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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Chicago – Improving Mobility for All

11:45 AM - 01:30 PM Central Standard Time

A world-class city necessitates a seamless transportation system. But, how do you accommodate the needs of all users in a region as diverse as northeastern Illinois? Join us for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities that are on the horizon for organizations working to support seamless mobility options for everyone. Panelists will discuss current trends, new initiatives and share their vision for a fully-accessible, multimodal transportation system.

Registration:              Click here to register.

Date:                           Thursday, September 8, 2016

Time:                          11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                                   11:45 – 12:00                          Check In & Salad Bar
                                   12:00 – 12:15                          Salad Bar
                                   12:15 – 12:45                          Meat Buffet
                                   12:45 – Close              Panel Presentation

Location:                    Fogo de Chao
                                   661 N. LaSalle Street
                                   Chicago, IL 60654

Cost:                            Member: $50
                                   Non-Member: $60

Please contact Kim Jarosz at kim.jarosz@aecom.com with any questions about this event.


Join WTS Greater Chicago for this exciting lunch program on September 8 featuring:

Theresa_MintleTheresa E. Mintle, President and CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (moderator)
Theresa is the fifth President and Chief Executive Officer of the 112 year-old Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.  Theresa’s passion to grow the Chicago region’s economy and strengthen Chicago’s status as a world-class city stems from her experience in public service. She spent 27 years working at the national, state and local levels of government where she gained first-hand experience working with business and government on programs to grow jobs and the economy. She draws from lessons learned to drive the Chamber’s strategic focus on small business growth, middle market expansion, international opportunities, industry-specific investment, technology innovation and regional collaboration. 

Karen_TamelyKaren Tamley, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Karen Tamley was named Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) in March of 2005 by Richard M. Daley and reappointed by Mayor Rahm Emaunel in May of 2011.  MOPD promotes full inclusion of people with all types of disabilities and strives to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation. In her role as Commissioner, Ms. Tamley leads numerous disability policy and accessibility compliance initiatives in transportation, city infrastructure, emergency preparedness, housing, education and technology.  She also oversees the delivery of independent living services such as in-home supports, home accessibility modifications, amplified phones, and employment readiness to thousands of Chicagoans with disabilities.

Mindi_KnebelMindi Knebel, MBA, Founder & CEO, Kaizen Health
Mindi has spent most of her career in the startup world in Chicago with companies such as: MATTER, Cellit (now HelloWorld), O'Brien Veterinary Management and HomeMade Pizza Company. She uses her past startup learnings and passion for improving healthcare to drive the Kaizen Health team forward towards improvement everyday. A long-time resident of the Windy City, Mindi calls Chicago her home.


Lauren_RossLauren Ross, Mid-West Field Manager, Guide Dogs for the Blind
Lauren Ross covers the Midwestern US and Central Canada for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., a non-profit organization that empowers lives through enhanced mobility. A steadfast advocate for independence and equal access, Lauren works tirelessly to further equality and individual rights to all public accommodations and transit for individuals who are blind and visually impaired, especially those with a service dog partner.

Sharon_FeigonSharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared Use Mobility Center
Sharon is a founder and the executive director of the Shared-Use Mobility Center, a public-interest organization working to foster collaboration in shared mobility and help connect the growing industry with transit agencies, cities and communities across the nation. As executive director, Sharon oversees SUMC’s work to pilot programs, conduct research and provide advice and expertise to cities and regions in order to help extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.

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