The Bottom Line of Disabilities: The Landscape of Disabilities: Past, Present, and Future

March 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       

Colleen Murphy, GIC
[email protected]

The Bottom Line of Disabilities: The Landscape of Disabilities: Past, Present, and Future

TWEET: GIC returns to Salt Lake City for the Annual Bottom Line of Disabilities symposium on Friday, March 23. Registration with @interdependence is still open:

Salt Lake City, UT-


The Bottom Line of Disabilities: The Landscape of Disabilities: Past, Present, and Future: The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) returns to Salt Lake City, Utah for the annual Bottom Line of Disabilities symposium. This year’s symposium offers attendees the opportunity to have candid conversations about the innovative ways society can tackle the pressing social, financial, and economic issues related to disabilities. New this year, the Bottom Line of Disabilities symposium will be held in conjunction with the Utah Film Society for the Peek Award for Disability in Media, held on Thursday, March 22. The annual award honors a subject, director, or actor in a film that has helped to improve the public’s understanding of disability in society. GIC is partnering on this program with the Columbus Community Center for a full day of expert panelists, corporate and civic leaders, advocates, and industry professionals to discuss the impact those with disabilities have in the community.


  • Cherissa Alldredge, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Officer, Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
  • Kristy Chambers, Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Community Center
  • Ginger Chinn, Managing Director of Urban & Rural Business Services, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Tara Cunningham, Co-CEO, Specialisterne
  • John L. Davis, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology, University of Utah
  • Terrell Dougan, Author
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments
  • Nick Fritz, Senior Associate, Sorenson Impact Center
  • Megan E. Greene, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Manulife Asset Management
  • Tyler Hardy, Engagement Manager, Cicero Group
  • David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors
  • Leah Lobato, Director of the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and Business Relations, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
  • Stephanie Mackay, Chief Innovation Officer, Columbus Community Center
  • Bill Morris, Co-Founder, Blue Star Recyclers
  • Ryan Nelson, President, Employers Council
  • Carmen B. Pingree, Founder, Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning
  • Chad Salvadore, Chief Financial Officer of Sorenson Impact
  • Genevieve Smith, Chief Data Management Officer, Columbus Community Center
  • James Lee Sorenson, Founder, Sorenson Impact Center
  • Kevin Williams, global marketing and operations executive
  • Michael Woodbury, Hillcrest High School


Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 22, 2018: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
(Address: 138 Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City, UT)

Friday, March 23, 2018: Columbus Community Center
(Address: 3495 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT)



Contact: To register for this event or for more information please contact Colleen Murphy, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

About the Global Interdependence Center: The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate thoughtful, global dialogue on a wide range of issues that affect the international community, including economics, health care and government. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at