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Maria Thrasher

Maria Thrasher

Business Partnerships & Development Executive

Maria Thrasher is a visionary content developer and diversity advocate with a profound dedication to creating Educational & Informational (E/I) programming that resonates with African American audiences. With 25+ years of industry experience, Maria passionately uses her expertise to amplify underrepresented voices and foster authentic storytelling.

Her unique talent lies in assisting brands to authentically engage in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives through content.

Maria's commitment to bridging the gap between storytelling and social impact has earned her recognition as a driving force for change. She's a dynamic professional who empowers both content creators and brands to champion diversity and authenticity in their narratives, making her a trailblazer in the industry.

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Bryndan D. Moore


Bryndan D. Moore is an African-American engineer, futurist, filmmaker and creator of The Black Futurist™ podcast.
The Black Futurist™ explores the intersection of technology and humanity through a culture lens, and features interviews with leaders in tech, entrepreneurs, academics, and artists.
The show explores the implications of the innovations of our time, often via speculative fiction as it pushes the limits of human imagination. The show questions our visions of the future and how our work today impacts that future.

Moore gravitates toward ventures that focus on community, both in person and through technology solutions, and has been recognized by Ebony magazine as one of the 150 most influential Black people in America.

“Hearst has been innovating for more than a century, leading with purpose, integrity and a culture of care, with a mission to inform audiences and improve lives.”

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