2022 Speakers

TEDx 2022 UW-Green Bay Speakers

This year's event will take place at Theatre on the Bay on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

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TEDxUW-Green Bay 2022 Speakers

Zachary Baeseman, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Zach grew up in Edgar, a rural town in central Wisconsin. He currently practices rural full-scope family medicine in Wild Rose and is an executive physician leader in his healthcare organization. Zach is a firm believer that physicians hold an obligation not only to their patients, but to their community; and that self-knowledge is a keystone for discovering compassion and awareness.

Zachary Baeseman

April Hansen

April Hansen is a nurse, tech entrepreneur, workforce expert and hyper growth business executive inspired by everyday leaders who do their work well, face their human doubts, and find a way to thrive even through chaos. From being a nurse in a small town to helping lead the largest deployment of healthcare personnel in our nation’s history, April has unearthed key insights on the art and science of creating happier careers and healthier workplaces where we all reach our full potential.

April Hansen

Todd Mayhew

A native of Marinette, WI, Todd discovered his passion for agriculture while at UW-Madison. Todd has an Associate’s degree from UWGB-Marinette campus (formerly UWC-Marinette), Bachelor of Agriculture from UW-Madison and a Master’s degree in Entomology also from UW-Madison and has a 30 year career in agriculture research and agri-business management in the US and Canada.

Todd Mayhew

Chuck Salewsky

With more than 30 years of experience in the professional beauty industry, Salewsky has consulted with almost every major brand on packaging, product introductions, channel partner selections, and acquisition candidates. For the majority of his career, he ran one of the largest family-owned distributors in the industry that was acquired in 2010. The distributor set new standards in the beauty business by deploying technology that increased service levels and sped up execution strategies, thus redefining the rules for servicing the beauty professional. iBeAuthentic was born from the desire to continue those professional beauty partnerships and accelerate the acceptance, deployment, and execution of technology to expand their reach and enhance their ability to provide service levels typically expected in the beauty consumer world, but not often found in the beauty “business to business” environment. “We want to be disruptive, but respectful to the ethos of the beauty professionals that have created an industry of constant change and opportunity.”

Chuck Salewsky

Kelli Strickland

Kelli’s introduction to the power of the arts occurred when she played Chilly Willy, a ghost with a cold, in her 5th Grade play Haunts for Hire. Forty-one years later, her professional experience in the field has included working in smaller producing theatres, larger presenting institutions, higher education and plenty of years spent in the hustle as a freelance artist, teaching artist and consultant. She is currently the Executive and Artistic Director of The Weidner at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and serves the sector that she loves as an arts leader, educator, speaker and coach.

Todd Mayhew

TEDxUW-Green Bay 2021 Committee

Ryan Martin

Dr. Ryan Martin is the Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and a faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is a nationally known anger researcher whose work focuses on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger, including how we express anger online. His work has been featured in a variety of national and international news outlets including the BBC, New York Times, and NPR. He is a past TEDx speaker and hosts two podcasts, Psychology and Stuff and All the Rage, out of Phoenix Studios, the podcast network of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Ryan Martin

Sheryl Van Gruensven

Chief Business Officer/Senior Vice Chancellor for Institutional Strategy. In August of 2019, she served as the University’s Interim Chancellor until the appointment of Michael Alexander on May 1, 2020. Prior to the interim role, she served as Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance. Van Gruensven joined the staff at UW-Green Bay in 2004 as a Human Resources Manager and became the director of HR in 2005. Her greatest passion is empowering girls and women to be their best, and she currently serves on the Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes board and co-founded and co-leads the UW-Green Bay Women’s Leadership Network. She earned her bachelor’s in human resources management from Upper Iowa University, and her master’s degree from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc.

Sheryl Van Gruensven

Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron Weinschenk is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Department Chair at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He also has an appointment in the Psychology Department at UWGB. Aaron earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013 and has been teaching at UWGB ever since. His research focuses on voting behavior, campaigns and elections, political participation, public opinion, and political psychology. To date, he has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, and American Politics Research. He also authored a text (published by Routledge) on elections in 2016. Weinschenk is regularly sought out to comment on politics and has been featured in outlets like The Washington Post, Vox, Huffington Post, and USA Today. At UWGB, he teaches classes on American Government, Public Policy, the U.S. Congress, and Urban Politics. He also teaches a freshman seminar called “Comedy Central Civics.”

Aaron Weinschenk

Jennie Young

Jennie Young is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the first-year writing program at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She has a Ph. D. in English from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research interests include rhetorical theory and the rhetoric of education, specifically as those areas apply to high school students. She published a book in 2017 titled Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance: Student Bodies in the American High School. During the Fall of 2018 she presented her research in the form of a TEDx talk at the inaugural TEDx event in Green Bay. She is also interested in creative nonfiction and its place in English composition programs and has published articles in both academic and creative journals. She previously taught high school.

Jennie Young

Daniel Moore

Dan Moore is a Photographer/Videographer at UW-Green Bay and an award-winning landscape photographer, specializing in images of our National Parks. Dan graduated from UW-Green Bay with a degree in Integrated Communication and a minor in two-dimensional art.

Daniel Moore

Linda Hornick

Linda Hornick joined the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement as a Program Specialist in August of 2018 after working with the UW System since 2015. She is an alumna of UW-Marinette and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from UW-Green Bay. She is currently a board member of InVenture North. She also serves on the Education & Workforce Development Committee with the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce and the Peshtigo Career, Education and Community Expo Planning Group. Her responsibilities for engaging the community include developing professional educational opportunities for individuals and businesses, producing shows at the the Children’s Theatre and providing travel opportunities.

Linda Hornick

TEDxUW-Green Bay 2021 Student Interns

Lauren Krainik

Lauren Krainik is a student at UW-Green Bay, majoring in marketing. Lauren is currently working at The Weidner as a Weidner PEEP, assisting in all aspects of the building. She has been involved in the community by taking part in business pitch competitions around the Green Bay and Fox Cities area and is a member of the UWGB Student Run Business Organization.

Lauren