Speaker: Nikki Hill

Nikki Hill is the Executive Vice President of EdVenture where she has served in several roles since joining the museum in 2005.
She has been instrumental in moving the museum’s direction to being an arm of the community, ensuring that all families are afforded the chance to experience the love of learning. Her leadership helped establish two EdVenture satellites: in Myrtle Beach and Hartsville, her hometown.
She was been honored by The State Newspaper as a member of the Class of 2017’s 20 under 40 and internationally recognized as a Noyce Leadership Fellow in 2015. She and her husband, Joe, share in the joy of raising their four children, Noah 9, Nicholas 10, McKenzie 14 and Joey 21.
McKenzie Manning is a rising ninth grader at Hopewell High School in Charlotte. She’s a member of the Junior Beta Club, Future Lawyers Program, National Junior Honor Society and recently inducted into the Young Black Leadership Alliance. She enjoys running track, drawing and volunteering.

Lessons From the Past, Present, and Future

There’s always a lesson in every situation and sometimes we may not know what it is until after it’s gone.  Understanding our stories provides us an opportunity to better understand ourselves and others.