The Bottom Line of Disabilities: The Social, Financial and Economic Impact in our Communities

Monday, July 14, 2014
Columbus Community Center, 3495 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT, 84115

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The Bottom Line of Disabilities: The Social, Financial, and Economic Impact in our Communities

This event will examine the social, financial, and economic issues that impact how individuals with significant disabilities can be gainfully employed in the competitive labor market and safely integrated into the communities where they live. Panelists will include a cross section of business and community leaders and the role that governmental entities, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, researchers, businesses, and the nonprofit sector play in facilitating and advancing opportunities for these individuals.

Please contact GIC at +1.215.238.0990 for hotel block information.

AGENDA
8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. | Opening Remarks

  • Stephanie Mackay, Foundation Director, Columbus Foundation
  • David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors and GIC Vice Chair of the Central Banking Series

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | The Economics of Disabilities

  • “Disabled Workers in Our Workforce: An Overview of Trends, Levels, and Barriers to Employment,” Philippa Dunne, Co-Editor of The Liscio Report and Sightlines Bulletin
  • “The Economic Impact of Disabilities in our Communities,” Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and Salt Lake Chamber Chief Economist
  • “Best Practices for Improving Employment Outcomes,” Kyle J. Walker, Division Director, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
  • Moderator William Shiebler, Independent Director, Calamos

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. | Where the Bottom Line Can Make a Difference

  • “A Community-Based Model for Transitioning Students with Autism into the Workplace,” Troy D’Ambrosio, Executive Director, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah
  • “Social Responsibility vs. Corporate Values,” Steve Sexauer, Chief Investment Officer, US Multi Asset, Allianz Global Investors and GIC Board Member
  • “The Balance of Doing Good while Doing Business,” Brent Johnson, Vice President, Supply Chain, Intermountain Healthcare
  • “Creating Culture by Living It,” Laurie Harmon, Vice President for the People, Harmons Neighborhood Grocer
  • Moderator Michael McNiven, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. | Community Partnerships and the Creation of Meaningful Employment

  • “Wounded Warriors: Overcoming Obstacles in the Workplace,” Major Gen. Jefferson Burton, Utah National Guard
  • “Invisible Disabilities: Raising Awareness among Law Enforcement,” Lt.Fred Ross, Salt Lake City Police Department
  • “Building Partnerships between Government and Business Customers,” Robert Chamberlin, SourceAmerica President and CEO
  • Moderator Betsy Burton, Co-Owner, The King’s English Bookshop

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Keynote

  • Thorkil Sonne, Founder, Specialisterne

12 to 12:05 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist of McVean and GIC Vice Chair of Programs

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | Demonstration: Neuroversity/Columbus Pilot Project: “Tapping into Technical Talent for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder”

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Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 City: Salt Lake City Columbus Community Center Download iCal

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Speakers

Betsy Burton

Betsy Burton

Co-Owner and Co-Founder, The King's English Bookshop

Betsy Burton is the co-owner and co-founder of The King's English Bookshop, founded in 1977 in Salt Lake City. In addition to her life as a bookseller, she is also an activist for all things local. Her book, The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller, continues to be a bestseller at her book shop.

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Jefferson Burton

Jefferson Burton

Adjutant General, Utah National Guard

Major Gen. Jefferson Burton was appointed adjutant general of the Utah National Guard in October 2012. He is responsible for the readiness and training of 7,300 soldiers and airmen. Burton has served as a company commander, battalion executive officer and assistant professor of military science at both Brigham Young and Utah Valley Universities.

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Robert Chamberlin

Robert Chamberlin

President and CEO, SourceAmerica

Robert Chamberlain is president and CEO of SourceAmerica and served as vice president of operation prior to that. He was the deputy director of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va., where he managed the 41,000-person organization responsible for worldwide logistics support of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Troy D’Ambrosio

Troy D’Ambrosio

Executive Director, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah

Troy D’Ambrosio is currently the executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. The Institute has guided over numerous student and faculty st

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Michael Drury

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Philippa Dunne

Philippa Dunne

Co-Editor, The Liscio Report and Sightlines Bulletin

Philippa Dunne is co-editor of two independent macro-economic newsletters: The Liscio Report, with a trading focus, and Sightlines Bulletin, which takes a longer perspective.

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Laurie Harmon

Laurie Harmon

Vice President of People, Harmons

Laurie Harmon began her career with Harmons is 1974, working in the bakery department. In 1996 she accepted the position of vice president for the people. Her first task was to envision what the “people department” could be and then create and develop it.

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Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson

VP of Supply Chain and Imaging Services and Chief Purchasing Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Brent Johnson is vice president of supply chain and imaging services and chief purchasing officer for Intermountain Healthcare. He is responsible for $1.5 billion non-labor purchasing for the company, which supports 24 hospitals and 130 clinics.

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David Kotok

David Kotok

CIO of Cumberland Advisors

David R. Kotok cofounded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. He holds a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Michael McNiven, Ph.D.

Michael McNiven, Ph.D.

Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors

Dr. Michael D. McNiven serves as a managing director and a portfolio manager for Cumberland's international and global equity portfolio styles. He is also an investment advisor representative for the firm explaining all of Cumberland's investment options to individual and institutional clients.

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Stephen Sexauer

Stephen Sexauer

Chief Investment Officer, The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association

Stephen Sexauer is SDCERA’s Chief Investment Officer and oversees SDCERA’s $12 billion Trust Fund, investment team, and investment consultants. In addition to the day-to-day operation of SDCERA’s Investment Division, he also assists SDCERA’s Board with determining the Fund’s investment policies, strategy and asset allocation.

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Bill Shiebler

Bill Shiebler

Independent Director, Calamos

Bill Shiebler was CEO of the Americas for Deutsche Asset Management until his retirement in 2007. Prior to that, he served as senior managing director of Putnam Investments and president and CEO of Putnam Mutual Funds. He also spent twelve years at Dean Witter Reynolds, departing as president and chief operating officer of the Intercapital Division and the firm's mutual fund business.

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Allison Smoot

Allison Smoot

Senior Vice President, Sage Partners at UBS Financial Services

Allison Smoot joined UBS Private Wealth Management with Sage Partners in 2012. UBS is one of world's largest managers of private wealth assets. Allison began her career in the financial industry in 1996. Over that time she has been able to help many clients through the difficult and complex maze that wealth management encompasses.

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Thorkil Sonne

Thorkil Sonne

Founder, Specialisterne and the Specialist People Foundation

Thorkil Sonne is internationally recognized for his work founding Specialisterne (Danish for “The Specialists”) and the Specialist People Foundation. In partnership, these two organizations are working towards the goal of creating job opportunities through social entrepreneurship, corporate partnerships and innovative employment models for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker

Division Director, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

In 2013, Kyle Walker was appointed division director, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR). He works with policy makers at a state and Federal level advocating for programs that lead to employment and independence of people with disabilities. He joined the agency in 2000 as a rehabilitation counselor and has also served as administrative services director and client services director during his career there.

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Partners

Goldman Sachs
Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Columbus Community Center

Sponsors

Rotary Brand Center
World Trade Center of Utah
Salt Lake Chamber
Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute