2019 Agenda

8:30 am Registration and Networking
9:00 am Welcome
      • Faith Knutsen – Director of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
      • Mark Weinberg – Founding Dean, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and
        Public Affairs
      • Kyle Darton – Economic Development Representative, U.S. Department of Commerce
      • Scott Hamilton – Executive Director, Appalachian Regional Commission
9:30 am University Partnerships

Moderator: Bret Allphin – Development Director, Buckeye Hills Regional Council

10:00 am University Partnerships: A Conversation with University Presidents

Moderator: Jim Woodell – Principal, James K. Woodell LLC

Video Welcome:
M. Duane Nellis – President, Ohio University

Panelists:

      • Jeff Bauer – Interim President, Shawnee State University
      • Catherine Clark-Eich – Interim President, University of Rio Grande
      • Bill Ruud – President, Marietta College
      • Mark Weinberg – Founding Dean, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Regional Partnerships

Moderator: Lisa Duvall – Communications and EDA Program Manager, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA)

11:45 am Lunch
12:00 pm Broadband Partnerships: A Conversation About Access

Moderator: Jim Woodell – Principal, James K. Woodell LLC

1:00 pm Workforce Partnerships

Moderator: Kathy Zook – ARC Program Manager, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

1:30 pm APEG/API Regional Prosperity Plan Update

John Molinaro – President, CEO, Appalachian Partnership Inc. (API)
John Molinaro APEG/API powerpoint.pdf

1:45 pm Closing
      • Marsha Lewis – Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

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