Welcome to the second Westside Development Summit! The Summit will focus on how to access the many opportunities the Westside of Indianapolis has to offer through various themes. This full-day session will feature key players who will discuss the many amenities that can allow you to grow and invest in Hendricks County and the westside of Indianapolis. With many communities across the country trying to tackle various economic mobility issues, this is an opportune time to understand how the westside is trying to address these issues. Topics include: transit opportunities, workforce development, regionalism and community collaboration.


Confirmed Speakers:

o Robin Brandgard, President, Plainfield Town Council

o Tim Jensen, President and CEO, The Veridus Group

o Jaime Bohler Smith, Executive Director, Visit Hendricks County

o Mark Fisher, Chief Policy Officer, Indy Chamber

o Bryan Luellen, Vice President of Public Affairs, IndyGO

o Annie Dixon, Mobility Manager, Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority

o Mario Rodriguez, Indianapolis International Airport

o Patrick Biggerstaff, Director of Career and Technical Education, Area 31

o Brandy Perrill, Executive Director, Hendricks College Network

o Ariane Stallard, Account Executive, Ivy Tech Community College

o Blair Milo, Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, State of Indiana

o Fred Payne, Commissioner, Department of Workforce Development

o Michael Huber, President and CEO, Indy Chamber

o Wendy Dant-Chesser, President, One Southern Indiana

o Loren Matthes, Principal, Baker Tilly

o Cam Starnes, Of Counsel, Taft

o Tricia Leminger, Member, Frost Brown Todd

Schedule · Thursday, August 22, 2019

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration, Networking, Light Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM


8:35 AM – 8:40 AM

Summit Introduction

8:40 AM – 9:10 AM

Quality of Life and Collaboration in Hendricks County

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM

Transit Trends and Opportunities

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Break / Vendor Booths

10:40 AM – 11:40 AM

Workforce Development Opportunities

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Keynote: The Importance of Regionalism

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM

Break / Vendor Booths

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Executing Development Deals

2:30 PM – 2:35 PM

Summit Wrap Up

2:35 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking / Drinks