Notable Luncheon Speakers

Alan Beaulieu
President, ITR Economics

Alan Greenspan
Chairman on the Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System

Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Former General and Secretary of State

Alfred A. Piergallini
Chairman, Gerber Products Company

Ambassador Paul Bremmer
Former Presidential Envoy to Iraq

Ann McLaughlin
Secretary of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor

Arthur C. Brooks
President, AEI

Dr. Bob Arnot
Special Foreign Correspondent, NBC

Bob Beckel / Cal Thomas
USA’s Today’s, “Common Ground” Column

Bo Burlingham
Best-selling author, Small Giants

Bob Woodward
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Columnist

Brian Walker
Chief Executive Officer
Herman Miller, Inc.

C.K. Prahalad
Professor, University of Michigan

Calvin Johnson, Jr.
Retired, Detroit Lions

Carl Levin
U.S. Senate

Carlos Guttierez
Chairman & CEO, Kellogg Company

Catherine Crier
Legal Journalist, Court TV Anchor

Charles Krauthammer
Pulitzer Prize Winning Syndicated Columnist & Political Commentator

Chris Illitch
Illitich Holdings

Chris Wallace
Host, FOX News Sunday

Christie Todd Whitman
Administrator
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Clarence Page
Pulitzer-prize winner for commentary

Clarence Thomas
U.S. Court of Appeals

Cokie Roberts
ABC News Analyst, Co-anchor and author

Daniel Pink
Author, Thought Leader

David Broder
Political Analyst

David Brooks
New York Times

David Wessel
Economics Editor, Wall Street Journal

David R. Whitwam
Chairman, Whirlpool Corporation

David Roderick
Chairman & CEO, U.S. Steel Corp.

Debbie Stabenow
U.S. Senator

Diane Swonk
Chief Economist / Senior VP, Bank One

Dick Cheney
Former Vice President, United States

The Honorable Dick Thornburgh
U.S. Attorney General

Donald Rumsfeld
Former White House Chief of Staff &
Secretary of Defense

Doug DeVos
President, Amway Corp.

Edsel Ford
Board Director, Ford Motor Co.

F. Danforth Quayle
Vice President of the U.S.

Frank Abagnale
Author, Lecturer and Consultant
Catch Me If You Can

Frank Luntz
Pollster, American Political Consultant

Frank Popoff
Chairman, Dow Chemical

Frederik G.H. Meijer
Chairman of the Board, Meijer, Inc.

Gail Buckner
Vice President, Putnam Investments

George Schaefer
Chairman, Fifth Third Bank

Gerald Johanneson
President & COO, Haworth, Inc.

Gretchen Carlson
Journalist, Author, News Anchor

Hamilton Jordan
Former White House, Chief of Staff

Dr. Henry Kissinger
Secretary of State, 1973-1977

General Hugh Shelton
Former Chairman Joint Chief’s of Staff
Bush and Clinton Administrations

Indra Nooyi
CEO, PepsiCo

J.C. Watts
Former U.S. Representative

JJ Ramberg
Host, MSNBC’s Your Business

Jacques Panis
President, Shinola

James Bradley
Author “Flags of our Fathers” & “Fly Boys

James P. Hackett
President & CEO, Ford Motor Co.

Jane Bryant Quinn
Financial Author, Columnist

Jane Garvey
Federal Aviation Administration

Jay Van Andel
Chairman of the Board, Amway Corp.

Jerry Greenfield
Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry’s

John Dasburg
Chairman, Northwest Airlines

John Hockenberry
Correspondent, Dateline NBC

Josh Linkner
ePrize Founder & Best-selling Author

Juan Enriquez
Author, Chairman & CEO, Biotechonomy

Juan Williams
Political Analyist, Fox News

Karl Rove
Former Deputy Chief of Staff
Political Strategist

Kevin Colleran
Executive, Facebook

Kevin Orr
Emergency Manager, City of Detroit

L. William Seidman
Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance

Lou Anna K. Simon
President, MSU

Louis A. Weil, III
Publisher, Time, Inc.

Lynn Martin
Former Secretary of Labor

Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr.
President & CEO, Forbes, Inc.

Mark Halperin
Best-selling author & Managing Editor,
Bloomberg Politics

Marsha Evans
President & CEO, American Red Cross

Martha Seger, Governor
Federal Reserve System
Board of Governors

Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland, UN Commissioner of Human Rights

Mary Sue Coleman
President, U of M

Matt Stinchcomb
Co-founder, Etsy.com

Max DePree
President, Herman Miller, Inc.

Mitch Albom
Best-selling author

Owen Bieber
President, United Auto Workers

Patrick Kennedy
Founder, One Mind 4 Research

Dr. Paul McCracken
Edmund Ezra Day Professor
Business Administration, U of M

Paul H. O’Neill
Secretary of the Treasury

Paul Hense, CPA
Founder, Money Talks

Peter, Diamandis
Founder, XPRIZE

Peter F. Secchia
U.S. Ambassador to Italy

Peter Hoekstra
U.S. Congressman

Platon
World Renowned Photographer

Rana Foroohar
Time Columnist
The Curious Capitalist

Richard Barton
Founder, Expedia and Zillow

Richard E. Whitmer
President, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MI

Richard M. DeVos
President, Amway Corp.

Richard Notebaert
Chairman & CEO, Ameritech

Rick Snyder
Governor, State of Michigan

Robert Eaton
Chairman, Chrysler Corp.

Robert J. Schultz
Vice Chairman, General Motors Corp.

Robert Stempel
Chair & CEO, Energy Conversion Devices

Sir Roger Hurn
Chairman & CEO, Smiths Industries

Ron Insana
Senior Analyst, CNBC

Sterling Speirn
President & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Steve Gunderson
President & CEO, Council of Foundations

Dr. Steven Levitt
Economist, Author, Freakonomics

Stuart Eizenstat
Former Deputy Secretary, US Treasury

Teresa Weatherall Neal
Superintendent, GRPS

Tim O’Donovan
President & CEO, Wolverine World Wide

Tom Gardner
Co-creator, The Motley Fool

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

Vern Ehlers
U.S. Representative

William H. Gray, III
President, United Negro College Fund

William T. McCormick, Jr.
Chairman, Consumers Power Co.

William U. Parfet
President, The Upjohn Company

William Taylor
Founding Editor, Fast Company

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


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