2023-2024 Season Highlights

With the 2023-2024 season upon us, we are thrilled to present an exciting lineup of events featuring renowned speakers who will undoubtedly engage and enlighten our club members. While some high-powered speakers are finalizing their schedules, we’re committed to promptly communicating the specific dates as they are confirmed. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:

  • January 2024: Join us as we host Rick Green, the visionary Founder of 1A Auto, who will inspire us with his entrepreneurial journey and industry expertise.
  • February 2024: Brace yourself for a thought-provoking evening with Congressman Byron Donalds (R-Naples, FL), who will shed light on national economic policies and their impact.
  • March 2024: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Dr. “Grace” Jinliu Wang, President of WPI, speak on her extensive experience in academia and research innovation.
  • Late May 2024: Conclude the season with a bang as we welcome Adam Selipsky, the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), who will share insights into the future of technology, artificial intelligence, and its influence on the global economy.

Rick Green: A Trailblazer in Aerospace and E-Commerce

Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross 1 College St, Worcester, MA, United States

Rick Green's journey from a Cornell-educated aerospace engineer to a trailblazer in e-commerce is a tale of relentless innovation. As the founder of 1A Auto Inc., he transformed the aftermarket auto parts landscape, earning global recognition. His entrepreneurial spirit earned him the title of one of Taiwan’s Businessmen of the Year. His story is one of hard work, innovation, and unwavering leadership.

“Grace” Jinliu Wang

Beechwood Hotel

Meet us at the Beechwood Hotel to engage with Dr. "Grace" Jinliu Wang, the distinguished 17th President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, renowned for her pioneering work in academia and research innovation. Dr. Wang's leadership at The Ohio State University and SUNY has catalyzed significant R&D advancements and fostered robust university-industry partnerships, fueling both academic and economic growth. With a career spanning influential roles from NSF to IBM/Hitachi, she brings a wealth of experience in driving technology commercialization and research excellence. Don’t miss the chance to engage with one of the leading minds at the forefront of science and engineering education.