Past Conference Presentations

2018 MEDC Conference Presentations


Connecting Missouri (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not available)
 Chris Chinn, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Garrett Hawkins, Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Luke Holtschneider, DED BCS Manager, Rural Development

Panel Discussion with Legislative Leaders (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not available)
Moderator: Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Senator Jay Wasson, Chairman, Senate Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Representative Holly Rehder,  Chairwoman, House Committee on Economic Development

Insights from the Capitol (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not available)
Moderator: Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Kenny Ross, Chief of Staff to Speaker Todd Richardson
Pat Thomas, Chief of Staff to Sen. Brian Munzlinger

MEDC Public Policy Briefing & Capitol Visit Coordination and Tips (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not available)
Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Shad Burner and Shawna Searcy, MEDC Public Policy Co-Chairs

Skilled Workforce Missouri / Workforce Development Update
Mardy Leathers, Director of MO Division of Workforce Development
Amy Sublett, Director, Skilled Workforce Missouri

Innovative Approach to Workforce Recruitment (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not available)
Moderator: Lindsay Haymes, Vice President of Workforce Development, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Heather Hardinger, Programs and Communications Director, Taney County Partnership
Jonas Arjes, Executive Director, Taney County Partnership

Enhancing Your Social Media Presence
BONUS PRESENTATION:  Sarah’s Social Media Tips for Public Agencies
Sarah Boyd, Public Relations Specialist, Kansas City MO Police Department

Missouri Department of Economic Development Update
Sallie Hemenway, Director Business and Community Services, MO DED
Luke Holtschneider, DED BCS Manager, Rural Development
Lynne Shea, CEcD, Business Development Manager, MO DED
Mark Stombaugh, CEcD, City of Blue Springs

One Team, One Mission (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not available)
 Facilitator: Rob Dixon, Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development:
 Carol Comer, Director, MO Dept. of Natural Resources
 Joel Walters, Director, MO Dept. of Revenue
Anna Hui, Director, MO Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations
 Patrick K. McKenna, Director, Missouri Department of Transportation


Kickoff Keynote: Successfully Proving Talent – How will a Site Selection Consultant Analyze your Community’s Labor Market? (PowerPoint not available)
Brian M. Allen, Research Project Manager, Client Strategy CBRE – Labor Analytics

Talent Wars: What People Look for in Jobs & Locations
Steve Duncan, Vice President, Development Counsellors International

Recap of the 2018 Legislative Session
Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Shawna Searcy and Brian Gerau – Public Policy Committee Chairs

Know the C-Suite: A Closer Look at Executive-Level Decision-Making
Steve Duncan, Vice President, Development Counsellors International

Clif’s Notes on Higher Education Statewide and the Impact on Economic Development (Discussion – PowerPoint not available)
Clif Smart, President, Missouri State University
Moderator: Ryan Mooney, Sr. Vice President of Econ. Dev., Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Partnership – Prepared Communities Win and Other Updates
Steve Johnson, CEO and Team, Missouri Partnership

Statewide Workforce Assessment Project (Talent for Tomorrow)
Zora Mulligan, Commissioner for Higher Education

Hawthorn Foundation Update
Steve Oslica, Executive Director, Hawthorn Foundation

Discover the new Training Network being developed by Missouri Community College Association (MCAA) (Powerpoint not available)
Taylor Pritchard, Director, Missouri Training Network, MCCA

30 Ideas in 30 Minutes (Powerpoint not Available)
Moderator: Ryan Mooney, Sr. Vice President of Econ. Dev., Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Succession Planning: It’s Never Too Early to Begin!
Greg Tucker, Extension Statewide SBTDC Director, Missouri SBTDC State Office
John House, Founder, JH Specialty Sales

Discover Chapter 100 and How to Wisely Utilize this Incentive to Successfully Create Jobs and Investment
Mark Grimm, Shareholder and Chairman, Gilmore & Bell, P.C.
Cathy Pratt, Economic Development Director, City of St. Peters
Mark Dunning, Assistant City Manager, City of Lee’s Summit

