Urban minded developer Craig Ustler hosts a breakfast discussion series featuring Orlando’s biggest thinkers. June 13th event to feature Kathy Ramsberger, President of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Enjoy new ideas and fresh inspiration during a casual community conversation with great city leaders in the Urban Think Foundation’s new series, “Urban Thought: Community-minded Conversations with Orlando’s Biggest Thinkers.” Host Craig Ustler, currently serving as the Foundation’s Co-Chairman, discusses life and the state of Orlando’s arts and cultural scenewith June’s Urban Thought guest, Kathy Ramsberger, President of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Kathy Ramsberger has been at the helm of the $500 million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts project since 2002. As the Center’s President, she is responsible for leading the effort to create one of the nation’s newest performing arts centers of the 21st century. The Center is expected to deliver over 6,800 jobs and over $714 million in total economic impact upon completion. Ramsberger’s career is marked by more than 20 years of successful economic development, government relations, entertainment, design, and executive leadership experience. You can read this Norwich University article regarding an overview of the importance and the roles of public administration workers and how they provide to the public sector, just like Ramsberger does also.
The conversation will take place Thursday, June 13 at Urban ReThink, at 625 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801. Breakfast and networking begins at 7:45 a.m. with the program itself starting at 8 a.m.
This is the second Urban Thought breakfast discussion. Craig Ustler hosted Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer as Urban Thought’s inaugural guest in March 2013. Video feed can be found here.
Tickets for the June 13th event can be purchased for $20, available online at urbanthinkfoundation.com/urbanthought, or at the door the morning of the event. Limited seating is available; proceeds benefit the Urban Think Foundation.
Urban Thought featuring Kathy Ramsberger is kindly sponsored by Baker Barrios, Balfour Beatty Construction, PCL Construction, and the Ustler Group of Companies.
About The Urban Think Foundation
The Urban Think Foundation is an Orlando based 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to investing in local educational, creative, and cultural programs. Foundation programs include acclaimed children’s literacy program Page 15, collaborative community hub Urban ReThink, and independent literary press Burrow Press. The programs of the Urban Think Foundation are funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Walt Disney World, and the Downtown Orlando Development Board. Visit: urbanthinkfoundation.org.
About Urban Thought Sponsors
Baker Barrios: Established in 1993, Baker Barrios is a commercial planning and design firm with a core focus in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. Baker Barrios leverages its deep resources and diverse expertise to develop design solutions for industries including commercial, corporate, education, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, mixed-use and multi-family residential properties. Baker Barrios collaborates with clients to create environments that enhance organizational performance, achieve measurable business goals, and enrich people and their communities. Visit: www.bakerbarrios.com
Balfour Beatty Construction: An industry leader for over 80 years and building in Central Florida for 50 years, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services. The company has been recognized as a 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine four years in a row. Visit: www.balfourbeattyus.com
PCL Construction: PCL Construction builds communities through projects using steel and concrete, but the organization also builds hope—hope for individuals and families. Across the United States, the PCL family of companies contributes thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars each year to humanitarian and community development organizations, educational programs, healthcare facilities, and environmental initiatives. PCL strives to make a positive and permanent contribution to society by supporting community development programs that assist military personnel and their families, feed the hungry, support quality education, foster social and environmental responsibility and promote a greater appreciation for the arts. Visit: www.pcl.com
Ustler Group of Companies: The Ustler Group of Companies consists of various commercial real estate development, brokerage, ownership, management and investment entities. Additionally, the Ustler Group of Companies includes related business ventures such as restaurants, retail stores, marketing services, investment funds and consulting. We are also involved in several community projects and charitable causes. Visit: www.ustler.net