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Mark from Minnesota is working to transform Minnesota by ‘Transforming the industry by serving in various public service roles’.

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Mark Ritchie, a prominent public servant from Minnesota, brings a wealth of experience and expertise from his extensive background in various leadership roles. As a former Secretary of State for the State of Minnesota, Mark has a proven track record of overseeing business services and elections with efficiency and integrity. His tenure as President of Global Minnesota further showcases his leadership skills, having served as the Chief Executive Officer of Minnesota's World Affairs Council. Mark's commitment to fostering global connections and understanding can greatly benefit your organization by promoting collaboration and diversity within the industry.

Furthermore, Mark's involvement in founding and leading multiple expo bid committees reflects his dedication to promoting initiatives that unite communities and encourage innovation. As the Co-Founder and Chair of the Minnesota Expo 2023 bid committee and the Co-Chair of the Minnesota USA Expo 2027 bid committee, Mark has demonstrated his ability to spearhead projects with a focus on holistic well-being and sustainable practices. His background as an Endowed Chair for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of MN highlights his commitment to creating positive impacts on local communities through education and outreach. By leveraging Mark's experience in organizing successful events and promoting sustainable practices, your organization can foster a culture of innovation and environmental stewardship within the industry.

Additionally, Mark's diverse experience in international trade policies and food system grant-making further positions him as a transformative leader in your industry. His role as a Policy Advisor at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation showcases his ability to provide strategic guidance and support to organizations seeking to make a meaningful impact in their communities. Mark's background as a Founder and President of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy underscores his passion for addressing global challenges through policy advocacy and research. By tapping into Mark's expertise, your organization can benefit from his strategic insights and innovative solutions to drive positive change and unity within the industry.

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Mark's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Mark’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Mark will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Mark’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Mark is likely to thrive in chaos, with a preference for shaping new ideas and taking calculated risks.


OVERVIEW:

When selling to Mark keep it high-level and avoid bringing in too many details. Try to focus the conversation on what the product can offer them and what impact if will have on their goals.

What comes naturally to Mark

  • Elevating new ideas

  • Taking big risks

  • Finding ways around the rules


COMMUNICATON:

Mark is likely to be assertive and bold. They are likely to appreciate when others are confident and to-the-point. Push for your ideas or opinions, but be prepared to support your reasoning.

When speaking to Mark

  • Stick to the big picture

  • Be less polished and more dynamic

  • Emphasize the future


MOTIVATION:

Mark is often motivated by ambitious goals and exciting competition. They tend to find value in achievement and feel energized when they accomplish something great.

What motivates Mark

  • Thinking on their feet

  • Opportunities to perform and entertain

  • Experiencing new things


WORK:

Mark likes challenge, so don’t hesitate to call them out. They can have a big personality, so don’t be shy if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Speak up and get their attention. Expect some friendly competition, but know that they are focused on the team’s best interest. Take confident action to earn their respect and keep it by delivering on promises and discovering new opportunities.

When working with Mark

  • Set ambitious team goals

  • Don't assign them to routine tasks

  • Hit the ground running on a new project

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Mark’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Mark’s online activity.

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Development

Strategy

Investment

Technology

Resource Manager

Advertising

Research

Analyst

Business Services

Founder

Co-founder

Program Management

Nonprofits

Public Policy

Strategic Planning

Policy Analysis

Strategic Communications

Social Media

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Economic Development

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Advisor

Development

Strategy

Investment

Technology

Resource Manager

Advertising

Research

Analyst

Business Services

Founder

Co-founder

Program Management

Nonprofits

Public Policy

Strategic Planning

Policy Analysis

Strategic Communications

Social Media

Entrepreneurship

Economic Development

Leadership

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youWFBCEF.ORG > World's Fair Bid Committee Educational Fundfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Mark extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

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Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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