FINAL ROUND JUDGES

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JORETHA JOHNSON
Joretha Johnson is the President, CEO and Founder of Advanced Transformational Technologies. The accelerator focuses on developing leaders by providing organizations with services that foster strong, sustainable, and healthy businesses and individuals. She also serves on the Chancellor’s African American Community Advisory Council at North Carolina State University

Prior to starting her company, Joretha held various leadership roles. More recently, she was the Director of Organizational Development at ARAUCO North America. However, she spent most of her time at Procter & Gamble (P&G), resulting in a career that spans over two decades.

At P&G, Joretha’s roles ranged from Operations and Manufacturing Brand Manager, to Associate Director and Plant Manager. She has worked in multiple countries and on some of the world’s biggest brands, including Always, Pampers, and Tide. 

Joretha holds a Master’s in Organization Development and Sustainable Change, as well as a BS in Polymer Engineering and Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University. In her free time, she enjoys making mixed media quilts as a fiber artist, listening to EDM, and hosting workshops as a Certified Zentangle Teacher.

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MINGU LEE
Mingu Lee is a Managing Partner at Cleveland Avenue, a venture fund and accelerator investing in food, beverage, and tech businesses. The company focuses on providing early-stage companies with financial support and expertise.

His career began as a Senior Project Manager and Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman. He later became the CTO for Lockheed Martin’s Environmental and Technology Services.

More recently, Mingu left Samsung SDS America after 11 years. Not only was he the Chief Business Officer and Senior VP, but he is also recognized as the company’s “Mobile B2B Founder”. He led the company’s focus on a vast number of areas, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, smart factory, IoT, and 5G just to name a few.

Mingu is a strong believer in pursuing pursue personal development through continuous education. He holds various degrees, most recently receiving a PhD in Systems Engineering from George Washington University. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, and he also holds a Master’s in Information & Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Business Administration from the Ohio State University

 

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