SPEAKERS

Angelos Angelou

Founder & Principal Executive Officer
AngelouEconomics
Austin, TX

Sandra Badry

Economic Development Officer
Red Deer County
Red Beer County, Alberta

Brian Bailey

Manager of Business Development, Canada
Emsi
Moscow, ID

Greg Baeker, PhD

Director, Cultural Development
Millier Dickinson Blais, Inc.
Toronto, ON

Alex Beck

Workforce and Education Program Manager
Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

Justin Belliveau

Chief Administrative Officer
Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT

Douglas van den Berghe, PhD

CEO
Investment Consulting Associates (ICA)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tracey Hyatt Bosman, CEcD

Managing Director
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co.
Chicago, IL

Timothy Chase, CEcD, FM

President and CEO
Hutto Economic Development Corporation
Hutto, TX

Amy Clickner, CEcD, CFRM

CEO
Lake Superior Community Partnership
Marquette, MI

Barbra Coffee, CEcD, EDFP

Director, Economic Development & Tourism
City of Henderson
Henderson, NV

James C. Collard, PhD

Director of Planning and Economic Development
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Shawnee, OK

Julie Curtin

Executive VP & Partner
Development Counsellors International (DCI)
Denver, CO

Dan Degazio

Director, Economic Development
City of Welland
Welland, Ontario

Carlos Delgado

Equitable E.D. Fellowship Program Manager
National League of Cities I Rose Center

Gene DePrez

Founder & Managing Partner
Global Innovation Partners, Ltd.
Sparta, NJ and Sheffield, UK

Dennis Donovan

Principal and Owner
WDGC
Bridgewater, NJ

Paula Dowell

Senior Associate and Director, National Transportation Economics Group
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Jay Garner, CEcD, CCE, FM, HLM

President
Economics, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Wayne D. Garnons-Williams

BA, LLB, MPA, MLS-IPL
Garwill Law Professional Corporation
Ottawa, Canada

Meric Gertler

President
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Keith Gillenwater, CEcD

President/CEO
Economic Development Group of Wabash County
Wabash, IN

David Grannis

Partner
pointC, LLC
Pasadena, CA

Jason Guidry, BREP

Director, Trade, Investment & International Partnerships
Halifax Partnerhsip
Halifax, NS

Leann Hackman-Carty

CEO
Economic Developers Alberta
Calgary, Alberta

Ron Hanlon

President & CEO
Halifax Partnership
Halifax, NS

Jeanine Jerkovic

Economic Development Director
City of Surprise
Surprise, AZ

Savannah Jermance, CEcD

Economic Development & Business Relations Manager
City of Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho

Michael Langley, FM

CEO
GREATER MSP
Minneapolis - Saint Paul, MN

Allison Larsen, CEcD

Principal
TadZo
Buckeye, AZ

Carol Kraus Lauffer

Principal
Business Cluster Development
Palo Alto, CA

Penny Lewandowski

VP, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Direction
Edward Lowe Foundation
Cassopolis, MI

Susan Liberty

Vice President, Infrastructure & Economic Development
McGuire Woods Consulting
Tysons, VA

Joseph Marinucci, HLM, FM

President and CEO
Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Cleveland, OH

Barry I. Matherly, CEcD, FM

President and CEO
Greater Richmond Partnership
Richmond, VA

Hazel McCallion

Former Mayor of the City of Mississauga
Canada

Kenneth Meter, MPA

President
Crossroads Resource Center
Minneapolis, MN

Lauren Millier, BES, MCIP, RPP

Vice-President Consulting
MDB Insight Inc.
Toronto, ON, Canada

Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM

VP Economic Development and Marketing
TICE ENGINEERING, INC.
Ridgeland, MS

David Oakes, CEcD

Director, Economic Development
Niagara Region
Thorold, ON

Mark O'Connell

Chief Executive Officer
OCO Global
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Larisa Ortiz

Principal
Larisa Ortiz Associates
Jackson Heights, NY

Anne Petch

Director
Funding Partnerships Australia Pty Ltd
Delamere Sth, Australia

Scott Polikov, FAICP

Principal
GP Development LLC
Dallas, TX

Craig J. Richard, CEcD

President and CEO
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
Tampa, FL

Jon Roberts

Principal
TIP Strategies, Inc.
Austin, TX

Kent Rupert

Economic Development Team Leader
Airdrie Economic Development
Airdrie, Alberta

Philip Schneider

President
Schneider Strategy Consulting, LLC
Chicago, IL

Joel Simon

Vice President
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Chicago, IL

Regina Smith

Managing Director
Kresge Foundation
Troy, MI

Louise Stevens

President
ArtsMarket, Inc.
Bozman, MT

Cynthia Stewart

Director, Community Relations
International Council of Shopping Centers
Washington, DC

Stephen Swisher

Principal
GTS Development, LLC
Salt Lake City, UT

Cole Trosclair

VP- Operations
The Irwin Brown Company
New Orleans, LA

Mickie Valente

President
Valente Strategic Advisers LLC
Saint Petersburg, FL

Laith Wardi, CEcD

President
ExecutivePulse, Inc.
Erie, PA

Gregg Wassmansdorf, M.A., Ph.D.(abd)

LEED AP Senior Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Toronto, ON

C. Paige Webster

Owner/Site Selection Consultant
Webster Global Site Selectors
Phoenix, AZ

Dale Wheeldon

President & CEO
British Columbia Economic Development Association
Chilliwack, BC

Michael H. Williams

General Manager
City of Toronto, Economic Development & Culture Division