(Asheville, NC) On Friday, May 4th Keller Williams Realty , Avadim Technologies, and the Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service will again be bringing some of the finest voices of leadership in the world to western North Carolina for the Seventh Annual Leadercast at Biltmore Church in south Asheville. This year, the day long event will again be broadcast from Atlanta and will feature ten of the world’s most influential leaders. This year’s speakers include:

Mae Jamison – Engineer, Physician, Astronaut Leadership

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women’s rights and civil rights movement, inducted into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame (1993) and the International Space Hall of Fame (2004).

Following her time in NASA, Dr. Jemison founded both The Jemison Group and BioSentient Corporation. A technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group explores and develops stand-alone science and technology programs, integrating the critical impact of socio-cultural issues with
revolutionary technologies. Among The Jemison Group’s groundbreaking work is a project to use
satellite technology for health care delivery in West Africa and another to use solar dish Stirling
engines for electricity generation in developing countries. Currently, Dr. Jemison leads The 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a revolutionary initiative to assure the capability for human interstellar space travel to another star within the next century.

Other speakers for the Leadercast -Asheville includes: Mae Jamison, Jen Bricker, Ian Morgan Cron, Jim Loer ,Michael Hyatt, Carey Lohrenz, Catherine Hoke, and Joe Torre

Our thanks to those sponsors that brought Leadercast-Asheville to so any in the past: Keller Williams Avadim Technologies, Biltmore Church Chick-fil-A, Biltmore Oil, Beverly-Hanks and Associates, Mission Hospital, First Citizens Bank, Dixon Hughes Goodman, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, Roger Aiken, Dewey Andrew, Wells Fargo Advisors, Buncombe County Schools, Park Ridge Health, Express Employment Professionals, WLOS-TV 13, Wilson Art International, The Biltmore Company, Simply Home, Asheville Radio Group, Duke Energy, A-B Tech, Asheville Independent Radio, Applied Solutions, and North American Business Services.

For more information and to purchase tickets please contact Bill Murdock at 828-242-2848, via email at [email protected], or visit

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