Best in the Midwest – Planning a New Strategy and Structure for DED
Rob Dixon, CEcD, Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Build My Future (Handouts)
Moderator: Jonas Arjes, CEcD, EDFP, Executive Director, Taney County Partnership
Sally Payne, Asst. Director, Department of Workforce Development, City of Springfield
Megan Short, Executive Director, Springfield Contractors Association
Charlyce Ruth, CEO, Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield

Coming Soon – Fall Conference will be held on October 17-19, 2018

2017 MEDC Conference Presentations


 Resource and Initiative Updates – Business and Community Services, Missouri Department of Economic Development
 Luke Holtschneider, DED BCS Manager, Rural Development
Mark Pauley, DED BCS Manager, Rural Development

 Missouri Department of Transportation Update
 Patrick K. McKenna, Director, Missouri Department of Transportation

 Missouri Community College Association Updates
 Rob Dixon, President and CEO, Missouri Community College Association

MEDC Legislative Update
Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Tim Arbeiter, CEcD and Shawna Searcy, MEDC Public Policy Co-Chairs


Missouri: North America’s Logistics Center (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not available)
Dave Cooper, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, American Outdoor Brands |Boone County
Aaron Hirschl, Cushman & Wakefield, CVS | Kansas City
Leslie Rubin, Rubin Advisors, CertainTeed | Jonesburg
Moderator: Clint O’Neal, Missouri Partnership

Recap of the 2017 Legislative Session
Kate Casas – Managing Director, Dentons
Tim Arbeiter, CEcD & Shawna Searcy, MEDC Public Policy Co-Chairs

Department of Economic Development Update (PowerPoint not available)
Rob Dixon, Acting Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Missouri Partnership Updates
Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership
Dennis Pruit, Vice-President of International Business Recruitment, Missouri Partnership
Subash Alias, Senior Vice-President, Missouri Partnership
Deborah Price, Vice-President of Business Recruitment and General Counsel, Missouri Partnership
Clint O’Neal, Vice-President of Business Recruitment, Missouri Partnership

Taking the Next Step to Personalize IT for Your Community
Josh Beck, MarksNelson – Partner, Location Strategies
Greg Prestemon, CEcD, President, EDC Business & Community Partners

NCRC 2.0
Cheri Tune, Senior Program Mgr, ACT Work Ready Communities

Business Retention & Expansion Panel
Steve Sparks, Arkansas Existing Business Resource
Katheryn Kunert, MidAmerican Energy Initiative & State of Iowa (PowerPoint not available)
Sally Hanley, Director of Business Assistance, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (PowerPoint not available)
Moderator: Lisa Franklin, CEcD, KCP&L

A Blueprint for Addressing Talent Issues in Economic Development
Janet Ady, Ady Advantage

The Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes (PowerPoint not available)
Joel Walters, Director, Missouri Department of Revenue and Chair, Governors’ Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes

Utilities, What’s Changing
Bryan Feemster, Director, Strategic Operation, City Utilities (PowerPoint not available)
Matt Huber, Regional Sales Manager, Liberty Utilities

Closing Keynote: Community Competitiveness Assessment Review and Highlights from the Mid-America Site Selector Survey
Janet Ady, Ady Advantage


The Next Generation of LOIS
Lisa Franklin, CEcD, Manager Economic Development/LOIS Team, KCP&L

Hawthorn Foundation Update
Steve Oslica, Executive Director

Don’t Get Eliminated…And 9 Other Don’ts to Being a Successful Economic Developer
Patrick McKeehan, Director of Economic Development, City of O’Fallon

Missouri Community College Association Update (Powerpoint not utilized)
Brian Millner, President of MCCA

Skilled Workforce Missouri Updates on the Rollout
Amy Sublett, Director Skilled Workforce Missouri, Acting Director, Division of Workforce Development

Missouri Partnership Update
Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership
Mark Sutherland, Vice-President of Marketing Strategies, Missouri Partnership

University of Missouri – A Plan for Renewed Excellence
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright, Chancellor, University of Missouri

