Logistics Development Forum

August 6-8, 2018

Vail, CO

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DunbarJames Blair
Managing Consultant
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James Blair has over 30 years of experience in site selection and economic development. He was Director of the German-American Chamber of Commerce’s site selection program for 2 years and Director of the State of Georgia’s European Office (Brussels) for 18 years, as well as Director of Georgia’s Foreign Direct Investment program and its 6 international offices. He worked with over 175 companies that located their businesses in the United States. He serves on various boards, including the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce and the European American Investment Council, as well as Emory University’s Advisory Board for German Language Study. James was awarded the prestigious “Officer of the National Order of Merit” medal by the French government in 2012, and in 2017 he was recognized by Swiss Global Enterprise as a “U.S. Expert in Site Selection” services. James received an International MBA (1983) from the University of South Carolina; he speaks fluent German and French, and is proficient in Dutch. James is an avid reader and an enthusiastic traveler.

 

 

Speakers

LuttrellBill Luttrell
Director Corporate Real Estate.
werner

Bill Luttrell manages Werner Enterprise's Corporate Real Estate transactions and portfolio on a global basis. He has an extensive background in Corporate Real Estate and Logistics-Based Site Selection for Mfg and Warehouse Distribution. Read More.

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DunbarCourtney Dunbar
Industrial Program Leader
Olsson

Courtney is the Industrial Program and Economic Development Leader for Olsson Associates, a civil engineering firm that was ranked number 106 on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms in 2017, and employs more than 1,000 staff members. Olsson Associates’ staff consists of highly trained professional and technical personnel with broad experience in all phases of engineering design and construction phase services. Read More.

spinksRobin H.Spinks
Partner
Greenfield

Robin has spent equal time on all three sides of the economic development business—as a community recruiter selling industrial locations, as an owner buying industrial properties, and as a site selection consultant comparing communities for industrial locations. Read More.

BlairJames Blair
Managing Consultant
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James has over 30 years of experience in site selection and economic development. He was Director of the German-American Chamber of Commerce’s site selection program for 2 years and Director of the State of Georgia’s European Office (Brussels) for 18 years, as well as Director of Georgia’s Foreign Direct Investment program and its 6 international offices. He worked with over 175 companies that located their businesses in the United States. Read More.

MooreKim Moore
Managing Director
NKFvertical

Kim L. Moore brings wide-ranging experience in economic development, incentive negotiation and strategic planning to her position as a managing director with Newmark Knight Frank Global Corporate Services. Ms. Moore has been involved in economic development efforts for more than 13 years. She has led the marketing efforts and strategic planning for both corporations and cities and has organized events from small targeted interest groups to domestic marketing trips and international delegations. Read More.

sheehyRichard Sheehy
Director, Advanced Planning and Site Selection
c2hm

Mr. Sheehy is an expert in international industrial advanced planning and site selection services. Mr. Sheehy manages the Advanced Planning and Site Selection Services group for CH2M HILL IDC. He offers more than 20 years of site selection experience in evaluating site locations and developing projects for advanced technology, semiconductor, food, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology industries.  Read More.

RedfernChad Redfern
Strategic Markets and Analytics Management
Mohr

Experienced Managing Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Prior to joining Mohr Partners, Chad was the Founder of several extremely successful technology and service-based businesses with outstanding exits. Chad has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 10 years, with a long track record of success in representing office and industrial tenants on both a local and national level.  Read More.

Moderator

feesterTim Feemster
Managing Principal
fql

Feemster has over 40 years of experience in site selection, economic development strategy consulting, DC network optimization, 3PL selection, and strategic planning.
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