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As businesses, we not only need to understand the core drivers of our economy, but also leverage the opportunities created from these changes. So where are we in this current economic cycle? And what are the changes, disruptors and trends that may lie ahead?
Our local economic expert, Director of the UCCS Economic Forum, University of Colorado Springs, Dr. Tatiana Bailey, and nationally recognized author and speaker of ProductiveLeaders.com, Dr. Mary Kelly, provided insights into the innovations and disruptors in our markets that might provide your business with future opportunities.
Dr. Tatiana Bailey
Director of the UCCS Economic Forum,
University of Colorado,
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Tatiana Bailey has her Master's in economics and her doctorate in public health, both from the University of Michigan. In the health care arena, Dr. Bailey has focused on programs that aim to increase access and quality while reducing costs particularly for at-risk populations. She also presents to audiences who wish to be better informed about the general framework of the health care system in the U.S.. In the economic development field, she has focused upon economic growth initiatives primarily through the venues of entrepreneurship and innovation. Currently, she is the Director of the UCCS Economic Forum within the College of Business and serves as an economic development resource to local businesses and government. She aims to inform audiences about our and local economy as well as participate in initiatives that leverage the region's many assets.
Mary Kelly is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and spent over 20 years on active duty in intelligence and logistics. She retired from the Navy as a commander. She has masters' degrees in history and economics, and a PhD in economics.
With over 20 years combined teaching experience at both the Naval Academy and at Hawaii Pacific University, she taught economics, finance, history and management. She has extensive experience in business coaching, management, economics, finance, banking, insurance, real estate, government, organizational leadership, communication, business growth, teamwork, strategic planning, human resources, customer service, time management, and project development. Mary has a track record for success as an organizational change agent.
In her role as a human resources director, Dr. Kelly developed a business model for the computer and telecommunications organization for personnel hiring, training and retention that was adopted globally by the U. S. Navy. Managing culturally diverse teams, she orchestrated organizational changes for over 3,000 personnel for 2 military base closures. Her ability to problem solve and provide innovative solutions enabled her to transform the Navyâ€™s largest pay and personnel organization from the lowest in customer satisfaction to the highest in the nation in 18 months, with 23% fewer employees and a 19% budget decrease.
As an educator, Dr. Kelly created a mandatory curriculum for a college student body of 4,500 students. During her teaching career, she developed 31 university courses in the areas of business management, economics, history, management, geography, political science, human resources and international relations. Mary taught remote course work for multiple colleges while creating 4 distance learning courses using online lectures, webinars, interactive exercises and podcasting. In addition to standard curriculums, Dr. Kelly coached 450 students on life skills and time-management. She created and taught wealth building and personal finance to students at the United States Naval Academy, resulting in a student body educated on budgeting and retirement planning before graduation.
As a speaker and presenter, Mary Kelly pulls from her diverse experience to provide keynote presentations that are engaging and compelling, leaving the audience wanting more. With a warm and sincere style, Mary takes her vast knowledge and provides an educational presentation that holds the interest of her audience. She is a popular speaker on topics of leadership, communication, financial planning, and management. As a communicator, she has chaired academic and military panels for economics, science and historical conferences, and she has conducted over 2,200 seminars on financial, business, management and leadership topics.
Productive Leaders maintains sites in Dallas TX and Denver CO. Mary enjoys skiing, kayaking, time outside with her dogs, and philanthropic activities.