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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Case Study: Getting a City Back to Good in Petersburg, VA Almost Full

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What brings cities to the brink of crisis, and what can get public institutions back on track? A veteran team of turnaround management and restructuring experts talks about taking on the toughest projects in city government, with a focus on recent troubles in Petersburg, VA as a case study.

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Jack Berry

President, BerryRVA
Jack Berry has been a leader in the public and non-profit sectors in the Richmond Region for almost 40 years. He served as the Deputy City Manager of Richmond and the County Administrator of Hanover. He led Venture Richmond, a public-private partnership that focuses on downtown economic... Read More →

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Nelsie Birch

Founder/Managing Partner, BIRCHbark Strategic Consulting
Nelsie L. Birch is a consultant in the areas of city management, budget, and operations. Her experience includes serving as Chief of Staff to the City Administrator of Washington, DC; Director of Management and Budget at the City of Alexandria, VA; management and analytical roles... Read More →
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Robert Bobb

President and CEO, The Robert Bobb Group LLC
Robert C. Bobb is the Owner, President, and CEO of The Robert Bobb Group, LLC. The Robert Bobb Group, LLC (RBG) is a global, minority-owned consulting firm specializing in public sector consulting and advisory services for city and state governments, including K-12 school districts... Read More →
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Dileep Rajan

Founder, Mondrian Consulting
Dileep founded Mondrian Consulting and SharedLending. Previously, Dileep was a managing consultant at KPMG and Accenture working with senior technology and finance officers in companies such as Hilton and Lowe’s. Dileep’s career started as a math teacher in a DC high school and... Read More →
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Tom Tyrrell

CEO, Via Novus Financial; COO, Chicago Public Schools (2012-15)
Colonel, USMC (ret) retired 2002. For the last 16 years I have been an executive (either CEO or COO) for distressed public facing organizations.

Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Guma Gallery
  Government & Society, Summit