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

Makes plans to attend the MEDC Annual Conference June 13-15, 2017 at Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark

Makes plans to attend the MEDC Fall Conference with details coming soon.

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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