2017 Agenda

8:30 am 
Registration/Networking

9:00 am 
Welcome, Opening Remarks, Dignitaries

Master of Ceremonies | John Glazer
Director, TechGROWTH Ohio, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Mark Weinberg
Founding Dean, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

David Descutner
Ohio University Interim President

Jeannette Tamayo
Regional Director, Chicago Regional Office – Economic Development Administration 

Dan Neff
Local Development District Director, Appalachian Regional Commission

Jason Wilson
Director, Governor’s Office of Appalachia

9:30 – 10:15 am
State of the Region

Moderator | Bret Allphin
Development Director, Buckeye Hills Regional Council

Jason Jolley
Assistant Professor/Director EDA University Center, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
State of the Region_Jason Jolley_powerpoint.pdf 

John Molinaro
President, CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth

10:15 – 11:15 am
Panel Discussion | State of Key Regional Industries

Moderator Jeannette Wierzbicki
Executive Director, Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association

Oil and Gas | Shawn Bennett
Executive Vice President, Ohio Oil & Gas Association
Ohio Oil and Gas Association Oil and Gas Udate_Shawn Bennett_Powerpoint.pdf

Wood Industry | Jesse Roush
Senior Project Manager, Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth
Ohio’s Wood Industry_Jesse Roush_Powerpoint.pdf

Coal Industry | Roger Osborne
Vice President/Chief Engineer, B&N Coal, Inc.
Future of Coal in the Appalachian Region_Roger Osborne_powerpoint.pdf

11:15 – 11:30 am
Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel Discussion | Building Economic Resiliency

Moderator | Kathy M. Zook
Program Manager of Appalachian Regional Commission, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

Youngstown State University POWER grant | Michael Hripko
Associate Vice President for Research, Youngstown State University
Youngstown State University POWER grant_Michael Hripko_Powerpoint.pdf

The Next Big Thing is Small | Bret Allphin & Jennifer Simon
Bret Allphin, Development Director, Buckeye Hills Regional Council
Jennifer Simon, Executive Director, Regional Innovation Network
The Next Big Thing is Small_Brett Allphin_Powerpoint.pdf
Lights_Jennifer Simon_Powerpoint.pdf

Greenfield Rail/Corvac Project Ron Coffey
City Manager, Greenfield, Ohio
Greenfield Rail Corvac Project_Ron Coffey_Powerpoint.pdf

Downtown Revitalization Projects | Jay D. Bennett
Director, Community Development & Public Service, City of Zanesville
The Resiliency of Zanesville’s Downtown_Jay Bennett_Powerpoint.pdf

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Lunch Buffet

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Panel Discussion | Future of Key Regional Industries

Moderator | John Hemmings
Executive Director, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission

Wood Industry | John Molinaro
President, CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth

Coal Industry | Roger Osborne
Vice President/Chief Engineer, B&N Coal, Inc.
Future of Coal in Appalachian Region Roger Osborne 1pm_powerpoint.pdf

Oil and Gas | Matt Cybulski
Sector Director, Shale Energy & Petrochemical, Jobs Ohio
Future of Key Regional Industries_Matt Cybulski_Powerpoint.pdf

Alternative Energy | Gilbert Michaud
Cluster Analyst and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Alternative Energy and Economic Resilience in Appalachian Ohio_Gilbert Michaud.pdf

 

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