SOCIAL EXPERIENCE MAKERS' STRATEGIES ON PLANNING, SAFETY AND VIBRANCY

The 2019 Summit convenes a dynamic global network of experts and practitioners to lead discussion on what makes a city vibrant, safe and planned for sociability. RHI staff, consultants and board members will lead important discussions among participants and presenters. Check back for updates.

RHI STAFF, CONSULTANTS AND BOARD MEMBERS

Greg DeShields
RHI Board
Executive Director
PHLDiversity

John Bodnovich
RHI Board
Executive Director
American Beverage Licensees

Lester Jones
RHI Board
Chief Economist
National Beer Wholesalers Association

Beth Bagwell
RHI Board
Executive Director
International Town Gown Association

Kathie Durbin
RHI Board
Division Chief, Licensure
Montgomery County Dept of Liquor Control

David Downey
RHI Board
President
International Downtown Association

Paul Seres
RHI Board
Founding Trustee
New York City Hospitality Alliance

tom moriarity
RHI Board
Principal
Retail Development Strategies, LLC

Marjorie Ferrer
Senior Consultant
Former Executive Director
Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

Jocelyn Kane
Senior Consultant
Former Executive Director
San Francisco Entertainment Commission

alicia scholer
Associate Director
Responsible Hospitality Institute

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS

martin J. o'malley
Senior Fellow and Advisory Council Chair
Metro Lab Network

BRANDON TODD
Council Member
Washington, DC

BRUCE KRAUS
Council President
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Andrew Rigie
Executive Director
New York City Hospitality Alliance
New York, NY

Adam roof
Council Member
Burlington, Vermont

Allison Harnden
Nighttime Economy Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

Ariel Palitz

Senior Executive Director

Office of Nightlife
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
New York, New York

dominique greco
Project Manager
Downtown Development Board
Orlando, FL

Sarah Hannah-Spurlock

Nighttime Economy Manager

Office of the City Manager

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ben Van Houten
Business Development Manager
Office of Economic and
Workforce Development

San Francisco, California

BRIAN BLOCK
Entertainment Service Manager
Music and Entertainment Division
Austin, Texas

Scott Plusquellec

Nightlife Business Advocate
Office of Film and Music
Seattle, Washington

Richard Myers
Executive Director
Major Cities Chiefs Association
MODERATOR

KEVIN BREZINSKI
Deputy Chief
Edmonton Police Services

stuart Emerman
Commander
DC Metropolitan
Police Department

frank vega
Executive Officer
Chief of Department
New York Police Department

Darrell Stephens
Former Executive Director
Major Cities Chiefs Association

Shawn Townsend
Director
Mayor’s Office of Nightlife & Culture
Washington, DC

Thomas R. King
Assistant Borough Manager of Public Safety
City of State College, PA

Kate Borders
President and Executive Director
Downtown Tempe Community

David Mitchell
Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
University of Maryland Police Department

Joe Speidel
Director, Local Government and Community Relations
University of Vermont

Macarena Rau Vargas
Architect
Chair
International CPTED Association

Larisa ortiz
Principal
Larisa Ortiza Associates
Commissioner
NYC City Planning

david feehan
President
Civitas Consultants, LLC
Former President
International
   Downtown Association

MIKI STRICKER-TALBOT
Intrapreneur Strategic Design
Integrated Strategic Development
Edmonton, AB

Andrew Rigie
Executive Director
New York City Hospitality Alliance
New York, NY

PAUL DAVIES
Member, London Nighttime Commission
Co-creator, Purple Flag and Nightworks

Stefanie Jones
Director, Audience Development
Drug Policy Alliance

Chauntel R Gerdes
Co-Founder
OutSmartNYC

Thomas C. Chatmon, Jr.
Executive Director
Downtown Development Board
Orlando, FL

laura wilson
Live Music Manager
Bohemian Foundation
Fort Collins, CO

SHAIN SHAPIRO
Founder
Sound Diplomacy
London, UK

HAL REAL
Founder and President
World Cafe Live/ LiveConnections
Philadelphia, PA

 Stephen R basting
Director PSA Program
Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District

HEATH KING
Lieutenant
Charleston Police Department
Charleston, SC

JC DIAZ
North American Vice President
International Nightlife Association

Tina Lee-Vogt
Program Manager Community Development Department
Sacramento, CA

KATE BECKER
Director
Seattle Office of Film + Music

MICHELE GIGANTE
Sergeant
Sacramento Police Department

SHANE ZAHN
Director of Safety Initiatives
Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District

Steven Fletcher
Council Member
Minneapolis, MN

Linda Roberts
Interim Manager
CPED Business Licensing
Minneapolis, MN

Eddie Frizell
Inspector 1st Precinct
Police Department
Minneapolis, MN

kelly DEvine
Executive Director
Burlington Business Association

PHILADELPHIA PANELISTS

michael Goodson
Lieutenant
Philadelphia Police Department

MICHAEL hARRIS
Executive Director
South Street Headhouse District
Philadelphia, PA

Richard ross, jR.
Commissioner
Philadelphia Police Department

 

RYAN EPPLEY
 Director of Partnerships
REC Philly

Jay Dellavecchia
General Manager
The Westin Philadelphia

Britney E. Norman
Director of Integrated Marketing Programs
Visit Philadelphia

Kevin Moran
Executive Director
Northern Liberties Business Improvement District

James Cuorato
President & CEO
Independence Visitor Center

Jonathan Hunter
Owner
Raven Lounge
Philadelphia Police Department Advisory Council

BRIAN ABERNATHY
Managing Director
Philadelphia, PA

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