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Mark Babbitt    

President of Switch and Shift; CEO of YouTern

Mark Babbitt is the CEO and founder of YouTern, named by Mashable as a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career” and repeatedly by Forbes as a "Top Website for Your Career."​

He is also President of, a leadership community that enables organizations and leaders to transform their business from an Industrial Age model to one able to compete well in the Social Age. Additionally, he is a co-Founder of, a non-profit that positions U.S. military veterans for success in the civilian workforce.

Babbitt's other roles include being co-author of the Amazon best-seller "A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive" (AMACOM, 2014), serial mentor, keynote speaker, blogger, rebel, and catalyst for change.

Babbitt has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Forbes and Investor's Business Daily regarding social media's impact on business, leadership in the Social Age, career development, and higher education’s role in preparing emerging talent for the workforce.

Babbit is the father of five, a grandfather and a husband. His family calls Seattle and Lake Tahoe home.

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