“R. Pittman's contribution to this conference was wonderful. Pure E.D.”
Robert Pittman, Senior Principal, Janus Economics, who has more than 25 years experience in business site location both domestically and internationally, will present sessions on How Companies Make Site Selection Decisions, Marketing Your Community, and Making Your Community Development Ready. He is joined by Jeff Wagoner, Manager, Regional Development, CSX Transportation, another experienced economic development professional.
Moline, Illinois Community Foundation
“Joy is dynamic and her experience so useful.”
Joy Boruff is Executive Director of the Moline Foundation, a community foundation that serves the Quad Cities area by encouraging philanthropy and improving the quality of life for the current and future generations. Joy Boruff will present sessions on Community Foundations and Fundraising, Critical Issues in Managing a Non-Profit Organization, and Dealing with the Media.
Anne Heinze Silvis
Leadership Development, LCED
University of Illinois Extension
“Great presenter... The ideas really unite people and keep them involved.”
Anne Heinze Silvis is an Extension Specialist in Program Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Anne is Director of the Laboratory for Community and Economic Development, and serves on the Community and Economic Development Team for University of Illinois Extension. Her work focuses on topics such as leadership development, community leadership, sustainable agriculture, and telecommunications and access in rural areas.
Senior Principal and Co-Founder
Jennifer Tanner is Senior Principal and Co-Founder of Janus Economics, an economic development consulting firm. She is a skilled project manager, facilitator, and knowledgeable authority on community and economic development competitiveness and change management. Jennifer has experience working for companies in human resource management, non-profit organization management, business development, engineering and construction, and institutions of higher learning. She has consulted with communities and companies throughout the United States, most notably in the areas of community preparedness and strategic planning.