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Sr. Fellow & Policy Dir., Metropolitan Policy Prg., Brookings Institution
Mark Muro focuses on regional technology ecosystems and economic development and has published extensively on digital trends, automation, advanced industries, and regional development issues.
Research Associate, Brookings Institution
Robert Maxim is a research associate in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Robert conducts research and analysis for the program’s innovation and managing disruption portfolio, with a focus on adaptation to technological innovation and globalization.
CEO, Forward Cities
Christopher Gergen is the CEO and co-founder of Forward Cities – a national learning collaborative of over two dozen cities focused on building more inclusive entrepreneurial economies that also helped launch InnovateNC – a similar multi-city learning collaborative in North Carolina. He is also a founding partner of HQ Community, the largest entrepreneurial co-working community in North Carolina.
Regional Manager-Pocono Northeast Region, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast PA
Okrepkie serves as the Regional Manager for Ben Franklin Technology Partners where he oversees investments in a portfolio of 47 companies in Northeastern PA. Each year this group of companies generate in excess of $500MM in revenue creating good family sustaining jobs in the region
Community and Economic Development Officer, Erie Insurance
Christina Marsh serves as Chief Community and Economic Development Officer at Erie Insurance. In this role, she works directly with the CEO in planning/leading targeted community revitalization efforts, starting with the City of Erie. She also oversees the organization’s Government Relations function. Early on in this role, Chris worked with business and community leaders in establishing the Erie Downtown Development Corporation (EDDC).
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