• 2021 MED Week Speakers

    Jerry Coleman
    Cape Fear Community College, Small Business Center Director
    Jerry Coleman, director of CFCC’s Small Business Center, has decades of experience in business and consulting, having owned his own consumer produc...
    Joseph Conway
    Novant Health New Hanover, Director of Health Equity/Human Experience/Interpreter Services
    Heather McWhorter
    Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at UNCW, Regional Director
    Heather is passionate about empowering individuals and communities to succeed through entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability. She is the ...
    April Scott
    Brunswick Community College, Director of Small Business Center
    April Scott is originally from Bristol, Pennsylvania; having relocated to Wilmington, NC in 1993. After graduating high school in Pennsylvania, she...
    Isabela Lujan
    Isabela Lujan-REALTOR, REALTOR/Broker
    Residential & Commercial Realtor Co-Founder & Co-Chair: Latin American Business CouncilIsabela Luján serves members of the community as a biling...
    Patrick Brien
    Cape Fear Collective
    Patrick Brien currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Fear Collective, a collective impact and social innovation nonprofit orga...
    Don Spry
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    Don has been with SBA 13 years providing service to Eastern North Carolina. His previous capacity was Executive Officer for the US Department of De...
    Stefanie Adams
    WNY People Development, Chief Empowerment Officer
    Chief Empowerment Officer, Stefanie Adams, has an M.Ed. in Multicultural Education, and 15 years experience leading and training in corporate, non-...
    Lori Harris
    Harris Whitesell Consulting LLC, Managing Partner
    Managing Partner of Harris Whitesell Consulting LLC. Lori is a Human Resources Executive providing world-class service in assessments, talent optim...
    Lynn Whitesell
    Harris Whitesell Consulting LLC, Managing Partner
    Managing Partner of Harris Whitesell Consulting LLC. Lynn is a Human Resources Executive providing world-class service in assessments, talent optim...
    Megan Olivaria
    Make It Public, LLC, Marketing Director/Owner
    Megan Daniielle decided to return to school to become more acquainted with how to operate a business after shutting down a brick and mortar in the ...
    Chakema Clinton-Quintana
    Live Oak Bank, VP- Inclusive Small Business
    Chakema Clinton-Quintana is vice president of Inclusive Small Business at Live Oak Bank, where she leads the inclusive small business center. She f...
    Melanie Diehl
    Melanie & co Marketing Collective, Owner
    Melanie Diehl is a digital marketing expert specializing in the fields of email marketing, social media marketing, and training and education for s...
    Dani Black
    Bigger Tables Culinary and Service Consulting, Owner, Consultant
    Dani Black works with all kinds of food-based entrepreneurs and the organizations who support them. Her work as chef, teacher and consultant includ...
    Toya Wilson-Smith
    NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency Inc., Owner
    Toya Wilson-Smith is a keynote speaker, digital marketing consultant and brand storyteller. She has taught over 1,500 service-based business owners...
    Jose Alvarez
    Prospera
    Jose Alvarez is the vice president of Prospera North Carolina, a nonprofit focused on providing bilingual and in-culture support and consulting to ...
    Jeanne Eury
    8 Arms Group
    Jeanne Eury is a North Carolina born marketing professional whose clients have ranged from AARP to small two-man operations. While she spent twelve...
    Tangie Fleming
    TGF Consulting, Inc
    A wife, mother, and dog-lover who enjoys seeing goals reached by others, Tangie Fleming has designed websites for over 20 years and opened TGF Cons...
    Jess Boersma
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Dr. Jess Boersma has progressed from a first-generation, Pell-eligible college student and student veteran to serving as the College of Arts & Scie...
    Cynthia DeVita-Cochrane
    Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at UNCW, I-O Psychologist/Business Resiliency Counselor
    Dr. Cynthia DeVita-Cochrane earned her undergraduate degree at Pepperdine University and completed mediation training through Pepperdine Law School...
    Scott Barker
    Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at UNCW
    Robert ‘Scott’ Barker is from Lockport, Illinois and moved to Greenville, North Carolina in August of 2015 after retiring from the U.S. Army with o...
    Logan Lenz
    Awesome Website Guys
    With over 20 years of online marketing experience, Logan has built several businesses and technologies that have led him to innovating across multi...
    Tiffany Cripps
    Health Begins From Within, LLC, Managing Director
    Tiffany Cripps is the Managing Director of Health Begins From Within (HBFW). She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Wellness fr...
    Tiffany Tucker
    University of North Carolina Wilmington, Deputy Director of Athletics, Senior Woman Admin.
    Tiffany D. Tucker is a “superstar in college athletics” as the Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator at UNCW. She is also a facil...
    Jennifer Rigard
    Eureka Marketing Agency
    We are a Marketing Firm established in Wilmington, NC in March 2014, by Jennifer Galeano, a Journalist and Social Communicator from Colombia. Eurek...