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When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Hamline University
774 Snelling Avenue North
Rooms 304/305, Anderson Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota 
United States

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EDAM Past Presidents Event

Join us to celebrate 50 years of EDAM and look to the future with eight former EDAM presidents. They'll talk about career paths, the current state of economic development in Minnesota, where they see the profession headed in the future, and more.


9:00 am

Opening Keynote by Mark Phillips, current IRRRB commissioner and past DEED commissioner, MN Power economic development manager, venture capital firm manager

9:45 - 10:30 am

2000 and before: Seasoned EDAM Past Presidents – moderated by Tony Schertler, executive director of the Dakota County CDA

  • Bruce Maus (1985), Auxilium Solutions, former St. Paul Port Authority development
  • Tim Clawson (1985-86), Faribault County Economic Development
  • John Campobasso (1997), Kraus-Anderson director of marketing
  • Patrick Connoy (2000), retired Hennepin County economic development manager

10:45 - 11:30 am

Post 2000: Next Generation EDAM Presidents – moderated by Tony Schertler, executive director of the Dakota County CDA

  • David Anderson (2001), Senior Vice President, Frauenshuh
  • Paul Steinman (2004), Vice President, Springsted
  • Rebecca Kurtz (2006), Senior Municipal Advisor and Vice-President, Ehlers
  • Christie Rock Hantge (2016), Community Development Consultant

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Wrap-up Conversation – Led by Craig Waldron, Hamline University, and Mark Lofthus, Dakota Electric


EDAM members: $30
Non-members: $50


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