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A 2019 Dayton Regional Recap

The 2019 Dayton Regional Conference was a successful event with elected officials, policy professionals, and those interested in business and government in attendance.

Nearly 200 people attended the conference at Daniel J. Curran Place on Thursday, October 10. Speakers covered issues relating to cybersecurity, the 2020 election, and economic development in the Miami Valley.

Our attendees had the opportunity to hear from the Mayor of Dayton, Nan Whaley and the Lieutenant Governor, Jon Husted.  We were also pleased to be joined by Secretary Frank LaRose and Treasurer Robert Sprague.

Media coverage of the conference is listed below.

WDTN – Ohio Lt. Governor and Mayor Whaley offer different approaches to gun laws at conference

WKTN – Ohio Farmers Continue to Find Relief Through AG Link

Dayton Daily News – Community facing ‘crisis of gun violence,’ Mayor Whaley tells leaders

Dayton Business Journal – New summit to address ‘potentially crippling’ workforce shortage at Wright-Patt

The outstanding event wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors and speakers!  Thank you!

  • The Honorable Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton
  • The Honorable Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State
  • The Honorable Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer of State
  • Dr. Eric F. Spina, President, University of Dayton
  • Jim Bebbington, Editor, Dayton Daily News
  • Chris Kershner, Executive Vice President, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Harold J. Arata, Lead Systems Design Engineer, AT&T Government Solutions
  • Lisa Heckler, Chief Information Security Officer, CareSource
  • Stephanie Singer, Vice President of Operations, Reed Elsevier Technology Services
  • Retired Air Force Colonel Joseph Zeis, Jr., Senior Policy Advisor for Aerospace and Defense, Office of Governor Mike DeWine
  • Laura Bischoff, Statehouse Reporter, Dayton Daily News
  • Dr. Christopher Devine, Assistant Professor, University of Dayton
  • Kevin DeWine, Partner, CBD Advisors
  • Janetta King, President & CEO, Innovation Ohio
  • Samantha Sommer, Investigative & Community Impact Director, Dayton Daily News
  • Shelley Dickstein, City Manager, City of Dayton
  • Roger Edwards, Vice President of Accelerant Venture Capital Fund, Dayton Development Coalition
  • Scott Koorndyk, President, The Entrepreneurs Center
  • Former Governor Bob Taft, Distinguished Research Associate, University of Dayton

If you haven’t tagged yourself in our photos yet, you still can! You can find all the photos from the 2019 Impact Ohio Dayton Regional Conference on our Facebook Page. Check out the album here: 2019 Dayton Regional Conference Photos.

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