TrustBelt 2017 Speakers & Panelists

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State of the States

Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan

Keynote Speaker

Founder of Zeihan on Geopolitics.
Ron Starner

Ron Starner

Moderator

Senior Vice President of Conway, Inc.
Leila Aridi Afas

Leila Aridi Afas

Panelist

Director, International Public Policy Toyota.
Chris Magill

Chris Magill

Panelist

Economic Development Director for Ice Miller LLP.
Jay Steinmetz

Jay Steinmetz

Panelist

CEO of Barcoding, Inc.

Incubating Tomorrow

Dane Stangler

Dane Stangler

Keynote & Moderator

Head of Policy at Startup Genome
Lauren Thompson Miller

Lauren Thompson Miller

Panelist

CEO & Co-Founder of Aidant Brands
Umeshkumar Vekaria

Umeshkumar Vekaria

Panelist

CEO of BlueOrb Solutions, LLC
KP Reddy

KP Reddy

Panelist

CoFounder of The Combine
Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Panelist

Economic Development & Global Innovation Strategist at Blue J Group

Talent Acquisition & Retention

David Quick

David Quick

Keynote & Moderator

Speaker, executive coach, Vistage Chair, Culture Index Licensee
Rowena Crosbie

Rowena Crosbie

Panelist

President of Tero International, Inc.
Rob Denson

Rob Denson

Panelist

President & CEO of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
Treena Diebolt

Treena Diebolt

Panelist

Senior Director of Recruiting for Indeed
Carine Clark

Carine Clark

Panelist

President & CEO of Banyon
Ericka Nielsen

Ericka Nielsen

Panelist

Global Government Affairs for BorgWarner

Smart Cities

Mark Modzelewski

Mark Modzelewski

Keynote

Senior Advisor for Treeline Interactive
John Jung

John Jung

Moderator

Chairman & Co-Founder of Intelligent Community Forum
Frank Cuevas

Frank Cuevas

Panelist

VP of Real Estate Stratgy & Operations for IBM
Lacy Beasley

Lacy Beasley

Panelist

President & COO of Retail Strategies
Sean Garretson

Sean Garretson

Panelist

President of Pegasus Planning & Development, LLC

Rise of the Robots

Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan

Keynote & Moderator

Rebecca Ryan is a Futurist
Sonny Kirkley

Sonny Kirkley

Panelist

President of New Wisdom, LLC
Brett A. Knittle

Brett A. Knittle

Panelist

Specialist Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Automation at Hill-Rom
Jose Gaztambide

Jose Gaztambide

Panelist

VP of Strategy & Finance for Interapt

Reshoring America

Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson

Keynote

CEO & Founder of Prag’madik
Wade Goodsell

Wade Goodsell

Moderator

Consulting & Incentives Program Director at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Chris Wild

Chris Wild

Panelist

Global Corporate Real Estate Manager at Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
Bob Westover

Bob Westover

Panelist

SVP of Cresa Chicago
Ingrid Miller

Ingrid Miller

Panelist

COO of Rural Sourcing Inc.

Cocktails & Consultants

Steve Weitzner

Steve Weitzner

Moderator

Principal at Silverlode Consulting
George Pretty

George Pretty

Panelist

Partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Derrick Mashore

Derrick Mashore

Panelist

Senior VP of CBRE
Lindsey Cannon

Lindsey Cannon

Panelist

Senior VP of CBRE
Jeff Troan

Jeff Troan

Panelist

Principal, Hickey & Associates and Retired Director of Real Estate & Economic Development, Lockheed Martin Corporation
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    The TrustBelt Conference was fantastic! The varying point of views and the deep level of expertise and knowledge added to create a dynamic discussion filled with unique perspectives and understanding. The TrustBelt Conference provided the perspective that I believe all economic development communities should attempt to understand.”
    — Jay Steinmetz - CEO, Barcoding, Inc.
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    Thank you for organizing such a terrific event! I learned a great deal, especially about Des Moines and middle America. I met a lot of terrific attendees and enjoyed all of the panels. Very inspiring!”
    — John G. Jung, Chairman & Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum