ULI Houston - Leadership Series: Mending the Economy


2020-09-09T12:00:00 - 2020-09-09T13:00:00

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    As our planet and nation seek ways to mitigate COVID-19’s impact, the people of Houston and the surrounding region are trying to navigate both a pandemic and the ongoing turbulence in our energy market. How will we begin to mend our economy?


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    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $20.00 $30.00
    Student $20.00 $30.00
    Under Age 35 $20.00 $30.00

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    As our planet and nation seek ways to mitigate COVID-19’s impact, the people of Houston and the surrounding region are trying to navigate both a pandemic and the ongoing turbulence in our energy market. How will we begin to mend our economy? What should we focus on to remain relevant as we compete with other global cities for retaining and attracting talent and employers? Our panel of experts will help our members begin to think about framing the response to these and other important questions.



    12:00-12:05   Announcements
    12:05-12:50   Moderated Discussion
    12:50-1:00     Q&A
    Submit your questions early! 


    Andy Hines”AndyHines"
    Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
    University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight 
    Dr. Andy Hines is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight and is also speaking, workshopping, and consulting through his firm Hinesight. His 30 years of professional futurist experience includes a decade’s experience working inside first the Kellogg Company and later Dow Chemical, and consulting work with Coates & Jarratt, Inc. and Social Technologies/Innovaro. His books include Thinking about the Future (2nd edition), Teaching about the Future, ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape, 2025: Science and Technology Reshapes US and Global Society, and his dissertation was “The Role of an Organizational Futurist in Integrating Foresight into Organizations.” He is a member and former Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists. 

    ”Scott_Redabaugh"Scott Redabaugh
    Managing Director
    JLL Business Consulting 

    Scott Redabaugh is a Managing Director in the JLL Business Consulting group. He is responsible for assisting organizations with portfolio strategy, location strategy and occupancy optimization initiatives that enable business performance. He is based in Washington, DC.
    Scott has 23 years of experience assisting organizations with the configuration of their real estate and operating platform to achieve structural cost, workforce, and operating objectives.  Areas of expertise include business location footprint optimization, real estate portfolio assessment, business process redeployment strategy, location and labor market strategy, real estate occupancy strategy and business case development. Prior to joining JLL, Scott was a Consulting Partner with Cushman & Wakefield’s Business Consulting group, responsible for practice development and client service delivery.
    Before that he was a Vice President at HOK Consulting where he was responsible for managing the Washington, DC consulting practice in delivery of strategic occupancy planning and workplace strategy.
    He has made a number of industry group presentations at CoreNet chapters and Area Development Consulting Forums and is a member of the Editorial Board for Area Development. He has also published a number of articles through Area Development and CoreNet Global, and has been quoted in a number of articles from publications such as CEO Magazine, Area Development Online, JLL Realviews, The Washington Post, and the Call Center Times.
    Scott holds a Master of Science from Cornell University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of New Mexico. He is a member of the Site Selectors Guild (http://www.siteselectorsguild.com/) and Counselors of Real Estate (http://www.cre.org/), both of which membership is awarded only through invitation and peer and client review.


    Grace Rodriguez
    CEO/Executive Director
    Impact Hub
    Grace helps do-gooders do greater. She has shaped programs, spread ideas, and spurred action as a founder, leader, adviso,r and advocate for diverse initiatives and organizations, directly reaching over 267,000 people in the past decade. After co-founding Station Houston and The Houston Innovation Summit (THIS) to rally Houston’s innovation ecosystem and connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to build high-growth tech startups, Grace saw many diverse entrepreneurs still being left behind. To address this, she helped launch and currently leads Impact Hub Houston, a locally rooted, globally connected 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing inclusive platforms, intentional programs and international resources that empower changemakers and social entrepreneurs to create sustainable solutions with scalable impact. Impact Hub Houston joins 100+ Impact Hubs in 55+ countries around the world in building an equitable ecosystem recognized by the United Nations as the world's largest network for accelerating entrepreneurial solutions towards measurable and scalable impact.
    During Hurricane Harvey, Grace organized volunteers to help disseminate accurate and timely information to over a quarter of a million people across Houston, and connected Sketch City’s tech volunteers with information and resources to help over 28,000 people across the city get informed, get rescued, find shelters, and get food and supplies. She engaged and energized over 800 high-profile, international attendees through TED’s TEDActive Conference as its Creative Director; and helped elevate perceptions of Houston for over 17,000 participants over nine years of promoting Houston at the annual SXSW conference. Grace worked with then-Mayor Pro Tem and City Council Member (currently Harris County Sheriff) Ed Gonzalez to create the first Mayor’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee. She serves the region as an advisor, board member, organizer or active volunteer for: NationSwell; Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs; Kauffman ESHIP National Resource Providers; Page 30 Coalition; MassChallenge TX; Houston Exponential; Houston Public Media; Midtown Arts & Theater Center of Houston; Writers In The Schools; Women In Tech:Houston; and TEDxHouston.


    Jubal Smith
    Managing Director
    JLL Location Economics 
    Jubal Smith is a Managing Director and a Leader of JLL’s Location Economics Practice. He leads financial, incentive and location experts providing effective strategies for companies to maximize returns on business investments.
    Jubal has led business incentive negotiations and site selection for some of the largest and most impactful projects in the U.S. for 25 years; including a multi-billion dollar semiconductor manufacturing plant, a major automotive assembly facility, a state of the art aerospace manufacturing facility, Fortune 500 headquarter relocations, and a five thousand employee financial service center.  He has also secured location and financial incentives for a multitude of small to mid-size companies ranging from small food manufacturing operations to back office operations.
    Prior to joining JLL, Jubal served as Director of Site Location and Business Incentives at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked with the state and local tax team to solve complex site location and incentive issues related to corporate, sales/use, payroll, and property taxes.  Client solutions included securing intricate and often overlooked financial savings imbedded in state and local tax code and negotiating win/win agreements.
    In addition, Jubal led Economic Development for The City of Austin, Texas where he worked with a broad range of high-tech companies providing leading edge business development strategy.  Jubal was also Manager with a Fortune 500 electric utility corporation, named one of the top ten companies in the nation for Economic Development Leadership & Site Location strategies.  
    Jubal is consistently named a JLL Top Achiever, is professionally Certified in Economic Development, and holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Development from The University of Southern Mississippi where his academic focus was on Economic Geography.He also holds a B.A. degree from Mississippi State University.Jubal is a frequent speaker at National Economic Development Conferences, The Institute for Professionals in Taxation, State economic Development Courses, and Corporate Leadership events.



    David Kim
    Executive Director
    ULI Houston
    David Kim is Executive Director of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Houston District Council. ULI is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by more than 44,000 members worldwide, including almost 900 developers and other members in ULI Houston District Council. He collaborates with ULI Houston District Council and ULI to develop and execute strategies to inform the discussion regarding local and regional development issues and land use policies.

    Kim most recently served as Deputy Assistant Director of the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department. He identified ways to tackle food deserts and homelessness, sponsored a city-wide market value analysis, and administered federal Housing and Urban Development funds. He represented developers with Cochran Baker Williams & Matthiesen, developed single-family housing with Covenant Neighborhoods, and practiced corporate law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a law degree from Duke University.