LEAD: Lead. Educate. Accomplish. Discover.
A SPEAKER SERIES HELD THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
Featuring keynote speakers on industry topics
Hosted by the Dunwoody Alumni Association
7:30 a.m. – First Thursday in September, October, November, December, February, March, April, and May
Hear from top industry leaders, and network with other industry professionals at Dunwoody’s LEAD Speaker Series. Held once a month during the academic year, the event features key executives in the business community presenting on a range of industry topics. We invite all alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students of Dunwoody College of Technology as well as the Twin Cities community.
Each series features a 20 minute keynote speech by a leader in the business community, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. This is a virtual event and is complimentary. Registration is required.
The LEAD Speaker Series provides attendees current insights, changes and future development of industry world.
Mike Wolbrink | President, Azule
Cybersecurity: It’s Everybody’s Problem
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. | Virtual Event
Mike Wolbrink is President of Azule, the largest Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) staffing company in Minnesota. In business for just 8 years, Azule has been recognized by the Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Veteran Owned companies seven years in a row.
Mike will be giving a presentation on “Cybersecurity: It’s Everybody’s Problem.” He will give an all-encompassing look at why effective cybersecurity involves everyone–not just IT professionals.
Dedicated to putting Veterans to work, the team at Azule has been recognized for their business ethics by the Better Business Bureau, honored as the 2016 SBA Veteran Business of the Year, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, the Minnesota Business Community Impact Award and in 2015 was awarded a $100,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase to start Azule Cyber which has placed dozens of Veterans in Cyber Security positions.
Azule was awarded the SDVOSB certification in 2013, which permits the company to provide sole source solutions to government prime contractors, the distinction lead to new opportunities placing veterans and non-veterans alike with a current focus on IT and Project Management.
Mike is an Airborne Ranger who served in multiple combat tours with the 82nd Airborne Division and also as the Aide for the General developing the “Star Wars” technology. Mike also served in the US Army Reserve.
Mike has a bachelor degree in Psychology from Wheaton College. In his spare time, he serves as the head of the Azule Foundation and serves as “Employer of Choice” for CBMC men’s ministry in MN. He is also a credentialed Pastor and has been frequently spotted baptizing MN Legislators in the Jordan River in Israel. Mike is married and lives with his wife and 2 of his 3 children in Lakeville, MN.
Please note, you must register in advance to receive your complimentary log-in information.
Upcoming LEAD speakers
- November, 5, 2020: Kim Randolph, Vice President of Engineering and Construction, Xcel Energy
- December 3, 2020: Angie Wordell, Executive Vice President of Operations, Graco, Inc.