Notable Luncheon Speakers

Some Highlights of the Last Decade

Bob Woodward
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Columnist

Calvin Johnson, Jr.
Retired, Detroit Lions

Catherine Crier
Legal Journalist, Court TV Anchor

Charles Krauthammer
Pulitzer Prize Winning Syndicated Columnist & Political Commentator

Christie Todd Whitman
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Gretchen Carlson
Journalist, Author, News Anchor

Gretchen Whitmer,
Governor, State of Michigan

Indra Nooyi
CEO, PepsiCo

Jacques Panis
President, Shinola

Juan Williams
Political Analyist, Fox News

Karl Rove
Former Deputy Chief of Staff
Political Strategist

Kirk Gibson,
Retired, MLB Player

Matt Stinchcomb

Mitch Albom
Best-selling author

Neil Pasricha,
Best-selling Author, The Book of Awesome

Patti Poppe,
President & CEO, Consumers Energy

Peter, Diamandis
Founder, XPRIZE

World Renowned Photographer

Rana Foroohar
Time Columnist, The Curious Capitalist

Richard Barton
Founder, Expedia and Zillow

Dr. Steven Levitt 
Economist, Author, Freakonomics

Tom Izzo
Head Coach, MSU Basketball

Tom Ricketts
Chairman, The Chicago Cubs

Tommy Lasorda
Sr. V.P., Dodger Organization

Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

Tucker Carlson
Journalist, Political Commentator

Verne Harnish,
Best-selling Author, Rockefeller Habits

Vincent Stanley,
Executive, Patagonia

(All positions and companies noted were at the time of the Econ event)

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