MACKINAC ISLAND, May 30, 2014 – After three days of discussions featuring top state, regional and national thought-leaders, Conference Chair Henry Cooney, president and CEO, Plunkett Cooney and Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah announced that Mark Davidoff, Michigan managing partner at Deloitte, will serve as Chair of the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference.
“From helping lead the Detroit tax free research project as a result of Speaker Newt Gingrich’s challenge at the 2010 Mackinac Policy Conference to helping to launch the Chamber’s economic development program, Deloitte has been engaged in a multitude of Detroit Regional Chamber initiatives,” Baruah said. “I appreciate Mark Davidoff’s strong commitment to this community. Between his personal commitment and the resources of Deloitte, I am looking forward to a thought-provoking Conference agenda under Mark’s leadership.”
Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries in the U.S. have 57,000 professionals that work in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting. Davidoff joined Deloitte’s Detroit office in 2005 and is currently Deloitte’s top leader in the state, overseeing more than 1,000 professionals based in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Midland. Davidoff services on the Boards of a number of other important community organizations including the Detroit Economic Club, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and The Jewish Fund.
“The Mackinac Policy Conference is a unique Michigan asset that continues to drive a critical conversation about moving our region and state forward,” Davidoff said. “The Chamber’s efforts to bring in renowned national speakers and engage leaders from around Michigan each year have grown the Conference into a statewide conversation. I’m honored to be Chair next year and look forward to working with the Chamber team to create the best possible event.”
The 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference will take place from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29.
About the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference
The Mackinac Policy Conference – the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual event – brings together business and government to re-energize Michigan. Since 1981, the Conference has provided access to Michigan’s top business professionals, legislative leaders, corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs and veteran regional champions. Approximately, 1,700 attendees gathered for the 2014 Conference, held May 27-May 30 at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The Conference focused on three pillars: entrepreneurship, STEM education and impact.
About the Detroit Regional Chamber
Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, education reform, regional collaboration and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit detroitchamber.com.
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