Upcoming Webinars

ACT Webinars are free for members and $50 for non-members. During COVID-19, non-members can take 50% off with the code ACT_CARES at checkout

 

Speakers
Gov Martin O'Malley, Former Governor of Maryland

Martin O’Malley has spent his entire career fighting for underserved and middle-class communities. He has served as the Governor of Maryland, Mayor of Baltimore, and a city councilor—earning a reputation as a bold, progressive, and pragmatic executive who is willing to take on tough shared challenges.

Recognizing the threat that climate change posed to Maryland’s coastal communities, O’Malley took action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, invest in renewable energy, and grow green jobs. He also worked to uplift the dignity of all Marylanders—by signing marriage equality into law, abolishing the death penalty, and passing the DREAM Act to expand the opportunity of a college education to more local students.

In 2015, O’Malley left office and was, as he says, “elevated to the role of citizen.” He and his wife, Katie, a District Court judge, live in Baltimore with their four children.

Governor O’Malley has also written a new book, that you can read more about here: https://www.amazon.com/Smarter-Government-Govern-Results-Information/dp/1589485246

 

Dr. Charlie Apigian, Professor and Director, Middle Tennessee State Data Sciences Institute

Dr. Charlie Apigian is a Professor and Director of the Data Science Institute at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches big data concepts with machine learning and predictive analytics. The Data Science Institute works to partner business and academics to solve real problems and create a data driven approach to analytical thinking and strategic decision making. Prior to becoming Director, he was the Chair of the Computer Information Systems department at MTSU, which has over 400 undergraduate and 100 graduate students majoring in Information Systems.

Dr. Apigian’s focus and passion is on research in big data concepts and working with the Nashville community to be a leader in technology and data science. He has authored and co-authored over 30 papers and presentations in technology and manufacturing related journals and recently won the Nashville Technology Council's 2020 Data Scientist of the Year Award.

 

Mark A. Cleveland, Co-Founder and CEO, Hytch Rewards

Mark A. Cleveland is co-founder and CEO of Hytch Rewards, a mobility incentive platform that’s helping communities – and the planet – motivate and measure a safer, greener and smarter commute.   

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hytch was recognized as the Nashville Technology Council’s Emerging Company of the Year, and has received the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Sustainable Transportation Award, and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Award as Social Enterprise and Sustainability Startup of the Year.

After two years of development, the Hytch Rewards program launched in Nashville in early 2018 and is now being rolled out to additional markets including San Francisco, Seattle, and South Bend, Indiana. In December 2019, Hytch introduced the first carbon-zero commute program, which allows any environmentally conscious American motorist to neutralize the emissions from their daily commute, totally free. Hytch recently announced an additional initiative related to Covid19 contact tracing.

Mark is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of success. Leading various progressive companies, he and his teams have made a big impact on their respective industries. Mark is passionate about pursuing disruptive technologies and innovation. He’s been recognized with the NEXT Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, and named by Nashville Business Journal as one of the region’s Most Admired CEOs.

 
Dr. Trish Holliday, Founding Partner, Holliday | Kenning

Trish is founding partner with Lucinda Kenning of the HR consulting company, Holliday│Kenning. Both partners are HR executives in the industry and provide leaders in the private and public sectors with an organizational playbook that focuses on growing leaders and driving performance. The five plays drive cultural transformation!

As the state of Tennessee’s first Chief Learning Officer, Trish was recognized by Governing Magazine as being instrumental in the successful transformation of the state workforce. She drove change through continuous improvement, leadership development and employee learning at the macro and micro levels. Trish designed the LEAD Tennessee program to create a sustainable platform for talent retention and succession planning in government. She led strategic planning and talent development for state executives in all three branches of government.

Trish serves on various non-profit and academic boards and enjoys giving back to the community. As an alum of Young Leaders of Nashville, Trish has always had a passion for non-profits and is a founding board member of the non-profit organization, Impact Nashville. Whether it is serving with Habitat for Humanity or with the Disability Rights of Tennessee, she values paying it forward and relishes being active in the community.

 

Sean Pfalzer, Transportation Planning Manager, Greater Nashville Regional Council
Sean has been with GNRC since August 2016. He currently serves as the Transportation Planning Manager and coordinates the transportation planning process carried out by the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Previously, he served as the Capital Improvements Program Manager and worked with local governments across Middle Tennessee to understand and address their infrastructure needs. Sean conducted an annual inventory known as the Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory (PINI) that involved meeting with mayors, city managers, school directors, department heads, and utility district managers to understand the extent, urgency, and type of construction needs.

Prior to joining GNRC, he worked at the Boston Region MPO for seven years on planning and programming for the transportation infrastructure needs of the region’s 101 cities and towns.
 
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Grinnell College in Iowa and holds a Master of Science in city planning from Boston University.
 
 
Aaron Steiner, Director of Mobility Innovation, City of South Bend
Aaron Steiner is the Director of Mobility Innovation at the City of South Bend, Indiana. In this role, he leads efforts to develop a new transportation-as-a-benefit program, integrating mobility solutions such as ridesharing with public transit to overcome transportation as a barrier to employment. Prior to joining the City of South Bend, Aaron spent his career in management consulting. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and bachelors from the University of Notre Dame.

 

New Member Welcome Webinar

Monday, August 24, 2020 3:00pm EST

A warm ACT welcome to new members! Join ACT staff to learn what you need to know next.


**Note: upcoming webinar dates may be subject to change until registration opens, but are generally scheduled for the 3rd Thursday each month at 2pm EST. To suggest a webinar topic, complete and submit this form to cmurphy@actweb.org.

August Webinar

When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 2pm EST
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September Webinar

When: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 2 pm EST
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October Webinar

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November Webinar

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2pm EST
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December Webinar

When: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 2pm EST
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