Speakers

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JANET ADY

President, Ady Voltedge

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JANET ADY

KERRI AGEE

President and CEO of banc-serv PARTNERS

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KERRI AGEE

CRAIG BLAIS

President & CEO, Worcester Business Development Corporation

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CRAIG BLAIS

ROB CAMOIN

Founder, Camoin Associates

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ROB CAMOIN

ANTHONY J. CAPECE, JR.

Executive Director, Central District Management Association, Inc

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ANTHONY J. CAPECE, JR.

HOLLIS CARTER

Manager, 504 Liquidation Division, Small Business Administration

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HOLLIS CARTER

ROBERT D. COX, JR.

Partner, Bowditch and Dewey

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ROBERT D. COX, JR.

RALPH CONNER

Director, Office of Real Property Utilization, US General Services Administration

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RALPH CONNER

ROB DEMARTINI

President/CEO, New Balance Athletic Shoes

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ROB DEMARTINI

VINCENT DEVITO

Partner, Bowditch and Dewey

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VINCENT DEVITO

JAMES DIOSSA

Mayor of Central Falls, RI

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JAMES DIOSSA

MAEVE DONOHUE

Founding Director, Nami Studios

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MAEVE DONOHUE

DEREK EZOVSKI

President, Outsourced Risk Management Solutions LLC (ORMS)

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DEREK EZOVSKI

JEN FAIGEL

Co Founder and Principal, Urban Idea Lab

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JEN FAIGEL

DEB FAVREAU

Senior Investment Officer, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC)

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DEB FAVREAU

BARBARA FIELDS

Leader in Community and Economic Development

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BARBARA FIELDS

JOHN FINDLAY

Partner, Maverick & Boutique

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JOHN FINDLAY

CHRISTA OUDERKIRK FRANZI

Senior Economic Development Specialist, Camoin Associates, Inc.

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CHRISTA OUDERKIRK FRANZI

HENRY FREDERICKS

Senior Project Manager, HRP Associates, Inc.

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HENRY FREDERICKS

ERIC GARLAND

TREND ANALYST

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ERIC GARLAND

LISA GETZLER-LINN

Director, Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship,
Creativity and Innovation

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LISA GETZLER-LINN

SCOTT GIBBS

President, Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island

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SCOTT GIBBS

SETH GOODALL

New England Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

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SETH GOODALL

VERN HANSEN

Senior Associate, J.R. Bruno & Associates

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VERN HANSEN

ANNE GATLING HAYNES

Director of Transformative Development, Mass Development Finance Agency

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ANNE GATLING HAYNES

MERI JENKINS

Manager of the Adams Arts Program for the Creative Economy and the Massachusetts Cultural Districts Initiative

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MERI JENKINS

JOHN P. JOYCE

SBA Export Finance Manager, New England Region U.S. Export Assistance Center

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JOHN P. JOYCE

RICK KIERNAN

Principal, Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

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RICK KIERNAN

COLLEEN LAROSE

Project Coordinator, Cumberland/Salem Workforce Investment Board & Executive Director,Greater Raritan Workforce Investment Board

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COLLEEN LAROSE

MARNIE LAVIGNE

President and CEO of Launch NY

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MARNIE LAVIGNE

ROBERT LEAVER

E. PATRICIA LLODRA

Newtown First Selectwoman

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E. PATRICIA LLODRA

CARMEN LORENTZ

Director of the NH Division of Economic Development

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CARMEN LORENTZ

JOHN MANDEVILLE

Executive Director, Lamoille Economic Development Corporation

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JOHN MANDEVILLE

MARY MANSFIELD

Senior Vice President with Bay Colony Development Corp.

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MARY MANSFIELD

THOMAS E. MARANO

Economic Development Specialist for the City of Middletown, CT

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THOMAS E. MARANO

RAFAEL MATA

President, GAMBIT Services

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RAFAEL MATA

LYNNE MCCORMACK

Director of Art, Culture, and Tourism, City of Providence

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LYNNE MCCORMACK

RAY MILANO

Assistant District Director – Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Administration

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RAY MILANO

MARK O'BRIEN

District Counsel in the Maine District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration

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MARK O'BRIEN

SAMUEL ORTIZ

Commercial Lender

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SAMUEL ORTIZ

KEVIN O'SULLIVAN

President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives

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KEVIN O'SULLIVAN

RICH OVERMOYER

President & CEO, Fourth Economy Consulting

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RICH OVERMOYER

DON POLAND

Human Geographer and Urban Planner

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DON POLAND

KAREN POLLARD

Economic Development Manager, City of Rochester, NH

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KAREN POLLARD

BRANDON RUTZ

Director of Research, Ady Voltedge

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BRANDON RUTZ

LINDA REILLY

Chief, 504 Program Branch - SBA

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LINDA REILLY

KARL SEIDMAN

Economic Development Consultant/ Senior Lecturer at MIT

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KARL SEIDMAN

AMY SHAPIRO

Business Development Director, Franklin County Community Development Corporation

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AMY SHAPIRO

JOHN J. SHEMO

Vice President and Director of Economic Development, MetroHartford Alliance

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JOHN J. SHEMO

ETHAN W. SMITH

Partner, Starfield & Smith, P.C.

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ETHAN W. SMITH

Curt Spalding

Member EPA Leadership Team

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Curt Spalding

JENNIFER SPORZYNSKI

Director, Microenterprise Resource and Policy Development, Coastal Enterprises, INC (CEI)

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JENNIFER SPORZYNSKI

VICTORIA STEIN

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA

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VICTORIA STEIN

ABBY STRAUS

Partner, Maverick and Boutique

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ABBY STRAUS

GEORGE TETLER

Partner, Bowditch and Dewey

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GEORGE TETLER

DANIEL TITUS

Vice President, HRP Associates

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DANIEL TITUS

JEFF TURGEON

Executive Director, Central MA Workforce Investment Board

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JEFF TURGEON

JOHN WADSWORTH

Partner, Brown Rudnick

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JOHN WADSWORTH

MICHAEL WALKER

Senior Project manager, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI)

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MICHAEL WALKER

AMY WHITNEY

Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Clark University

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AMY WHITNEY

ERIN WILLIAMS

Cultural Development Officer, City of Worcester

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ERIN WILLIAMS

 

 

 

 

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