2017 Healthcare Fellows Graduation Featuring:

Dr. Nat Irvin, II
Futurist, professor, innovator, author, composer and former radio and television commentator, Nat Irvin, II, is the Woodrow M. Strickler Executive in Residence, Professor of Management Practice, College of Business at the University of Louisville where he teaches graduate courses in the future of management, leadership, and team dynamics. From 1996-2007, Irvin created and led Future Focus 2020, an urban futurist think tank at the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University, where he served as assistant dean and member of the Management faculty.

Irvin is the founder of “Thrivals @IdeaFestival” launched in 2010 with the Kentucky Science and Technology Center, an annual world-class event that attracts leading global innovators and thinkers to discuss and celebrate imagination, new perspectives and transformational ideas.

For over 20 years, Irvin has engaged the leadership and management teams of several Fortune 100 companies and other organizations in strategic conversations on the significant social, political, economic, technological and environmental trends and events that may drive the mid-to-long term future. He serves as futurist for the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders, and the National Black MBA Association. He most recently authored “The Chase for 2042” the concluding chapter for “Celebrating a Legacy, Empowering the Future,” The National Black MBA Association.

Irvin has been quoted in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The BBC, Christian Science Monitor, ABC News, Essence Magazine, USA Today, among other news organizations. He was a columnist for Media General Newspapers for over 15 years, provided commentary for NPR’s Weekend Edition and was a regular member of the roundtable on NPR’s News and Notes. Irvin is an advisor to a proprietary research study on consumer behavior and the emergence of identity among African American, Latino, Asian Indian, and LGBT groups conducted by Starcom MediaVest Group, one of the world’s largest brand communications groups. Dr. Irvin was an advisor to the “TED Challenge: A Mission to Build the Next Generation of Brains, sponsored by TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) and the Bezos Family (Amazon) Foundation.

Irvin also serves the Chief Learning Officer and musical consultant for Janelle Monae and the Wondaland Arts Society, a two time Grammy nominated artistic group based in Atlanta, Ga.

The Thrive Center
204 E Market Street
Louisville, 40202

November 16, 2017

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