About the Keynote Speaker - Brad Segal, President and founder of P.U.M.A., has nearly 35 years of experience in downtown management and community development as both a practitioner and consultant. A self-proclaimed “urban therapist,” Brad is one of the nation’s leading authorities on downtown trends and issues, reinventing downtown management organizations, forming business improvement districts, and pioneering efforts to create vibrant communities. Prior to establishing P.U.M.A., Brad served as the senior director of the Downtown Denver Partnership, managing its economic development and marketing programs. Brad has served four terms on the board of directors of the International Downtown Association and is a former board chair of Downtown Colorado, Inc.
About P.U.M.A. - Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A) is a Denver-based real estate economics and planning consultancy offering management, marketing, and financial expertise to advance downtown and community development. P.U.M.A. is a national leader in helping communities and organizations across the country create and sustain thriving places. In the past 30 years, P.U.M.A. has assisted more than 300 clients in 38 states, Canada and the Caribbean.