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These leaders in the field of community development will help guide us through this conference.

Sandra Braunstein

Sandy is director of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.


Tom Dorr

Tom is the undersecretary for rural development with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.


Andrew Hargadon

Andy is the author of How Breakthroughs Happen and is assistant professor of management and director of technology management programs in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California-Davis.


Doris Koo

Doris is president and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners. She is a nationally respected leader in affordable housing and community development.


Paul C. Light

A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Paul has written extensively on nonprofit innovation and performance.


Langdon Morris

Langdon runs Innovation Labs. He recently published Permanent Innovation, a book about making innovation a lasting part of the organization.


Mark Pinsky

As president of Opportunity Finance Network, Mark is leading the development of the community development financial institution industry.


William Poole

Bill is president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee.


Keith Sawyer

Keith is a professor of psychology and education at Washington University in St. Louis and an expert on creativity. He has a new book coming out in June 2007, titled Group Genius.


John Talmage

John recently became the chief executive officer of Social Compact, a leader in catalyzing business investment in urban neighborhoods. He has been working to develop partnerships and initiatives that advance urban market information systems.


Robert Weissbourd

Bob founded RW Ventures after working with Shorebank Corp. for many years. He is widely known for his work in economic development issues and urban markets.


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