Speakers

Roger Bohnert

Director of Outreach & Project Development
Build America Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, DC

Emily Brown

Director of Economic Strategy
Fourth Economy Consulting
Pittsburgh, PA



The Honorable Jane Campbell

Former Mayor
City of Cleveland



Daria Daniel

Associate Legislative Director, Community, Economic & Workforce Development
National Association of Counties (NACo)
Washington, DC

Brian P. Darmody JD

Chief Executive Officer
Association of University Research Parks
Tuscon, AZ

Claudette Fernandez

Director, Office of Block Grant Assistance
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC

Lara L. Fritts, CEcD

Director of the Department of Economic Development
Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development
Salt Lake City, UT

Rob Garcia

Manager, Business Leaders United
National Skills Coalition
Washington, DC

Todd Greene, CEcD

Executive Director
Atlanta University Center Consortium
Atlanta, GA

Allen Gutierrez

Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development
U.S. Small Business Administration
Washington, DC

Scott T. Hamilton

Executive Director
Appalachian Regional Commission
Washington, DC

Mignonne Hollis

Executive Director
Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation
Sierra Vista, AZ

Valri Lightner

Acting Director, Advance Manufacturing Office
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

Tracye McDaniel

President
TIP Strategies, Inc.
Austin, TX

Michael S. Neal, CCE, CCD, HLM, IOM

President & CEO
Tulsa Regional Chamber
Tulsa, OK

Jonas Peterson

President & Chief Executive Officer
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Las Vegas, NV

Sally Rood, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Development
National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices
Washington, DC

Raffael Stein

Director, Water Infrastructure Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC

Carroll A. Thomas

Director, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership
National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
Gaithersburg, MD