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2023 Cabot Executive in Residence

William Stoehr - Artist


Keynote Presentation

"Lessons from Alice in Wonderland - Risk, Reward and an Uncertain Future”

September 13, 2023
1:15-2:20 pm
  Memorial Student Center Great Hall

Opening Gallery and Reception

September 14, 2023
4:00-6:00 pm
  Furlong Gallery & Micheels Atrium


Stoehr's Bio:

William Stoehr's award winning art is exhibited internationally at universities, art centers, museums and galleries. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Stoehr was President of National Geographic Maps where he was responsible for National Geographic's worldwide mapping operations. Previously he held the positions of director and senior vice president at the National Geographic Society.

With his wife, Mary Kay Stoehr, he owned and operated the recreational map company Trails Illustrated which started in their basement and was later acquired by the National Geographic Society.

He has served as an officer and director on several boards, including, the Peace Initiatives Institute - an international organization focused on long-term peace through children and Big City Mountaineers - a wilderness experience program for inner-city at risk teens. He was president of the International Map Trade Association representing map publishers, sellers, government agencies and software developers from around the world.

Prior to entering the map business, he worked for two major international manufacturers in a variety of positions including international sales manager, product manager, quality manager, strategic planning manager, and plant manager. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stout, he received the university’s medallion award, was active in student government, listed in Who's Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities, and was the captain of both the track and cross country teams.

He has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and was a doctoral program resident at the J.L. Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

He has been featured in local, national and international media including National Public Radio, ABC, BBC and more.

From Burlington Wisconsin, Stoehr along with his wife Mary Kay, currently live in Boulder Colorado.

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