The Marshalltown Community School District (MCSD) invites the local community to the Orpheum Black Box Theater for a presentation from Mark C. Perna.

Perna, the founder and CEO of TFS Results, leads a strategic consulting firm at the forefront of the national paradigm shift in education and workforce development. Working closely with local and regional organizations, Perna spearheaded the Education with Purpose & Employment with Passion movement, aimed at fostering connections between education, business, and economic pipelines within communities.

Renowned for his compelling speeches, Perna is a sought-after public speaker, having delivered over 70 keynote addresses annually across North America. His engaging presentations often elicit standing ovations, including a notable invitation to speak at Harvard University. Additionally, as a recognized generational expert, Perna frequently appears on radio, television, and podcasts, sharing insights on various platforms. He is a regular contributor to, where his articles and leadership videos reach an audience exceeding 3.3 million. Perna also serves on the Advisory Council for the Coalition for Career Development in Washington, DC.

Perna extends his reach through his podcast, The Perna Syndicate, which reaches listeners in over 60 countries every weekday. His bestselling book, Answering Why, has received eight national awards and has inspired countless parents, educators, and employers to unlock the true potential of today's youth.

The presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Black Box Theater, which is located at 220 E. Main Street in Marshalltown. This free event is open to all in the Marshalltown Community. Families or community members that have questions about the event should contact Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte at