Stephan Turnipseed, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Emeritus
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Stephan Turnipseed is the executive vice president and chief strategy
officer emeritus for Pitsco Education. To this role he brings a lifetime of
experience as an educational thought leader, advocate of hands-on
learning, and entrepreneur.
Turnipseed is the former president of LEGO® Education North America.
During his tenure there, he spearheaded the effort to expand the
company’s scope from product sales to the development of innovative
educational resources. Until recently, Turnipseed led the team at
Destination Imagination, an experiential learning company aimed at
preparing students for the future of work and civil society.
He chaired The Partnership for 21st Century Learning and cochaired
the Brookings Institution’s Business for Early Childhood Development
Task Force. He serves on or has served on boards for numerous
organizations and think tanks, including Education Reimagined and
the Learning Policy Institute. Turnipseed has been a member of the
Clinton Global Initiative. Recognizing his lifetime achievement in STEM
education, National Instruments awarded him the prestigious
Engineering Impact Award.
Turnipseed has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn
University and holds patents related to the design of the TETRIX®
robotics system. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, a past
president of the Tourette Syndrome Association, and a published
author. He celebrates more than four decades of marriage with his
wife, Joyce. The couple has an adult son and two grandchildren.