Four new members also added to Planning Committee
Greensboro, NC (March 10, 2021) Richard ( Skip) Moore, founding Organizer and Licensee of TEDxGreensboro, announced recently that Jasmine Beard has been appointed Chair and Co-organizer for the 2021 program year as part of a planned leadership transition. Now in its tenth year, TEDxGreensboro continues to pursue its mission to produce “ideas worth spreading”. New leadership and expanded planning committee membership will ensure that the program stays relevant to the community. Beard will serve as Chair of the Planning Committee and assume additional responsibilities in 2022. In making the announcement Moore said,
“Jasmine has the background and imagination to work with the Planning Committee to guide TEDxGreensboro’s exciting platforms for spreading new ideas. I look forward to working with her through this year.”
Moore started TEDxGreensboro in 2012 before he retired from the Weaver Foundation and has worked with a volunteer planning committee to develop its popular community-building programs. Beard looks forward to the challenge saying,
“TEDxGreensboro is an amazing asset that brings our citizens together to share ideas and thinking that make us a better, smarter, forward-thinking community. It is imperative that we are all involved in building the community we want to live in. TEDxGreensboro is a catalyst for ideas in support of that effort.”
Beard is the founder and owner of AJOY Consulting LLC. Formerly with Volvo Trucks, she brings experience in non-profit and corporate management, project management, event planning, customer experience management and CRM. She is multi-lingual, Lean six sigma certified, and has been recognized by the Greensboro Chamber as the Minority Small Business Person of the Year. Black Business Ink named her to the roster of 2020 40 under 40 Triad’s Most Influential African Americans; the NC Junior Chamber International (Jaycees) recognized her as a Top 5 Local Chapter President. She is a Greensboro native and a graduate of UNCG who has served in leadership roles in many community organizations including Leadership Greensboro and two-term president of the Greensboro Jaycees.
In addition to announcing Beard’s new leadership role, Moore introduced four new Planning Committee members.
- Lynch Hunt – Founder of AWOL Fitness and Motivational Speaker, Hunt will focus on program development and speaker identification.
- Douglas Bender – a retired Leadership Executive, Bender will lead the TEDxGreensboro Salon program, a series of short focused sessions on a specific topic.
- Diana Concepcion –Quest Diagnostics Lead Technician will join the marketing team and seek ways to use TEDxGreensboro programs to further educational opportunities in the community.
- Jordan Lacenski – J.L.Consulting Group and SheWolf Collaborative, Lacenski will co-Chair the Marketing Team.
The Planning Committee makes all the decisions for TEDxGreensboro. In addition to the new members, the volunteer Committee includes Melissa Alexander, Michele Anderson, Neil Belenky, Beth Bowles, Laureen Haviland, Eric Jorgensen, Denny Kelly, Leslie Mackler, Drew Matthews, Cheryl McQueary, Peg Parham, Sue Polinsky, Judi Rossabi, Jeff SanGeorge, Sangeetha Shivaji and Penny Whiteheart. Many have been serving since Moore started TEDxGreensboro in 2011.
The Planning Committee makes all the decisions for TEDxGreensboro. In addition to the new members, the volunteer Committee includes Melissa Alexander, Michele Anderson, Neil Belenky, Beth Bowles, Laureen Haviland, David Horne, Eric Jorgensen, Denny Kelly, Leslie Mackler, Drew Matthews, Cheryl McQueary, Peg Parham, Sue Polinsky, Judi Rossabi, Jeff SanGeorge, Sangeetha Shivaji and Penny Whiteheart. Many have been serving since Moore started TEDxGreensboro in 2011.
The worldwide organization known as TED—which stands for technology, entertainment and design—is a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Their only agenda is to make ideas worth spreading accessible. Since 2012, TEDxGreensboro has presented Salons, Webcasts, seven full day TED -like experiences of live speakers and one virtual event in 2021. All the TALKS from all of the 8 programs since 2012 are available on YouTube via https://tedxgreensboro.com/speaker-videos/
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to encourage deep discussion and connection in the spirit of ideas worth spreading. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. In the name TEDx, x = independently organized TED event. The local organizer for all TEDxGreensboro events is Skip Moore who may be contacted at TEDxGreensboro@gmail.com.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 are published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, TED en Español and Sincerely, X.