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2018 Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity
AGENDA: MAY 17, 2019
Welcome from Urban League & MadREP Leadership
Ruben L. Anthony, Jr. PhD. President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Madison
Paul Jadin, CEcD, President, Madison Region Economic Partnership
Derrick Smith, Board Chair, ULGM
Dan Brown, Board Chair, MadREP
Welcome from Secretary Caleb Frostman
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Secretary Caleb Frostman
William FruthPLENARY SESSION: The State of the Region's Economy
William Fruth, President at POLICOM
POLICOM analyizes local and state economies, determines if they are growing or declining, identifies what is causing this to happen, and offers ideas and solutions to improve the situation.
Sponsor remarks and speaker introduction

KEYNOTE SESSION: New Audiences in America
Paulita David
Paulita David, Former Head of Multicultural at Google
Paulita David works with today’s most prominent brands as director of multicultural strategy at McPherson Strategies. She joined McPherson following a decade at Google, where she put “multicultural” on the map for the company. Beyond working with Agency heads, C-Suite executives and brand leaders, Paulita also engaged Google’s engineers to completely redesign the company's online multicultural experience.
10:00-10:15 BREAK
Playing to Our Strengths: The Madison Region's Competitive Industry Sectors
Moderator: Paul Jadin, President, MadREP
Panelists: Matt Kures, Community Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Community and Economic Development; Craig Kettleson, Enterprise Development Director, MadREP; Michael Gay, Senior Vice President of Economic Development, MadREP

Promoting Racial Equity Through Community Development
Moderator: Damon Dorsey, Founder, Value Creation Group; Dr. Ruben L. Anthony, Jr., President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Madison; Margaret Henningsen, Co-Founder, Legacy Bancorp   Wyman Winston, Former Executive Director, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
Building a Diverse Workforce: Inclusion in K-20 Education in Wisconsin
Presenter: Dr. Noel Radomski, Managing Director and Associate Researcher, Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Disrupting Biases: An individual Commitment
Presenters: Tania A Ibarra, CPA, Founder and Facilitator, Step Up: Equity Matters; Nicole Sandoval, GCDF, Recruitment & Community Outreach Coordinator, Madison College
Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Talent
Moderator: Mark Richardson, President, Unfinished Business LLC; Panelists: Danyelle Granger, Senior VP and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Old National Bank; Neri Haried, Sales Manager, Reg., VP. Old National Bank
Apprenticeship: Not Just for Construction Anymore
Panelists: Josh Fassl, Director, Dane County School Consortium; Jorge Hidalgo, President, Hidalgo Autos, Inc.; Joshua Johnson, Chief of Field Operations, Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
Co-Host Remarks
Ruben L. Anthony, Jr., PhD, President & CEO, Urban Legaue of Greater Madison
Paul Jadin, CEcD, President, Madison Region Economic Partnership
Welcome from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Remarks & Keynote Speaker Introduction
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, City of Madison Mayor
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
Luncheon Keynote: Intentional Diversity & Inclusion
Wade Davis, Former NFL Player, Corporate Inclusion Advisor and Educator
Wade Davis is a thought leader, public speaker, and consultant on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant and currently consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection of sexism, racism and homophobia. In addition to his work in sports, he consults for Google, Netflix, MTV/VH1, 21st Century Fox, AppNexus and others to co-create transformative solutions to build inclusive corporate cultures.
1:30-1:45 BREAK
CEO Action for Diversity: I Act On Pledge
Elena Richards US Minority Initiatives & Talent Management Leader, PwC US
Panelist: Justin Cruz, Vice President of Inclulsive Excellence, American Family Insurance;
Dr. Jack Daniels, President, Madison College; Angela Russell, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, CUNA Mutual Group; Ritika Singh, Senior Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, Associated Bank

All-In Cities Building Equitable Economies from the Ground Up
PresenterSarah Treuhaft, Managing Director, PolicyLink
Opportunity Zones: An Opportunitiy for Equitable Development
Moderator: Dan Kennelly, Manager Office of Business Resources, City of Madison; Amy Laughlin, Vice President, Structured Products and Capital Markets, LIIF (Low Income Investment Fund); Farshad Maltes, Director Strategic Business Development, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Dionne Savage, Partner, Savage & Associates Law Group, P.C.
3:15-3:30 BREAK
Email: madisonregionsummit@ulgm.org   |   Phone ULGM: 608.729.1211   |   Phone MadREP: 608.571.0420  
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