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Episode 020: Ashley Cagle | Wake County Economic Development

5/21/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Ashley Cagle from Wake County Economic Development joins Nick Riashi to talk about her journey in economic development and leadership thus far. Ashley shares her advice on how to continue finding the thrill in your job, as well as how she sets boundaries that allow her to be […]

Duration:00:18:00

Episode 019: Kenny McDonald | Columbus 2020

5/14/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Kenny McDonald from Columbus 2020 joins Carla Sones to talk about all things leadership. Kenny and Carla discuss how the onslaught of information in today’s world can be a challenge, and what Kenny admires most about his team. He shares several great leadership lessons, and talks about how […]

Duration:00:20:34

Episode 018: Jeff Mayes | Consumers Energy

5/7/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Nick Riashi talks with Jeff Mayes. Jeff shares how he makes deliberate commitments to learn about things that make him uncomfortable. He talks about how he transitioned from politics to economic development and what he has learned along the way. Jeff also shares his advice on how to […]

Duration:00:20:41

Episode 017: Heidi Smith | Tennessee Valley Authority

4/30/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Heidi Smith joins Carla Sones for an interview exploring Heidi’s leadership journey. Heidi shares some great advice about leading by example, especially with regards to having a “do whatever it takes to get it done” attitude. She talks about why it’s crucial to own your mistakes and why […]

Duration:00:28:22

Episode 016: Brian Hilson | Economic Development Association of Alabama

4/23/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Brian Hilson, Rural Development Specialist at the Economic Development Association of Alabama and former CEO at the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), shares his insights on leadership. His passion for leading with goodwill and integrity is clear. Brian talks about the importance of being an open communicator and having […]

Duration:00:25:13

Episode 015: David Rumbarger | Community Development Foundation (Tupelo, MS)

4/16/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: David Rumbarger joins Carla Sones to share his leadership journey and insights. David talks about how constant change is a challenge for today’s leaders and his advice for emerging leaders of “we did this, not me did this” is so simple yet so powerful. David shares who in his life […]

Duration:00:23:46

Episode 014: Carol Henderson | Cushman & Wakefield

4/9/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Carol Henderson talks about why keeping people engaged is such a challenge in today’s workplace climate. She shares her insights on vulnerability and gives some amazing advice for emerging leaders. Carol’s authenticity shines through the whole interview, especially when she talks about her focus to stay inquisitive and […]

Duration:00:13:10

Episode 013: Ann Miller | Buda EDC

4/2/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Ann Miller, Executive Director at Buda Economic Development Corporation, talks with Carla Sones about her leadership journey. She talks about why having the courage to inspire others is so pivotal to her leadership style, and she shares how her mom’s fight with cancer inspired a passion for positivity […]

Duration:00:16:55

Episode 012: Kurt Foreman | Delaware Prosperity Partnership

3/26/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Kurt Foreman, CEO at Delaware Prosperity Partnership, joins Carla Sones to talk about his leadership journey. Kurt shares his insights on the challenge of jadedness in the civic arena, as well as the danger of thinking we are indispensable. He talks about the importance of creating energy for […]

Duration:00:19:12

Episode 011: Jeff Pappas | ESRP

3/19/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Jeff Pappas, Executive Vice President of Site Selection and Brokerage at ESRP Real Estate Services, shares thoughts on generational differences and how he sees those playing out in the workplace, as wells as the 3 Hs that keep him growing and developing. Jeff talks about the importance of […]

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 010: Alex Philips | City of Burleson, TX

3/12/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Alex Philips, economic development manager at City of Burleson, Texas, joins us on the podcast. Carla and Alex share a dynamic conversation that dives into how Alex’s father inspired enthusiasm for his work in him, as well as why Alex finds humility to be such an important trait. […]

Duration:00:20:20

Episode 009: Dennis Fraise | Lee County Economic Development

3/5/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Dennis Fraise (Chief Operating Officer at Lee County Economic Development) and Nick Riashi talk all things leadership. Dennis shares advice about building your own brand with integrity, how to continue challenging the status quo and why having joy in your job is so important. Dennis is the chief […]

Duration:00:14:09

Episode 008: Ben Jones (City Utilities of Springfield, MO)

2/26/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Nick Riashi and Ben Jones share a conversation. Ben is the Manager of Economic Development for City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri. During today’s podcast, he shares how his time in the armed forces, and particularly the impact of an amazing captain, has shaped his leadership style. Ben also talks […]

Duration:00:16:46

Episode 007: Misti Martin (Cherokee Office of Economic Development)

2/19/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Carla Sones talks with Misti Martin, president of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development. Misti shares her insights on why appreciation is so important to her and how today’s pace-of-work can be a challenge. Misti shares thoughts on wisdom she gleaned from mentors over the years, why she thinks […]

Duration:00:12:05

Episode 006 | Beth Doughty (Roanoke Regional Partnership)

2/12/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Ron Kitchens interviews Beth Doughty, executive director at the Roanoke Regional Partnership, about her leadership journey and the knowledge she has gained over the years. Beth shares her insights on the importance of creativity and how her art history major has been an asset over the years. She […]

Duration:00:17:40

Episode 005 | Tim Cowden (Kansas City Area Development Council)

2/5/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Nick Riashi talks with Tim Cowden about all things leadership. Tim shares wisdom about staying relevant in today’s fast-paced world, and how ego and selfishness can wreck a career. Tim firmly believes that he is only as strong as the team he leads. Today’s podcast is jam-packed with […]

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 004 | John Longshore (Global Location Strategies)

1/29/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Nick Riashi is joined by John Longshore to discuss John’s leadership journey. John is a Principal and VP of Innovation at Global Location Strategies, where he has spent his time for the past six years. He has led numerous projects across North America and Europe, and the projects he has […]

Duration:00:21:01

Episode 003 | Ann Petersen (Cushman & Wakefield)

1/22/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Nick Riashi and Ann Petersen discuss Ann’s leadership journey through the years. Ann is a Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield, where her primary responsibilities include negotiation with state and local economic development officials and implementation of incentives. Ann also provides complex financial analysis to her clients which […]

Duration:00:13:59

Episode 002 | Chris Schastok (CBRE)

1/15/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Carla Sones talks with Chris Schastok, First Vice President at CBRE. Chris is one of the national leaders of CBRE’s Location Strategy & Incentives practice. He has over 12 years of experience in aligning location decisions with business strategy and represents clients in various areas, including corporate headquarters, […]

Duration:00:22:02

Episode 001 | Jeff Finkle (IEDC)

1/2/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Welcome to the inaugural episode of the America’s Jobs Team Podcast! Every week, you will hear leadership insights from an economic developer or site consultant. Our belief is that when leaders grow stronger, communities thrive. Today, Ron Kitchens talks with Jeff Finkle, President and CEO at the International Economic Development Council […]

Duration:00:22:49