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Learn about our 2024 Seminar Speakers and how they have impacted their communities. 

Keynote Speaker


Peter Urscheler | Mayor, Phoenixville

Peter Urscheler currently serves as Mayor of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. In 2017, when he was first elected, he was the youngest Mayor in the Phoenixville Borough’s 170-year history. As Mayor, Urscheler oversees a 30-person police force which serves over 17,500 residents. As an elected official, Urscheler has worked to champion several causes including: affordable housing, increased services for senior citizens, public transportation, reducing the educational attainment gap for economically disadvantaged families, total equality protections, and environmental sustainability.


Originally from Tavares, Florida, Peter graduated from Stetson University in 2006. After graduation, he worked for 8 years at SEI, a major international financial services corporation based in greater Philadelphia, before starting his own boutique consulting firm, 235 Bridge, in 2014. Through 235 Bridge, Peter serves the unique needs of small businesses and municipalities, working with a variety of organizations on strategy, communications, marketing, and growth initiatives.


Peter resides in Phoenixville with his two dogs, Ian and Ina.

Panel Speakers

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Kendra Lee | Jeong Consulting

Kendra Lee is the founder of Jeong (pronounced “chung”) Consulting. Her work encompasses talent and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategy, advising, program design, and facilitation. Prior to starting her own consulting practice, Kendra served as the Vice President of DE&I for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She also held two positions at Comcast – the Director of DE&I Learning and the Senior Director of Leadership Development. Before joining Comcast, she was a Diversity Business Partner for Facebook. Kendra began her career in education, first as a teacher and then leading talent and DE&I for K-12 education systems and nonprofits. Kendra has her Bachelor’s of Science from Syracuse University and her Master’s of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Though raised outside of Buffalo in New York, she calls Philadelphia home.

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Michael Hast | University of Pennsylvania

Michael Hast is a HOBY alumni (1997), an Eagle Scout, and an avid outdoorsman.  Mike attended Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor’s (2004), Master’s (2007), and PhD (2011) in Mechanical Engineering.  Dr. Hast is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.  His research program focuses on fracture reconstruction, bone regeneration, and the interplay between mechanical and biological variables for enhanced healing.  Mike is married with two boys, aged 6 and 9.  Outside of work, Mike serves as a Packmaster for a local Cub Scout Pack and coaches youth soccer teams. He is a firm believer that “everything happens for a reason.” 

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