Innovative Uses for Econ. Dev. Sales Tax & its Sustainability (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not utilized)
Moderator: Carolyn Chrisman, EDFP, Kirksville REDI
Monica Bailey, Atchison County Development Corporation
David Cox, City of Hazelwood
Brad Lau, City of St. Joseph
Mari Macomber, City of Kirksville

What is Your Professional Development Plan (Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not utilized)
Moderator: Tim Arbeiter, CEcD, Lee’s Summit Chamber
Brian Thompson, PCED, Lebanon Regional Economic Development Inc.
Scott Sattler, EDFP, Perry County EDA
Ryan Mooney, CEcD, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Why Registered Apprenticeship is Good for Business
Moderator: Scott Sattler, EDFP, Perry County EDA
Wade Johnson, US DOL – Office of Apprenticeship
Stephanie Schmitt, US DOL – Office of Apprenticeship
Jami Jones, MBA, QuesTec Mechanical

GO CAPS
Lindsay Haymes, Executive Director, GO CAPS, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

MEDC Legislative Update & Proposed 2018 Legislative Agenda
Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Shawna Searcy & Shad Burner, MEDC Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs

Rural Missouri: Beliefs and Reality
Sharon Gulick, Director, ExCEED
Pat Curry, Project Manager, ExCEED, University of Missouri

An Economic Development Financial Tool for Businesses Making Energy Efficiency Improvements
Moderator: Libbey Tucker, City of Chesterfield
Jan Schumacker, Show Me PACE
Anne Hill, President, RAHill Capital
Pat Nasi, Principal, Development Dynamics

Prepared Communities Win….(Panel Discussion – PowerPoint not utilized)
Moderator: Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership
Dennis Pruit, Vice-President of International Business Recruitment, Missouri Partnership
Subash Alias, Senior Vice-President, Missouri Partnership
Deborah Price, Vice-President of Business Recruitment and General Counsel, Missouri Partnership
Clint O’Neal, Vice-President of Business Recruitment, Missouri Partnership

2016 MEDC Conference Presentations


MEDC Legislative Update
Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Tim Arbeiter, CEcD & Ryan Mooney, CEcD, MEDC Public Policy Co-Chairs

Recognizing Manufacturing Day – Experiences and Success Stories
Mark Stombaugh, Liberty EDC (Moderator)
Amanda Sizemore, St. Charles Community College
Mike Hurlbert, Director of Economic Development, City of O’Fallon
Tom Waters, President, DTE, Lebanon

Mercury Alliance – Alliance for Comprehensive Transportation
Jeff W. Glenn, Mercury Alliance Consultant

Aligning Workforce Development Resources: Missouri’s Sector Strategy Initiative
Kristie Davis, Manager, Employer Initiatives, MO Division of Workforce Development, Jefferson City

MO Tourism and Its Impact on Economic Development
Dan Lennon, Director, Missouri Division of Tourism


Annual Conference Legislative Session Recap
Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Tim Arbeiter, CEcD & Ryan Mooney, CEcD, MEDC Public Policy Co-Chairs

Missouri Partnership Report
Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership

Community-Based Business Park Development Strategies
Moderator: Chad Sayre, PE, Allstate Consultants, LLC
Wayne Morgan, EDFP, Executive Director of Economic Development, Pulaski County Growth Alliance
Carolyn Yatsook, Economic Development Specialist, City of Belton

Migration Millennials and Mobility
Pat Curry, Project Manager, ExCEED Program, University of Missouri Extension

Investing in the Talent Pipeline
Jessica L. Craig, Director, The LearningForce, State Fair Community College
Brad Lau, Vice President, Economic Development, St. Joseph Economic Development Partnership

Closing Keynote Session: How Do They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for the Economic Development Professional! 29 Tools for Cool Content Nerd Words
Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend


Economic Development and Multigenerational Workforce: Planning for Success
Dr. Mark Taylor, President, Taylor Programs (Powerpoint not available)

