2024 NEO Rising

When: May 9, 2024 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Join Team NEO, along with JobsOhio, as we celebrate economic development professionals and the achievements of our collective work that helps build a more robust and equitable regional economy.

Keynote Speaker:

James Free, Associate Administrator, NASA

Panel Discussion:

Bill Koehler, Chief Executive Officer: Team NEO

J.P. Nauseef, President & CEO: JobsOhio

Kimberly Riley, Board Chair: Team NEO and COO, Property & Casualty: Hylant

Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champion Awardees:

Community Leader | Dr.  Marcia Ballinger, President: Lorain County Community College

Economic Development Leader | Brad Ehrhart, President: Portage Development Board

Business Leader | Polymer Industry Cluster 

‘Inaugural’ Emerging Leader | Dr. Michele Scott Taylor, President: College Now Greater Cleveland

More details and agenda to come.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? You can view information on our sponsorships below, and for any additional questions or information, please contact Connor Stease.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Key Bank Logo

Keynote Sponsor

plante moran

Premiere Sponsor

First Energy

Economic Development Champions Sponsors


Event Production Sponsor

Hughie's Event Production Services

Panel Discussion Sponsor

Janotta and Herner Logo 2024

Registration Sponsor

Breakfast & Beverage Sponsor

Pleasant Valley Corporation Logo

Media Wall Sponsor

Economic Vibrancy Sponsor

Rudolph Libbe Group

Community Sponsor

Table Sponsors

Aqua Logo
Fifth Third Bank
portage development board logo

Lead Economic Development Sponsors

Team NEO Economic Development Sponsors