November 26, 2022

November 1, 2022 - Workforce Transportation Action Accelerator

8:00AM Welcome
• Jason Fields, President & CEO, Madison Region Economic Partnership; Board of Directors, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Dr. Tracy Pierner, President, Blackhawk Technical College

8:15AM The Road (waterway, runway, railway) Ahead …why and how transportation matters to our wellbeing, economy and future
Moderator: Jason Fields, President & CEO, Madison Region Economic Partnership; Board of Directors, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
• Debby Jackson, Executive Director, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin
• David Noyce, Arthur F. Hawnn Professor of Transportation Engineering; Executive Associate Dean; and Director of the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory
• Mark O’Connell, President & CEO, Wisconsin Counties Association; Vice Chair, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.

9:00AM Workforce Shortages …why the shortages matter and options for action
Moderator: Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Robb Kahl, Executive Director, Construction Business Group
• Jason Fields, President & CEO, Madison Region Economic Partnership; Board of Directors, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. (Workforce Transportation Vehicle Option)
• Rick Sense, Vice President of Development and Government Affairs, Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce (Workforce Transportation Rail Option)
• Dr. Tracy Pierner, President, Blackhawk Technical College (Workforce Training and Development Options) of 1 2

9:50AM Funding and Electricity …what’s changing, why it matters and options for action
Moderator: Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
• Steve Baas, CEO, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
• David Noyce, Arthur F. Hawnn Professor of Transportation Engineering; Executive Associate Dean; and Director of the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory
• Jeff Keebler, Chair, President & CEO, Madison Gas & Electric

10:45AM ARPA and Infrastructure Investments …one-time funding, why it matters and options for action
Moderator: Mark O’Connell, President & CEO, Wisconsin Counties Association; Vice Chair, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
• Steve Baas, CEO, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
• Rick Sense, Vice President of Development and Government Affairs, Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce (Workforce Transportation Rail Option)
• Debby Jackson, Executive Director, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin
• Robb Kahl, Executive Director, Construction Business Group

11:45AM What we need to do now …workforce shortages, funding needs and options, fueling reliability
• Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
• Steve Baas, CEO, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
• Mark O’Connell, President & CEO, Wisconsin Counties Association
• Jason Fields, President & CEO, Madison Region Economic Partnership; Board of Directors, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Robb Kahl, Executive Director, Construction Business Group
• Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.

12:15AM Closing Comments 

 

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