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haku and Running USA Announce DEIA Webinar Panelists Chris Mosier, Angela Rodriguez, and Tim Springer

October 20, 2021

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – haku and Running USA announced the panelists for the DEIA webinar titled Moving Forward Together: A Webinar on Diversity and Inclusion.

The webinar will serve as Running USA’s next virtual education event. “It’s a unique opportunity to learn from our incredible panelists,” said Jaclyn Levi, CSO at haku. “Chris, Angela, and Tim are three individuals affecting real change in DEIA. The knowledge they have to share will help attendees gain a better understanding of why a focus on DEIA should be a priority, how it affects their business outcomes, and what actionable items they can implement no matter their size or budget.”

This complimentary event will take place Tuesday, October 26 at 2:00 pm ET, and will feature experts from the endurance industry and beyond, who are trailblazers and change-makers in diversity and inclusion. You can register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rCth-n4gTFKkl62BRf4OyA

The webinar will feature the following panelists:

Chris Mosier  – Team USA Athlete / Transgender Activist / Inclusion & Leadership Consultant / Coach & Personal Trainer

Chris Mosier is a trailblazing hall of fame triathlete, All-American duathlete, and a 6-time member of Team USA. In 2015 he became the first known transgender man to represent the United States in international competition, and was the catalyst for change for the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes. He is also a 2x National Champion and the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Trials in any sport in a category different than their sex assigned at birth.

In 2016, he was sponsored by Nike and featured in his own Nike commercial which debuted on prime time during the Rio Olympics. Chris was the first trans athlete featured in the ESPN Body Issue.

Chris is known as the go-to source for policy and information on transgender people in sport. In 2013, Chris created the site transathlete.com, a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play. He has mentored transgender athletes around the globe, from high school and recreational to the professional levels, and helped teams, leagues, and professional sports leagues create gender-inclusive policies.

Angela Rodriguez – VP, Head of Strategy, Alma

Angela has spent nearly 20 years uncovering the interplays of Global, US, and Latinx culture, helping brands succeed with Hispanic and non-Hispanic consumers alike.

Angela is responsible for leading research, the development of consumer insights and the creation of inspiring creative strategies, and the execution of post-campaign analytics for Alma’s roster of brands together with her team of strategists and analysts.

She also heads up Alma’s Culture Lab, an innovation think tank that leads the marketplace in Cultural Curation, Consulting, and Research. Among the brands she currently helps grow by connecting them with consumers in more culturally relevant ways are Pepsi, McDonald’s, State Farm, Sprint, Cerveza Sol, Miller Lite, Clorox, Tobacco Free Florida, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Lilly, and PNC Bank.

Alma is an agency of modern culture marketers with diversity and inclusion in its DNA. Currently ranked the 4th most effective agency in the country, Alma has been named multiple times to Ad Age’s prestigious A-List and has earned 23 Cannes Lions and 7 Effie Awards, as well as numerous One Show, Clio, ANA, New York Festival awards, etc.

Tim Springer – Accessibility and inclusivity leader and CEO at Level Access

Tim Springer founded Level Access with the vision of creating a world where all digital systems are accessible to people with disabilities. For two decades, Level Access has provided digital accessibility compliance solutions for corporations, government agencies, and leading educational institutions. Tim views access to digital technology as a profound, empowering force in the lives of individuals with disabilities. As CEO of Level Access, he is dedicated to ensuring technology not only meets regulatory standards but supports real-world use by individuals with disabilities. As founder of Level Access, Mr. Springer designed Level Access’s core technology and led the development of InFocus(tm), the industry’s first commercial software for testing Web accessibility.

Mr. Springer advises many large public and private sector organizations on the technical challenges and best practices required to successfully achieve accessibility. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. He was also awarded recognition as Disability Employment Champion of Change by the White House in 2014.

About haku:

haku is an unparalleled technology partner that forward-thinking event organizers work with to plan, manage, promote, and sell-out their events. Through state-of-the-art technology and an all-in-one platform, world-class organizations can better plan events, track progress, engage with participants, and move their events and businesses forward, all while utilizing an all-encompassing technology ecosystem. haku is trusted by organizations such as the Boston Athletic Association, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon Organization, Team In Training (LLS), J&A Racing, Houston Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, Atlanta Track Club, Philadelphia Eagles, Mercedes Benz Corporate Run, and many more.

To learn more about haku, please visit www.hakusports.com