Good Morning Manhattan

Jump Start Your Morning With Us!

"Attending Good Morning Manhattan! has several great features. One, it's a smaller group of people so you have the opportunity to meet everyone. Two, the information we receive from speakers creates a personal connection to that individual; and three, the time frame works great in the morning."

-- Larie Schoap, ESB Financial

Connect with friends and fellow Chamber members to learn about local topics of interest. Be sure to bring your business cards for networking and door prize drawing. 

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All RSVPs will be billed. 

Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to event.

Next Event: November 21, 2019

7:15-8:30 A.M.

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards Dr.

Good Morning Manhattan Speakers: 


Stephanie Peterson, AICP

Director, Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization

Stephanie is the Director for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO is a federally-required, transportation planning agency responsible for coordinating the region's future multi-modal transportation system. Prior to working for the MPO, Stephanie was a Transportation Planner for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). She attended Kansas State University where she received her Master's in Regional and Community Planning and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Leadership Programs and Studies.

Dr. CNBAFDr. Alfonso Clavijo

Director of USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
Prior to his appointment at NBAF, Clavijo served as Laboratory Executive Director of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) National Centres for Animal Disease, which operates laboratories in Winnipeg and Lethbridge. As Director, Clavijo oversaw the administration of diagnostic services, related technology development and research to detect and prevent transboundary, emerging and zoonotic animal diseases.

He also directed the management of biosafety level (BSL) 2-4 facilities that allow for the contained study of pathogens that cause foreign animal diseases, including foot-and-mouth, African swine fever, classical swine fever and highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Under Clavijo's leadership, CFIA's National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases in Winnipeg was named by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as reference center for emerging and zoonotic pathogens.

Clavijo's leadership also earned him Canada's 2018 President's National Award in "Leadership in People Management." This prestigious honor cited Clavijo's exemplary people-management skills and his demonstration of excellence in advancing CFIA goals, values and ethics as a human resources manager.

Clavijo has held leadership or advisory positions at CFIA laboratories, as well as Kansas State University, Texas A&M University, the Pan American Health Organization, and National University in Bogota, Colombia.

Clavijo earned a doctorate degree in Veterinary Microbiology/Virology while attending the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, from June 1990 to March 1995 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from National University in Bogota, Columbia, 1986.

Clavijo has published numerous scientific works and continues to serve as an adjunct professor or advisor at affiliate organizations.

Members $20 | Non-Members $35


7:15 a.m. Doors open
7:25 a.m. Buffet breakfast
7:40 a.m. Program begins
8:30 a.m. Program concludes

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