Conference Speakers

Impact Header

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

7:30 a.m. - registration, networking and breakfast
8 - 1:30 p.m. - event program

CPCC Harris Conference Center

Open to the public. Register Here!

For more information, contact liza.melms@cpcc.edu or 704.330.2722, ext. 3061.

Maureen Conway

Maureen Conway serves as vice president for policy programs at the Aspen Institute and as executive director of the institute’s Economic Opportunities Program (EOP). Conway founded EOP’s Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI) and has headed up workforce research at the Aspen Institute since 1999. She leads a team of researchers and consultants in a variety of initiatives to identify and advance strategies that help low-income Americans gain ground in today’s labor market. A featured speaker at numerous national and regional conferences, she is a nationally recognized expert in industry-specific workforce development and has been quoted in a variety of news media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Journal and National Public Radio’s “Market Place.” Under her leadership, EOP’s Workforce Strategies Initiative has investigated the outcomes of sectoral workforce development, provided innovation seed grants to leading programs in order to illuminate promising practices, and explored key operating features of programs in specific industry sectors. Maureen is the author of numerous publications, including co-editing, together with Robert P. Giloth, the book “Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies,” a collection that brings perspectives from philanthropy, policy, research and practice together to chart how sector-based workforce development has evolved and the implications for the future.

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer


Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer became the fourth president of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in January 2017. Her career has spanned 24 years in higher education, with 22 of those serving in community college systems in North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida. Dr. Deitemeyer’s pathway to success began at Polk Community College in Florida, where she graduated with an associate degree. From there, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and public relations, a master’s degree in counselor education and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Florida.