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Jessica O. Matthews to Speak at PKGO Getters Event

The buzz is back and bigger than ever! Join us on April 2nd, 2019, at 5:30pm at the Bardavon for the debut of PKGO Getters, when our guest speaker will be Poughkeepsie native Jessica O. Matthews, founder and CEO of Unchartered Power. This is a free event, but pre-registration through EventBrite is requested.

The mission of PKGO is to highlight the City of Poughkeepsie as a thriving and growing city, and to create a positive sense of community amongst current and future residents, businesses and visitors.  PKGO Getters is a planned event series that will celebrate the achievements of Poughkeepsie notables who have inspiring stories to share. As a PKGO Getter herself, Matthews exemplifies the very core of this campaign.

Matthews started Uncharted Power, a full-service power infrastructure technology company when she was just 22 years old. Her focus is the intersection of disruptive technology, renewable energy, humane behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. She was named Fortune Magazine’s “Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs” and “10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Forbes “30 Under 30,” and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relation’s “Scientist of the Year.”  Former President Bill Clinton said of Matthews, “If ever there was an innovator, she’s it.”

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison said, “We are incredibly excited to bring these PKGO Getters events to the City of Poughkeepsie.  We look forward to hosting our first event April 2nd and are beyond thrilled to have Ms. Matthews as our featured speaker.  Her achievements are such an inspiration to our youth and community, and we are so very fortunate to have her join us here in Poughkeepsie.”

The press is welcome and encouraged to attend.