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March Meeting (Postponed from February)

Note: The UCBC Breakfast Original Scheduled for February 2 has Been Postponed to March 2

Will Privately Funded High Speed Rail be Born in Minnesota?

Date Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time 7:30-9:30 am 
Location International Market Square, Studio 185 (275 Market St, Minneapolis, MN 55405). Free Parking.Click here for a location map.
Lecture  Will Privatedly Funded High Speed Rail be Born in Minnesota?
Speaker Wendy Meadley, Chief Strategy Officer, North American High Speed Rail Group 
Register  Online Registration or call Jim @ 612-865-6543 (Phone & Skype)

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Background: You’ve seen it in the local and national news, the United States transportation infrastructure in crumbling from the lack of proper funding mechanisms. This occurring at a time when we as a country look to retain our leadership and competitiveness. Fortunately for Minnesota, it’s business leaders, lawmakers and citizens are made ofthe stuff that innovates what’s next and leads the way. This is the moment for Privately-funded High Speed Rail to be “Born” in Minnesota from translated Chinese or other global technologies. Come get a glimpse of the High Speed Rail landscape globally, including China, and in the United States and learn how and why Minnesota can truly become a leader in this emerging industry.
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Speaker Bio: Wendy Meadley is the Chief Strategy Officer of the North American High Speed Rail Group. For the last year she has been meeting with federal and state officials, transportation industry leaders, legislators and citizens in and beyond Minnesota. During this time she has gleaned the insight to author a collaborative strategy that starts with private industry and includes the extensive continuum of stakeholders who “have in interest in high speed rail” and its impact on the future  success of our state and our country. Wendy has her undergrad in Communications from the University of Minnesota and her Executive MBA from the University of St Thomas. She is a career marketer and communicator beginning her career here in Minnesota working in media at The Cities 97 and WCCO. She has a global strategy consulting practice, the Social Wendy Group that serves Fortune 500 clients including 3M, and has worked with the University of Minnesota and the Citizens League. Prior to starting her own business she worked at Deluxe and Target.  She currently serves on the Expo 2023 Bid Committee Board of Directors and is Co-chair of the Cuisine Committee for MN Super Bowl LII Host Committee.

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