SABEW2019 has ended
Journalism in a Time of Disruption 
SABEW’s 56th annual Spring conference will explore the many challenges – and opportunities – our industry faces today. Through skills session, keynotes and networking, we’ll help reporters and news managers do their jobs better and make sense of what’s happening in our industry. We look forward to seeing you at ASU’s casual campus setting in sunny Phoenix where you’ll get a chance to connect with colleagues old and new and ensure that business journalism continues to thrive.

Register for SABEW19. Follow @SABEW on Twitter, #SABEW2019

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Renee McGivern or call 651-210-0911.
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Bob Parsons

Founder, GoDaddy
Entrepreneur, investor, American business leader and philanthropist
Bob Parsons joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, where he received the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart Medal. Thanks to the Marines, he was able enroll at the University of Baltimore where he received a BS in accounting. Every day he uses the lessons and discipline he learned in the Marine Corps. He credits the Marine Corps for where he is today. He started Parsons Technology, a tax software company, in his basement in 1984 after teaching himself to write code. In 1994, he sold it for $64 million. In 1997, he started Jomax Technologies which would become GoDaddy. Today he owns and operates multiple motorcycle dealerships, a custom bike shop, a private golf course, a golf club company that manufactures the most technically advanced clubs you can find, an ad agency, a hedge fund and numerous real estate holdings. Parsons and his wife Renee are grateful to be able to give back to their community and to causes that mean a lot to them. In 2012 they founded The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation with the goal of reaching poor and underserved populations and causes often overlooked or underfunded by mainstream philanthropy. They focus largely on the Phoenix area and organizations associated with at-risk youth, homelessness, education, veterans’ needs and medical care. The Foundation also helps improve schools and provides medical services in rural communities in Haiti. Parsons grew up poor as a church mouse and knows the difference that a little bit of help can make.