David Magee is an award-winning columnist, author, and TEDx speaker. He’s been a daily newspaper publisher, small business owner, a regular guest on CNBC, and once hosted a national cable TV program, The David Magee Show. He is currently the Director of Institute Advancement at the University of Mississippi—the role he started after helping create and launch The William Magee Center for AOD and Wellness Education at the university, named for his late son who died of a drug overdose. The Magee Center focuses on substance misuse education and support within the university and the effort is about to grow beyond, into the university’s next standalone national institute—the Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.