Florida Business Leaders' Summit on Prosperity and Economic Opportunity

West Palm Beach, FL

22 May 2019

23 May 2019

Florida Business Leaders' Summit on Prosperity and Economic Opportunity

“There are thousands of business leaders across Florida who get accused of not stepping up to the call on issues like prosperity. It’s been my experience that 100 hundred percent of the time, when business leaders are exposed to the data… 100 percent of the time they step forward and say ‘I didn’t know that, now that I do, what can we do about it?'”

Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

 

Did you know, more than 3 million Floridians live in poverty? Of those, more than 260,000 are under age 5.

Join business and industry leaders as well as elected officials and community voices us as we analyze a path to prosperity for each of Florida’s zip codes. We will also discuss best practices around the state, how they can be replicated and more. Conversations will also focus around 10 topic areas that the Florida Chamber Foundation’s research shows are part of the conversation of prosperity: Jobs, Education, Housing, Health, Food, Safety, Child care, Justice, Transportation and Agency-Community voice.

Don’t miss out on adding your voice to the conversation- register today!

May 22, 2019: Paths to Prosperity Pre-Summit – Promising Practices

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS & INTERSECTIONALITY: WHERE WE ARE COMING FROM & WHERE WE NEED TO GO TOGETHER

  • Tim Center, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Area Community Action Agency
  • Robin Safley, Executive Director, Feeding Florida

BENEFIT CLIFFS AND CAREER CHOICE: INFORMING LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AND POLICYMAKERS ABOUT IMPEDIMENTS TO CAREER ADVANCEMENT

  • Alex Ruder, Senior Community & Economic Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Ellie Terry, Economic Policy Analysis Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

WORKING UP: CREATING PATHWAYS FOR ECONOMIC MOBILITY

  • James Green, Director, Palm Beach County Community Services Department

COLLECTIVE IMPACT AND COMMUNITY CHANGE: PALM BEACH PRACTICES

  • Julia Dattolo, Vice President, CareerSource Palm Beach County
  • Tammy Fields, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department and Co-Lead for Birth to 22 Alliance
  • Michele Jacobs, President & CEO, Economic Council of Palm Beach County
  • Christine Koehn, Ph.D., Executive Director, ACHIEVE
  • Patrick McNamara, President & CEO, Palm Health Foundation

LEVERAGING COMMUNITY ASSETS TO DELIVER HOPE, HOME & MORE: VOICES FROM VOLUSIA

  • Jim Dinneen, Former County Manager, Volusia County
  • Anne Evans, Halifax Urban Ministries Board and Former Chair of Hope Place Project
  • Buck James, Executive Director, Halifax Urban Ministries

A SHARED VISION AND VOICE FOR PROSPERITY: THE WALK AND TALK NEEDED TO ENGAGE BUSINESS, PHILANTHROPY, COMMUNITIES, AND GOVERNMENT IN MEANINGFUL WAYS WRAP UP & WRITE UP FOR BUSINESS LEADERS SUMMIT REPORT-OUT

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

CLOSING COMMENTS & ADJOURN

WELCOME RECEPTION – PARTNERS, PRACTITIONERS AND PROSPERITY LEADERS

May 23, 2019: Business Leaders Summit on Prosperity and Economic Opportunity

PATHS TO PROSPERITY FOR EVERY ZIP CODE IN FLORIDA: WELCOME & OVERVIEW

  • Will Weatherford, Managing Partner, Weatherford Capital and Florida Chamber Board of Directors

ENDING GENERATIONAL POVERTY IN FLORIDA: BUSINESS COMMUNITY’S COMMITMENT AND CHARGE

  • Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

FREE ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC MOBILITY: A PATH FORWARD

  • Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies and President Elect, American Enterprise Institute

FISCAL CLIFFS AND THE CASE FOR REFORM: PROMOTING ECONOMIC MOBILITY

  • David Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve of Atlanta

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AHEAD: SECURING FLORIDA’S FUTURE TOGETHER

  • Ken Lawson, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

HOW A FOCUS ON FOOD SECURITY OPENED THE DOOR TO PROSPERITY: ROOT CAUSES, INTERSECTIONALITY AND A PATH FORWARD TOGETHER

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Robin Safley, Executive Director, Feeding Florida

PROSPERITY BY DESIGN: THE POTENTIAL OF COMMUNITY STRUCTURES AND DESIGN

  • Michael Brown, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Skanska USA

THE POWER OF PURPOSE BUILT COMMUNITIES

  • David Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Purpose Built Communities

FROM VISION TO REALITY: THE POWER, INVESTMENT AND LEVERAGE NEEDED TO REALIZE A COMMUNITY’S POTENTIAL

  • Eric Kelly, President, Quantum Foundation

A CONVERSATION ABOUT FREE ENTERPRISE, COMMITMENT AND RISE

  • H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr., CEO, Rybovich
  • Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

GENERATIONAL CHANGES START WITH SMALL STEPS: HOW BUSINESSES CAN HELP FAMILIES REALIZE LONG TERM GAINS

  • Cynthia O’Connell, Florida Prepaid College Foundation

SUCCESS STARTS EARLY: COMMITMENT TO GROWING UP GREAT

  • Cressman Bronson, Regional President – Florida East, PNC Bank and Florida Chamber Board of Directors
  • Kim Reckley, VP, Client & Community Relations Director, Office of the Regional President, PNC Bank and Chair of Business Alliance for Early Learning, Florida Chamber Foundation

ACHIEVING COLLABORATIVE IMPACT: APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED TO PROJECT OPIOID AND BEYOND

  • Andrae Bailey, Founder & CEO, Change Everything; Creator, Project Opioid

REHABILITATION AND REENTRY: WHERE JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY INTERSECT

  • Derrick Schofield, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Continuum of Care and Reentry Services, GEO Care

LEADERSHIP CONVERSATION: ALIGNING POLICY AND PASSION TO ACHIEVE PATHS TO PROSPERITY FOR FLORIDA

  • Paul Renner, Florida House of Representatives, District 24
  • Will Weatherford, Managing Partner, Weatherford Capital and Florida Chamber Board of Directors

WHAT’S NEXT: FLORIDA’S PROSPERITY INITIATIVE AND MARCHING ORDERS FOR 2030 AND BEYOND

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

ADJOURN

 

WATCH: Leaders Discuss Solutions at Last Year’s Summit

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellation requests for registrations received by May 1, 2019 will be issued a refund, less a $75 per person administrative fee.  All cancellations must be made in writing and e-mailed to tprice@flchamber.com.

Cancellation requests received after May 1, 2019 will not be issued a refund.

For questions, please call the Florida Chamber at 850.521.1282 or send an email to summits@FLFoundation.org.