MEDC Legislative Update & Proposed 2017 Legislative Agenda (Powerpoint not available)
Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
Tim Arbeiter, CEcD & Shawna Searcy, MEDC Public Policy Co-Chairs

Am I Supposed to Report That?! – Making sure that your lobbyist profile and filings are up to snuff
James Klahr, Director, Missouri Ethics Commission
Betsy Syers, Director of Business Services, Missouri Ethics Commission

Missouri’s Powerful Story
Mark Sutherland, VP of Market Strategies, Missouri Partnership

The Client’s Approach (Panel Discussion – No Powerpoint)
Jessica L. Craig, State Fair Community College (Moderator)
Randy Tucker, Human Resources Director, Dairy Farmers of America
Ben McFarlin, Complex HR Manager, Tyson Foods
August Nielsen, Human Resources Director, Veterans United Home Loans

How to have a Great Career in Economic Development…Rules of the Road
Bob Marcusse, Past President/CEO Kansas City Area Development Council

Missouri’s Future Depends on the Strong Workforce (Update – No Powerpoint)
Brian Crouse, VP of Education Programs, Missouri Chamber of Commerce
Tammy Long, Director, Missouri Chamber Federation

Impacting Eco Devo Organizations & Employers: How to Prepare for the New Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations
Kameron Murphy, Attorney at Law, Tueth Keeney

Impacting Communities through Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development – Jump Start Inc.
Brian Fogle, President & CEO, Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Hrishue Mahalaha, Senior Partner, Solutions Delivery

University of Missouri Update
Steve Wyatt, Vice Provost for Economic Development, University of Missouri

Managing the Development Process
Mark Stombaugh, CEcD, EDFP (Moderator)
Lyndell Brenton, Mayor, City of Liberty
Karan Johnson, Manager, Business and Economic Development, City of Liberty
Keaton Knott, Vice President of Development, Legacy Development

2015 MEDC Conference Presentations


 MoDOT – Tough Choices Ahead (2)
    Roberta Broeker, Chief Financial Officer, MO Department of Transportation

    Missouri Certified Site Presentation MEDC Feb 2015
    Hal Van Slyck, Missouri Certified Sites Administrator – MO DED and
Mark Dawson, CEcD, Missouri Certified Sites Advisory Team Member

    Rural Community Initiatives – Downing-Gulick
    Mike Downing, CecD, Director, MO DED, and Sharon Gulick, PCED, Director, ExCEED, University of Missouri Extension

    Missouri Chamber – Missouri 2030
    Daniel P. Mehan, President/CEO, Missouri Chamber of commerce and Industry

Environmental Quality – John Madras
John Madras, Director, Water Protection Program, MO Dept. of Natural Resources, and Randy Railsback, Executive Director, Green Hills Regional Planning Commission

ED Profession – Certifications Scholarships Training
MEDC Professional & Volunteer Education Committee – Sharon Gulick, PCED, ExCEED, University of Missouri Extension, Gordon Ipson, CEcD, FM, Northeast Power and Allen Kunkel, CEcD, EDFP, Missouri State University

Innovation Campus MO CDBG Program
Brenda Horstman, EDFP and Andy Papen, MO Department of Economic Development

MO Works Training Program
Amy Sublett, Director, Missouri Division of Workforce Development

Higher Ed Strategic Plan Pres – Downing
Mike Downing, CEcD, Director, MO Department of Economic Development and Brian Millner, Legislative Director, MO Department of Economic Development

 2015 Legislative Session Recap & Legislative Report
    Brian Grace – MEDC Legislative Consultant

  MO Department of Economic Development Update
    Mike Downing, CEcD, Director, MO Department of Economic Development

  Missouri Partnership Update
    Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership

  Highly Effective Leadership Habits
    Dr. Michael Perusich, – BackBone Consulting – John Maxwell Group

  Foreign Investment for Communities -Hoffman
    Evan Hoffman, Senior Manager, State Government Affairs, Organization for International Investment

  Pooling Workforce Resources Through Regionalism & Consortiums – Craig
    Jessica Craig, State Fair Community College

