See Our 2018 Speakers:
Keynote Speaker: Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn, known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues, is a Professional
Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is the Founder and President of Strong Towns. Marohn has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology and a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute.
Marohn is the lead author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns — Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 — as well as the author of A World Class Transportation System. He hosts
the Strong Towns Podcast and is a primary writer for Strong Towns’ web content. He has
presented Strong Towns concepts in hundreds of cities and towns across North America
and in 2017. Marohn is a long time commentator on KAXE Northern Community Radio. He currently co-hosts KAXE’s Dig Deep program, a monthly examination of public policy issues
Chuck grew up on a small farm in Central Minnesota. The oldest of three sons of two
elementary school teachers, he joined the Minnesota National Guard on his 17th birthday
during his junior year of high school and served for nine years. In addition to being
passionate about building a stronger America, he loves playing music, is an obsessive
reader and religiously follows his favorite team, the Minnesota Twins. Chuck and his
wife live with their two daughters in their hometown of Brainerd, Minnesota.
Keynote Speaker: Teresa Kitteridge
Teresa Kittridge is the Vice President and COO of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI). Teresa’s career has included Executive level service in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She has also been elected to public office.
For the first 20 years of her career, she served as an elected Officer of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Following her work in the state legislature, she worked in Washington DC and led National Policy Programs for RUPRI. In addition, she has over a decade of experience in the private sector building and leading National and International businesses in publishing as a President and Executive for two Coughlan Companies and built and served as President of MNREM, the Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace.
Teresa and holds an M.A. in Organizational Leadership and a B.A. in Business Administration. She served in public office as school board director and board chair and is an active civic and community volunteer.
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