BYU Management Society Phoenix February 2020 Luncheon

East Valley Institute of Technology ( EVIT ) Culinary Arts Building - 1601 West Main Street Mesa, 85201-6910 - View Map U.S. - Phoenix
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 12:00 PM (MST)

About this event

Kelly Smith has been obsessed with learning and building things since childhood, from a neighborhood baseball card business to a rap album to a line of cleaning products to high energy laser physics. After earning a master’s degree in nuclear fusion (MIT), Kelly held engineering and marketing roles at various technology companies before selling a small software business and moving back home to Mesa in 2013. He started an afterschool code club at the Mesa Library, helping kids learn computer programming, and he was so excited about the power of self-learning that he started a new kind of school. He currently is the CEO of Prenda (, a fast-growing education company that helps people run microschools out of their home. We're excited to hear about the moral and ethical leadership issues in this dynamic new disruptive industry.



Thursday, Feb 20
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (MST)


East Valley Institute of Technology ( EVIT ) Culinary Arts Building
1601 West Main Street Mesa85201-6910


  • Christopher Spear

    Christopher Spear

    EOS Worldwide

    Chapter President June 2022 -

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  • Kristine Ouzts

    Kristine Ouzts

    Dual Careers in Commercial Finance & Higher Education

    Past President June 2020 - May 2022

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  • Curtis Drake

    Curtis Drake

    American National Insurance

    Cougar Cactus Classis Scramble Chair

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  • Jaron Turley

    Jaron Turley

    Morgan Stanley

    Young Professionals Chair, Financial Advisor

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  • Jeffrey Risenmay

    Jeffrey Risenmay


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  • Joe Whitfield

    Joe Whitfield

    Edward Jones

    Scholarship Committee

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  • Sean Morris

    Sean Morris

    Scholarship Committee

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  • Sydney Turley

    Sydney Turley


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  • Wm Todd Hudson

    Wm Todd Hudson


    Chapter Communications SR Business Systems Analyst

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  • Jim Hepfinger

    Jim Hepfinger

    BYU Alumni Liason

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  • Brooklyn Taylor

    Brooklyn Taylor

    Scholarship Committee

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