We The Owners: Employees Expanding The American Dream
Airs Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV
"We The Owners" presents inspiring stories of employee-owners and founders from New Belgium Brewing, Namasté Solar, and DPR Construction (a San Diego based company) by following their decisions of founding companies, expansion, succession, rapid recruitment, and layoffs.
These real-world stories provide viewers with a "What If…" and inspiration in a time when responsible business solutions are sought in America and the world.
There is a pervasive feeling around the country that change is needed: a change in the way businesses are operated and a change that would allow every worker to benefit from the intellectual and sweat equity of the entire workforce. This film presents the voice of people who are part of this change - employees who are owners.
HOST / DIRECTOR BIOS
Mary Ann Beyster, is the executive producer of "We The Owners" and president of The Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED), a non-profit organization located in San Diego. Mary Ann is a San Diego native, holds an engineering degree from Cal Poly and graduate degree in management from MIT, and actively produces educational programs in innovation, entrepreneurship, and broad-based employee ownership.
David Romero, director of "We The Owners," began his study of film and production at San Diego State University, where he received a degree in English and Comparative Literature. His professional career spans across multiple media fields, which has included script writing, music production and advertising. As a member of the production team at Passage Productions, he has helped to design and produce numerous creative, educational, and commercial campaigns.
"We The Owners" is on Facebook, and you can follow @WeTheOwners on Twitter. New Belgium Brewing is on Facebook, and you can follow @newbelgium on Twitter. Namasté Solar is on Facebook, and you can follow @NamasteSolar on Twitter. DPR Construction is on Facebook, and you can follow @DPRConstruction on Twitter.