Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 7-9:30 am (Program starts at 8)
7:00 sign in and networking
7:00 – 8:00 student poster session
8:00 – 9:30 students and keynote speaker presentations
Place: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Harbor Side Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Jen Ford Reedy
Jen has been President of the Bush Foundation since September 2012. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jen served as chief of staff and vice president of strategy for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, where she led the creation of GiveMN.org, Give to the Max Day, and the Minnesota Idea Open. Jen was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company for nine years and was the first director of the Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional civic initiative in the Twin Cities.
Her current community service includes board and committee work with Region’s Hospital, GHR Foundation, the Truman Foundation and Independent Sector. She is also a member of the Itasca Project, Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable and the US Global Leadership Coalition Minnesota Advisory Committee.
Jen has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago. She has been honored as a “40 Under 40” leader by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal, as one of the “100 Minnesotans You Should Know” by Twin Cities Business Magazine, and as a NextGen Fellow by Independent Sector.
About REIF: National Bank of Commerce, together with leading area educational institutions and business front runner’s, created and continues to sponsor the Regional Economic Indicators Forum (REIF); a comprehensive research initiative to drive growth, prosperity and collaboration across our region.
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