NADO Staff

Joe McKinney,
Executive Director

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202-921-4441

Bret Allphin

Senior Program Manager, NADO Research Foundation

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Contact about: regional transportation; Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis; regional planning and development

Scott Brown

Policy Fellow, NADO

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Mirielle Burgoyne

Deputy Executive Director/Director of Government Relations, NADO

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202-921-4443

Contact about: advocacy and legislative issues; NADO & DDAA Washington Conference; NADO policy priorities;

Krystal De Leon

Operations Manager, NADO

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202-921-4450

Contact about: NADO member portal; conference registration; invoices and payment; NADO membership; NADO job board

Carrie Kissel

Associate Director, NADO Research Foundation

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202-624-9560

Contact about: regional transportation; rural wealth creation strategies; Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards

Jamie McCormick

Legislative Associate, NADO

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Contact about: NADO News; NADO & DDAA Washington Conference; advocacy and legislative issues

Ciara Ristig

Senior Program Manager, NADO Research Foundation

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Contact about: Economic Development District capacity building; regional economic resilience; diversity, equity, and economic inclusion; solar energy planning; Impact Awards

Brittany Salazar

Meetings and Membership Manager, NADO

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202-921-4451

Contact about: conference logistics; NADO membership; NADO board elections, conference sponsor and exhibitor information

Brett Schwartz

Associate Director, NADO Research Foundation

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Contact about: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) training; Economic Development District capacity building; regional economic resilience; asset-based economic development; Impact Awards

Laurie Thompson

Deputy Executive Director/Director of NADO Research Foundation

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202-921-4442

Contact about: NADO Annual Training Conference; NADO publications; Economic Development District capacity building; regional development; NADO Research Foundation projects

Dion Thompson-Davoli

Graduate Fellow, NADO Research Foundation

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Danny Tomares

Graduate Fellow, NADO Research Foundation

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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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