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Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority are jointly hosting a speaker luncheon on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (AZ Time). This is taking place at Mohave Community College (3400 Highway 95, Room 600, Bullhead City, AZ 86442). The event is facilitated by Toby Cotter, City Manager for City of Bullhead City. Lunch is catered by Mohave Steakhouse, and the cost to attend is $20 per person. Guests must register by Friday, February 13, 2015 by calling the Chamber at (928) 754-4121 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike Kies and Mike Kondelis will present on behalf of the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.), and Airport Director, Jeremy Keating, will present on behalf of the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport. Kies will provide updates on the Interstate 11 Corridor, as well as the 20-year Commerce Corridor plan. Kondelis will cover updates on the Highway 95 bypass and a maintenance plan for sustaining Highway 95. Following, Keating will inform luncheon attendees on the Airport’s 20-year plan. speaker Biographies:
Michael Kies, P.E. is a University of Arizona graduate in Civil Engineering and has over 25 years experience in the Transportation Planning field. He is currently the Director of Planning and Programming for the A.D.O.T. Multimodal Planning Division. In this role he is responsible for managing the 5-year Construction Program, and Statewide Planning efforts. Since joining A.D.O.T., he has completed Arizona’s first State Rail Plan, and is currently the project manager for the I-11/Intermountain West Corridor Study and the A.D.O.T. Passenger Rail Study; Tucson to Phoenix.
Mike Kondelis is an employee with A.D.O.T. Kingman District since 2003. Prior to appointment as District Engineer in 2005, he served as Maintenance Engineer and Sr. Construction Resident Engineer. Before joining ADOT he worked for 25 years in the mining industry at various locations in the Western United States. Mike and his wife, Ione, are members of the Kingman Concert Band. Mike’s interests include woodworking and spending time with friends and family – including two very special grandchildren.
Jeremy Keating brings over 15 years of airport management experience to IFP. He is currently the Airport Director, following a stint as IFP’s Assistant Airport Director. Previous experience includes Airport Manager in Davenport, IA; Manager on Duty in San Jose and Airport Operations at Orange County’s airport. Jeremy received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation Management from St. Cloud State University in 2001, and he currently holds a Federal Aviation Administration Private Rotorcraft (Helicopter) License, which really means he is a “rotorhead” in aviation lingo. He also has been an active member of the American Association of Airport Executives and recently received his designation and certificate as a certified member. Jeremy loves all things aviation related and enjoys giving back to the community whenever possible. Jeremy lives here in Bullhead City with his wife Amber and brand new baby boy, Tyler who is 4 months old.
The Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce is a private 501c(6) company operated by a Board of Directors and four staff members. Funding comes from membership dues and in part from the City of Bullhead City. The Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce has about 650 members. Get energized by belonging to the largest local membership based organization in the tri-state area. The Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce is your strength in networking, offering various business events, education, marketing opportunities, advocacy, and workforce development. For more information on how to become more involved with the organization, please call (928) 754-41214 or log ontowww.BullheadAreaChamber.com.
The Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority, Inc was incorporated in 1991 as a non-profit organization designated by the IRS as a 501c(6). BREDA is a private company operated by Board of Directors and one paid staff member. Funding comes in part from the City of Bullhead City and in part from memberships. The mission of the organization is to “Diversify the economy of the Bullhead City area through the attraction of new private sector capital and employment opportunities”. For more information on how to become more involved with the organization, please call (928) 704-6374 or log onto www.BullheadEDA.com.