2013 Policy Conference
The Future of Georgia: Education and Workforce
Solutions that Move Georgia Forward
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GBPI) recently hosted its 7th annual policy conference. If you were in attendance, thank you for your support, and we hope you found the presentations and panel discussion engaging and informative.
If you missed the conference, or would like a recap, please see below for a few highlights:
Welcome and Budget Overview
Review of Georgia’s fiscal and budget trends, analysis of the Governor’s Budget Report: FY 2013, and highlights upcoming state fiscal challenges.
- Alan Essig, Executive Director, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute: Budget Overview presentation
State and Regional Economy and Workforce
Overview of the strength and weaknesses of Georgia’s economy, how we compare regionally, and how we can improve our economic prospects.
- Tom Cunningham, Vice President, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Making Investments from Cradle to Career
Panelists provide examples of local initiatives in other states that demonstrate broad strategies for investments in strengthening the education pipeline. Moderated with Q&A.
- Drew Scheberle, Senior Vice-President, Education and Talent, Austin Chamber of Commerce, 20,000 by 2010
- Dr. Cameron Joan Martindale, Senior Vice President for Community Development, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce: Business Leaders Champion Public Education
- Brandy Lawrence, Ounce of Prevention, Educare Early Learning Effort: The Educare Model and Learning Effort
Moderator: Mac Holladay, CCE, PCED, LM, HLM | Market Street Services, LLC
Making the Case for Education Investments to Meet Georgia’s Business Needs
Political and corporate leaders underscore the importance of investment in workforce development as a solution for economic growth.
- John Barge, Georgia State School Superintendent
- Al Hodge, CEO, Rome Chamber of Commerce
- Mike Wiggins, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Southwire
Moderator: Craig Lesser, Managing Partner, Pendleton Consulting
Focuses on workforce development, economic development, and higher education.
- Dianne Fodell, Program Director, IBM Global University Programs: Skills for 21st Century: Higher Education Builds Talent for the Future
GBPI appreciates the support of our 2013 Policy Conference Sponsors: