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2022 Economic Pulse Webinar Recording

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Watch the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2022 Economic Pulse on-demand and gain insights on the state of both the U.S. and local economies.
In this data-driven presentation, David Gilbertson, Vice President of UKG Software, will present on the continued challenge of workforce issues affecting the world economy. Following David's presentation, the Chamber will host a panel discussion with local economic leaders about the opportunities in the Aurora economy.


Our keynote is David Gilbertson, Vice President of human capital software company, UKG. In this role, David has provided high-frequency data on hourly workforce in this data driven industry. David has been featured regularly on NPR, CNBC, and other media. Prior to UKG, David split his time between strategy consulting, corporate development, and serving as general manager for numerous software businesses.  David holds a BSBA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He has also spent time in the stand-up comedy world as both a manager and a comedian. He has spent most of his career blending leadership and humor, culminating on a TEDx talk on the topic in 2018.


  • John Bradarich, Affiliate Relations Manager, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) 
  • Bryan Gay, President & CEO, Invest Aurora
  • Jonathan McGee, Deputy Director of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) 


  • Dr. Jamal Scott, Vice President, Strategy and Community Development, Waubonsee Community College
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