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2021 FALL ROUND-UP SPEAKERS

 

DALE A. BRILL, Ph.D. 

Dr. Dale Brill serves as Orlando Economic Partnership’s Senior Vice President of Research and the Foundation for Orlando’s Future. “The Partnership” serves as Central Florida’s catalyst driving economic growth and broad-based prosperity. Dale’s background includes executive positions in the private, public, and independent sectors.

His recent consulting work as founder and principal of Thinkspot focused on intergenerational poverty and economic development reform. Previously, he served as president of the Florida Chamber Foundation, the public policy research and development arm of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.  In public service, Dale served as the Director of the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development in Florida. His marketing experience includes tenure as Chief Marketing Officer for VISIT FLORIDA, during which the Sunshine State’s tourism marketing corporation earned the “Atlas Award for Best Destination Branding” from the Association of Travel Marketing Executives. He also served as General Motor’s first Dean of e-Commerce and as a Global Business Leader for General Motors-Europe.

Dale has been recognized by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) as one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds and selected among the inaugural class of Fast Company Magazine’s “Fast 50 Innovators.”

TRAVIS DUNN, Ph.D.
Travis Dunn is Vice President at CDM Smith, previously working at Milestone Solutions--the premier organization for revenue policy development and new, sustainable transportation revenues and systems. He brings over a decade of experience in the transportation sector as a researcher, analyst, and policy advisor to local, state, and national transportation agencies and private clients. He combines academic training in theories of transport pricing, economics, and strategy with practical experience in policy development and program implementation to bring forth holistic transportation solutions. Since 2011, Travis has specialized in road usage charges (RUC), working on all aspects of the topic— from conception to policy design to study testing to implementation—in five states, as well as overseas in Australia and New Zealand. Recently, Travis led the financial modeling, organizational design, evaluation strategy development, urban vs. rural impact analysis and economic viability analysis for the Oregon DOT RUC program from 2011-2015, supporting its enactment into law in 2013 and implementation in 2015. 

ROB PALMER
Rob Palmer is a certified urban planner and transportation/logistics professional with more than 37 years of experience. Rob is a recognized leader in multi-party, multijurisdictional and interdisciplinary initiatives for transportation and infrastructure projects. Rob managed the development of subarea transportation models for Walt Disney World, Euro Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea and Orlando International Airport, as well as several University Campus Master Plans. He has represented his clients nationally and internationally. Rob served as the Co-Chair for Reality Check First Coast, a 7-County regional visioning exercise with the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He also served as Project Director for Our Region Tomorrow, a multi-state initiative for economic/collaborative engagement through the Tallahassee Chamber as well as past Chair of the statewide Trade & Logistics Institute with the Florida Chamber Foundation. Rob currently serves as Chair for Business Community Working Group for Autonomous Florida through the Florida Chamber and is the Project Director for the FDOT Central Office’s Florida Regional Supply Chain Optimization Model development and application.