Small Broker Meetup: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Austin Board of REALTORS

4800 Spicewood Springs Road

Auditorium A

Austin, TX 78759

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National economic cycles have their ups and downs. But Texas has its own story—and Central Texas has witnessed economic patterns out of sync with those of the nation. So, will the intensity of our expansion continue? We’ve invited three experts with unique perspectives on economic development and urban planning for a lively panel discussion on our current global, national, and local economic environment—and how it could all change in the future. Get ready to learn what Central Texas leaders in business and government are doing—and could be doing—to foster effective, modern economic development that benefits your clients.


Agenda

10:00 AM – Welcome

10:15 AM – Panel Discussion

  • Jon Roberts, Principal and Managing Partner at TIP Strategies
  • Jennifer Todd-Goynes, Project Consultant at TIP Strategies
  • Brian Kelsey, Inaugural Research Director at the Capital of Texas Media Foundation

11:30 AM – Q&A

11:45 AM – Networking (time allowing)




About Jon Roberts

Jon has been a principal and managing partner at TIP Strategies since 2000. He helped transition the company from its Texas-based site selection practice to a national strategy firm. His portfolio includes planning work from New York to California, with significant regional projects in the Mississippi Delta, Seattle’s Puget Sound, and in the Great Lakes area. Prior to joining TIP, Jon was the Director of Business Development first for the State of Washington and then under Governor Ann Richards for the State of Texas. During the transition to Governor Bush’s tenure, he helped restructure the state’s economic development organization and then co-authored the new strategic plan for the State of Texas. Jon also has deep ties to the state of Oregon. He was a vice-president with the Oregon Technology Fund. He was the lead investor for the Hood River Brewing Company (Full Sail), which continues to hold a prominent place in the craft brewing industry. He also managed two start-up technology companies: Fiberlite Composites and LifePort Inc. LifePort subsequently acquired by Sikorsky. Jon has served on the boards of several start-up technology companies and state task forces and gubernatorial committees. He has lectured in business at the University of Washington, the University of Texas, and was on the faculty at Marylhurst College in Portland, Oregon. Jon was also the founder of a mountain bike company in Portland, Oregon: the Fat Tire Farm, which now operates multiple retail outlets. Born and raised in Germany, Mr. Roberts has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. He received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Hawaii and did post-graduate work at the University of Oregon. He resides in Austin but spends his summer in Bend, Oregon.


About Jennifer Todd-Goynes

Jennifer has over a decade of experience contributing to transformational work in strategic planning, implementation, and partnership building with a focus on economic development, organizational strategy, urban planning, sustainability, and communications. She has experience with long- and short-term project management in the public and private sector, successfully collaborating with businesses, residents, elected leaders, governmental agencies, and other community organizations to achieve community and organizational goals. Her work has included projects at a variety of scales, from local corridor and neighborhood initiatives to citywide and regional strategies for economic development, land use, and sustainability. Jenn holds a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in Management from the University of Georgia.


About Brian Kelsey

Brian Kelsey is the inaugural research director at the Capital of Texas Media Foundation. Throughout his career, he has helped clients of all sizes—from rural communities to the White House—understand and develop strategies for strengthening local economies. Brian most recently served as the first-ever Chief Strategy Officer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County but spent most of the last seventeen years in Austin, where he founded Civic Analytics LLC, an economic research and consulting firm, and was an adjunct instructor at the University of Texas at Austin.





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Austin Board of REALTORS

4800 Spicewood Springs Road

Auditorium A

Austin, TX 78759

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