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Moving Mountains Speaker Series Wraps Up With Matthew Lesko

04/06/2016

 
The Moving Mountains Speaker Series will culminate next week with entrepreneur Matthew Lesko.

Lesko will speak from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, Visual and Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. A light reception will be held afterward in the main lobby, where teens and young adults who attended four of six sessions may pick up their certificate.

Lesko has presented to teens on subjects including, “Don’t be afraid of being anything.” He earned an MBA in computerized management information systems after serving as a Naval Officer in the Vietnam War. Lesko was a professor in computer science before launching a career as an entrepreneur.  While his first two businesses failed, he found success with a third endeavor: a consulting business that helped Fortune 500 companies finance mergers and acquisitions and enter new markets.

Lesko later left the corporate world to educate the average consumer on improving their lives through government programs. He has written more than 100 books on the subject of free money, two of which have become New York Times Bestsellers. Lesko has served as a columnist for the New York Times Syndicate and Good Housekeeping magazine and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, as well as infomercials. He is often recognized by his bright colored suits with large question marks.

The Moving Mountains monthly series kicked off in October 2015. It was designed to inspire and encourage teens and young adults to set the bar high in all areas of their lives, including professional choices, finances, relationships, and life ambitions. Each month, exceptional professionals shared their stories and encouraged teens to reach their potential. In this first year of the series, topics by presenters included keys to succeeding in life, expecting and overcoming obstacles, believing in yourself, following your passion, and transitioning into your career.

FCC makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you have accommodation needs, please call 301.846.2408. To request a sign language interpreter, please call 240.629.7939 or 301.846.2408 (Voice) or email Interpreting@frederick.edu. Requests for any accommodation should be made at least five working days prior to attending a scheduled event.

For more information please contact Mike Pritchard at 301.846.2417.