In 2014, The Atlantic magazine will launch a series of conversations across the country on how we can "build the future" - of manufacturing, of biotechnology, and of energy.
On February 19, The Atlantic will be coming to Cincinnati area for the first event in this series. Thanks to advanced software and new technologies, modern manufacturing has become one of the most innovative industries in the world. Please join us as we explore what businesses and universities are doing to equip the workforce with the skills needed to succeed in this new era and how local leaders are strengthening the resurgence of the manufacturing sector.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Dorothy Coleman is vice president of tax and domestic economic policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), headquartered in Washington, D.C. Ms. Coleman is responsible for providing NAM members with important information related to tax issues and representing the NAM’s position to Congress, the Administration and the media. An NAM spokesperson for tax policy issues, she coordinates membership coalitions; prepares testimony, reports and analyses; and responds to media inquiries. Before taking over as vice president of the Tax Policy Department, she served as director of tax policy from April 1998 to April 2000.
Ms. Coleman came to the NAM from Arthur Andersen, where she worked as a manager in the Office of Federal Tax Services. Prior to her work at Arthur Andersen, she was chief legislative reporter for the Bureau of National Affairs’ Daily Tax Report. She also was a legal editor for BNA’s tax management series.
Ms. Coleman received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her bachelor of arts in economics from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y.
Raised in Price Hill, John Cranley was infused with a deep faith and commitment to giving back at young age. Now John and his wife Dena are raising their son Joseph in the city committed to same ideals of hard work, service and faith. John is dedicated to moving Cincinnati forward so it becomes a center of opportunity and innovation.
FamilyOn City Council, John led a bi-partisan coalition that balanced the budget for 8 straight years, put more cops on the street, and prioritized basic services. Cranley also put in place the Tax Increment Finance Districts that have made the revitalization of the Banks, Fountain Square, the Gateway Quarter, and Washington Park possible.
In the private sector, Cranley developed the Incline District project in East Price Hill in the worst economy for real estate in 70 years, proving that redevelopment can work in all neighborhoods, not just downtown. As a lawyer at the firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp, PLL, Cranley acted as legal counsel to such deals as the Vernon Manor conversion for Children’s Hospital and the CityLink Social Service Center project in the West End, which is a faith-based comprehensive anti-poverty program sponsored largely by Crossroads Church.
Cranley’s commitment to civil rights and equal opportunity match the values of our Queen City. John led the effort to ban racial profiling and was a lead negotiator for the historic Collaborative Agreement, which has done so much to improve race relations in the City. John also led the effort to pass the Hate Crimes Law after the murder of a person for their sexual orientation.
As the co-founder and former director of the Ohio Innocence Project—which has exonerated 16 people through DNA testing–Cranley built an organization by raising the necessary funds, hiring the right people, and working hard to bring justice to people who were wrongfully imprisoned.
John graduated from St. William’s, St. Xavier High School and then went on to earn degrees from John Carroll University, Harvard Law School and Harvard Divinity School. He serves on the boards of the Freestore Foodbank, Mercy Hospital Foundation and the Jesuit Spiritual Center.
Todd Kinser is the Worldwide Vice President of Research and Development at Ethicon.
Teik C. Lim
Herman Schneider is the Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
Interim Dean for College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati.
He is the Director of Vibro-Acoustics and Sound Quality Research Laboratory, Hypoid and Bevel Gear Mesh and Dynamic Modeling Consortiu, and the UC Simulation Center.
Schneider specializes in the design and dynamics of precision machine elements (gears, bearings, drivelines, powertrain systems), gear noise/vibrations, structural vibrations and acoustics, active noise and vibration control, automotive NVH (noise, vibration & harshness), and product sound quality design, analysis & testing.
Sherry Kelley Marshall
Sherry Kelley Marshall is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the The Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board (SWORWIB), which implements the Workforce Investment Act in the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The board develops strategies to engage employers, employees, government, education, organized labor, and community-based organizations in a partnership to strengthen and expand the workforce resources of the region for the benefit of all the participants and communities where we live, work, and raise our families.
O'dell M. Owens
Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens is a native Cincinnatian. Following graduation from Woodward High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch College. Dr. Owens spent his third year of college at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, as a foreign exchange student.
Dr. Owens attended Yale University Medical School where he earned his M.D. degree. In his spare time as a medical student he served as president of his medical school class, captain of the medical school basketball team, a member of the Board of Trustees of Antioch College. He earned a masters degree in public health from Yale University, and continued his studies at Yale as an intern, resident and chief resident in obstetrics and gynecology. He was awarded the Irving Friedman Award as the Outstanding Chief Resident in the department of OB/GYN at Yale Medical School.
Dr. Owens then accepted a combined position at Harvard Medical School. He served as a clinical instructor in the department of OB/GYN at Harvard Medical School, and was a Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for two years.
He returned to his native Cincinnati in 1982 to establish the first division of reproductive endocrinology in the department of OB/GYN at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. During his four years that he served in the medical school, he established an in-vitro fertilization program and achieved Cincinnati’s first successful conception and delivery. In November 1988, Dr. Owens announced Cincinnati’s first pregnancy from a frozen embryo.
Another of Dr. Owens’ research interests is laser surgery. In 1987, at the request of the Chinese Medical Society Dr. Owens was asked to participate in an international symposium and lecture series on laser surgery in China. In July 1990, Dr. Owens was asked by the American Laser Society to join a group of physicians to tour the laser facilities in four major cities in the Soviet Union. In 1992, Dr. Owens was selected by the American Jewish Committee to visit Israel as part of a national group of African-Americans to evaluate the Israeli/Arab conflict firsthand.
In 2004, Dr. Owens was elected as Hamilton County’s Coroner, and was re-elected in 2008.
In 2008, he was also elected president of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners.
During the bicentennial year, the Bicentennial Commission honored Dr. Owens as one of the Bicentennial’s 200 Greater Cincinnatians in recognition of his community service. In October 1988, Black Enterprise Magazine selected Dr. Owens as one of the top 15 black doctors in America. Dr. Owens has been appointed an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. He also has been honored with the Tree of Life Award by the Jewish National Fund, the Lincoln Award from the Northern Kentucky University, three Honorary Ph.D.’s, and was the youngest person inducted into the Ohio Independent College Hall of Excellence. Dr. Owens says he would like his epitaph to read, “He made a difference.”
Eric Spiegel is the President and CEO of Siemens USA and is responsible for growing the U.S. business in the company’s largest market. With $19.2 billion in revenue, $6 billion in exports and approximately 53,000 employees in the U.S., Siemens provides solutions for more affordable and efficient healthcare, the growing demands of cities and the nation's infrastructure needs, cleaner sources of energy production, and industrial productivity. Siemens has over 130 manufacturing sites across the U.S. and is represented in all 50 states.
Congressman Tim Ryan, co-founder of the House Manufacturing Caucus and America Makes, describes the Congressional Maker Caucus, growing technologies like 3D printers, and how to innovate the status quo.