Please join us to learn about economic activity and specific economic development projects going on in our region. Economic development professionals from Northern Colorado will be on hand to present their local projects and programs in their area. Come learn about all the developments, future developments and current opportunities going on! The three guest speakers are Stacy Miller, Kelli Peters, and SeonAh Kendall.
Stacy Miller is the Director of Economic Development for the Town of Windsor. Stacy began working for the Town of Windsor in April 2011. She has been involved in economic development for over 20 years and thoroughly enjoys working with companies to supply them with the resources that they can use to operate more efficiently and effectively. Prior to working for the Town of Windsor, she worked for Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) a regional economic development organization that served all of Larimer County. There she focused primarily on existing industry as the Director of Business Retention & Expansion. Prior to working at NCEDC Stacy worked for the City of Lakewood, Economic Development Office. Lakewood was the 4th largest City in the state at that time and she worked on projects like the redevelopment of Villa Italia into Belmar, Colorado Colfax Marathon and opening up 235 acres on the Denver Federal Center for development.
Stacy has been able to bring in over $500 million worth of investment to Windsor since 2011. That has equated to almost 1.6 million square feet of space being built or acquired in the Town. Those companies will create over 2,300 jobs with an annual payroll of over $132 million. Stacy has handled over 850 prospects since starting the department.
Kelly Jones is the Economic Development Director for the City of Loveland. In this role, since January 2017, she oversees the business development and tourism components of the City. Her primary functions include corporate relations and retention, expansion and attraction assistance to primary industry. Previous to this, she was the Executive Director of the Warehouse Business Accelerator, Vice President of Northern Colorado Economic Development, Director of Corporate Solutions at Front Range CC, Chief Operating Officer for the Innosphere, Policy and Project Manager for the City of Fort Collins, Greeley’s first Economic Development Manager as well as 7 years in the capacity of Executive Director of the Loveland Center for Business Development. She holds a BA in Business Administration from CSU, an emphasis in Human Resources and a certification in Economic Development Finance. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Kelly has an active civic background with former and current board and committee roles in over 20 different organizations. Kelly was recognized by the Northern CO Business Report in the first class of the Top 40 business people under the age of 40 making a difference in Northern CO in 2004 and a nominee for Larimer County Women of Distinction in 2011. She was awarded the Colorado Women of Vision award in 2012.
SeonAh Kendall, CPA is the City of Fort Collins Sr. Economic Health Manager. Prior to joining the City in 2012, SeonAh was Business Program Director and Faculty at Front Range Community College and a local business owner for over 20 years. She received her BA and MSBA in Business Administration with a concentration in taxation and financial accounting from Colorado State University.
SeonAh’s work at the City has been focused on business retention and expansion (BRE), talent and labor force analysis and regional collaboration. Projects include the development of the City’s BRE program, industry cluster competitive bid program, Master Tourism Plan, sector partnerships and the City’s coordinated, City-wide business engagement strategy to improve business customer satisfaction and enhance the relationship between the City and the business community. Most recently, SeonAh served as the project manager to the City’s successful passage of the broadband initiative, which included the City’s $142.2M bond sale to build out the high-speed fiber network and co-authored the Broadband Business Plan.
SeonAh is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) and Front Range Community College Foundation.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
When: Wednesday, June 5th, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Ptarmigan Country Club – 5416 Vardon Way, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528
Cost: $25.00/Members, $50.00/Non-members. Includes coffee/tee. We look forward to seeing you!