IEDC Webinar Series: The Future of Today’s Industries: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Logistics, Finance

IEDC Webinar Series: The Future of Today’s Industries: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Logistics, Finance


The Future of Today’s Industries: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Logistics, Finance
October 12 - November 16
2:30-4:00 p.m. ET

Price: Each webinar in this series is $95 for Members and $135 for Nonmembers.
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Missed the first two webinars? No worries! Here’s the third webinar of the series, airing Wednesday, October 26.

Webinar 3

IoT, Robotics, Automation, 3D Printing: Advancing Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Industry Todaywebinar2.jpg
October 26 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET

Member Price: $95
Non-Member Price: $135

Manufacturing firms are investing more than $115 billion in R&D annually, yet some 2 million jobs may go unfilled as advances in technology transform skills requirements, especially in industries such as the Internet of Things, robotics, automation and 3D printing. Ensure your community evolves with the rapid changes. See full event description.


Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM

President & CEO

Mississippi Manufacturers Association

Jackson, MS

Jay C. Moon is the President and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, the largest and most influential voice for Mississippi manufacturers.  The Association represents more than 2,200 manufacturers and associated members. As President of the MMA, Jay has helped to develop and win passage of several significant legislative programs such as Inventory Tax and Workers Compensation reform. Jay worked with Governor Barbour, the Mississippi legislature and other business leaders to enact landmark civil justice reform. Jay helped to develop and pass Momentum Mississippi, one of the most comprehensive improvements to Mississippi’s business incentive offerings. Other significant legislative incentive packages supporting Mississippi companies, such as Viking, Baxter, Northrop Grumman and Howard Industries, were also made possible through Jay’s leadership.

See Jay C. Moon’s full bio

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Jerry Szatan

Founder & Principal

Szatan & Associates

Chicago, IL

Jerry Szatan has more than thirty years experience in site selection, economic development and real estate investing in the United States and abroad. He formed Szatan & Associates, a location strategy, site selection and economic development consulting firm based in Chicago, in 1998. Site selection projects include headquarters, R&D, manufacturing, distribution centers, call centers, back offices, and other corporate facilities for companies including: Boar’s Head Brand, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Davis Selected Advisors, Equiserve, First Card, GAF, Inc., Hewitt Associates, Korona Candles S.A., Nature’s Path, Organics LaGrange, Sun Microsystems, Union Pacific Railroad, Waste Management and Wausau Insurance. Mr. Szatan writes and speaks widely on site selection issues and trends, labor market analysis and regional economic development. He has written about: labor market evaluation, demographic trends, facility consolidation issues, rural site selection, intermodal freight development, green economic development, cultural institution building and community image and other topics. He is a founding member and past-President of the Site Selectors Guild.

See Jerry Szatan’s full bio.

Julie Lenzer
Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
U.S. Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration
Washington, DC

In May 2014, Julie Lenzer was appointed to lead the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).  In her capacity as Director of the OIE, she is charged with driving programs and policies that support innovative economic development such as innovation-based entrepreneurship and regional innovation clusters.  She was also selected to lead the US representation on the G20 Innovation Task Force and to participate in the President’s Leadership Workshop, a competitive program for leaders across the federal government.

See Julie Lenzer’s full bio.

Webinar 4

Forward Movement in Logistics & Transportation Industries


November 2 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET

Member Price: $95
Non-Member Price: $135

Logistics and transportation industry executives expect increasing competition which will drive an advanced level of digitization and integration. Ensure your community can keep up or lead the momentum.See how to charge ahead during future shifts in technology. See the full event description.


Deane C. Foote, CEcD
Foote Consulting Group, LLC
Glendale, AZ

Deane C. Foote is President/CEO of Foote Consulting Group, LLC; a development related consulting company located in the Phoenix area. FCG provides site selection, real estate, workforce and economic development services.

Deane has worked on dozens of projects in recent years, including corporate site selection related projects for MeadWestvaco; Staples; Simplot; TranSystems; Wal-Mart; Coca-Cola; Forest City; Navajo Chapters and Sisener, a Spanish renewable energy company; and economic development projects for the States of Arizona; Tennessee; New Mexico; Ohio and Oregon; Wayne Co (Detroit), MI; Rockford, IL; Roswell (NM); Iowa City Area Development; EDC of Wayne Co (IN); City of Moraine, OH; Gallup, NM; Town of Queen Creek, AZ; Jamestown, ND; Odessa, TX; Scottsbluff/Gering, NE; and La Junta, CO.

