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WEDC Industry Experts

WEDC INDUSTRY EXPERTS

A COLLECTION OF EXPERTS TO SUPPORT SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

Tap into the expertise of the state’s economic development executives. As the state’s lead economic development agency, our executive team lives and breathes economic development. And they are available for media opportunities and speaking engagements.

To submit your request for a speaker for an upcoming event, please contact Mark Maley at mark.maley@wedc.org or 608.210.6706.

Lee Swindall

Lee Swindall

Vice President, Sector Strategy Development

Speaking Topics:

  • Manufacturing
  • Water Technology

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Tricia Braun

Tricia Braun

Chief Operating Officer

Speaking Topics:

  • Wisconsin's Business Climate
  • Forward-Looking Economic Development Strategies

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Katy Sinnott

Katy Sinnott

Vice President, International Business Development

Speaking Topics:

  • Global trade
  • Foreign direct investment

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Barb LaMue

Barb LaMue

Vice President, Business and Community Development

Speaking Topics:

  • Regional economic development
  • Public-private partnerships

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Josh Robbins

Joshua Robbins

Vice President, Technology and Information Systems

Speaking Topics:

  • Implementation of SaaS systems, risks vs. rewards
  • International travel security compliance: the balance between productivity and security

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Aaron Hagar

Aaron Hagar

Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Speaking Topics:

  • Government and community networks' roles in supporting the startup community
  • WEDC entrepreneurship and innovation strategy

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Mark R. Hogan

Mark R. Hogan

Secretary and CEO

Speaking Topics:

  • WEDC helping to move Wisconsin forward
  • Current issues at WEDC

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Brian Nowicki

Brian Nowicki

Chief Financial Officer

Speaking Topics:

  • Financial compliance with WEDC award contracts
  • Accounting and financial reporting for governments

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