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Google Exec to Keynote SEDCOR Envision 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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More than 500 expected at the region’s top corporate dinner event


[Salem, Ore., March 14, 2016]  Darren Pleasance, Global Customer Acquisitions Director for Google, will speak at the SEDCOR Envision 2016 corporate dinner in Salem, Ore. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.


During the event, Pleasance will explore how companies must radically adapt to meet the future needs of stakeholders and customers. His message will challenge leaders’ perspective of technology’s impact on business.


“Companies today face the most rapid pace of change in history,” said Chad Freeman, SEDCOR President. “We’re delighted to host one of our nation’s top global business leaders to address this opportunity. His message will spur on new perspectives and insights for Mid-Willamette Valley companies.”


Pleasance leads Google's Global Customer Acquisitions team. In his role, Pleasance oversees sales, marketing, market intelligence and support teams. Previously, he was a Partner in McKinsey's High Tech Sector and Marketing & Sales Practice, and the founder of McKinsey's global Small- and Medium-sized Business (SMB) practice. He is a frequent speaker at marketing, sales, and conferences including the National Governor's Association, focused on the role that small, high-growth businesses play in job growth and economic impact. He serves on the boards of the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA and the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI.


The event is hosted by Strategic Economic Development Corporation, the Mid-Willamette Valley’s lead economic development organization. Organizers anticipate more than 500 people will attend the region’s top dinner event for business leaders. Presenting Sponsor is Mountain West Investment Corporation.


Click here to register now. For more information, contact Tami Lundy, 503-588-6225 or




Strategic Economic Development Corporation is the lead economic development entity for Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. The 400-plus member nonprofit association leverages strong public and private partnerships to aggressively retain and attract high value jobs and capital investment to Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties of Oregon. 


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