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Laura Baverman


Laura manages the day-to-day at ExitEvent, writing and editing stories, lining up contributors, overseeing development, business strategizing and representing us in the community. Laura has spent a decade in journalism, most of those years as a business reporter in her hometown Cincinnati. When not engrossed in startup community news and activities, she can be found competing on a tennis court, volunteering at church or adventuring around the Triangle (or the world) with her husband.

Jesica Averhart

Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships

Jes bridges the relationships between the good work taking place within the community (both /public and private) and the innovation and technology ideation taking place daily between companies at American Underground and ExitEvent. Jesica lives in Durham and serves in her church, enjoys cheering on her Buckeyes and traveling. Most importantly, she has a 13-year-old son who keeps life in perspective.

Eric Weireter

Director of Digital Marketing

Eric works at American Tobacco campus as the director of digital marketing, working with the various real estate properties, which include ExitEvent and American Underground. Born and raised in the cornfields of Indiana, he is a Buckeye at heart spending time in Ohio and Pennsylvania prior to calling the Triangle home. When not building the ExitEvent audience, you can find Eric cooking breakfast and frying some delectable, savory potatoes.

Michael English

Sales Associate

Since graduating from North Carolina Central University (Eagle Pride!!!), Michael has been hard at work building his personal and professional experiences from his (other) day job as a physical therapy assistant to building his own startup, GoldMined, while nurturing his side hustle as a DJ. He’s a native of Virginia Beach, VA.

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