklahoma.