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Participants

Charlie Ackerman
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, North America
Robert Bosch LLC
Dan Alexander
Reporter
Forbes Media
Larry Alexander
President & CEO
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ronda Alexander
Ford NGL Program Manager, STEM Initiatives
Ford Motor Company Fund
Eric Allen
Thomas Alongi
Partner
UHY LLP
Cynthia Anderson
Senior Advisor
Department of Energy
Glenn Anderson
Senator
State of Michigan
Leslie Andrews
Director of Community Relations & Philanthropy
Rock Ventures LLC/Quicken Loans
Andrew Anyanonu
Author & Editor
Ogssian Holdings, Ltd
Julissa Arce
Director of Public Affairs
Define American
Priscilla Archangel
President
Archangel and Associates, LLC
Kathryn Armstrong
Faculty
Forbes School of Business at Ashford University
Shail Arora
President
LaborEdge LLC
Steve Arwood
Chief Executive Officer
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
John Bailey
Business Strategist
Truscott Rossman Public Relations
Allison Barber
Chancellor
Western Governors University
Kathy Barks Hoffman
Senior Account Executive
Martin Waymire
Bryan Barnhill
Chief Talent Officer
City of Detroit
Mary Barra
CEO
General Motors
Sandy Baruah
President & CEO
Detroit Regional Chamber
Wendy Beach
Vice President, Talent Science Solutions
Stang Decision Systems
Carl Bentley
Executive Vice President
Strategic Staffing Solutions
laurent bernard
VP Global Talent Management
Steelcase
Amy Berretta
Vice President
Forbes Media
Dan Bigman
Managing Editor, Business News
Forbes Media
Jill Bland
Executive Vice President
Southwest Michigan First
Laszlo Bock
Senior Vice President, People Operations
Google
Bill Bohde
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bueau
Ryan Bouchard
MBA Student
Ross School of Business, Univ. of Michigan
April Boyle
Executive Director
Build Institute
Willie Brake
Owner
All About Technology
Brianna Brazell
MBA/MS Candidate
Ross School of Business
Daniel Brown
MBA Candidate
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Melanie Brown
Deputy Director for External Affairs
Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development
Venus Brown
SVP, Team Member Services
United Shore
Brian Burch
Managing Partner
Burch Partners
Dale Buss
Contributor
Forbes Media
Danny Butler
Mortgage Processor & Team Captain
Quicken Loans
Gwendolyn Butler
Vice Chairwoman
Capri Investment Group
Jorge Cabrera
MBA Student
Ross Business School
Leonidas Caldwell
Change Agent
The Yellow Wall/Better Detroit Media
Thomas Callewaert
Project Engineer
ABB Robotics
Michael Camilleri
Owner
DREAM Ventures, LLC
Natasha Campbell
Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Energy
Regina Ann Campbell
Managing Director, Place-Based Entrepreneurship
TechTown Detroit
Cheryl Carrier
Executive Director
Ford Next Generation Learning
David Carroll
VP, Admin
davidcarroll@quickenloans.com
John Carter
Michigan President
JPMorgan Chase
Bill Catlette
Managing Partner
Contented Cow Partners
Erik Cecchetti
HR & Staffing Administrator
Department of Veteran Affairs
Sam Charner
MBA Student
University of Michigan
Ravi Chawla
Manager, Strategy and Solutions
Tata Consultancy Services
Brownen Clune
Culture Amp
ebony cochran
Lead Consultant
Blackwood Credit & Consulting
David Cole
Chairman Emeritus
Center for Automotive Research
Kat Cole
Group President
Focus Brands
Allen Coleman
Executive Vice President
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Jonathan Colo
Manager, Volunteer Services
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Brandon Colvin
Creator
CANVASxDetroit
Stephanie Comai
Head of Michigan Talent Investment Agency
Michigan Talent Investment Agency
Brian Connors
Managing Director
Conway MacKenzie
Kevin Cronin
Executive Director
The Cronin Law Firm, PLLC
Sabrina Cronin
Cobo Center/SMG
Cronin Law Firm
JJ Curis
Art Director
Bedrock/Library Street Collective
Natalie Czajkowski
Director, Global Accounts
CareerBuilder
Arlynn Dailey
Account Manager, Business Services Division
Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
Shelley Danner
Talent Director
Challenge Detroit
Mark Decker
VP, CHRO
Nexteer Automotive
Julie DeLoria
Adjunct Faculty
Ashford University
Nick DeTomaso
Chief Executive Officer
Jakprints Inc.
Kathryn Dill
Reporter
Forbes Media
April Donaldson
Executive Vice President
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Elizabeth Dryden
VP Communications and Public Affairs
Detroit Medical Center
Lewis D'Vorkin
Chief Product Officer
Forbes Media
Lee Dyament
Facilities Manager
Wayne State University
Kristin Dziczek
Director, Industry & Labor Group
Center for Automotive Research
Cindy Eggleton
Chief Strategy Officer
Detroit Rescue Mission
Kevin Elsenheimer
Executive Director
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Tony Farrell
Executive Dean
Ashford University
Felicia Fields
Group VP Human Resources & Corporate Services
Ford Motor Company
John Fikany
Vice President
Microsoft
Laurie Forbes
Principal
Five Lakes Partners
Steve Forbes
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
Forbes Media
Faith Fowler
Executive Director
Cass Community Social Services
Cherunda Fox
Candidate
Fox for President
Anna Fraser
People Operations Director
Google
Ryan Fuller
Chief Executive Officer
VoloMetrix
Matthew Garcia
Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Education & Workforce Development, EERE
U.S. Department of Energy
Kendra Gardiner
Manager, Operations
Thogus
Philip Gardner
Executive Director, CSN and CERI
Michigan State University
Erika George
Manager, Communications & Project
The Empowerment Plan
Anil Ghorpade
Manager
Compuware Professional Services LLC
Dan Gilbert
Founder & Chairman
Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures
Ross Glickman
President & CEO
Capri Retail Advisors, LLC
Gary Gozdor
Manager, Business Development
Addon Technologies
Aimee Grimshaw
MBA Candidate, Class of 2016
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Emily Guerrant
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Michigan Economic Development Corp
Stephen Halfaker
Academic Department Chair
Ashford University
Chala Hannon
Founder
Girl, GYLIO
Alice Harra
Director of Employer Recruiting
Northwestern University
LaVar Harris
Manager, Community Partnerships
Adcraft Club of Detroit
Jerren Harrison
CEO
Moboole Appsites
Marcy Hayes
President
C & B Scene Inc
Linglong He
Chief Information Officer
Quicken Loans
Jeremy Hendges
Deputy Director of Policy and Legislative Relations
Department of Talent & Economic Development
Kent Herrick
Executive Director
Herrick Foundation
Mark High
President
Canada-US Business Assoc
Patrick Hillberg
MAT2 Liaison
Siemens
Erin Hlavin
HR Manager
Thogus
Mark Hoffman
Architect
The Loft Warehouse
Carsten Hohnke
Senior Vice President
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Gail Hoskyns-Long
Assistant Professor
Ashford University
Carole Hoste
Owner
Detroit School of Music
Susie Hovsepian
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Foundation
Charles Huebner
Managing Member
Pointe Capital Management
Roger Huff
Manager, Global Customs & Material Export
Ford Motor Company
Laura Hughes
Vice President, Communications & Community
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Deloris Hunt
SVP/Chief Human Resources Officer
Detroit Medical Center
Naheed Huq
Manager, Talent and Economic Development
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
Pam Hurt
Industry Manager - Workforce Development
SME
Godwin Inentuge
YumVillage
Tom Javarinis
Assistant Professor
Ashford University
Kim Jenett
Vice President, Human Resoures
BorgWarner Inc.
Nik Johnson
HR Consultant
Pcubed
Paulina Johnson
Account Manager
ArcelorMittal USA
Kelli Jones
HR Business Partner
Google
Rich Karlgaard
Publisher
Forbes Magazine
Jim Keane
President & CEO
Steelcase Inc.
Brian Kearns
Advisor, Wealth Management
Morgan Stanley
Kevin Kerrigan
Senior Vice President, Automotive Office & Senior Automotive Adviser, the State of Michigan
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Jonathan King
Product Development Engineer
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Raghu Krishnamoorthy
Vice President, Executive Development & Chief Learning Officer
GE
Mark Kvamme
Managing Partner
Drive Capital
Laura Lawson
Chief People Officer
United Shore Financial Services
Tekisha Lee
Founder & CEO
DiverseNote
Laura Leonard
MBA Class of 2016
Michigan Ross School of Business
Kristina Leonardi
Director of Strategy
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
LaTaisha Little
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Andrew N. Liveris
Chairman & CEO
The Dow Chemical Company
Ronald Lockett
CEO
Northwest Community Programs Inc
Irina Loutts
Bromberg & Associates
Ray Markham
Owner
California Closets
Heather Martel
Director of Program Development
Education Cybernetics Inc.
Christine Martin
Associate Vice President
Ashford University
Jeff Mason
Executive Director
Michigan's University Research Corridor
Felicia Maxwell
Instructor
Ashford University
Melissa Maynard
Officer
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Tynisha McGee
Event Coordinator
TAD & Associates, LLC
John McGowan
Student
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Isaiah McKinnon
Deputy Mayor
CITY OF DETROIT
Paul McNamara
Owner
McNamara Consulting
Jason McPherson
Chief Data Scientist
Culture Amp
Jennifer McVey
Director, Steelcase Executive Team
Steelcase
David Merot
Research, Analytics, and Economic Development
Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
Jessica Meyer
Director of Programming
BUILD Institute
Jacqui Mieksztyn
Manager, Governor's Talent Investment Board
Michigan Talent Investment Agency
Mike Miller
Director, Ann Arbor Office
Google, Inc
Craig Montuori
Cofounder
Venture Politics
Joseph Mullany
CEO
Detroit Medical Center
Dan Mullen
Vice President of Development
Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC
Joann Muller
Detroit Bureau Chief
Forbes Media
Swati Mylavarapu
Investor, Entrepreneur
Paula Nas
Director, Center for Economic Education and Lecturer of Economics
University of Michigan-Flint
Seymour Nayer
Attorney
Plunkett &Cooney
Jeff Nelson
Vice President, Offshore & Nearshore Solutions
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Karen Nicklin
Manager, Corporate Relations
General Motors
Todd Nissen
Communications Director
Ford Motor Company Fund
Paul Noglows
Executive Producer, Forbes Reinventing America Summits
Forbes Media
Bill Nottingham
Principal
Nottingham Spirk
John Nottingham
Co-President
Nottingham Spirk
Michael O'Callaghan
Executive Vice President & COO
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Steve Ogden
Bedrock
Kristin Oliver
EVP People
Walmart
Margaret O'Riley
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Felix Ortiz III
CEO & Founder
Viridis Learning
Kendra Paige
CEO & Founder
K. Paige Enterprises LLC
Nick Palmer
Tax Project Manager
Rock Ventures
Sheila M. Palmer
CEO & Artistic Director
Quetarshe Textiles Design Studio
Ebbie Parsons
Managing Partner
Yardstick Learning
Cindy Pasky
CEO and President
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Heather Pfitzenmaier
Director, Young Leaders Program
The Heritage Foundation
Vivian Pickard
Director of Corporate Relations
General Motors Company
Jonathan Pickett
Educator
Regina HS
Jeanette Pierce
Executive Director
Detroit Experience Factory
William Pitonyak
Senior Manager
Rand
Lexie Poeschl
Manager, Public Relations
Rock Ventures
Michael Poole
Executive Dean - Workforce Development
Wayne County Community College District
Rick Portwood
President
Display Group
Aaron Porzondek
Business Productivity Specialist
Microsoft
Glenda Price
President
Detroit Public Schools Foundation
John Quattrone
SVP, Global Human Resources
General Motors
Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano
Consultant
Community Alliance Solutions
Asher Raphael
Co- Chief Executive Officer and Partner
Power Home Remodeling Group
Sugar Rautbord
President and CEO
Sugar Rautbord Public Relations, Inc.
Korembeth Ravikrishnan
Professor Emeritus
William Beaumont Hospital
Telang Ray
Managing Partner, Greater Michigan Market
PwC
Jean Redfield
President & CEO
NextEnergy
Denise Restauri
Founder & CEO
GirlQuake
Tomico Reynolds
Special Projects Coordinator
Oakland University - School of Nursing
Julie Rice
owner
The Detroit Artist Emporium
Paul Riser
Managing Director, Tech-Based Entrepreneurship
TechTown Detroit
Damien Rocchi
Chief Executive Officer
Grand Circus
Pam Ross
Chief Experience Officer
Pam Ross Consulting & Impact99
Anthony Rozic
President
Diesel Enterprise Group, Inc.
