Meet Liza Wisner

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We are excited to announce our Saturday Evening Keynote Speaker, Liza Macheru Wisner.

Liza Mucheru Wisner is an award winning business performance advisor and top 3 finalist on Season 10 of the television show, “The Apprentice”, with real estate billionaire Donald Trump. As a native of Nairobi, Kenya, Ms. Wisner ventured to the United States on a golf scholarship representing Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Islander women’s golf team.

Ms. Wisner is a business owner, and passionate entrepreneurship advocate. Throughout the years and in her various positions, Ms. Wisner has been fostering entrepreneurship in our community. With experience building and advising organizations, Ms. Wisner is an internationally recognized business and leadership development advisor, speaker, radio show host, and workshop facilitator. By consistently visiting companies and businesses and bringing together young (and not so young) entrepreneurs, she has been pivotal in growing the synergy that makes our community a great place to do business.

In addition to her work as a Business Performance Advisor at Insperity, Ms. Wisner is the principal of Texas Techies and PowerUp, successful organizations, which deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to economically disadvantaged communities. In the past 3 years she has expanded her organizations to include innovations such as mobile computer labs and computer animation design and programming competitions.

Ms. Wisner is a Coastal Bend CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) partner, Corpus Christi Metro Ministries Ambassador, Junior Achievement Board Member, and a Magna Cum Laude National Scholars Honor Society member. She received the Texas A&M University’s 2010 Employee Excellence Award, the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Kenya Monitor Newspaper 2011 Jamhuriwood Ambassadorship Award, and in 2010 was awarded a Certificate of Commendation from City of Corpus Christi Mayor and City Council for community advocacy.

Ms. Wisner graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi earning a master’s degree of science in Educational Technology, along with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Management of Information Systems. Ms. Wisner resides in Corpus Christi, Texas with her husband Denis and two son’s, Zaleik and Zamar.

(Information provided by her website www.lizawisner.com)