Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Services

12:00 pm

Conference Registration Opens

Garden Terrace

Refreshments

Sponsor: Enbridge Energy

Parlor

Kroger Conference App Help Desk Open

Grand Coffee and Provisions

PAC Reception Ticket Sales

Garden Terrace

ITC Media Center Open

*Credentialed Media Only

Terrace Room
2:30 pm

Love Michigan Experience

Sponsor: Consumers Energy

Gallery
3:00 pm

UPS Business Center Open

Rocket Companies Government Center Open

*Government Officials Only

Programming and Events

2:00 pm

Champagne and Chocolate Arrival

Sponsor: Comcast

Grand Coffee and Provisions
2:30 pm

Fixing ‘Help Wanted’ Requries Housing Solutions

Speaker: Tiffany King, Equity Inclusion Officer, Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Panelists:

Brian Calley, President, Small Business Association of Michigan

Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit

Amy Hovey, Contractor, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Host: Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Brighton Pavilion
5:00 pm

Welcome Back Reception Featuring Michigan’s Congressional Delegation

Sponsor: Enbridge Energy

Special Guests: Gary Peters, U.S. Senator (D-MI)
Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator (D-MI)
Debbie Dingell, U.S. Representative (D-MI 12)
Bill Huizenga, U.S. Representative (R-MI 2)
Dan Kildee, U.S. Representative (D-MI 5)
Brenda Lawrence, U.S. Representative (D-MI 14)
Elissa Slotkin, U.S. Representative (D-MI 8)
Haley Stevens, U.S. Representative (D-MI 11)

Porch and Parlor
6:00 pm

Opening Night at the Stables

Sponsors: Crain’s Detroit Business, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, University of Michigan

Grand Hotel Stables

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

6:00 am

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Media Row Open

*Breakfast available 6-9 a.m.

7:00 am

ITC Media Center Open

*Credentialed Media Only

Terrace Room

Services

7:30 am

Conference Registration Open

Grand Terrace
8:00 am

Coffee

MHA Bar

PAC Reception Ticket Sales

Parlor

UPS Business Center Open

9:00 am

Love Michigan Experience

Sponsor: Consumers Energy

Gallery

Rocket Companies Government Center Open

*Government Officials Only

10:30 am

Lunch

Sponsor: Comerica

Parlor
11:00 am

Refreshments

Sponsor: Enbridge Energy

Parlor
11:45 am

Alternative Theatre Session Viewing

Brighton Pavilion, Parlor

Programming and Events

9:00 am

Divided We Fall: Confronting the Perils of Polarization

Speaker: Van Jones, Host, CNN; Founder, Dream Corps

Panelists: Morela Hernandez, Ligia Ramirez de Reynolds Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Elissa Slotkin, U.S. Representative (D-MI 8)
Moderator: Rip Rapson, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Kresge Foundation

Host: The Kresge Foundation

Brighton Pavilion

Meet the MEDC: A Conversation on Growing Michigan’s Talent Pipeline

Speakers: Susan Corbin, Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Kerry Ebersole Singh, Chief Talent Solutions and Engagement Officer

Host: Michigan Economic Development Corporation

MEDC Bar
9:45 am

Viewing and Conversation | Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Speaker: Sam Katz, Director and Producer

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Lilac Room, Esther Williams Pool House
10:30 am

Lunch

Sponsor: Comerica

Parlor

Advancing Equitable Workplace Strategies for Michigan’s Success

Panelists: Cheryl Bergman, Executive Director, Michigan Women’s Commission
Shana Lewis, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Programs, Trinity Health
La June Montgomery Tabron, President and Chief Executive Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Moderator: Candice Fortman, Executive Director, Outlier Media, Detroit

Host: W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Brighton Pavilion

The Vision of Youth: Engaging Gen Z in Future Building

Panelists:

Mohammad Muntakim, Member, The Skillman Foundation’s Youth Council

Logan Newman, Member, The Skillman Foundation’s Youth Council

Jeremiah Steen, Member, The Skillman Foundation’s Youth Council

Moderator: Angelique Power, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Skillman Foundation

Host: The Skillman Foundation

Grand Pavilion
11:10 am

Meet the MEDC: A Conversation on Michigan’s Journey to Economic Greatness

Speaker: Quentin Messer Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; President and Chair, Michigan Strategic Fund

Host: Michigan Economic Development Corporation

MEDC Bar
11:45 am

Conference Open

Speakers: 

Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman, Pistons Sports and Entertainment; Chair, 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference

Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

Theatre
12:15 pm

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Welcome

Theatre
12:30 pm

Keynote Address: Ted Koppel

Speaker: Ted Koppel, Legendary Anchor, ABC News’ Nightline; Senior Contributor, CBS Sunday Morning Show; Contributing Columnist, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal

