The Economic Summit engages our region’s top leaders and decision-makers from the business, government and academic communities with relevant content related to our local economy as well as best practices from across many industries. The Summit provides information, networking opportunities and a platform for strategic dialogue related to the current economic impacts and future growth of our business communities.
Tim Strickland - CEO, Renegade Hospitality Group
Tim is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, where his focus was the Art and Practice of Leadership Development. He is CEO of Renegade Hospitality Group, which serves as a professional advisory resource to the restaurant, hotel, retail and customer service industries.
His best-selling books, “The Renegade Server” and “COACH” are used in over 15,000 restaurants, hotels, retail locations, customer service companies, and universities worldwide to improve the engagement and performance of both front-line teams and all levels of leadership. Leading brands that use Tim’s materials include Applebee’s, Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings, Marriott, Kimpton, Grease Monkey, Coca-Cola, MillerCoors, Beam Suntory, Sodexo, Reinhart FoodService, and many, many more.
During his 30+ years in the hospitality industry, Tim has led training, operations, and marketing departments for numerous respected restaurant brands, been an award-winning operator and successful entrepreneur.
However, his uncommon insights and observations apply well past the restaurant business to any industry or organization that values customer and employee engagement and development.
Breakout Session Speakers:
Summit attendees will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions with local experts on the topics of Economic Development Readiness, Multi-Generational Workforce Development, Start-up Business Resources, Best Practices for Board of Directors, Communication Styles, Employee Retention, Changes in Retail Sales Strategies, Infrastructure, Strategic Planning, and more.