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Heather MasonCEO and FounderCaspian Agency

Heather Mason founded Caspian Agency in 2005, intent on bringing a scientifically-based strategic discipline to white-glove event planning. Her expertise in the innovation and social good business space has led to successful projects around the globe for the Skoll World Forum, Dalio Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee, among many others. Prior to launching Caspian, she managed events for Charles Schwab, producing conferences across the country. Early on, Heather recognized that there was no codified method for creating and executing strategic events at scale. In response, she created the Caspian 10 Essentials of Event Science. This methodology has been taught internationally, and it is featured curricula for the San Diego State University Masters in Meetings and Events degree program where she is a Senior Fellow and also an instructor. Most recently, Caspian released the online course, Thinking Virtually: Virtual Engagements in the Post - COVID-19 Era, which outlines the fundamental elements of successful online events. Heather is a board member of Social Venture Circle (SVC), American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), Utah State University Alumni Board, and a strategic advisor to Women Founders Foundation and Purposewerx. She is a consultant on convening design for the Rockefeller Foundation, and a frequent keynote speaker, MC, and moderator. Finally, Heather is the creator and founder of SUREFIRE Girls and CEO-U. Heather Mason is a speaker coach for high-level executives. Her unique coaching technique focuses on creating comfortable speakers using a somatic approach. Rather than focusing on confidence-first, Heather works body-first, so that her clients can be at ease on even the biggest stages. This allows the speaker’s true personality and essence to shine through and their message to be consistent with their body language. Clients include CEOs in the high-tech, communications and private foundation sectors.