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Empowering the Heartland: Join World-Class Speakers at the IAEOZ Summit 2023 to Revitalize Rural Communities and Shape the Future

Rural communities are the backbone of our nation, yet they often face unique challenges in terms of economic development, job creation, and workforce development. The IAEOZ Summit 2023 aims to address these challenges by bringing together world-class speakers and leaders in business, government, and academia. This article will introduce you to the summit and the remarkable speakers who will be sharing their insights.

The IAEOZ Summit 2023: A Platform for Change

The IAEOZ Summit, scheduled for October 17-19, 2023, at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a hybrid event designed to foster collaboration, innovation, and growth in rural communities. The summit will focus on revitalizing rural areas through sustainable development, clean energy, and inclusive policies.

Meet the Speakers

Ron Pierce

As the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Ron Pierce brings a wealth of experience in environmental and climate change issues. A U.S. Army Officer and combat veteran, Pierce has led national planning and outreach programs for small businesses, veterans, and military families.

Shalaya Morissette

Shalaya Morissette, Chief of the Minority Business and Workforce Division at the DOE, is a strong advocate for minorities in the energy transition. With a background in clean technology, education, and leadership, Morissette is dedicated to elevating women and people of color in the energy space.

Krystal J. Brumfield

Associate Administrator at the General Services Administration, Krystal J. Brumfield, has a rich history in corporate collaboration and strategic planning. Her work in promoting minorities and women in the aviation industry and her leadership at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce make her a key voice in the summit.

Dr. Henry C. McKoy, Jr.

Dr. Henry C. McKoy, Jr., Director of the Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP), manages significant federal funding to support an equitable clean energy economy. With a background in business, policy, and academia, Dr. McKoy's insights will be invaluable.

R. Ben Horne

An Energy Justice Business and Program Analyst, R. Ben Horne's work spans sustainable technologies, interfaith reform, and small business incubation. His global perspective and commitment to restorative justice will add depth to the discussions.

Angela Washington

Angela Washington, a National Business Development Specialist for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), has a successful background in helping minority businesses gain access to capital and federal contracts. Her experience will be vital in shaping the summit's direction.

Jose F. Niño

With three decades of experience in business development, Jose F. Niño's work in establishing partnerships and strategic planning will provide a unique perspective on rural community growth.

Charles Sills

A recognized authority on U.S. Government Contracting, Charles Sills has been instrumental in assisting U.S. Small Businesses in accessing Government acquisition programs. His expertise will be crucial in the summit's focus on rural development.

Additional Speakers

The summit will also feature insights from other distinguished speakers, each bringing unique perspectives and solutions to the challenges faced by rural communities.

Register Now!

Join us at the IAEOZ Summit 2023 to be part of the change. Engage with these world-class speakers and leaders in business, government, and academia to explore opportunities for rural community revitalization, job creation, and workforce development.

Register now for the IAEOZ Summit 2023 on October 17-19, 2023, at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Together, we can revitalize rural communities and build a brighter future. Click here: https://iaeozsummit.com/

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