Charles Rutan
Manager
St. Clair Advisors, LLC
Tifani Sadek
Founder & Managing Partner
Sadek Bonahoom
Michelle Salvatore
VP, Recruiting
Quicken Loans
Ruth Maria Samardick
Director
United States
Monica Samuel
CEO & Founder
DETROIT Blend & Press
becky sanch
Communications Manager
Ford Motor Company
Daniel Sandberg
President & CEO
Brembo North America, Inc.
Brittany Sanders
Program Manager
Challenge Detroit
Ross Sanders
Executive Director
Bizdom
Veronika Scott
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Empowerment Plan
Kimberly Seals
Program Manager
Empowerment Advocacy Group
Manish Senta
Co-Founder & CTO
TekWissen
Jenifer Sexton
Founder
Love Joi Jewels
Enixa Shelby
Vehicel Program Estimator
FCA US LLC (Chrysler)
Susan Sherer
CEO & Founder
Shererinc
Elyse Sherman
Senior Manager
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Eric Shreffler
Managing Director, Automotive Office
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Ken Silfven
Policy Advisor
Michigan Talent Investment Agency
Delphia Simmons
Facilitator
Build Institute
Starlett Simmons
Owner
Five Star Cake Co. LLC
Lou Anna Simon
President
Michigan State University
Erikka Simpson
Owner
EYCO. Agency
John Sklena
Area Sales Manager
CareerBuilder
William Sleight
Director
Livingston County Michigan Works!
Mandisa Smith
Co-Owner
Detroit Fiber Works
Richard Snyder
Governor
State of Michigan
Ricardo Solomon
CEO
Strategic Partners International
Andrei Soran
Chief Operating Officer
Detroit Medical Center
Michelle Spain
Director and Associate Professor
Walsh University
Ron Steiner
Executive Director
The Starting Block, Inc.
Glenn Stevens
Vice President of MICHauto & Strategic Development
Detroit Regional Chamber
Diane Stiger
Client Relations Manager
Empowerment Advocacy Group
Mallorie Stiger
Manager, Career Coach & Supports
Empowerment Advocacy Group
Tanish Stiger
President & CEO
Empowerment Advocacy Group
Monique Stone
Owner
Stone's Ace Hardware Inc
Reamonn Stynes
Sales Director
VoloMetrix
Tashfeen Suleman
Chief Executive Officer
CloudMedx
Patty Sung
Principal
Mercer
Alan Swank
Assistant Professor
Ashford University
Latrece Sweat
Financial Analyst
LRS Business Solutions
Joe Tate
Student
University of Michigan
Greg Tedder
Chief of Staff
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Martinis Thompkins
Director of Meetings and Events
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Ray Topp
President
Topp Wealth Builders
Kristin Toth Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Code Fellows
Jessica Tower
Education & Training Specialist
Singh Management
Tracey Tumpkin
Owner
Shear Vanity LLC
Linda Van Howe
Partner
Mercer
Christina Vuleta
Partner
The Global Citizens
Danielle Waddell
Project Officer & Regional TAT Lead, White House Detroit Federal Working Group
U.S. Department of Labor-Employment & Training Administration
Kimberly Watts
Chief Builder
Owen & Abbey
Katherine White Walters
Candidate Master of Business Administration
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Lisa Wicker
President & CEO
Linwick & Associates, LLC (LWA)
Mike Wiggins
Executive Vice President & Co-Founder, 12 for Life
Southwire Company
Carol Wilk
Entrepreneur & Independent Educational Consultant
Airbnb
Kimberly Williams
Principal
McCallum Sweeney Consulting
Susan Willis
Chief Executive Officer
The TransformED Foundation
M. Roy Wilson
President
Wayne State University
Shaun Wilson
Senior Vice President
Truscott Rossman
Mecka Worthey
NGS Coresource
Steve Worthy
President - Detroit Revitalization & Business
Ross School of Business
Richard Wright
President
Eagle Eye Real Estate
Sajid Zuberi
Vice President, Finance & CFO
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau