Economic Development in the Ozarks

October 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

We are excited to be offering the 2020 Client Panel virtually. Grab some lunch and join us for insight from local decision makers. Topics will include regional economic development opportunities, forecasting what types of development are coming, and what are the most pressing needs in our region. 

Our Panelists

Tony Robyn 

Tony’s career spans 25 years in non-profit, municipal, and private-sector management. His specialties includes problem-solving, business development, and major gifts fundraising.

Having served in multiple senior leadership capacities, Tony is currently the Director of the MOKAN Partnership, a regional economic development collaboration between Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Tony lives in Joplin, Missouri, is an outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter.

Tim Rosenbury, AIA  

Tim has lived in Springfield since May 1984, when he began working in the firm now known as BRP Architects. During his time with BRP Tim was responsible for numerous projects that received nearly 40 awards in all for design excellence. As a lead partner he hired, trained and mentored dozens of young architects, a number of whom now lead firms in Springfield and the region. In 2011 he received the Distinguished Service Award from AIA Missouri.

He has served the Springfield area in a number of community leadership positions including the chair of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and president of the Board of Education for Springfield Public Schools. He currently is a member of the boards of directors of Leadership Springfield,  the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Guaranty Bank and its holding company, Guaranty Federal Bancshares.

In March of this year he joined the Springfield City Manager’s team as Director of Quality of Place Initiatives, a new position aimed at making Springfield more livable for its citizens, more welcoming to visitors, and more competitive for attracting companies and talent.


Joe Willis

Executive Director, Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. - Harrison, AR


Special thanks to 

Lindsay Young, MBA, CPSM, of nu marketing, will moderate this virtal event.