JumpStart President Cathy Belk To Speak At “Conservative Thought And Sustainability” Forum In Conjunction With The Republican National Convention

CLEVELAND, OH – On Wednesday, July 20, JumpStart President Cathy Belk will speak at a forum showcasing leading conservative thinkers who focus on environmental sustainability. She will focus on how to build an economy of entrepreneurs and innovators.

The event, organized by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), will be held, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, at Cleveland State University (CSU), 1801 Euclid Ave in Cleveland. It is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made here: http://bit.ly/ASBC_RNC_DNC

Richard Eidlin, Vice President of Policy and Campaigns at ASBC said, “As private and public sector initiatives both demonstrate, we can have a more sustainable world without growing government or extensive regulation, while encouraging choice, providing clear pricing signals, and limiting the concentration of power. Through this forum we will explore how conservative thought can enhance sustainable goals and create better public policy.”

In addition to how to build an economy of entrepreneurs and innovators, other panels at the forum will cover business strategies for environmental sustainability as a competitive advantage and conservative policies that enhance national and environmental security.

Other speakers include:

  • David Anthony, Naturepedic
  • Alex Bozmoski, republicEN
  • Michele Combs, Young Conservatives for Energy Reform
  • Trammell Crow, Earth Day Texas & Partner, Crow Holdings
  • Ebie Holst, CEO, SplashLink
  • Benson Lee, Technology Management, Inc.
  • David Nash, McMahon DeGulis LLP
  • Joe Paterniti, Key Bank
  • Mark Pischea, Sterling Corporation & Conservative Energy Network
  • Rod Randolph Richardson, Grace Richardson Fund
  • Catrina Rorke, R Street Institute
  • Rob Sisson, ConservAmerica
  • Jerry Taylor, Niskanen Center
  • Howard Williams, Construction Specialties


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The American Sustainable Business Council advocates for policy change and informs business owners and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, sustainable economy. Through its national member network it represents more than 200,000 business owners, executives and investors from a wide range of industries.www.asbcouncil.org