  Pooling Workforce Resources Through Regionalism & Consortiums – Rojas
    Mary Ann Rojas, City of Springfield/Missouri Career Center

   Rebranding – What’s Involved, When Needed, How to Start
    Chris Jarratt, Revel Advertising, Springfield, MO

  Creative Accelerators
    Brian Tapp, MA, Director of Outreach, Institute for Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Southeast Missouri State University

  The Coming Water Wars
    Dean Thompson, EDFP, Director – Water Treatment/Supply, City Utilities of Springfield, MO

  New Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)
    Jasen Jones, PCED, Workforce Investment Board of SW MO

  Inspiring the Best in People
    Dr. Tim Crowley, Crowley Leadership

 2015 Legislative Update & Proposed 2016 Legislative Agenda
    Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
    Ryan Mooney, CEcD and Tim Arbeiter, CEcD – MEDC Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs

  Missouri Partnership Update & 2016 Cooperative Marketing Preview
   Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership
   Mark Sutherland, VP Marketing Strategies, Missouri Partnership

Funding Options – Let’s Get Creative!
  William Anderson, Missouri Technology Corporation
  Robert Miserez, Missouri Development Finance Board

Keynote Session – Capacity Scorecard Content
  Janet Ady, President & CEO, Ady Advantage

War for Talent Strategies
  Janet Ady, President & CEO, Ady Advantage

Moving from Data to Decisions
  Sharon Gulick, PCED – ExCEED, University of MO Extension
  Maurice Harris, MERIC, MO Department of Economic Development
  Pat Curry, ExCEED, University of MO Extension

Basic Fundraising Practices for EDO’s
  Dr. Dianne S. Johnson, J.D., VP of Development & Alumni Relations, Drury University, Springfield

Train Smarter, Not Harder…Key Economic Development Roles in the New WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
  Jasen Jones, PCED, Workforce Investment Board of SW Missouri

MED TALKS PRESENTATIONS:
MOSourceLink – We Create Capital Model
  Jenny Miller, Network Builder, KCSourceLink

  New Data Center Rules
  Brenda Horstman, MO Department of Economic Development

New Market Tax Credits – Rural & Urban
  Steve Kramer, US Bank

  Location One (LOIS) Integration in Missouri Partnership Real Estate Searches
  Cara Weber, Missouri Partnership

2014 MEDC Conference Presentations


    Tourism Funding Update
    Tracy Kimberlin, President of Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Affordable Care Act & What It Means For Employers
    Richard Ollis – Ollis Insurance

    MEDC Bonus Session: MO Works Training 3.0
Missouri Department of Economic Development presenters:
    Sallie Hemenway, CEcD, Director, Division of Business & Community Services
    Brenda Horstman, EDFP, Manager, Business & Community Finance
    Luke Holtscheider, Project Manager
Missouri Division of Workforce Development presenter:
    Amy Sublett, Acting Director

   Rail Service 101
Moderator:
   Chris Chung, President – The Missouri Partnership
Panelists:
   Jake Weir, Norfolk Southern
   Barb Moore, Union Pacific
   John Rider, BNSF
   Kevin McIntosh, KC Southern

   Natural Gas 101
   Shawn Pingleton, Empire Electric

   Missouri Works Customized Training Program
   Jessica Craig, Metropolitan Community College

   Recruiting Companies to Missouri
   Clint O’Neal, Deborah Price, Subash Alias – The Missouri Partnership

   Feels Like Home
   Mike Downing, CEcD, Director, MO Dept. of Economic Development

   Retail Panel – The Untold Recipe to Attracting Retail to Your Community – Davis
   Retail Panel – The Untold Recipe to Attracting Retail to Your Community – Kolb
   Retail Panel – The Untold Recipe to Attracting Retail to Your Community – Murphy
Moderator:
   Ryan Mooney, CEcD, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Panelists:
   Donna Maxwell, Kolb Properties
   Jeff Davis & Ray Murphy, IntelleVue/TruVue

