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Dr. Siri Terjesen is Associate Dean of Research & External Relations, and Professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida, and Professor .2 at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. She is one of 15 voting directors at the National Board for Education Sciences, overseeing the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Siri Terjesen is Professor and Associate Dean of Florida Atlantic University College of Business, Affiliate Professor at her alma mater, the Norwegian School of Economics, and fellow at Heritage Foundation. Her business research ranks in the world's top 2% of most cited scholars. She edits five academic journals and received outstanding teaching awards at undergraduate and graduate levels. She regularly advises national governments and private philanthropies on major research funding and was appointed by the U.S. President to the National Board for Education Sciences. Her recent op-eds were featured in Newsweek, National Review, and Epoch Times.
Total Wine & More
Total Wine & More is America's Wine Superstore® is the country's largest independent retailer of fine wine. They started in 1991 when brothers David and Robert Trone opened a small store in Delaware. Today, they operate 249 superstores across 27 states and continue to grow. They are passionate about wine and know many of our customers feel the same way. So we are committed to offering the nation's best wine selection, emphasizing fine wines. Our wine team members participate in extensive training programs, weekly team wine tastings, and monthly wine-producer seminars. Many travel to winemaking regions to meet our producers and learn about their wines firsthand.
Charles Troy, America’s most acclaimed dramatic musical theatre historian, is a retired graphic designer and former theatre lyricist who has developed sixty multimedia presentations on musical theatre subjects. These visually seamless presentations combine his own original graphics with historic photos, edited audio tracks with the lyrics displayed onscreen, and illustrative video clips — all coordinated with a scripted narrative, evolved from his extensive research, that weaves the pertinent events into a dramatic tale. Charles is based in the Chicago area and is very active there. He has also appeared multiple times at the York Theatre Company in New York City, at the Cole Porter Festival in Porter’s hometown of Peru, Indiana, and has made annual winter tours of Florida.