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Tuesday, March 23 • 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Six Degrees of Penn State

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With over 700,000 Penn State alumni alive today, the Penn State degree becomes a calling card for people around the world. Six degrees of separation is a given for most Penn Staters – if you are one, you know one. No matter where you are, a fellow Penn Stater is not far away.

This is especially true throughout the entrepreneurial journeys of two successful Penn State alumni entrepreneurs, Hunter Swisher and JT Marino. Both leveraged their Penn State connections and were able to identify a need within their respective fields to disrupt the status quo. Join Hunter and JT, with moderator Bob Morgan, another successful Penn State alumni entrepreneur in his own right, as they talk more about how their time at Penn State helped prepare them for where they are today.

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Robert E. Morgan '89

Founder & CEO, Talaria Media
Robert Morgan is the Founder and CEO of Talaria Media. Talaria Media is a creative film and video production company based in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles that develops and produces a variety of motion picture, television, and digital media content for streaming, broadcast and... Read More →

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JT Marino '09

Chief Disruption Officer of Serta Simmons Bedding, Co-founder of Tuft & Needle (T&N)
Co-founder of Tuft & Needle (T&N) and Chief Disruption Officer of Serta Simmons Bedding, John-Thomas “JT” Marino is a passionate storyteller, facilitator and teacher, inspiring T&N's most challenging and disruptive projects. JT has been instrumental in redefining the sleep industry... Read More →
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Hunter Swisher '16

Founder & CEO, Phospholutions, Inc.
Hunter currently serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Phospholutions, Inc., which he founded prior to graduating with an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University. Phospholutions develops solutions for managing global phosphorus use. RhizoSorb technology... Read More →

Tuesday March 23, 2021 7:15pm - 8:15pm EDT