   Successful Retail Stories – Cole
   Successful Retail Stories – Simmons
Moderator:
   Ryan Mooney, CEcD, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Panelists:
   Tom Cole, CEcD, Economic Development Administrator – City of Raytown
   John Simmons, Community Development Director – City of Sedalia

   REMI Model Overview
   Becky Freetly-Graber, President, Candid Marketing
   Sara Freetly-Grubb, Vice-President, Candid Marketing

   Is The Grass Always Greener On The Other Side?
   Betty Nelson-Ekey, CBIZ, NHM, LLC
   Stephanie Harris, CBIZ, MHM, LLC – Illinois/Iowa
   Lynn Cobin, CBIZ, MHM, LLC – Arkansas/Kansas

   Missouri DESE Admin Memo


  The Cerner Expansion Story – Unique Solutions to Unimaginable Project Needs
Presenter:
  Chris Wolfe – Facilities Construction Management, Cerner

   Changing the Rural Narrative [Presentation]  [Discussion Notes]
Presenter:
   Brian Dabson – Director of the Institute of Public Policy, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, UM-C

  Information & Communication Technology Infrastructure – Basics of Site Development
Moderator:
   Courtney Dunbar, CEcD, EDFP, AICP, Olsson Associates
Panelists:
   Brandon Polston, Senior Sales Executive, AT&T
   William Simmons, tw telecom
   Todd Fredericksen, PE, VP, Olsson Associates

   Ignite Your Business Retention & Expansion Program (BRE)
Moderator:
   Jodi Krantz, CEcD, EDFP
Best Practice Panel:
   Mark Dawson, CEcD, KCP&L, Presenting for Sedalia – Pettis Co. EDC
  Scott Sattler, EDFP, Perry County EDA
  Joshua Beck, EDFP, Community EDGE, LLC
  Jasen Jones, PCED, Workforce Investment Board of SW MO
  Tom Lesnak, Independence EDC
  Lindsay Haymes, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  Gary Sage, EDC of Kansas City, MO
  Rebecca Zoll, North County Inc. – Ferguson

   Community Competitive Assessments
Moderator:
   Chris Chung, Missouri Partnership
Panelists:
   Josh Bays, Site Selection Group
   James Smith,  Greater Clinton Chamber of Commerce

  Going Above & Beyond Fast Fiber – StartUp Village & Others
Panelists:
   Rachel Hack Merlo, Community Mgr., City of Kansas City
   Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager for Small Business & Entrepreneurship for Kansas City
  Brandon Schatz, SportPhotos.com

   4 Seconds to Successful Communication
Presenter:
   Loa Freeman, President/CEO, Success Naturally

  Media Training – Do’s and Don’ts from the Experts
Panelists:
   Alex Wendel, Consultant, Global Prairie
   Robb Yagmin, Consultant, Global Prairie

2013 MEDC Conference Presentations

   The Economic Crisis – Is There a Middle Ground?
   Dr. Abner Wommack, Professor Emeritus & Research Professor, FAPRI, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Agricultural and Applied Economics – University of Missouri

   How to Promote Entrepreneurship in Your City
   Dane Stangler, J.D., Director of Research and Policy & Yasuyuki Motoyama, Ph.D., Senior Scholar – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Powerpoint Presentation)

   Missouri Budget and Tax Issues
   James R Moody & Associates

   Tax Credit Review Commission
   Sallie Hemenway, Missouri Department of Economic Development

   Electricity Basics for Economic Development Professionals
   John Englemann, CecD, KCP&L

   Overview of Missouri Works
   Mike Downing, MO Department of Economic Development

   Economic Development Strategies in Times of Macroeconomic Instability
   Dr. Thomas G. Johnson, University of Missouri – Columbia

   Building Urban Entrepreneur Communities
   Travis Sheridan, St. Louis County Economic Council

   Building Organic Entrepreneur Economies
   Seth, KC SourceLInk

   MEDC Legislative Update
   Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant
   Rob Dixon and Tim Arbeiter – MEDC Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs

