Coffee Break Podcast

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Coffee Break Podcast

Welcome to Coffee Break, a podcast from the Global Campus in Rogers. Loray Mosher, your host, will share interesting stories about educational and thought leadership practices underway now in Northwest Arkansas. Each monthly interview will feature business and educational leaders who power the workforce and foster innovation in our region. Each episode will end with "The Cup of the Day," a short message about Global Campus educational programming.

Our first podcast starts at home, with our own story as a catalyst for workforce-development education in for Northwest Arkansas.  Tune in Friday, Sept. 1, for our first podcast.


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Episode 11: Dr. Andrew Braham talks civil engineering and pavement rehabilitation.

Dr. Andrew Braham, P.E. Andrew graduated from the University of Wisconsin with his B.S. and M.S., and from the University of Illinois with his Ph.D. Between his masters and doctorate, Dr. Braham worked with Koch Materials Company as a field engineering and a research engineer, developing and tracking field performance of innovative pavement maintenance and rehabilitation products.

Episode 10: Dr. Matt Waller shares Walton Innovation and why NWA is the place to be.

In this episode, Dr. Waller shares on all of the exciting and innovative things happening at the Walton College, and why Northwest Arkansas could be the next Silicon Valley as a leader in technology, innovation and entrepreneurialism.

Episode 9: Dr. Debbie Jones, Superintendent of Bentonville Schools discusses the importance of inclusion.

Dr. Debbie Jones is the current superintendent of Bentonville Schools. She has more than 20 years of educator experience having previously served as Assistant Commissioner for Learning Services at the Arkansas Department of Education.

Episode 8: Steve Brantley, Dir. of Talent for USA Truck, shares opportunities in trucking.

Steve Brantley SHRM_CP, Director of Talent Acquisition for USA Truck, shares his workforce story and the many opportunities in supply chain related to the world of trucking.

Episode 7: John James with Engine shares insights on tech innovation and a mid-life perspective.

John James is an ex-physician who raised $100 million in venture capitol as an e-commerce founder in Northwest Arkansas.

Episode 6: Myra Dallas at Acorn shares insight on how to stay dynamic in the face of change

Our guest Myra Dallas, President at Acorn: The Influence Company. With more than two decades of sales and leadership experience for several of the country's Fortune 1000 companies, Myra knows the importance of developing long-term customer relationships and delivering a strong ROI that impacts the bottom line.

Episode 5: Michael Paladino at RevUnit shares his passion for technology and how it drives success

Our guest is Michael Paladino, Co Founder and CTO and RevUnit. Michael leads RevUnit’s efforts to stay on the cutting edge of emerging technologies. His current areas of focus include AI, machine learning and conversational interfaces which can all be used to help RevUnit clients #workbetter.

Episode 4: Shelley Simpson, EVP of JB Hunt talks about priorities and staying the course

Our guest is Shelley Simpson. Shelley began her career at J.B. Hunt after graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1994 with a marketing degree. Since then she has taken on numerous positions across a variety of business segments including Director of Pricing for Truck and Intermodal, Vice President of Economic Analysis, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and, in 2007, President of ICS.

Episode 3: Jarrod Ramsey VP of Rockfish on The future of Technology

Our guest is Jarrod Ramsey, Vice President of Technology at Rockfish & President of NWA Technology Council. He shares his workforce journey as well as discussing the future of technology. Jarrod has a collective 17 years experience of mobile, system, database, and web development and currently leads innovation, mobile, enterprise, process management, and QA initiatives for Rockfish Interactive.

Episode 2: Global Campus Origin Story Part II

The Global Campus Origin Story part II features insights from Jamie Loftin, assistant vice provost for distance education administration. Dr. Loray Mosher will provide "The Cup of the Day." with teasers about upcoming guests.

Episode I: Global Campus Origin Story Part I

The Global Campus Origin Story features insights from Tara Dryer, who manages operations at the Global Campus in Rogers, and Jamie Loftin, assistant vice provost for distance education administration.  Donald Judges, vice provost for distance education and leader of the Global Campus, will provide "The Cup of the Day."