Connect with the Best at Dayton Premier Education Event for Development Professionals

The I-70/75 Development Association’s Regional Economic Development Summit is one of southwest Ohio’s most popular – and most comprehensive – professional development events. Over 200 people typically attend, including representatives from industry, development companies, real estate firms, government, economic development organizations, financial institutions, utility companies, institutions of higher learning and students.

This day-long economic development conference features respected keynote speakers – and more. During concurrent sessions, expert presenters share news, trends and how-to’s on topics such as finance, real estate, regional cooperation, workforce development, infrastructure construction and other areas of interest.

The summit and post-summit reception are structured to provide participants many opportunities to build their network with a wide variety of development professionals from the Dayton region.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time: 7:45am to 4:30pm

Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center
Building 12, 301 W. Fourth Street, Dayton OH  45410

Cost: $50.00 per person (includes all-day registration, lunch, and reception)

Keynote Speaker: TBD

Closing Speaker: TBD


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2015 Agenda
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Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking

General Session - Keynote
Aaron S. Brickman, Sr. VP of Strategy & Development, Organization for International Investment (OFII)

9:30am - TRACK
Session - Dayton Region Real Estate update and analysis
Dave Dickerson - Partner & President, Miller-Valentine GEM

Chris Knueven - Partner & President, Miller-Valentine Construction

Eric Joo - Partner & President, Miller-Valentine Development

Aaron Savino - Vice President, Miller-Valentine GEM

Dave Liette - President, Miller-Valentine Residential Development

Session - How to Own a Brownfield: Maintaining Defenses and Funding Cleanup

Sarah Gable - Associate, McMahon DeGulis

Diana Christy - Environmental Compliance Manager City of Cincinnati

Gregory DeGulis - Partner, McMahon DeGulis

10:45am  - Smith Auditorium and Early Room 
Session - The Hamilton CORE Fund - A New Tool in the Economic Development Toolbox
Michael Dingeldein - AIA, LEED-AP, Community Design Alliance

Session - The Economics of Film making: How the Dayton Region is Attracting Runaway Production
Keith Klein - Sr. Development Specialists

11:45am - Great Hall

Lunch (provided) 
Josiah Huber - PACE Program

1:15pm - TRACK
Session- Introduction to the Small Business Administration and Government Contracting
Alex Kohls - Sr. Area Manager, Small Business Administration
Session - A Community Workforce Partnership: Fuyao Glass America
Debbie Lieberman - Montgomery County Commissioner

Deb Norris - VP for Workforce Development and Corporate Services

Tom Thompson - HR Manager, Fuyao Glass America Inc.
Dave Burrows - VP, Dayton Development Coalition


Closing Session - The Status and Outlook of the U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy
LaVaughn Henry - VP Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland

Networking Reception


Speakers Bios:

Aaron S. Brickman, Senior Vice President, Organization for International Investment (OFII)

Aaron Brickman is a recognized expert on foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction, with 20 years of experience building and leading investment and trade programs in government and the private sector. As senior vice president for strategy & development, Aaron is responsible for efforts to forge new relationships with global companies, the diplomatic community and strategic partners around the world.

Prior to joining OFII, Aaron was the founder and deputy executive director of SelectUSA, a global program of the U.S. Department of Commerce established by executive order of President Obama, charged with promoting and facilitating FDI in the United States. During that tenure, Aaron helped secure SelectUSA’s first-ever congressional budget appropriation, led program strategy and operations – reporting to Commerce leadership and the White House, advised hundreds of cities and states on best practices, and acted as ombudsman for companies encountering federal policy or regulatory problems.

Aaron also created and led SelectUSA’s predecessor program in the Bush Administration, Invest in America. He worked on energy matters at the federal level, overall working in Commerce’s International Trade Administration from 2002-2015.

Before joining Commerce, Aaron worked in international economic consulting and strategy, dealing extensively with trade and investment policy. He advised in the planning and operations of national and sub-national investment and trade promotion efforts, including as a resident advisor to the Government of Mozambique.  Mr. Brickman also worked as a senior consultant for a Chicago-based electronic commerce firm specializing in international logistics fulfillment.  

His work has taken him to more than 60 countries.  Mr. Brickman is frequently asked to comment on investment issues related to the United States; appearing in numerous print and broadcast media including Al-Jazeera, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BBC Radio, CNBC, CCTV, Il Sole 24 Ore, Los Angeles Times, NHK, South China Morning Post, Süddeutsche Zeitung, USA Today, The Washington Post, and Yomiuri Shimbun. He is a regular guest-lecturer at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Mr. Brickman holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, DC. He also studied economic growth at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  He lives in Maryland with his wife and family.


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