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Posted on Mar 27, 2017

EA’s AJ Carr to be featured at IceBreaker event in Madison

EA’s AJ Carr to be featured at IceBreaker event in Madison

3 local prodigies are featured speakers at IceBreaker event

By Judy Newman, Wisconsin State Journal

Two Madison-area high school graduates who have found success in the digital economy and one current high school student who is an entrepreneur and actor will headline IceBreaker, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce‘s annual spring luncheon.

Featured speakers are:

  • Kaaren Hanson, Memorial High School class of 1988: Design director at Facebook; previously led design at Medallia and was vice president of design innovation at Intuit.
  • Peter Koechley, West High School class of 1999: Co-founder of Upworthy, a website “on a mission to change what the world pays attention to,” as the website explains. Koechley also was a managing editor of The Onion.
  • AJ Carr, Verona High School freshman: Founder of a nonprofit, Building Bosses, to teach youth about leadership and entrepreneurship; budding actor who recently enjoyed featured roles in PBS’ “Mercy Street” and NBC’s “Chicago PD.”

The theme of this year’s IceBreaker is “prodigium,” the Latin root of prodigy.