LOS ANGELES — ServiceTitan announced that Mike Rowe, CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and the creator and host of the iconic show Dirty Jobs, will be a special guest at the Pantheon virtual industry conference on Aug. 12-13.

“In addition to being one of the most innovatively entertaining and engaging personalities on TV and social media, Mike Rowe represents everything that we value here,” said Ara Mahdessian, co-founder and CEO of ServiceTitan. “He’s worked hard to recognize and celebrate the men and women in the trade industries who are so important to our economy and culture but are too often overlooked. And he’s translated his success into concrete support for the trades through the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.”

Rowe will participate in a live Q&A session at the fourth annual Pantheon event, offering his unique perspective into the unsung essential jobs that keep America running. As CEO of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Rowe speaks regularly about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work and challenges the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for young people entering the workforce. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has granted, or helped facilitate the granting of, more than $5 million in scholarships for technical and vocational education.

Pantheon 2020 is expected to be ServiceTitan’s biggest conference yet and one of the premier industry events of the year. Pantheon offers training sessions, presentations from industry experts and ServiceTitan executives, and a networking opportunity for decision makers. In 2019, more than 1,500 contractors from across the residential and commercial service industry attended Pantheon in Pasadena, California.

“In just a short time, Pantheon has become an essential event for leaders in the trades,” Mahdessian said. “The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on events like this, so our team made an awesome effort to adapt to the situation and pivot to an all-virtual conference. But we’re able to make a maximum impact this way, and we’re already excited about next year.”

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