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We head to Atlanta where Ann Rodriguez, as one might expect, is kicking ass and taking names. Hot Rod leads business operations for the MLS expansion team Atlanta United FC, and was recently named to Sports Business Journal’s list of “Forty Under 40”. (She may or may not have squeaked in under the wire for that designation.) She has also helped launch two other professional soccer teams, and has been instrumental in the initial success of the United.
Finally, we head north to Cambridge where Sep Kamvar, a former Google executive and current professor in the MIT media lab, is getting a lot of press as the creator of Wildflower Montessori Schools. Wildflower’s schools are working to innovate education with data-gathering technology on children’s behavior to better understand their needs. Incidentally, Sep also works part time as a Uniqlo model – I was surprised to see him on a billboard in downtown Boston last year.
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