Speakers

 

Michael Ammann

President & CEO
San Joaquin Partnership
Stockton, CA

Josie Bacallao

President & CEO
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc. (HUF)
Hollywood, FL

Ronnie L. Bryant, CEcD, FM, HLM

President & CEO
Charlotte Regional Partnership
Charlotte, NC

Amy Clickner, CEcD,CFRM

CEO
Lake Superior Community Partnership
Marquette, MI

Jim Colson

Managing Partner
Advisors Community LLC
Scottsdale, AZ



Andra Cornelius, CEcD

Senior Vice President, Business & Workforce Development
CareerSource Florida
Tallahassee, FL


Ron Drew MBA, APR

Senior Vice President - Marketing and Communications
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Broward County's Official Economic Development Partnership
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Doug Eadie

President & CEO
Doug Eadie & Company, Inc.
Clearwater, FL



Pete Fullerton, PhD, EDFP, CEcD, PCED, CRP, HLM

Assistant Director – Properties & Commercial Development
Kansas City Aviation Department

Ashleigh G. Gardere

Director, The Network for Economic Opportunity
City of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Todd Greene, CEcD

Executive Director
Atlanta University Center Consortium
Atlanta, GA

John Grimwade

Assistant Professor, School of Visual Communication
Ohio University
Athens, OH

Joan Jorgenson

President & CEO
Jorgenson Consulting
Jupiter, FL

Birgit M. Klohs

President & CEO
The Right Place, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI

Michael Langley, FM HLM

CEO
GREATER MSP
Minneapolis - Saint Paul, MN

Sara Lawrence

Program Director, Economic Development
RTI International
Durham, NC

Skye Lawrence

Founder
Skye Lawrence Consulting
Washington D.C.

Julie Lenzer

Chief Innovation Officer
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Penny Lewandowski

Senior Advisor
Change at the Edges
Grand Rapids, MI

Stephen Lynch, Juris Doctorate

VP, Workforce & Economic Development Solutions
Burning Glass Technologies
Boston, MA

Jamie Mageau

Jamie Mageau
Director, Research Products
U.S. Travel Association
Washington, DC

Kenny McDonald, CEcD

President & Chief Economic Officer
Columbus 2020
Columbus, OH

Dustin McKissen

Founder
Clustered Economic Development
St. Charles, MO

Crystal P. Morphis, CEcD, LEED Green Associate

Founder & CEO
Creative Economic Development Consulting
Elkin, NC

Nicole Pepper

Managing Director
Project Manager
Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation
Phoenix, AZ

Craig J. Richard, CEcD

President and CEO
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
Tampa, FL

Stacy Ritter

President/CEO
Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Jon M. Roberts

Managing Director
TIP Strategies, Inc.
Austin, TX


Courtney Ross

Chief Economic Development Officer
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Nashville, TN

Karl Sanchack

President and CEO
Erie Innovation District
Erie, PA


Mim Senft

CEO of Motivity and Co-founder of GW4W
Motivity Partnerships and Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W)
Blooming Grove, NY

Daniel Silverman

Executive Vice President, Investment Attraction
Toronto Global
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Germaine Smith-Baugh, EdD

President and CEO
Urban League of Broward County
Fort Lauderdale, FL


John B. Sternlicht, Esq., CEcD

CEO
Economic Development Association of Skagit County
Mount Vernon, WA

The Honorable Gray Swoope

President & CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
VisionFirst Advisors
Tallahassee, FL

Lawrence Twele, CEcD

CEO
Howard County Economic Development Authority
Columbia, MD

Steve Vierck, CEcD

President and CEO
Economic Development Corporation of Lea County
Hobbs, NM