Discovering Talent: Uncovering Opportunity

Pages 34-35

By Melissa Anders

Rob Luce wants engineering students in Michigan to take note: The automotive industry is not dull, it’s not dying, and it’s a very exciting career choice. Luce, director of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s MICHauto program, is working with automotive companies and universities to change perceptions of the state’s major industry to ensure companies have the talent pipeline needed for the sector’s continued growth.

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A New Energy

By Scott LaRiche

Pages 38-39

I have been faced with the greatest challenge of my professional life: How to make the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) even better. It’s been tough, but I’ve been standing shoulder to shoulder with past leaders like last year’s chairman Bob Shuman, and I’ve had the help and support of a great committee, including NAIAS Vice Chairman Paul Sabatine, committee members Sam Slaughter and Ryan LaFontaine, and NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts.

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Legislators to Watch

Pages 44-45

As chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R-Lowell) will be tasked with working closely with the Governor’s office and other members of the Legislature while providing oversight on the allocation of state funds.

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