Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM CDT
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Peoria Next Innovation Center 
801 W. Main St.
Peoria, IL 61606

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Cindy Tomei 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association 

IMA Roundtable: Legislative Update & Is Your Enterprise Achieving Excellence 

Joins us for a dynamic conversation focused on the legislative climate in Illinois and How Your Organization Can Achieve Enterprise Excellence. 

Featured Speakers:

Donovan Griffith joined the Illinois Manufacturers' Association as the Director of Government Affairs in early 2018.  In this position, Donovan manages the IMA's legislative agenda at the State Capitol, oversees the Manufacturers' Environmental Group and runs a legislative outreach program connecting Illinois legislators to local manufacturing companies in their districts.  Donovan has more than a decade of experience working in and around state government for both the private and public sector.  Previous to joining the IMA, Donovan served as the Deputy Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, held the position of Senior House Liaison under Governor Rauner and has advocated for state and national membership-driven organizations.  Donavan is from Galesburg, Illinois, and went to Knox College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. 

Rob Newbold,  Regional Manager, IMEC.  Rob brings a different background and nuance to the manufacturing industry. He has experience in legislation, consulting, project management and education. As a private consultant, he delivered leadership development, organizational change, personal coaching, strategic planning and project management training to government and small businesses.  Most recently, he helped identify and implement an improved Quality Management System for a Springfield- based manufacturer of medical devices, utilizing his experience working in operations and sales and opportunity planning.  His organizational skills include business operations, HR, project management, sales projections, budgets, marketing, customer satisfaction, lead generation / follow-up, accounting, and community outreach.  He earned a Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield.


Sponsored by:

A&R Mechanical