NEWS: DRA Live-Streaming National Policy Conference

LITTLE ROCK - The Delta Regional Authority announced today it will live-stream its National Policy Conference, including main-stage panels with nationally-recognized experts on creating a bio-economy, growing a healthy Delta workforce, and developing philanthropic efforts in the region.

Go to to participate in the conference in real-time.

Chairman Masingill said, "This is an all hands on deck moment for the Delta. All tools are on the table to help our people and our region. I'm proud to expand access to these innovative leaders as all of us partner to put the Delta first."

Main-Stage Panel: “Building a Sustainable Bio-Economy in the Delta”

Tuesday November 15 - 8:30 am to 10:00 AM
-Dr. Steven J. Bares, President & Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation
-Michael Hart, President & CEO, Sierra Energy
-Mario Hurtado, Executive Vice President, Cleanline Energy
-Ronnie Bell, Division Director of Governmental Functions, Three Rivers Planning and Development District

Main-Stage Panel: “Growing a Healthy Delta”
Tuesday November 15 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
-Dr. Marcia Brand, Deputy Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
-Dr. Michael O. Minor, Director of the H.O.P.E. Health Initiative for the Congress of Christian Education of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
-Governor Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor, State of Mississippi and Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
-Mark K. Shriver, Senior Vice President for US Programs, Save the Children

Main-Stage Panel: “Help Thy Neighbor: Developing Philanthropy in the Delta"
Tuesday November 15 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
-Jim Caldwell, Executive Director, United Way of Southeast Arkansas
-George Miles, Executive Director, MidSouth Delta LISC
-Sarah Roberson, Executive Director, City Year Little Rock/North Little
-Sherece West, Executive Director, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
-Kathy Smith, Senior Program Officer, Arkansas Education Reform Initiative, Walton Family Foundation

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