Welcome Plenary Session and Keynote Presentation

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Keynote Speaker:Gypsy C. Gallardo, M.P.P.,  

CEO, Urban Market Analytics, A division of The Power Broker Media Group  

Gypsy Gallardo is CEO of Urban Market Analytics, a Florida-based firm that specializes in designing, funding, and evaluating place-based solutions.  Focus is on those that “move the needle” of economic progress for low-income people and communities, including redevelopment strategies, community economy growth plans, workforce development, and initiatives to accelerate poverty reduction.