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2021 DLS Speaker

Troy Bernberg, Managing Director, Northland Securities

Troy Bernberg joins Northland Securities as a 15-year public finance veteran, responsible for covering Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West, as well as the Midwest. Troy has worked on over $1 billion in financings for a variety of borrowers including municipalities, counties, special districts, education, healthcare, as well as 501(c)(3) organizations.…

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Kelly Cofer, CCIM, Founder & CEO, Retail Coach

Kelly Cofer leads The Retail Coach with more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of retail real estate and economic development. Mr. Cofer’s professional background encompasses market research and site selection, advisory and leasing services, and property brokerage and development for leading national and regional retailers and restaurants…

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Kat Correll, Executive Director, Downtown Colorado, Inc

Katherine Correll is known for her ability to spark creativity and bring the energy to make positive change and empower ideas. Kat has been honored to lead the Downtown Colorado, Inc. team and share her philosophy that each challenge is an opportunity waiting to be found. Under Kat’s direction, the…

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Steve Jozefczyk, Deputy Director, Grand Junction Economic Partnership

Steve’s chief responsibility is business development. Steve supports all programs aimed toward the creation of new primary jobs, assists businesses with expansions and relocations, and serves as the point person for all data. In 2014, Steve relocated to Grand Junction from Boulder, Colorado, after working in the outdoor recreation industry…

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Jeff Shaw, President, Pueblo Economic Development Council

Jeff, a native of Pueblo, has been involved with PEDCO since 1998.  Jeff served on the Board of Directors and was Chairman of the Board in 2008.  Jeff took over the role of Vice President in February 2015 and President/CEO in 2016. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado…

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Rich Werner, President & CEO, Upstate Colorado Economic Development

Rich has 16 years of experience in all facets of economic development having most recently joined Upstate in 2015 as President & CEO. Prior to Upstate Rich worked as VP at the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation where he was responsible for all attraction, retention and expansion activities. Rich has previously…

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Dave Parsell, CEO, Localintel Economic Developments

Dave has 15 years’ experience working in senior consulting and local government roles where he specialized in economic development and strategic planning. He holds a Masters of Public Administration, Masters of Environmental Planning and Bachelor of Commerce.

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Aaron Farmer, President, Retail Coach

Aaron Farmer brings to The Retail Coach knowledge of the most current research on retail and marketing trends. Prior to joining The Retail Coach, Mr. Farmer was employed in marketing research and retail development where he worked on projects for some of America’s leading retailers and restaurants including FedEx, Kinkos,…

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