Dr. Marci Rossell

Former Chief Economist, CNBC

September 21, 2021

TOPIC: The Fireworks Recovery

Steven Kiefer

Chairman, The Kiefer Foundation
President, General Motors International

October 4, 2021

TOPIC: Hands-Free Michigan –
The Drive to End Distracted Driving

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

President, MSU

October 18, 2021

TOPIC: Leading the Way Forward – MSU
and Its 2030 Strategic Vision

Quentin L. Messer, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, MEDC
President and Chair, Michigan Strategic Fund

November 1, 2021

TOPIC: Building A Championship
Economy in Michigan

Alan Beaulieu

President, ITR Economics

September 21, 2020

TOPIC: Economic Forecast Update

Tim Alberta

Chief Political Correspondent, POLITICO

October 5, 2020

TOPIC: Election 2020 – What to Expect

Alex Gorsky

Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson

October 19, 2020

TOPIC: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Katherine Gehl

Author & Speaker

October 26, 2020

TOPIC: The Politics Industry

Dr. Philomena Mantella

President, GVSU

November 2, 2020

TOPIC: Excellence in Education –
Shaped by 1000 Disruptions

John Kaatz, Principal, CSL

Grand Action Panel

November 23, 2020

TOPIC: Grand Action 2.0:
Overview of Destination Asset Assessments

Moderator - Bill Pink, President, GRCC

DEI Panel

December 7, 2020

TOPIC: The Power of Building and
Inclusive Organizational Culture

Birgit Klohs

President & CEO, The Right Place, Inc.

January 25, 2021

TOPIC: Reflecting on Community,
Reflecting Legacy

Ryan Holiday

Strategist, Entrepreneur and
Best-selling Author

January 28, 2021

TOPIC: Ego is the Enemy

Dr. Mark Eastburg

President & CEO
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

February 8, 2021

TOPIC: Covid-19 and Mental Health
What Leaders Needs to Know

Amber Luther
John Shreve


February 24, 2021

TOPIC: Grand Action 2.0:
Update Market Street Corridor

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray

President, Committee for Economic
Development of The Conference Board

March 15, 2021

TOPIC: New Biden Administration:
The First 100 Days Priorities

Sherika Ekpo

Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Lead for AI and Research, Google

March 25, 2021

TOPIC: Casting Vision for
an Inclusive Workplace

David Lorenz

VP, Travel Michigan, MEDC

March 29, 2021

TOPIC: Places Need People:
Post-Pandemic Outlook Events…

Rich MacKeigan, ASM Global
Evette Pittman, Events City of GR
Doug Small, Experience GR

Dr. Norm Beauchamp

Executive VP Health Sciences
Michigan State University

April 12, 2021

TOPIC: A Bold Vision for the Future in Heath Transformation


Dave Rapaport

Global Social Mission Officer
Ben & Jerry’s

April 19, 2021

TOPIC: Ben & Jerry’s: A Business
Built on Putting People First

Garrick Rochow

President & CEO
Consumers Energy

April 26, 2021

TOPIC: Climate Conversations: How Businesses
Can Save Money, Protect the Planet and Win Customers

Christina Keller, Cascade Engineering
Adam Kramer, Ledger8760
Shane Napper, Rockford Construction
Kris Spaulding, Brewery Vivant &
Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer

May 18, 2021

TOPIC: Impact of the Pandemic & Current
Economic Crisis on Small Business

2019-2020 Luncheon Photo Gallery

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