February Lunch & Learn: The Importance & Risks of Data
February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join GGFYP for our February Lunch & Learn: The Importance & Risks of Data with Mark Schill on February 18 from 12:00-1:00 pm.
How do we use data to improve decision making and communications? Using examples from his experience, Mark will offer tips for how to think about research and data in your professional work.
Mark Schill has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning and group facilitation, economic analysis, business planning, demographic research, marketing strategy and public messaging, and event planning. Mark has worked on economic development strategies and policy reports in 14 states. He has led community multi-stakeholder committees to create visions and plans for downtowns, community housing policy, homelessness, community arts policy, workforce and talent strategy, and many non- and for-profit organizations.
For six years, Mark was the lead analyst, co-author and spokesperson for Enterprising States, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation study that analyzed and profiled economic development efforts in all 50 states. He has contributed to many national research reports and policy studies covering the Great Plains, Heartland, Great Lakes, Gulf Coast, and several large metropolitan areas. He is the co-founder and managing editor of the population and economic analysis site NewGeography and his analysis work has appeared in publications such as Chief Executive, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.