Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
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Event Date Sun Jan 27 EST - Tue Jan 29 EST (almost 3 years ago)
Location Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
Pier Sixty Six 2301 SE 17 Street Causeway Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Region Americas

IEDC’s Leadership Summit is a unique gathering of senior-level and CEcD-certified economic developers. Experience peer networking and active discussions on the latest issues affecting economic development leaders. The 2019 Summit will illustrate ways organizations are bringing together polarized factions to form successful collaborations. Key themes to creating collaborative communities:

• Building strong business climates
• Creating partnerships in education and training
• Moving transportation forward
• Promoting synergy between businesses and government
• Fostering regional collaboration for economic success


2019 Speakers:

Michael Ammann
President & CEO San Joaquin Partnership Stockton, CA

Josie Bacallao
President & CEO Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc. (HUF) Hollywood, FL

Ronnie L. Bryant
CECD, FM, HLM President & CEO Charlotte Regional Partnership Charlotte, NC

Robert J. Camoin
CECD, President & CEO Camoin Associates, Inc. Saratoga Springs, NY

Jane Campbell
Former Mayor City of Cleveland Washington, DC

Amy Clickner
CECD, CFRM, CEO Lake Superior Community Partnership Marquette, MI

Will Clower
PHD, CEO Lake Superior Community Partnership Marquette, MI

Jim Colson
Managing Partner Advisors Community LLC Scottsdale, AZ

Andra Cornelius
CECD, Senior Vice President, Business & Workforce Development CareerSource Florida Tallahassee, FL

Julie Curtin
President, Economic Development Development Counsellors International (DCI) New York, NY

Brett Coney
CECD, FM President & CEO Great Falls Development Authority, Inc. Great Falls, MT

Ron Drew
MBA, APR, Senior Vice President - Marketing and Communications Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Broward County's Official Economic Development Partnership Fort Lauderdale, FL

Doug Eadie
President & CEO Doug Eadie & Company, Inc. Clearwater, FL

Pete Fullerton
PHD, EDFP, CECD, PCED, CRP, HLM, Assistant Director – Properties & Commercial Development Kansas City Aviation Department

Ashleigh G. Gardere
Director, The Network for Economic Opportunity City of New Orleans New Orleans, LA

Todd Greene
CECD,Executive Director Atlanta University Center Consortium Atlanta, GA

John Grimwade
Assistant Professor, School of Visual Communication Ohio University Athens, OH

Steven Jast
Founder and President ROI Research on Investment Montreal, QC

Joan Jorgenson
President & CEO Jorgenson Consulting Jupiter, FL

John Karras
Vice President, Strategic Accounts Atlas Integrated Austin, TX

Birgit M. Klohs
President & CEO The Right Place, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI

Lynn A. Knight
CECD, Vice President of Knowledge Management & Development International Economic Development Council Washington, DC

Sara Lawrence
Program Director, Economic Development RTI International Durham, NC

Skye Lawrence
Founder Skye Lawrence Consulting Washington D.C.

David A. Leezer
CECD, FM Director of Economic Development City of St. Charles St. Charles, MO

Julile Lenzer
Chief Innovation Officer University of Maryland College Park, MD

Penny Lewandowski
Principal Change at the Edges Grand Rapids, MI

Stephen Lynch
VP, Workforce & Economic Development Solutions Burning Glass Technologies Boston, MA

Stephen Mackenzie
CEO WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation Windsor, Ontario Canada

Jamie Mageau Director, Research Products U.S. Travel Association
Washington, DC

Kenny McDonald
CECD, President & Chief Economic Officer Columbus 2020 Columbus, OH

Judy McKinney-Cherry
CECD, FM Principal New Growth Strategies Clayton, DE

Dustin McKissen
Founder Clustered Economic Development St. Charles, MO

Jennifer Mellor
CPA, Chief Innovation Officer Greater Phoenix Chamber Phoenix, AZ

Quentin L. Messer Jr.
President and CEO New Orleans Business Alliance New Orleans, LA

Bethany Miller
CECD, Vice President of Domestic Investment Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. Richmond, VA

Crystal P. Morphis
CECD, LEED Green Associate Founder & CEO Creative Economic Development Consulting Elkin, NC

Nicole Pepper
Managing Director Project Manager Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation Phoenix, AZ

Craig J. Richard
CECD, President and CEO Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation Tampa, FL

Lynier Richardson
CEO Chicago Trend Corporation Chicago, IL

Stacy Ritter
President/CEO Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jon M. Roberts
Managing Director TIP Strategies, Inc. Austin, TX

Countney Ross
Chief Economic Development Officer Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Nashville, TN

Gilberto Salinas
Chief Operating Officer Kerr Economic Development Corp. Kerrville, TX

Kkarl Sanchlack
President and CEO Erie Innovation District Erie, PA

Mim Senft
CEO of Motivity and Co-founder of GW4W Motivity Partnerships and Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W) Blooming Grove, NY

Daniel Silverman
Executive Vice President, Investment Attraction Toronto Global Toronto, Ontario Canada

Germaine Smith-Baugh
EDD, President and CEO Urban League of Broward County Fort Lauderdale, FL

John B. Sternlicht
ESQ., CECD CEO, Economic Development Association of Skagit County Mount Vernon, WA

Crystal Stiles
Director of Economic Development Florida Power & Light Juno Beach, FL

Raelin Storey
Director of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development City of Hollywood Hollywood, FL

Gray Swoope
President & CEO VisionFirst Advisors Tallahassee, FL

Bruce Takefman
Founder and President Research Consultants International Montreal, QC

Peter Tokaar
MBA, President & CEO McKinney Economic Development Corporation McKinney, TX

Lawrence Twele
CECD, CEO Howard County Economic Development Authority Columbia, MD

Steve Vierck
CECD, President and CEO Economic Development Corporation of Lea County Hobbs, NM

Mary Ellen Wiederwohl
Chief Louisville Forward Louisville, KY

Joshua Wright
Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development Emsi Moscow, ID

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors:

• CareerSource FLORIDA
• Florida Power and Light Company (FPL)

• Accrisoft Corporation
• Chmura Economics & Analytics
• Emsi
• Research Consultants International
• ROI Research on Investment

• Greater Fort Lauderdale
• Hotwire Communications

• Conway
• The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
• Hollywood

• Business Facilities
• City of Coral Springs
• Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
• Miramar

• BNSF Railway
• Greenspoon Marder LLP

• 365 Degree Total Marketing
• Camoin Associates, Inc.
• Consultant Connect
• Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
• FLOR Group
• GIS WebTech
• Impact DataSource
• Neon Cloud Productions
• ProTRACKPlus
• Townfolio

• fDi Intelligence