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Gather with the dreamers and doers of our city to imagine an Evansville where everyone flourishes.

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September 15

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

OLD NATIONAL BANK ATRIUM

1 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47708

SPEAKERS & TOPICS

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Rev. Holly Rankin Zaher

RECTOR
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

As an Episcopal priest living in Evansville, IN, Holly is the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She is a friend, wife, mom, sister, daughter, learner, creative, holder of hope; one who listens to indie rock in her office too loud, loves reading and fiber crafts. Holly's hope is to instigate connection between people and ideas so that worlds may be expanded, respect for the “other” may grow, and we may learn how to live life together in God’s world.

Peaceful

Conflict

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The Force

of Belonging

Dr. Rob Shelby

CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER
 University of Evansville

Dr. Rob Shelby is the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Evansville. As an applied sociologist with specialities in community and organizational culture, he has a knack for making complex sociological patterns easier to see and understand.

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Innovation in

Neighborhoods

DeAndre Wilson

ONBOARDING MANAGER
Bedford Collab

With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry and community engagement, DeAndre Wilson is a Serial Entrepreneur, Culinary Curator, Small Business Owner, and Brand Builder. He has been a part of founding the Bedford Collab, Turn Table LLC, Keep Rolling Campaign and Impact Evansville. 
DeAndre works to be a change agent by developing inclusive and accessible channels for entrepreneurs to get necessary resources, mentoring and support for long term success in Evansville.

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Innovation in

Neighborhoods

Scott Massey

FOUNDER AND CEO
GroPod

Inspired by his tenure as a research engineer at Purdue University designing a NASA funded plant growth system in which plants can grow in space, Scott invented GroPod, a vertical farming technology. 
While developing hydroponic farms in both urban and rural environments in Africa as well as Tepe Park right here in Evansville, Scott designed an appliance the size of a dishwasher to commercialize GroPods for consumers, educational institutions and restaurants. He hopes to bring fresh produce to under-resourced neighborhoods.

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Innovation in

Neighborhoods

Rasheedah Ajibade

CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

Memorial Community Development Corporation

Rasheedah Ajibade is the Chief Program Officer for Memorial Community Development Corporation, where she develops, implements, oversees, and secures funding for the organizations’ programs and services. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Southern IN and a Master of Public Service Administration from the University of Evansville. A native of Gary, IN, Rasheedah is a quick study that enjoys the challenges and rewards of serving her community and empowering those around her. She is a member of the ISBDC Advisory Board, Editor of the Our Times Newspaper, and an active member of Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor adventures, and new experiences.

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Innovation in

Neighborhoods

Serita Cabell

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Memorial Community Development Corporation

Avid communicator, problem solver, and driven leader that is committed to the growth and advancement of MCDC and the community at large.

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