FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Philanthropist to Visit with Wyoming Business and Education Leaders

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  11-13-2015

Contact Kari Eakins, Communications Director, at kari.eakins@wyo.gov or 307-777-2053.


PHILANTHROPIST TO VISIT WITH WYOMING BUSINESS AND EDUCATION LEADERS

CHEYENNE – The new partnership between education and industry formed when State Superintendent Jillian Balow joined the Wyoming Business Alliance Steering Committee earlier this year is already leading to exciting synergy.  

The Wyoming Department of Education and the Wyoming Business Alliance/ Wyoming Heritage Foundation will host Ted Dintersmith in Cheyenne on Monday, November 16, 2015 to discuss how the employer community can and must play a stronger role in educating our youth for the demands of a global economy.  

"Mr. Dintersmith's interest in Wyoming could not come at a more opportune time," said Bill Schilling, president of the Wyoming Business Alliance/ Wyoming Heritage Foundation. "He like many other business leaders across the country recognizes the fundamental importance of education for a sound economy and, most importantly, a strong nation."

Mr. Dintersmith is a venture capitalist and promotes global education and entrepreneurship. He served as executive producer for the renowned documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” and co-authored the acclaimed book of the same name. Both explore ways to equip students for the 21st century economy.

“Ted’s vision for education aligns with ours,” said Superintendent Balow. “We are working to create opportunities for students to keep Wyoming strong, and at its core that means making sure our students are learning in a way that will make them employable and successful when their education is complete.”

Mr. Dintersmith, President Schilling, and Superintendent Balow will be available to media on November 16 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 281 at the Wyoming Department of Education, 2300 Capital Avenue in Cheyenne, Wyo. Media may also join by calling (888) 670-9530.

Mr. Dintersmith will also be attending the November 16 pre-event for the Governor Matthew H. Mead Business Forum. The pre-event "America Succeeds" launches the forum and runs 3:45-5:00 p.m. Moderated by former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer, speakers include Michael Johnston, State Senator in Colorado; Tim Taylor, co-founder of American Succeeds; and Harold Levy, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Governor Mead has partnered with the Wyoming Business Alliance/ Wyoming Heritage Foundation to host this year's forum being held at Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne from November 17-18. Register now at www.wyomingbusinessalliance.com or call 307-577-8000.