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Thursday, May 16 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Forming and Utilizing Peer Networks that Matter

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Explore how you can get more out of and choose the right peer networks. Immigrant economic development practitioners are leading and participating in impactful work through peer networks in specific areas of programming, including skilled immigrant integration (WES Global Talent Bridge’s Skilled Immigrant Integration Program), immigrant entrepreneurship (Neighborhood Development Center’s Build from Within Alliance), and workforce development (CenterState CEO’s work as a partner site within the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and the National Skills Coalition’s Policy Academy).

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Earl Buford

CEO, Partner4Work
Earl Buford is Chief Executive Officer of Partner4Work, the leader of the public workforce system for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. As CEO, Mr. Buford manages public and private funds to deliver innovative solutions to ensure that current and future needs of businesses and job... Read More →
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Katherine Gebremedhin

Director of Partnerships & Programs, WES Global Talent Bridge
Katherine Gebremedhin is the Director of State and Local Initiatives at WES Global Talent Bridge. She is responsible for developing, strengthening partnerships, and collaborating on programmatic initiatives with state and local partners that work to help immigrant communities successfully... Read More →
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Mihailo Temali

Founder and President, Neighborhood Development Center
Mihailo Temali is Founder and President of the Neighborhood Development Center headquartered in Minneapolis/St. Paul.  In partnership with many community groups, NDC has trained 4,500 low-income entrepreneurs since 1993, in a 20-week course. Some 500 graduates of that training program... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Omni William Penn - Bob & Dolores Hope Room - Mezzanine Level