   Getting More From Their Time – Time and People Strategies for Your Staff, Vendors and Volunteers
   Randy Dean, MBA, Totally Obsessed Time Management Guy, Randall Dean Consulting and Training, East Lansing, MI

   Smart Phone Success & Terrific Tablets: getting More Productivity (and Fun!) From Your Smart Phone and Tablet Devices
   Randy Dean, MBA, Totally Obsessed Time Management Guy, Randall Dean Consulting and Training, East Lansing, MI

   Funding Economic Development in Today’s Environment / Missouri’s Transfer of Wealth Opportunity
   Don Macke, Director, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Lincoln NE

   Missouri Transfer Of Wealth Study
   Mary Hinde, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri

   Can Social Media Really Work For Your EDC
   Anne Cull, ThinkViral, Kansas City

   MEDC Membership Survey Results
   MEDC Membership Committee

   Creative Ways to Fund Economic Development
   Craig Davis, Partner, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

   Overview of Missouri Works Job Training Program
   Overview of Missouri Works 2.0
Moderator:
   JESSICA CRAIG, Metropolitan Community College
   Sallie Hemenway, CEcD, Director, Division of Business & Community Services, MO DED
   Luke Holtschneider, Project Manager, Missouri Department of Economic Development
   Amy Sublett, Acting Director – Missouri Division of Workforce Development

2012 MEDC Conference Presentations

   The Economic Crisis:  Is there a Middle Ground?
   Abner Womack, Professor – University of Missouri
   2012 Missouri Legislative Session Review
   Brian Grace – MEDC Legislative Consultant

   Talent Attractions and Retention
   Mike Downing , MO Dept. of Economic Development
   Randy Allen, Jeff City Chamber
   Jessica Nelson, KC Area Development Council

   Talent Attraction as an Economic Driver / Pursuing the Best and Brightest
   Iain Watt

   Talent Retention & Attraction / Transformation
   Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce

   Kansas City Area Development Council Talent Attraction
   Jessica Nelson, Marketing & PR Specialist

   U.S. Bancorp Municipal Market Update
   Amit Mahajan, U.S. Bancorp Municipal Securities Group

   The Skinny on Consultant Relationships
   Gene Stinson, President SEDC
   Kristin Williams, Principal – KRW Strategies

   Lakeside with the Guild
Planning Committee:
   Lori Becklenberg, Janet Muhm, Christopher Chung, Josh Beck & Cara Cannon

   National Career Readiness Certificate
   Molly Tallarico, Coordinator / Missouri Work Ready Communities

   Remember, Rebuild, Rejoice
   Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

   Economic Development Professionals & iPads – Top 10 Reasons / Tips & Tricks

   Gus Whalen

   Public Policy Committee
   Brien Starner, CEcD & Rob Dixon (Co-Chairs)
   Brian Grace, MEDC Legislative Consultant

   IDEA Commons
Allen D. Kunkel, CEcD – Associate VP for Economic Development / Director – Jordan Valley Innovation Center

   Macon County Innovation Center
   Denise Bennett, Director – Macon County Economic Development

   Mercy Research & Development / Product Innovation at Mercy
   Keela Davis, Director – Mercy R&D

   Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers
   Denise Fields, University of Missouri Extension Partner

   Successfully Leveraging Job Training Incentives & Resources
   Sherry Coker, Director – Center for Workforce Development, Ozarks Technical Community College
   Jessica L. Craig, Manager – Economic Development Community College, Institute for Workforce Innovation

   Cultural Understanding for International Business
   Brad Bodenhausen, Executive Vice President – Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

   Social Capital, Civic Health, and Economic Resilience
   Mike Stout, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology – Missouri State University

   MO Step Up
   Ann Pardalos, Manager – Missouri International Trade and Investment Office

   The Small Business Deduction
   Nathan Fitzgerald, CPA

   Why Certify Your Site?
   Christopher Chung, Missouri Partnership

   Missouri Partnership Update
   Christopher Chung, Missouri Partnership

   Industrial Site Preparedness
   Courtney Dunbar, CEcD, EDFP – Olsson Associates


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