Spud Marshall is an avid connector, relentless optimist, and serial entrepreneur in the social innovation field. He is the CEO and Chief Catalyst for the co.space, a global network of homes for world-changers. Under his leadership, AshokaU has listed the co.space as one of the top disruptive innovations to emerge in higher education. Spud was also the co-founder of co.impact, a coalition of Ninja Teams providing consulting, facilitation, design, and business development to startup social ventures.
In the past few years, he has consulted with Penn State University, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, and The Natural Step. He has been listed by Mobilize.org as one of the top millennial civic leaders in the country, and has been featured as one of the top green entrepreneurs in the world by Peace Child International. He currently serves as Board Chair for New Leaf Initiative, a social innovation incubator bridging universities, local government, and neighboring communities. He has coordinated Educate 20/20, a cross-country road trip documentary to spotlight innovations in education. Spud holds an MS in Strategic Sustainability Leadership from Blekinge Institute of Technology, an Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, and currently resides in State College, PA.