See Deane C. Foote’s full bio.

Melissa Ziegler, CEcD
Principal Planner & Lead Practitioner
CDM Smith
Knoxville, TN

As CDM Smith’s lead practitioner for economic development and competitiveness, Melissa has led/supported numerous multi-state, state and regional studies combining multimodal freight, transportation and economic development analysis. Recently Melissa led the development of a National Disaster Resilience Competition proposal, her client was awarded $74.5 million in federal funds, one of only 13 awards nationally to support. She has an ongoing leadership role for these projects. Melissa developed innovative multimodal project and investment prioritization processes and tools for a number of states including Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Florida. She is often works on projects and policy development integrating transportation, economic competitiveness, trade, and resilience.

See Melissa Ziegler’s full bio.

Webinar 5

Innovations and Disruptions in the Financial Services Industry


November 9 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Member Price: $95
Non-Member Price: $135

Innovations in FinTech (financial technology) are making way for new players to become leaders in the finance and insurance industry. Ensure your community capitalizes on this dynamic growth opportunity. See full event description.


Carol Kraus Lauffer
Business Cluster Development

Palo Alto, CA

Carol Kraus Lauffer is a recognized expert, consultant and trainer in business incubation/acceleration, programs to foster and support entrepreneurship and new business start-up, technology commercialization, and innovation clusters. As a partner at Business Cluster Development (BCD) for nearly 15 years, Carol consults with universities and colleges, communities, economic development organizations, industry associations, and corporations on the planning and creation of successful business incubation, acceleration and technology commercialization programs. BCD is an industry leader, assisting with the development of more than 70 best practices incubation programs across the United States. Carol also creates strategies and tools to accelerate the growth of emerging industry clusters and spur the evolution of the innovation ecosystem in communities and regions. She advises on strategic planning, financial sustainability, and management of effective entrepreneurial support programs.

See Carol Kraus Lauffer’s full bio.

Jackson Mueller
Deputy Director, FinTech Program, Center for Financial Markets
Milken Institute
Washington, DC

Jackson Mueller is the deputy director of the FinTech program at the Milken Institute's Center for Financial Markets. His focus is on capital formation policy and financial markets education initiatives. Prior to joining the Institute, Mueller was an assistant vice president at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), where he focused on a broad range of financial services-related policies, provided legislative and regulatory updates to executive-level government relations staff, and conducted analysis of key issues relevant to SIFMA's members. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Richmond and a master's degree in public policy from American University. He works at the Institute's Washington, D.C. office.

See Jackson Mueller’s full bio.

Webinar 6

Your Rock Solid Digital Approach to Attract More Industry Attention


November 16 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Member Price: $95
Non-Member Price: $135

As companies adopt digital tools to stay abreast of industry trends, connect with their customers, suppliers and competitors, and even, make location decisions, communities need to utilize a digital marketing strategy to attract and retain the attention of their industry sectors. Attend this webinar to learn how you can leverage a digital approach to narrowly target specific audiences and industry sectors. See full event description.



Guillermo Mazier
Atlas Advertising
Denver, CO

Guillermo Mazier is CEO of Atlas Advertising, a niche digital marketing, strategy, and creative firm whose goal as a company is to connect people to places and ideas to action. With more than 10 years of public and private sector marketing experience, Guillermo understands the intricacies and nuances involved in marketing places and communities. He has developed the experience, credibility, and networks that allow him to span many different worlds with the end goal being to achieve the highest results for clients. Guillermo has been with Atlas since 2009, serving in multiple roles during his tenure at the 15-year-old advertising agency that specializes in marketing for the economic development and tourism industries.

See Guillermo Mazier’s full bio.

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Jennifer Wakefield
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Orlando Economic Development Commission
Orlando, FL

As Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Jennifer manages the strategic marketing and communications efforts of the organization, including providing counsel to the organization's executives and board officers. She also is managing the new regional business branding initiative.

Jennifer has fifteen years of experience in marketing and communications and holds her
accreditation of public relations (APR), which signifies a high level of professional experience, competence and ethical standards. She has extensive experience in strategic communications planning, executive consulting, proactive issues management and media relations and is recognized as a thought leader in developing marketing strategies for economic development. Results of her media relations work have appeared in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business 2.0, CNET, BNET,, USA Today, Delta Sky, Lufthansa Exclusive, AirTran GO, as well as regional, national, international media outlets and industry trade publications.

See Jennifer Wakefield’s full bio.

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Posted October 17, 2016

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