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Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at Pitsco Education
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Stephan Turnipseed is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Pitsco Education. Pitsco Education is a world leader in 21st Century hands on, project based, personalized learning. Turnipseed is an education thought leader, strategist and entrepreneur who is passionate about inspiring children through education. He is an advocate for hands-on learning which he sees as instrumental for 21st Century success.
He was President of LEGO® Education North America for 16 years and also served in a global role as the Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships for LEGO® Education for 2 years.
Most recently as EVP and CSO, he led the team at Destination Imagination, an experiential learning company focused on creativity and hosting the world’s largest celebration of creativity, in defining and implementing a new strategic direction aimed at preparing children for the future of work and civil society.
He is the past Chairman for The Partnership for 21st Century Learning, a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. He is the recipient of the prestigious National Instruments Engineering Impact Award for STEM Innovation which recognizes lifetime achievement in STEM education. He serves on the boards of Education Reimagined, which offers a new vision of the future of education and the Learning Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank aimed at supplying objective research to underpin policy decisions.
Turnipseed is the past president of the Tourette Syndrome Association, non-profit supporting research, advocacy and policy for those, like himself, affected by Tourette Syndrome, a neurologic movement disorder.
Turnipseed is a veteran of the United States Air Force and is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering. He is the author of two books and numerous published articles. He holds three patents for the design of the TETRIX robotic system.
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Company NamePitsco Education
Dates EmployedAug 2017 – Present
Employment Duration2 yrs 1 mo
Executive Vice President / Chief Program Officer
Company NameDestination Imagination
Dates EmployedJan 2016 – Jul 2017
Employment Duration1 yr 7 mos
LocationCherry Hill, NJ
Destination Imagination (DI) is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with over 1.5 million alumni whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in ... See more
Company NameLEGO Education
Total Duration18 yrs 4 mos
TitlePresident Emeritus and Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
Dates EmployedJan 2014 – Sep 2015
Employment Duration1 yr 9 mos
Primary activities include advocacy and outreach, strategic partnerships and education strategy.
Dates EmployedJun 1997 – Dec 2013
Employment Duration16 yrs 7 mos
Partnership for 21st Century Learning
Company NamePartnership for 21st Century Learning
Dates EmployedSep 2013 – Aug 2015
Employment Duration2 yrs
Executive Vice President
Company NamePitsco, Inc.
Dates Employed1992 – Dec 2013
Employment Duration21 yrs
Dates EmployedAug 1976 – Aug 1991
Employment Duration15 yrs 1 mo
Held a variety of positons during a 15 year career from Field Engineer to Division Manager working in both domestic and international markets and multiple oilfield service disciplines.
Dates EmployedMay 1970 – May 1976
Employment Duration6 yrs 1 mo
AFCS - Comm Nav predominantly on F-4 Phantom aircraft
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Degree NameBachelor Science Electrical Engineering Field Of StudyElectrical and Electronics Engineering
Dates attended or expected graduation 1970 – 1976