I. Barry Goldberg, Master of Ceremonies

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A global executive with P/L experience. Barry Goldberg is an executive coach and leadership development consultant particularly skilled with the issues of high potential executives, operating committees and boards. Specific hands on knowledge of global change management, business strategy and organizational development coupled with a coaching credential from Georgetown University and a wide range of clients give me both broad exposure and an ability to go deep with clients.

Barry spoke at TEDxMarkhamSt in 2015.


Salil S. Joshi, Founder & Organizer

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Salil S. Joshi M.S., attended Emory University for undergrad majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior Biology and Economics. He then attended Mississippi College earning a Master’s in Medical Science. Salil is a passionate advocate of educational initiatives akin to TED. Salil recently founded Enspire Advantage, a non-profit focused on closing the socioeconomic achievement gap in standardized testing. In addition to his educational endeavors, Salil is an accomplished violinist and has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Accelerate Arkansas, is the MPH Student Representative in the Joint Oversight Committee of UAMS College of Public Health and Arkansas Department of Health. Salil is completing a his Preceptorship Project through UAMS as a student researcher at the Arkansas Department of Health studying childhood obesity and antibiotic exposure. He is also working on a Capstone Project through the Clinton School of Public Service with the Arkansas Children’s Hospital reviewing the telemedicine referral and follow up for burn care in rural Arkansas. Salil recently completed his International Public Service Project through the Clinton School in the Netherlands studying medicinal cannabis prescription practices.

Salil is currently pursing a concurrent Master’s degree at the Clinton School of Public Service and Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, concentrating in Health Policy and Management. He ultimately hopes to attend medical school and practice in Pediatrics.


Lisa Carver, Vice President and Outreach

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Lisa is a native Arkansan and is the President of Moxie Consulting, Inc. (getmoremoxie.com).  She earned her BA at UCA, her MA at Texas Woman’s University and attended the UALR  Bowen School of Law. After working at several diverse organizations including the City of Plano, CitiCapital and the State of AR, she founded Moxie Consulting, a human resources consulting firm. She works with large and small businesses:  HP, Kimberly Clark, WalMart, EAST and PTC. Moxie Consulting focuses on helping people discover new strategies and learn new skills to make processes better, customer relationships stronger and individuals more effective.  Lisa is a Board member of Women Lead AR and this is her second year to be involved with TEDx. She misses the LR Film Festival, where she volunteered for several years.  She is currently training for a ½ marathon and loves to read mysteries.  Lisa also has a husband, a daughter, a son and a Goldendoodle named Ninja.


Liz Chrisman, Production Chair

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Liz Chrisman is a proud native Arkansan that has been serving the state’s people through the use of her camera for the past decade while also receiving her Bachelors in graphic design and her Masters in multimedia. The majority of her post-graduate career time has been spent as the Director for Photography Services at Arkansas Tech University and teaching photography courses at the undergraduate level. She also works as a freelance editorial/portrait photographer and social media strategist. Some of her time most well spent includes her volunteer work with the local International Mountain Biking Association branch as a board member, Arkansas Climbers Coalition, Help-Portrait events and University Photographers Association of America. When she’s not wielding a camera or crunching statistics/sustaining marketing efforts, she’s on a bicycle, climbing sandstone, paddling around the River Valley or working on home improvement projects with her wife, Allison.


Dennis Wemyss, Web Design Chair

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Dennis is a Colorado born designer trying to make the world a little better of a place through design. Dennis has been designing since 2012 and graduated in May 2015 with a bachelors in Design. Dennis moved to Little rock shortly after for a summer internship at Stone Ward. He currently works at BBA Solutions as a UI/UX Designer.


 Seth Fendley, Social Media Chair

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Seth is a native Arkansan born and bred for social media. Seth has been telecommuting as a Social Media & Project Manager to ClearPivot (a Denver, CO based inbound marketing agency) for the past five years while receiving his B.A. in Speech Communication & Public Relations at Arkansas Tech and M.A. in Communication Studies at Arkansas State. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Communication Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. Most of his time outside of studying is spent assisting companies build their social presence or helping run disc golf tournaments for Full Blown Discs. When Seth is not connected to social media he can be found coaching the Southern Miss Speech and Debate team or playing disc golf.


Nathan Thomas, Volunteer Chair

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Nathan is an Educational Programs Associate at the Clinton Foundation, a global nonprofit that builds partnerships between businesses, NGOs, governments, and individuals to transform lives and communities.  Nathan develops and coordinates select K-12 educational programs of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, in partnership with the National Archives.  He also fosters partnerships with prominent area and national educational institutions.  Prior to joining the Clinton Foundation as an intern in 2012, Nathan worked to better understand education on a global scale as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow.  He investigated how schools and communities in Australia, Finland, South Africa, and India, renowned for capitalizing on its educational culture, established an education philosophy that broadens academic focus. He gained first-hand knowledge through twelve months of teaching, ethnography, and attending education conferences around the world.  In Little Rock, Arkansas, Nathan serves on the steering committee of Create Little Rock, The Arkansas Association of Black Professional, and the Junior Committee at the Little Rock Club. Nathan is also an alumni of Leadership Arkansas Class X & the Shafik Gabr Fellowship.  Nathan received his B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology from Hendrix College as a Walker Odyssey Scholar in the field of Education and is currently a M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences for Museum Studies & Non-Profit Management.


Chauncy Neumann, Photography

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Chauncy Neumann has been a lifelong musician and audio engineer until he was recently convinced by a friend that was impressed by some of his simple iPhone photography to pick up a camera. Since then, he has quickly become one of the most sought after photographers in Arkansas and surrounding areas, covering a wide range of everything from HDR landscapes, events, commercial, real estate, astrophotography, weddings to fashion and editorial style photos. His technical ability, versatility and unique “outside of the box” composition formulas stand out amoung the realm of traditional photography and has helped him land several publications, awards from The Best Of Arkansas Photography and also win the 2015 Kelby One Worldwide Photowalk in Little Rock. He is also the owner of Neumann Imaging and a photographer for Arkansas Democrat Gazette / Arkansas Online.


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