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TONIGHT! See Jake Wood at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center at 7 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome!

The Allan P. Kirby Lecture Series in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship presents:

“Conquering Chaos: Building Teams to Make Your Passion a Reality”
Featuring Jake Wood, co-founder and executive chairman of Team Rubicon

  • 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 11
  • Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts

What’s most important in your life? Spend an evening with Jake Wood to learn how to build the team needed to make your passion a reality.

An award-winning entrepreneur, two-time author, and recognized expert on topics of leadership, organizational culture and crisis management. Wood recently founded
Groundswell, a revolutionary venture-backed financial technology company that is looking
to disrupt philanthropy and employee compensation by making personal charitable
foundations as common as 401(k)s. Groundswell believes that everyone should be able to
give like Gates, get taxed like Buffett and get recognized like Rockefeller.

Wood is also the founder and Executive Chairman of Team Rubicon – the fastest growing
and most innovative disaster response organization in the world. Since 2010, Team
Rubicon has grown to over 150,000 volunteers and responded to nearly 1,000 crises
around the world and the United States. Under Wood’s leadership, Team Rubicon
developed a reputation for its corporate culture, and was named one of the top nonprofits
to work for in America five times.

Prior to Team Rubicon, Wood served as a Marine Corps scout-sniper with combat tours in
Iraq and Afghanistan and was a varsity football player for the Wisconsin Badgers. He is the
author of Once A Warrior, a memoir detailing his time in war and disaster zones around the
world that legendary journalist Tom Brokaw said was “the book America needs right now.”

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