The gig economy: the new normal.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:10 PM

USFSP Student Center
USFSP University Student Center
200 6th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Topic Panelists

Reid Lohr
Mr. Lohr is the co-founder and partner of EDI Advisory Group, a development and decision support group specializing in global fluency and transnational engagements. The firm helps organizations navigate an increasingly interdependent, multicultural, and changing global marketplace and work environment. After a rewarding career as a corporate executive with the Southland Corporation, Mr. Lohr transitioned his skills to the international development and foreign affairs arena where works directly with senior government, military, and business leaders. He has held key leadership roles in transitioning economies and post-conflict regions in Central & South Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. He has also served as Director of International Programs at Chemonics; Foreign Affairs Advisor at Deloitte Consulting; and as an Economic Development and Emerging Market Strategist focusing on institutional capacity building, Government relationships, and Interagency collaboration. He current holds an active Security Clearance. In addition his work with the EDI Advisory Group, he serves as an Advisor/Trainer on Change Management and Socioeconomic transitions and guest lecturers on Leadership & Management at a variety of Institutions. GLOBAL WORK EXPERIENCE USA, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Republic of Maldives, and Timor-Leste. EDUCATION Business and Management, University of Maryland Geographic Information Systems, University of South Florida Dale Carnegie Management and Leadership Certification National Defense University, Brookings, Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Assoc., and CSIS. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES Committee on Foreign Relations; Society for Int'l Development; Business Council for Int'l Understanding; World Affairs Council of America; Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF); Executive Roundtables; Kennedy School Alumni Assoc.; American Corporate Partners (mentor); Guess Speaker/Lecture on Leadership & Organizational Development
Linda Lucas
Linda E. Lucas received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii and taught economics and women's studies in multiple universities around the world including Thammasat in Bangkok, Instituto Autonimo de Mexico (Mexico City), Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), Eckerd College, University of South Florida and University of Notre Dame. She has published extensively in her fields including Unpacking Globalization: Markets, Gender and Work (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. Linda has served as a Fulbright Professor of Economics in Mexico and Uganda; a Fellow at the East West Center in Honolulu; a Visiting Scholar at Thailand Development Research Institute. She is Professor Emerita of Economics at Eckerd College and Retired Assistant Dean of Special Projects in the Honors College at the University of South Florida (Tampa). She is a founding member of the International Association for Feminist Economics.
Ann Morrison
In the first 15 years of her career, Ann Morrison rose from fact-checker to executive editor of FORTUNE magazine, a Time Inc. magazine. In 1994, the company named her chief editorial executive of its Asiaweek magazine in Hong Kong, where she remained until 2000. That year Time Inc. transferred her to London, where she became co-editor (with her husband Donald Morrison) of the European edition of TIME. In 2008 and 2009, she was a lecturer in the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In 2011 and 2012, she taught media management at Sciences-Po in Paris, in addition to freelancing for various publications. She now serves on the Advisory Committee of the American Library in Paris, and continues to freelance as a writer and an editor on subjects ranging from French beauty secrets to Chinese culture. A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she holds graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics.