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Economic Development

Economic Development Day

  • 6:50
    Board the Bus
  • 7:00 – 7:30
    Travel to Jefferson State Community College

    Shelby Hoover Campus

    4600 Valleydale Road

    Birmingham, AL 35242

     

  • 7:30 – 8:30
    EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

    Moderator: Guin Robinson (’05), Director of Community Outreach, Jefferson State Community College

    Dr. Tommy Bice, Superintendent, Alabama State Board of Education

    Dr. Keith Brown (’13), Interim President, Jefferson State Community College

  • 8:30 – 8:45
    Break
  • 8:45 – 9:45
    ALABAMA WORKFORCE COUNCIL

    Moderator: Guin Robinson

    Zeke Smith, EVP External Affairs, Alabama Power Company; Chair, Alabama Workforce Council

    Bill O’Connor, Public Affairs Consultant, Franklin Resources Group

  • 9:45 – 10:30
    THE GAME CHANGER

    Hon. Jim Folsom, Jr., Former Governor, State of Alabama; SVP, Public Finance Investment Banking, PiperJaffray

  • 10:30 – 11:00
    Travel to American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO)

    1501 31st Avenue North

    Birmingham, AL 35207

    325-7701

  • 11:00 – 11:20
    Welcome to ACIPCO

    Van Richey, President & CEO, ACIPCO

  • 11:20 – 12:00
    TOUR
  • 12:00 – 12:45
    Lunch/ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

    Brian Hilson (’14), President & CEO, Birmingham Business Alliance

  • 12:45 – 1:15
    Travel to Innovation Depot

    1500 First Avenue North

    Birmingham, AL 35203

    250-8000

    Training Room

  • 1:15 – 2:00
    INCENTIVES

    Bing Edwards (’07), Partner, Balch & Bingham

  • 2:00 – 2:30
    INNOVATION DEPOT

    Devon Laney (’10), CEO, Innovation Depot

     

     

    move to iLab

  • 2:30 – 3:00
    UAB iLAB

    Dr. Eric Jack (’14), Dean, Collat School of Business, UAB

    Kathleen Hamrick, iLab Director, Innovation Depot

    Student CEO’s

  • 3:00 – 4:00
    INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Moderator: Sanjay Singh (’10), Partner, Computer Technology Solutions

    Joshua Jones, Managing Partner, StrategyWise

    Shegun Otulana, CEO, TheraNest

    Tony Summerville, Founder & CEO, Fleetio

    Daniel Sanabria, CEO, Sigma93 Capital Management

  • 4:00 – 4:30
    Travel to Alabama Power Company

    1710 6th Avenue North

    Birmingham, AL 35203

    13th Floor Auditorium

  • 4:30 – 5:45
    THE PLAN FOR I-20/59

    Will Brooke, Executive Vice President, Harbert Management Corporation

    John Cooper (’94), Director, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)

  • 5:45 – 7:00
    CAUCUS

    Lisa Graham, Consultant, Blankenship & Seay