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Houston East End Chamber Presents 5th Annual Education Symposium

Houston East End Chamber Presents 5th Annual Education Symposium

The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce began the dialogue in 2013 to create a bridge between industry and education in order to create a workforce that meets the needs of businesses. The great work continues in 2016! They continue to discuss partnership models that are effective and are taking a look at the current changes in schools, discussing how industry can provide effective feedback, and calling for action.

Location:
The Federal Reserve Bank
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019

Date/Time:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

REGISTRATION: 7:30AM

BREAKFAST: 8:00-8:45 AM

HOST REMARKS
Donald Bowers, Federal Reserve Bank Houston Branch

CHOOSE BETWEEN FORUM A & B: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

FORUM A
How Artificial Intelligence and Automation Technology Will Change Our Workforce
Carol B. Brace, MS, LSSBB, CTL, CIL, SCOR, PMP, Lecturer/Business Development Specialist Davies College of Business, University of Houston – Downtown
Marie Myers, HPI Global Controller & Head of Finances Services
Lila Carden, Ph.D., PMP, Visiting Assistant Professor, Management, Davies College of Business, University of Houston-Downtown
Wendy Titus, Regional Manager, Cisco
Moderator: Michelle Hundley, President & CEO, Stratus Public Relations, LLC

FORUM B
Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management: Attract – Train – Place
Margaret Kidd, CPETM, SCProTM, Assistant Professor, Supply Chain, University of Houston
Mansoureh Shahryari, SCProTM, International Business, Logistics & Maritime Program Graduate, San Jacinto College
Bryan Zirkle, Shipping Industry Executive and Professor at Lone Star College
Brooks Elliott, Pinch Transportation and Past President of International Transportation Management Association
Gilda Ramirez, Senior Director, Small Business and Education Outreach, Port Houston
Moderator: Cynthia Garza, Dean, Logistics Center of Excellence, Houston Community College

CHOOSE BETWEEN FORUM C & D: 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

FORUM C
Community College Initiatives in Petrochemical, Energy & Manufacturing Careers
Azita Ahosseini, Ph.D, Process Technology Professor, Houston Community College
Jeffery Parks, Dean of Business and Technology, San Jacinto College
Tamera Bolden, Principal, East Early High School and Partner of Houston Community College Fraga Campus

FORUM D
Houston’s Middle Skills Job Demands – Where Are We Now?
Mark Salinas, General Manager, Industrial Terminals, Gulf Stream Marine
Diego Molinar, Membership Development, International Brotherhood Electrical Workers
Mike Russo, Assistant Vice President, Seafarers International Union of North America
Eloy Cortez, Vice President, International Longshore Association – Gulf Coast Region
David Gosnay, Operations Manager – Training and Logistics at LyondellBasell & Representing East Harris County Manufacturing Association
Moderator: Dani S. Grant, Human Resources Manager, Noltex L.L.C.

LUNCH: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER REMARKS
Donna Bahorich, Chair of the State Board of Education

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