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Leaders Speak Series

Mission: The Leaders Speak Series is an annual initiative that reaches out to the community with diverse leadership-based themes.

2017-2018 Theme: This year’s theme is “Ignite” which focuses on encouraging individuals to find and pursue their passions in life.

Details: Speakers will be presenting in the Musco Technology Center on William Penn University’s campus at 6:00PM. All presentations are FREE and open to the public.

Watch Previous Speakers 2017–2018

Eva Hakansson

Eva Håkansson, Mechanical Engineer

Eva Håkansson presented “World Speed Records and 3D-Printed Motorcycles: Why Scientists are Superheroes” on Thursday, September 21st. A combination speed junkie and tree-hugger, she’s a mechanical engineer and owner, builder and driver of the record holding electric streamliner motorcycle, “KillaJoule”. Eva used her experiences as the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider to explain how “eco-friendly” can be fast and fun. Read more

Andy Clark

Andy Clark, Oskaloosa Music Historian and President of C.L. Barnhouse Company

Andy Clark presented “The Incredible Music Heritage of Oskaloosa” on Thursday, October 26th.  Clark has extensive knowledge about the famous musicians from the Oskaloosa area and the successes of the City Band.  His presentation covered how musicians from a southeastern Iowa town made a global impact on the music community.

Clete Hjorth, Oskaloosa Hy-Vee Store Director

Clete Hjorth, Oskaloosa Hy-Vee Director

Clete Hjorth presented “Hy-Vee: Working Towards a Sustainable Future” on Tuesday, December 5th.  Hjorth has worked with Hy-Vee for 21 years and will be sharing about the company’s goal of continuing their proactive approach to preserving the environment. This presentation will cover various different sustainable programs that have been implemented at the Oskaloosa store and the successes it has seen in the community.