Theatre
1:15 pm

Keynote Address: Pete Buttigieg

Speaker: Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Interviewer: Devin Scillian, Anchor, WDIV-TV 4, NBC

Sponsor: Meta

1:50 pm

Keynote Address: Jon Meacham

Speaker:Jon Meacham, Presidential Historian; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Interviewer: Devin Scillian, Anchor, WDIV-TV 4, NBC

Sponsor: PNC Bank

Theatre
2:30 pm

Michigan’s Congressional Leaders: Civility is a Priority for Progress

Panelists:

Segment One:
Gary Peters, U.S. Senator (D-MI)
Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator (D-MI)

Segment Two:
Debbie Dingell, U.S. Representative (D-MI 12)
Peter Meijer, U.S. Representative (R-MI 3)
Elissa Slotkin, U.S. Representative (D-MI 8)

Moderator: Harold Ford Jr., Political Analyst, Fox News and MSNBC

*Invitations with Republican members of Congress are pending.

Sponsor: Delta Air Lines

Theatre
3:15 pm

Ice Cream Social

Sponsor: Plunkett Cooney

Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor
3:35 pm

Talent Driven Development

Panelists: Keith Bradford, President, Olympia Development of Michigan and the District Detroit
Andrew Cantor, Executive Vice President of Development, Related Companies
Garlin Gilchrist II, Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan
Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and Founder, Related Companies
Moderator: Mike Tirico, Host, NBC Sports

Theatre
4:20 pm

Keynote Address: Mike Duggan

Speaker:Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit

Sponsor: DTE Energy

Theatre
5:00 pm

The Grand Event

Sponsors: CGI Technologies, Detroit Medical Center, EY, Greektown Casino-Hotel, PwC

Esther Williams Swimming Pool Terrace
5:30 pm

Women and Leadership Reception

Sponsor: Rocket Mortgage

Lilac Room/Esther Williams Pool House
8:00 pm

Evening Reception: All Roads Lead to Detroit

Featuring DJ Tom T

Sponsor: Strategic Staffing Solutions

Tea Garden Tent

Thursday, June 2, 2022

6:00 am

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Media Row Open

*Breakfast available 6-9 a.m.

Services

7:00 am

Conference Registration Open

Grand Terrace

Rocket Companies Government Center Open

*Government Officials Only

UPS Business Center Open

ITC Media Center Open

*Credentialed Media Only

Terrace Room
8:00 am

Coffee

MHA Bar

PAC Reception Ticket Sales

Parlor
8:45 am

Alternative Theatre Session Viewing

Brighton Pavilion, Parlor
9:00 am

Refreshments

Sponsor: Priority Health

Parlor

Love Michigan Experience

Sponsor: Consumers Energy

Gallery
12:10 pm

Lunch

Sponsor: Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Parlor

Programming and Events

8:45 am

Coffee and Tea with Consumers Energy

Special Guests: Rejji Hayes, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CMS and Consumers Energy; Member, Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors
Brandon Hofmeister, Senior Vice President, Governmental, Regulatory, and Public Affairs, CMS and Consumers Energy
Garrick Rochow, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMS and Consumers Energy

Sponsor: Consumers Energy

MHA Bar

A Case Study in Next-Generation Civility

Panelists:

Nolan Finley, Contributor, One Detroit and DPTV; Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News

Russell A. Kavalhuna, President, Henry Ford College

Cindy Pasky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Staffing Solutions

ModeratorMargaret Trimer, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Delta Dental

Host: Delta Dental

Grand Pavilion
9:00 am

Meet the MEDC: A Conversation on Supporting Michigan’s Small Businesses

Speakers: Aileen Cohen, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Officer, Executive Office
Fred Molnar, Senior Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Michele Wildman, Executive Vice President, Economic Development Incentives

Host: Michigan Economic Development Corporation

MEDC Bar
10:00 am

2021 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do Report

Speaker: Wright L. Lassiter III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health

Recognition and Toast in Honor of
Wright L. Lassiter III
Speakers: Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber
Wright L. Lassiter III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health
Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman, Pistons Sports and Entertainment; Chair, 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference

Theatre
10:20 am

How COVID-19 and Social Change Altered the Role of CEOs

Panelists:

Linda Apsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, ITC Holdings Corp.

