VIP: Listen & Learn: ft/ Michael Feggans

VIP: Listen & Learn: ft/ Michael Feggans

December 9, 2022 Off By dodgersgurlmD

During our March VIP: Listen & Learn event, we’ll be hearing from Michaels Feggans, a local military veteran who transformed his military experience into a national cybersecurity, technology, and workforce development consulting company.

During the event, you’ll learn about the following:

How key experiences throughout his life prepared him for entrepreneurship

How he made the decision to become an entrepreneur

What customer discovery looked like prior to starting his business

About the Speaker:
Retired U.S Air Force Master Sergeant (MSgt) Michael B. Feggans (aka Fego) last served as Superintendent, 71st Healthcare Operations Squadron, 71st Medical Group, Vance AFB, Oklahoma. In that position, he served as the senior enlisted advisor to the squadron commander on all issues regarding the health, welfare, morale, and effective utilization of more than 70 active duty, civilian, and contractor personnel. He also served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer, where he directly oversaw
the completion of various technical issues and ensured the Defense Health Agency’s cybersecurity policies and procedures were appropriately applied to $10.1M of information technology systems.

Michael was raised for most of his early life in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach, VA, and entered the Air Force in August 2001 after graduating from Tallwood High School, where he lettered in football and
track & field. After completing Air Force Basic Military Training, he attended the Health Services Management apprentice course at Sheppard AFB, TX. His background includes various positions as a medical records technician, group practice and clinical access manager, expeditionary information technology instructor, and medical information systems.

He has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013-14 to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and provided deployment support to the Republic of Korea in 2018-19 as the medical Senior Enlisted Leader for the Gimhae Contingency Hospital project.

He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal.

Internships include U.S Senator Mark Warner (2012,2015), Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson (2016), & HD-85 Delegate Alex Askew (2021).

His educational background includes a B.S in Healthcare Administration from Park University, MO (2010), a Graduate Certificate in Political Science from Virginia Tech, VA (2014), and a M.S in Cybersecurity from Norfolk State, VA.

Leadership training includes Veterans Campaign training workshop (2015,2020), New Politics Leadership Academy (2017), & University of Virginia-Weldon Cooper Center, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership (2021).

He is currently the CEO and owner of Outerbridge Technical Solutions, which focuses on cybersecurity, technology, and workforce development consulting and is located in Virginia Beach and lives in Virginia Beach.

About the NSU Innovation Center:
The mission of the NSU Innovation Center is to serve as a liaison between Norfolk State University and our surrounding community. The Center’s main goal is to advance entrepreneurship for both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs by providing resources that support sustainable, scalable businesses.

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