Mark Herzog Executive Director http://www.vacats.org/ The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VaBIO) launched a new initiative called “the Virginia Council on Advanced Technology Skills (VCATS) to design a fast track online pathway that connects people to 21st Century jobs. An individual can take an online assessment and receive a certification for advanced manufacturing or bioscience skills depending… Read more »

Dorothy I. Mitstifer, PhD Kappa Omicron Nu http://www.achsnatl.org/ I believe the following initiatives focus on issues that have potential for the long-term impact on the economy via projects having to do with social responsibility. Kappa Omicron Nu, an honor society for the human sciences, is inaugurating a social responsibility theme for the next academic year… Read more »

Patrick J. Natale, P.E., F.ASCE Executive Director http://www.asce.org/ For years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been a strong advocate for the nation’s infrastructure, and our Report Card for America’s Infrastructure has become a go-to source for legislators, the media and the public relating to all things ‘infrastructure’. Of course, when President Obama… Read more »

Mark Lowry Executive Vice President Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) RSES, the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, helps the economy in two primary ways – one direct, and one indirect.  Directly, as an educational organization with a mission to ‘provide comprehensive, cutting-edge education to the HVACR industry’ we provide individuals with the knowledge base to succeed… Read more »

Kathy Schwartz CEO, ePro SE MN Association of REALTORS Our industry is the real estate business. It is helping the economy by helping people learn more about better loan products available to forestall foreclosure, offering foreclosure counseling, helping buyers purchase foreclosed homes, and exposing fraudulent practices whenever they are discovered. The real estate industry is… Read more »

William M. Wilkins Executive Director TRIP TRIP is publicizing the benefits of increased surface transportation infrastructure investment at the local, state and federal levels.  We are partnering with state departments of transportation and industry groups to generate strategic news coverage of current road, bridge and transit conditions and the challenges the nation faces in building… Read more »

Robert W. Seligson Executive Vice President, CEO North Carolina Medical Society Our organization started over 160 years ago when a group of concerned physicians came to Raleigh to meet with representatives of the General Assembly because charlatans were disguising themselves as physicians and were bringing harm to North Carolina citizens.

Art Hsieh, MA, NREMT-P Chief Executive Officer & Education Director San Francisco Paramedic Association The SFPA is a nonprofit, 501c3 membership association representing 1200 prehospital care professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. During down economies, we see an influx of new and returning health care providers coming back into patient care industries. We work… Read more »