University Economic Development Association



September 29 -

October 2, 2019

Reno-Tahoe, Nevada

2019 UEDA Summit Theme

Designing Resilient Regions: The Biggest Little Ideas for ALL Ecosystems


Charles Becker

SURE Program, Assistant Director

Charlie executes the strategic vision of the SURE Advisory Board and Dr. Saleha Khumawala by managing the SURE Program’s day-to-day operations and cultivating key partnerships. He received an MBA and MA Applied Economics from the University of Houston in 2016. A native Houstonian, he wrote a book about one of the city’s most famous neighborhoods, Images of Modern America: Houston’s River Oaks. When not writing or working at University of Houston, he spends his time covering the register at his family’s used and rare bookstore or teaching improv comedy.

Welcome to Reno-Tahoe

A trip to Reno-Tahoe puts everything you could want – good food, arts and culture, outdoor adventures galore – at your fingertips. Grab a bike and cruise through Reno for some urban flavor, then take the short drive to Lake Tahoe for some fresh air.