2017 OEDA Annual Summit

Oct 12, 2017 | News

Thank you to all that attended the 2017 OEDA Annual Summit!

Below are the links to the Speaker Bios, Handouts and Presentations:


OEDA Annual Summit 2017 Program-FINAL

OEDA Annual Summit List of Attendees

 

Wednesday, October 18th

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media
Colleen Walton, Marketing Strategist, Brand Acceleration, Inc.

Your Community, Your Broadband:  Approaches to Access
Greg Dunn, Ice Miller, Partner – Broadband and Telecommunications
Kip Wahlers, Ice Miller, Partner – Municipal Finance
Chris Magill, Ice Miller, Economic Development Director 

Downtown Redevelopment in Ohio – Three Perspectives
Hrishue Mahalaha, Senior Partner at Innovation Economy Partners;
David Robinson, President of the Montrose Group;
Mike Rose, President of Washington Properties.
– Moderator: Harry Eadon, President/Executive Director, Economic Development and Finance Alliance of Tuscarawas County

Creating a Rising Tide to Lift All Boats – Employer Talent Advising as a Workforce Innovation Strategy
Paul Herdeg, Development Administrator, Cuyahoga County Department of Development
Pete Bednar, Talent Advisor, Cuyahoga County Department of Development

Pace Financing: Applicability and Impact
Margaret Comey, Senior Counsel-Public Finance Group, Locke Lord, LLP
Caleb Bell, Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP

Ohio – An Insider’s Perspective
– Ken Burns, Vice President of Operations, Spectrum Brands
– Ellen Heinz, Director of Human Resources, New Horizons Baking Company
Matt Backiewicz, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Dawson
– Jamie Richardson, Vice President, Government and Shareholder Relations, White Castle System, Inc.
Jeff Spridgeon, Vice President of Sales, Wiretap
Steve Van Dyke, Owner and Founder, Tool Technologies
– Moderator: Eric Burkland, President, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association.

How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
Jason Hamman, President, The Hamman Consulting Group

 

Thursday, October 19th

Ohio Development Services Agency Update

JobsOhio Update

Connecting Business and Education
Ryan Burgess, Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation;
Chancellor John Carey, Ohio Department of Higher Education;
Dr. John Richard, Deputy State Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education 

Connecting Job-Seekers and Businesses Through a Common Language-Skills
Rebecca Kusner, Director of Strategic Planning and Policy, New Growth Group,
Mike Longo, Director, Lorain County Workforce Development Agency
Brenda Latanza, Director of Economic Development, Preble County Development Corporation
Grace Heffernan, Project Manager, TalentNEO

Bond Finance:  Will Your Financing Be Taxable or Tax-Exempt?
Todd Cooper, Esq., Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Economic Development Through Placemaking and Crowdgranting
Rob St Mary, Director of Outreach Patronicity
Katharine Czarnecki, Senior Vice President, Community Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Anchor-Based Strategies for Small and Mid-Sized CommunitiesHandout
Allan Hooper, Downtown Strategies LLC

Better Together – Supporting Regional Businesses through Powerful Partnerships
Matt Falter, OBRN Project Director, Workforce Initiative Association, Canton, Ohio;
Rich Delisio, PTAC Procurement Specialist, Ohio University,
Ken Timmings, President, KTSDI, LLC., North Lima, Ohio;
Dave Wheeler, Director, External Affairs at American Electric Power & Chair of the Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board

Tapping into Data for Workforce Success: How Ohio Analytics Supports Ohio’s Business Needs and Workforce Goals
Joshua Hawley, Director, Ohio Education Research Center;
Keith Ewald, Project Manager, Office of Workforce Development, ODJFS;
Ryan Burgess, Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation;
Kristin Harlow, Research Associate, Ohio Education Research Center.
– Facilitator: Erin Joyce, Associate Director, Ohio Education Research Center

Perspectives of the Effects of Heroin on a Community – A Panel Discussion
Mark O’Brien, Policy Director, Addiction Policy Forum; – PRESENTATION
Jeremy Gordon, Ford Sharonville Transmission Plant;
Doug Adkins, City Manager, City of Middletown. – PRESENTATION
– Moderator: Paul Brehm, Economic Development Director, City of Forest Park

 

Friday, October 20th

Data is Good but Insights are Better
Dave Parsell, Co-founder and CEO of Localintel

Open Mic Morning
City of Forest Park – A Tale of Two TIF
Advantage Sharonville
The Reluctant Facebook Fan
Sticking Points

Right to Work vs. Non Right to Work State:  Definitions, Differences, and Debate
Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, Policy Matters Ohio
 Greg Lawson, Research Fellow at the Buckeye Institute
Michelle Comerford, Project Director, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company

Capitalizing on rural corporate site location opportunities

Rural communities are prime targets for companies considering a corporate site location project. Rural areas in the U.S. cover 97 % of the nation’s land area but contain 19.3 % of the population who are more likely to own a single family home, are older and less likely to hold a bachelor’s degree or be in poverty than their urban counters.

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AEP Names Wells Vice President, Sales, Economic and Business Development

American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) has promoted Timothy J. Wells to vice president, Sales, Economic and Business Development, effective Nov. 2, 2020. Wells replaces Mark James who retired last month.

Wells, 55, will lead AEP’s efforts to attract new commercial and industrial customers to its service territory and help existing customers take advantage of AEP’s growing menu of business consultation services. AEP has unique expertise in the energy field and has become a trusted energy advisor to many of its larger customers. Wells will be responsible for leading growth in services that fall outside of the distribution and transmission of electricity, in addition to helping communities bring new jobs to their local economies.

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