What We’re Packing for IEDC

September 27, 2012

It’s that time of year again: IEDC’s Annual Conference. Our staff is geared up for all the fun activities we have planned as well as having the chance to meet you!

If you need some inspiration on what to pack, take a look at what the DCIers heading to Houston have in their suitcases. And if you want to join in on any of the activities, let us know and we’ll give you all the details you need.

Safe travels to all!

Jordan Robinson Agnor, Account Supervisor

Jordan Robinson Agnor, like some women have been known to do, comes prepared with several good pairs of shoes: a pair of high-heels to strut on the exhibit floor, some neon sneakers to help her through the DCI Fun Run on Tuesday and her trusty cowboy boots because, well, that’s what they do in Houston. Jordan also plans to bring a few Rockstar energy drinks to share with her fellow rising stars in economic development and a water bottle to stay hydrated – it’s hot in Texas! Don’t worry, she’s driving not flying and can get away with bringing those drinks!



Susan Brake, Digital Media Manager, Economic Development

Susan Brake plans on packing her green iPad (so people can nominate for 40 Under 40), her green dress as well as her running shoes and her Fun Run shirt from last year so she can participate in our run on Tuesday, Oct 2 at 6 a.m. She’ll also be sporting her green necklace and green glasses throughout the show.

And if you couldn’t tell, she’s a bit obsessed with DCI’s green color, and we love her for that! Don’t worry, if you want to talk to her about digital and economic development during the show and you’re not wearing green, she won’t pinch you. She only saves that tradition for St. Patty’s Day!


Dariel Curren, Vice President

Dariel Curren, has her laptop and iPad to stay plugged in, a stack of business cards for the friends she hopes to meet, her red suede shoes and pearls for a bit of glam and her own personal poker chips for the DCI/GIS Planning Texas Hold ’em tournament on Sunday night.




Julie Curtin, Executive Vice President, Partner

Julie Curtin is all geared up for Houston with her pink cowboy hat, her running shows for our Fun Run and her iPad to help accept nominations for our 40 under 40 award. And as if that wasn’t enough, she’s also bringing a flyer to pass out promoting her Got Talent Learning Lab on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 a.m.!




Steve Duncan, Account Director

Steve Duncan is bringing his poker face and a few decks of cards (a couple pairs of clothes for the five-day trip are also in there somewhere). He’ll be teaching guests how to play Texas Hold ‘Em at a Cocktails & Cards event DCI and GIS Planning are hosting at The Grove Restaurant on Sunday night. Of course, you may also see him in the corner of the exhibit hall dealing cards to himself during some downtime, in which case you’re more than welcome to join. Just remember your wallet!



Andy Levine,  President and Debby Tempio, Director, Lead Generation 

Andy Levine is so focused on preparing for DCI’s Texas Hold ‘Em tournament that he doesn’t care about packing anything else! If you can’t make the Sunday tournament, but want to see Andy in action, have no fear! He’ll be presenting at IEDC on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. where he’ll give all sorts of ideas on economic development marketing tricks you can steal.




Susan Brake

Written by Susan Brake

Susan Brake is Vice President at DCI overseeing the digital media strategy for all the firm's economic development clients. Since joining the company, she has effectively leveraged traditional and social media tactics to reach target audiences for her clients large and small.

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