Don’t miss your chance to connect with thought leaders in open discussions around emerging ideas and career pathways in their industry. Guests will range from entrepreneurs, faculty members, investors, to innovators. We’ll supply the lunch and leave the networking to you!
Kevin Davenport, Founder & CEO of The Ideal Candidate
Kevin P. Davenport is the Founder & CEO of The Ideal Candidate – diversity impact staffing. Co-Founder & CEO of Thunderstrike Marketing. Angel Investor for 1921 Co-working Incubator, and Author of The Ideal Candidate Book. Lastly, Kevin is Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center for Chicago Urban League.
Kim Moore, President & Founder of KDM Engineering
Being among the first few Black women to graduate from NIU with an electrical engineering degree, Moore knows firsthand what it’s like to be the only person in the room who looks and talks like her. She has made it her mission to change that. Deeply committed to assembling a uniquely diverse team, KDM is proof of the unquestionable advantages to ensuring diversity in background, thought, and experience. Moore strongly believes that having different perspectives when solving complex issues will have a positive impact on our infrastructure well into the future.
Felicia Chase, Geologist & Environmental Scientist at EPA
Felicia Chase is currently a Senior Geologist and Environmental Scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) Region 5, Great Lakes Region. In her current position as a Geologist and Environmental Scientist, Felicia is responsible for: ensuring Safe Drinking Water and protection of underground sources of drinking water; regulating the construction, operation, permitting and closure of injection wells used to place fluids underground for storage or disposal; ensuring wells used for geologic sequestration are appropriately sited, constructed, tested, monitored, funded, and closed in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act; and outreach to public via Pubic Hearings, Town Halls, and various media outlets.