Global strategist to be featured speaker at Rocco forum

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by Eric Gorton


HARRISONBURG, Va. — Linda K. Yates, founder and CEO of Mach49, will be the keynote speaker at the Rocco Forums for the Future.   

What: Rocco Forums of the Future talk; Building Your Growth Engine 

When: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 4 p.m. 

Where: James Madison University, College of Business, Hartman Hall Room 2021 

Who: Linda K. Yates; founder and CEO of Mach49. Yates is a seasoned CEO with over 30 years of experience creating global strategy and driving innovation for large multinationals around the world. As a native of Silicon Valley, she has an extensive network and has served as a bridge between the startups and venture capitalists of Silicon Valley and the boardrooms and C-suites of international corporations throughout her career. 

More information: Yates has spent decades as a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and global strategist. She is sharing her experiences and advice with business students, and she will be giving away copies of her book, “The Unicorn Within,” at the beginning of the talk. This event is open to the public, registration is required. 


Contact: Eric Gorton,, (540) 908-1760 

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Published: Monday, October 23, 2023

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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