SPEAKERS

Jason E. Claunch

President
Catalyst Commercial, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Jim Fram, CEcD, CCE, FM

President & CEO
Greater Hot Springs Chamber
Hot Springs, AR

Dr. Gerald L. Gordon, FM, HLM

President & CEO
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Vienna, VA

Joe Max Higgins, Jr.

CEO
Golden Triangle Development Link
Columbus, MS

Michael Langley, FM

CEO
GREATER MSP
Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

Carol Kraus Lauffer

Partner
Business Cluster Development
Palo Alto, CA

Hrishue Mahalaha

Senior Partner
Innovation Economy Partners (IEP)
Cleveland, OH

Barry Matherly, CEcD FM HLM

President & CEO
Greater Richmond Partnership
Richmond, VA

Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty III

Chairman
McLarty Companies
Little Rock, AR
Washington, DC

Mike Preston

Executive Director
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Little Rock, AR

Joe Quinn

Senior Director
Public Affairs and Government Relations Walmart
Bentonville, AR

Craig Richard, CEcD FM

President and CEO
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
Tampa, FL

Jon M. Roberts

Principal
TIP Strategies, Inc.
Austin, TX

Annette Rummel, Ph.D.

CEO
Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
Saginaw, MI

Kirk Steudle

Director
Michigan Department of Transportation
Lansing, MI

Rose M. Washington

Execuitve Director
Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
Tulsa, OK

Christina Winn

Director
Arlington Economic Development
Arlington, VA