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Meet a #BASHH gent: John Wagner III

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Picture totally stolen from Facebook by the BASHH team. "Pun not intended," Wagner says on his personal profile.

john wagner iii

Picture totally stolen from Facebook by the BASHH team. “No pun intended,” Wagner says on his personal profile.

Oh hello, John

John has been a regular face at #BASHH for a long while, and has been a volunteer at the sign-in table many, many times to help keep the event running smoothly. He is always friendly, fun, and sometimes funny. Sometimes.

If you don’t know John, connect with him on his very private Twitter account at @DJohnWagnerIII and seriously, don’t be shy – just walk up to him at the next event and start chatting. Whether you’re new to #BASHH or you’re a vet, branch out and meet new people, starting with John.

Below, he tells us about his BASHH experience:

Tell us about your first BASHH

I first heard about BASHH in June of 2012 from Elijah May. I was told it was great, however I had no expectations upon arriving and I was blown away with the amount of people wanting to meet and learn something new.

What keeps you coming back?

BASHH has become my monthly meeting place for connections or friends I may not get to catch up with often enough. I invite several new people every month that I’ve done business with or met at other more formal networking events; I introduce them to new faces and they do the same for me… BASHH networking is efficient!

What BASHH connections have been the most meaningful or successful to you?

This one is easy, at my very first BASHH I met my current Boss and CEO, James Trumbly with HMG Creative. We met at BASHH in June and kept in contact; ultimately resulting in the position I now have with HMG Creative in business development

Where all can we find you, brah?

I’m all over the internet, you can find me on

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Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.

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