Keynote Speakers

Cynthia Bowen

Immediate Past President
American Planning Association
Chicago, IL

Alejandra Castillo

CEO
YWCA
Washington, DC

Amy J. Clickner, CEcD, CFRM

CEO
Lake Superior Community Partnership
Marquette, MI

John Fleming, M.D.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC

Todd Greene, CEcD

Executive Director
Atlanta University Center Consortium
Atlanta, GA

Anne Hazlett

Senior Advisor
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC

Maurice A. Jones

President & CEO
Local Initiatives Support Cooperation
New York, NY

Gilbert Kaplan

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC

Thomas A. Kucharski, CEcD

President & CEO
Invest Buffalo Niagara
Buffalo, NY

Suzanne Lennard, Ph.D.

Director
International Making Cities Livable
Portland, OR

Tom Linebarger

CEO
Cummins
Columbus, IN

Tracye McDaniel

President
TIP Strategies, Inc.
Austin, TX

Kenny McDonald, CEcD

President & Chief Economic Officer
Columbus 2020
Columbus, OH

Jonas Peterson, CEcD

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

Craig J. Richard, CEcD, FM

President and CEO
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
Tampa, FL