Wesleyan announces 2020 Founders Day keynote speaker

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan College announced recently that Jason Fiegel (‘00), Founder and President of Buoyant Technologies Incorporated (BTI), will deliver the 2020 Founders Day keynote address.

The 130th Founders Day celebration of the college will be virtual at wvwc.edu on Friday, October 2 at 3 p.m.

“Jason Fiegel exemplifies the tradition of excellence that is the hallmark of West Virginia Wesleyan,” said Joel Thierstein, President of the college. “He is an innovative leader who has built a successful career and been a great friend and partner to his alma mater.”

“I am honored to speak to the Wesleyan community at this year’s 130th Founders Day and first virtual Founders Day celebration, as the nation and world wrestle with the unique challenges brought on by the global pandemic,” Fiegel said.

Since 1941, the college has celebrated Founders Day, previously known as Bishop’s Day, to mark the role WVWC and its alumni have had on creating positive impact across the spectrum of society. Historically, it has coincided with Homecoming weekend. To adhere to public health guidelines, WVWC has moved its Founders Day celebration online.

About Jason Fiegel

Jason Fiegel is an entrepreneur, technologist, and business leader who founded his first company, an electronics repair service, while still in high school. At the invitation of a close friend, Jason visited and later enrolled in West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he studied Philosophy and Business Administration, graduating in 2000.

Fiegel’s drive and zeal for learning has not slowed since, nor has his technical skills development.  He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management at Loyola University Maryland and is currently completing his law degree through Syracuse University, all while running a busy technology services company, raising four children with his wife, Monica, and serving as a volunteer for several organizations, including as a youth sports coach.

Jason is the founding partner of Buoyant Technologies, Inc. (BTI), a Technology Services firm based in Central Maryland.  Over the past decade and a half, Jason has led Buoyant to become an industry leader in the design and deployment of enterprise communication systems, supporting Fortune 500 businesses, government and military customers across the United States and world.

Jason Fiegel’s passion for development and innovation is reflected in how he and his firm keep up with the rapid pace of change within the communications industry.  Buoyant continues to foster a culture of shared learning and constant improvement – daily sharing, analyzing and documenting the challenges and triumphs of the team – with a philosophy of continuous innovation where everyone is both teacher and student. 

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