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Dean's Fireside Chat

October 13th

Austin Hall 126

Leadership Academy Pillar: Member Choice: PURPOSEFUL or PROFESSIONAL

Students joined us at the Dean's Fireside Chat as we welcomed Randy Conrads, founder of Classmates.com.  

Randy Conrads is co-founder of RedWeek.com, an online marketplace connecting travelers to the timeshare community. Now a leader in the secondary marketplace, RedWeek is the largest, most reputable online timeshare marketplace with more than 1.5 million registered users and an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. Before starting RedWeek.com, Randy's entrepreneurial spirit and vision created Classmates.com, one of the world's largest online communities. Under Randy's direction, Classmates.com grew from a startup operating in his basement to one of the top 15 most highly trafficked websites on the Internet, with 38 million members and 2 million visitors each day. Prior to Classmates, Randy spent 21 years in senior management positions with Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Oregon State University and his MBA from Pacific Lutheran University.