Distinguished Speaker Series

Fall 2020 Distinguished Speaker Series
Monday, December 7  |  4:00 - 5:00 pm

Equipping Yourself for Your Future with Commissioner Steve Grove, Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Video streaming link here


Steve Grove

Commissioner Steve Grove Bio

As commissioner of the state’s principal workforce and economic development agency, Grove is focused on growing the state’s workforce, closing the opportunity gap and providing businesses with the help they need to grow, stay and thrive.

Grove was previously an executive at Google for 12 years, most recently serving as the founding director of Google’s News Lab, a global division of the company that partners with media companies and startups to drive innovation in the news industry. He previously led YouTube's first news and politics team, building a global partnership effort for political candidates, news organizations, nonprofits, and citizen journalists. 

Grove wrote for The Boston Globe and ABC News prior to joining Google. He has served as an advisor to the White House and State Department on counter-terrorism strategy, and serves on the advisory boards of Witness, a video human rights nonprofit, and Report for America, a nationwide service organization to improve local news.

Grove holds a master's in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Claremont McKenna College. 

Distinguished Speaker Series

The series brings to campus business professionals who have insightful stories to share. These distinguished professionals present not only to LSBE students, staff, and faculty but also to the wider UMD and Duluth communities as well.

Some of the notable business people that we have hosted as a Distinguished Speaker include President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Dr. Narayana Kocherlakota, Humorous Motivational Speaker Roger Revak, President and CEO of ascena retail group, Inc. David Jaffe, and many, many others.

For more information or if you would like to present as a Distinguished Speaker, contact Monica Haynes, Outreach Committee Chair, at (218) 726-7895 or at [email protected].

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