Cities Summit: Journeys to Urban Excellence

Worth’s Cities 2019: Journeys to Urban Excellence is an interactive economic development and thought leadership conference that will showcase strategies for fostering inclusive growth, downtown development and global investment. Attendees will interact with mayors, business leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and investors from cities nationwide, all committed to the challenge of accelerating inclusive growth.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Welcome Cocktail Reception
5:30pm to 7:30pm
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Cities Summit
8:00am to 4:30pm
The Charles H. Morris Center
10 E. Broad Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Cocktails at Peregrin Rooftop
4:30pm to 7:00pm
The Perry Lane Hotel
256 East Perry Street
Savannah, GA 31401

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Dress code is business casual.


Topics to include
8:00AM - 8:30AM


8:30AM - 8:45AM


Juliet Scott-Croxford, CEO, Worth

Richard Bradley, Editor in Chief, Worth

8:45AM - 9:00AM

Opening Remarks

The Honorable Governor Brian P. Kemp

9:00AM - 9:40AM

Expanding The Economic Pie in The Peach State

Steve Reis, Senior Partner & Managing Partner, McKinsey Atlanta

9:40AM - 9:55AM

Coffee and Networking

10:00AM - 10:15AM

The SCADpro Story

Steve Mineo, Vice President for Admission, SCAD

10:20AM - 11:00AM

New Ideas in Transportation

Moderator: Barry Matherly, President & CEO, Detroit Regional Partnership

Kristen Hammer, Materials Engineering Manager, Virgin Hyperloop One

Mark Jennings-Bates, Vice President, Sales, PAL-V

Sally Librera, Senior Vice President, Subways, MTA NYC Transit

Natalia Quintero, Director, Transit Tech Lab



11:05AM - 11:45AM

Going Global

Moderator: Juliet Scott-Croxford, CEO, Worth

Katarina Fjording, Head of Volvo Car University Americas, Volvo Car Group

John J. Neely, III, Vice President, Law & Public Affairs, Gulfstream

Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Global Market Management & Distribution, Allianz

John Petrino, Director of Business Development & International Marketing, Georgia Ports Authority

11:45AM - 12:00PM

SCADpro and Gulfstream

Jeff Hausmann, Gulfstream Advanced Flight Deck Director

Reese Stevens, B.F.A. Graphic Design, 2017

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch and Networking

1:15PM - 1:30PM

SCADpro and Workplace Prep

Steve Mineo, Vice President for Admission, SCAD

Jessica Wheeler, SCAD UX Design Student

1:35PM - 2:15PM

Private Visions, Public Good

Moderator: Richard Bradley, Editor in Chief, Worth

Sarah Beatty Buller, Co-Founder, Montgomery Builds

Elizabeth Fauerso, Chief Marketing Officer, Pearl

Lynn McBee, CEO, Young Woman’s Preparatory Network


2:20PM - 2:40PM

Workplace Development

Susan Braig, Owner & CEO, All Broads Affordable Plumbing

Juliet Scott-Croxford, CEO, Worth

2:40PM - 2:55PM

Coffee and Networking

2:55PM - 3:35PM

Fueling Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Josh Kampel, CEO, Techonomy

Jennifer Bonnett, Vice President of Innovation/Entrepreneurship, SEDA

David Hall, Partner, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Communications, Government and International Affairs, City of Cleveland and Mayor Frank G. Jackson

3:40PM - 4:20PM

How Looking Backward Can Help Cities Move Forward

Moderator: Aarti Tandon, Co-Founder & CEO, Smart City Expo Atlanta

Mayor Jorge Elorza, Providence, Rhode Island

Mayor Todd Strange, Montgomery


4:20PM - 4:30PM

Closing Remarks

Richard Bradley, Editor in Chief, Worth

4:30PM - 7:00PM

Cocktails at Peregrin Rooftop at The Perry Lane Hotel

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