Meet Our 2021 Keynote

Mike Rowe

From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer, Host, and Best-Selling Author Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He's best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, and how stuff works. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. 

Most recently, Mike is in search of remarkable people making a difference in their communities on Facebook's groundbreaking series Returning the Favor. You can also watch him on the TV series Somebody's Gotta Do It on TBN or listen to him on The Way I Heard It, America's #1 short-form podcast of five-minute mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span. His book, The Way I Heard It, is a companion to his podcast. 

In addition, Mike is the CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that debunks myths and misperceptions about the trades and helps close the skills gap. The foundation has granted, or helped facilitate the granting of, more than $5 million in technical and vocational education, including Work Ethic scholarships. In his spare time, Mike keeps a lively conversation with more than 5 million Facebook friends, where he talks about everything from the musings of his persnickety terrier named Freddy to the merits and pitfalls of blind patriotism.

Learn more about Mike Rowe and his charity by visiting his official website.


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