Christine Ricci and Leo Morton on Connecting Schools and Industry
Learners must get comfortable with uncertainty in order to thrive in a future forward workplace.
Learners must find ways to use skills acquired, learn every day and live with a sense of purpose.
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Christine Ricci and Leo Morton, two business leaders from Kansas City who recently met with Tom at a Kauffman Foundation sponsored real world learning event.
For the last five years, Christine served as CEO of Phone Medic, also known as UbreakIfix, an electronics repair chain. She has had twenty years of executive leadership in healthcare and tech with companies like HCA, Cerner, Sprint and more.
Leo Morton is a private equity investor and President of DeBruce Companies, a family office managing a diverse investment portfolio. He started his career as an AT&T engineer, and has had numerous executive roles in manufacturing and energy. He also served as the Chancellor of University of Missouri Kansas City for nearly a decade.
Let’s listen in as they talk about connecting school to industry, where entrepreneurship comes from, how to have better school and business partnerships and much more.
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