FPU faculty join city leaders to tell “The Fresno Story”

By wayne.steffen on September 8, 2016 @ 9:51am

Fresno Pacific University faculty and city leaders will combine to tell “The Fresno Story” at the Social Capital Marketing SOCAP16 conference September 13-16 in San Francisco.

Randy White, D.Min., executive director of the Center for Community Transformation and associate professor of community transformation at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, will be one of several community presenters. Spark Tank Pitch Fest, part of CCT’s support for social enterprise, will feature prominently in his remarks. Other Fresno speakers will be Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin; Irma Olguin, Jr., chief technology officer, Bitwise Academy; and Craig Scharton, owner of Peeves Public House & Local Market and long involved in downtown revitalization efforts in Fresno.

Andrea McAleenan, Ph.D., associate professor of business, is part of the planning team and will host three students and one graduate of the FPU MBA program. Andrew Shinn, MBA, instructor of business, will also attend, as will a CCT intern.

According to its website, SOCAP is “a network of heart-centered investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders who believe in an inclusive and socially responsible economy to address the world’s toughest challenges. Since 2008, SOCAP has created a platform where social impact leaders can connect and present their ideas to a global audience. Our annual flagship event in San Francisco is the largest conference for impact investors and social entrepreneurs and has drawn more than 10,000 people.” More at socialcapitalmarkets.net/about-socap/