Wright L. Lassiter III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health

Cindy Pasky, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Staffing Solutions

Garrick Rochow, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMS and Consumers Energy

Moderator: Rick Albin, Political Reporter, WOOD-TV 8

Theatre
10:55 am

A Discussion with Steve Ballmer and Arn Tellem

Speaker: Steve Ballmer, Co-Founder, Ballmer Group; Owner, Los Angeles Clippers

Interviewer: Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman, Pistons Sports and Entertainment; Chair, 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference

Sponsor: Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Theatre
11:25 am

Keynote Address: Veronika Scott

Speaker: Veronika Scott, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, The Empowerment Plan

Theatre
11:35 am

The Future of Women in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Panelists: Jeanette M. Abraham, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, JMA Global, LLC
Joi M. Harris, President and Chief Operating Officer, DTE Gas
Nancy Tellem, Executive Chair, Eko; Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BasBlue
Moderator: Rhonda Walker, Anchor, WDIV-TV 4, NBC

Theatre
12:10 pm

Lunch

Sponsor: Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Parlor

Workforce Diversity and Equity as Michigan’s Competitive Edge

Panelists: Garlin Gilchrist II, Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan
Tammy Golden, Executive Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, General Motors
Dana Williams, Chief Strategy Officer, Detroit at Work
Moderator: Jason Tinsley, Michigan Market President, JPMorgan Private Wealth Management

Host: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Grand Pavilion

Community College and the Path to a More Equitable Economy

Panelists: Dante Boutell, Vice President, Powertrain Design Division, Toyota North America
Curtis Ivery, Chancellor, Wayne County Community College District
Kim Trent, Deputy Director of Prosperity, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Kylee Mitchell Wells, Executive Director, Southeast Michigan, Ballmer Group
Moderator: David Egner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Host: Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Brighton Pavilion

Meet the MEDC: A Conversation on the Future of Mobility, Electrification, and Sustainability

Speakers: Paul Ajegba, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
Liesl Clark, Director, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, State of Michigan

Host: Michigan Economic Development Corporation

MEDC Bar

Meet with Meta

Special Guests: Alena Casey, Public Policy, Meta
Haley Lickstein, Policy Programs, Meta
Tracy Rohrbach, Politics and Government Outreach, Meta

Sponsor: Meta

MHA Bar

Philanthropy at the Intersection of Policy and Practice

Host: Darnell Adams, Director, Detroit Community Initiatives, Gilbert Family Foundation

Rocket Companies Government Center

Gallup Center on Black Voices: Data to Make a Difference

Keynote Address: Camille Lloyd, Executive Director, Gallup Center on Black Voices
Panelists: Matt Elliott, President, Bank of America Michigan
Camille Lloyd, Executive Director, Gallup Center on Black Voices
Angelique Power, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Skillman Foundation
Moderator: Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation

Theatre
1:50 pm

Making Michigan More Competitive

Panelists:

Segment One:

Awenate Cobbina, Chief Executive Officer, Bedrock Group LP; Chairman, Michigan Economic Development Corp. Executive Committee

Maureen Krauss, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Partnership

Sandy Pierce, Senior Executive Vice President, Private Bank and Regional Banking Director and Chair, Huntington Michigan

Dug Song, Chief Strategy Officer, Cisco Secure; Co-Founder, Duo Security

Segment Two:

Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

Tina Freese Decker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Health

Quentin Messer Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Economic Development Corp.; President and Chair, Michigan Strategic Fund

Howard Ungerleider, President and Chief Financial Officer, Dow

Sponsor: Business Leaders for Michigan

Theatre
2:30 pm

A Discussion with Tom Gores and Mike Tirico

Speaker: Tom Gores, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Equity; Owner, Detroit Pistons

Interviewer: Mike Tirico, Host, NBC Sports

Theatre
3:00 pm

Popcorn Break

Sponsor: Protect Culture

Gallery
3:20 pm

Keynote Address: Gretchen Whitmer

Speaker: Gretchen Whitmer, Governor, State of Michigan

Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Theatre
4:30 pm

Debate featuring Michigan Republican Gubernatorial Candidates

Tea Garden Tent
5:30 pm

Happy Hour

Sponsor: General Motors

The General Motors House
6:30 pm

On the Island. Off the Record.

Welcome: Jeff Stoutenburg, Director, State Government Affairs, Dow
Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

Performer: Devin Scillian, Anchor, WDIV-TV 4, NBC

Speakers: Nolan Finley, Contributor, One Detroit and DPTV; Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News
Stephen Henderson, Executive Editor, BridgeDetroit; Host, Detroit Today, American Black Journal

Sponsor: Dow

Tea Garden Tent
8:00 pm

PAC Reception: Mackinac-a-Glow

*Separate Ticket Required

Esther Williams Swimming Pool Terrace
9:00 pm

A Toast to Your Health

Sponsor: Michigan Health & Hospital Association

MHA Bar

Friday, June 3, 2022

Departure

Grand Hotel

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The 2023 Conference will be held May 30 – June 2, 2023.

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