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2019 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference

December 12

Stark State College

At the 2019 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference, key government officials, business leaders, and community members will discuss issues important to the region.

At the conference, attendees will hear first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, pundits, and policy experts on issues that affect their community.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMRegistration, Networking & Lunch
11:45 AM - 12:00 PMConference Welcome
12:00 PM - 12:20 PMPriorities & Plans for Ohio's Treasurer of State
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMEffective Economic Development and Strengthening the Regional Economy

Moderator

  • S. Ryan Hartong, Manager, Government Affairs and Attorney, The Timken Company

Panelists

  • Robert Gessner, Chairman, Stark Economic Development Board and Business Growth Chair, Strengthening Stark Governance Committee
  • Ray Hexamer, President & CEO, Stark Economic Development Board
  • Hrishue Mahalaha, Senior Partner, Innovation Economy Partners and Chief Economic Development Consultant, Strengthening Stark
1:45 PM - 2:15 PMNetworking & Coffee Break
2:15 PM - 3:15 PMElection 2020: From the White House to the Statehouse

Moderator

  • Tom Walsh, Vice President, Ohio Association of Community Colleges

Panelists

  • Derrick Clay, President & CEO, New Visions Group
  • Robert Paduchik, Senior Advisor, President Trump’s 2020 Re-Election Campaign and President, Agincourt Consultants
3:15 PM - 3:30 PMPRIORITIES & PLANS FOR THE OHIO SENATE
3:30 PM - 4:30 PMWorkforce Transformation: Ensuring a dynamically skilled and productive workforce

Moderator

Panelists

  • Dr. Donald M. Ball, Dean of Engineering Technologies, Stark State College
  • Jennifer Meek Eells, Executive Director, Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board and OhioMeansJobs Stark and Tuscarawas Counties
  • Dave Kirven, President, East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council
4:45 PM - 6:30 PMPost-Conference Networking Reception

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