2019 SPEAKERS

ABE FOX

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

ALLYSON THOMAS

Lead HR Services Partner, Alera ConnectHR

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

BILL ROBERTSON

President & CEO, MultiCare Health System

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

BRYAN REYNOLDS

Owner, Anthem Coffee & Tea

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

BRUCE KENDALL

President & CEO, EDB for Tacoma-Pierce County

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

DAN ABSHER

President, Absher Construction

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

DEREK KILMER

U.S. Congressman, 6th Congressional District

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

GABRIEL BROWN

Marketing & Artscape Coordinator, Spaceworks Tacoma

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

JENINE BOGRAND

Senior Manager, HCM - HR Transformations, Deloitte Consulting

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

DR. JILL NEALEY-MOORE, PhD

Chief Operations Officer, Humming Inc.

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

KIM LEIFSEN

LEAP Program Director & Coach, Hiring Strategies LLC

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

LARS KOERBER

Vice President of Operations and Innovation, Kizuki International

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

LEAH MORGAN

Founder, Tacoma Night Market

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

MAYA MENDOZA-EXSTROM

General Counsel, Seattle Sounders FC

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

SARA KEY

Co-Founder, Grit City Magazine

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

STEVE BUCHANAN

Owner, GoodDesign

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

TIM THOMPSON

Thompson Consulting, Goal Tacoma

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

UMI WAGONER

Co-Owner & Co Creative Director,

eTc Tacoma

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

DR. ALI MODARRES, PhD

Assistant Chancellor for Community Engagement, UW Tacoma

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

AMY BELL

Manager, WFD Program Development & Employer Engagement, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

BOBBIE BAILEY

President, M Agency

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

BRUCE DAMMEIER

Pierce County Executive

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

CHRIS DUNAYSKI

Owner, Gordon T. Jacobs Remodeling Co.

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Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

DAVID FISCHER

Executive Director, Tacoma Arts Live

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

DR. DIVYA MCMILLIN, PhD

Executive Director, Institute for Global Engagement, UW Tacoma

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

J.D. ELQUIST

Retail Advocate, Downtown Tacoma Partnership

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

JENNIFER ENGLISH

Co-Owner, SPUN Clay Arts Studio and Gallery

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

JOSH DUNN

President, Premier Media Group

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

KORBETT MOSESLY, MPA

Senior Policy Analyst, City of Tacoma

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

LAYLA ISSAC

Owner, Ice Cream Social

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

MARK WALES

Global Industry Advisor, Workforce Management

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

MEREDITH NEAL

Director, Manufacturing Industrial Council for the South Sound

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

SIERRA HARTMAN

Co-Founder, Grit City Magazine

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

TANYA DURAND

Executive Director, Children's Museum of Tacoma

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

TOM PIERSON

President & CEO, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City

VICTORIA WOODARDS

Mayor, City of Tacoma

Co-Owner & Operator, Wooden City