Check this page for updates as speakers are confirmed for the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference.

  • Dennis W. Archer Jr.

    Chief Executive Officer, Ignition Media Group; Founding Partner, Archer Corporate Services

  • Sandy K. Baruah

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

  • Hussein Berry

    Vice President, Airport Operations DTW, Delta Air Lines

  • Douglas Brinkley

    Best-Selling Author; CNN Presidential Historian; Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History, Rice University

  • Antoine Bryant

    Director, Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit

  • Kyle Caldwell 

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Council of Michigan Foundations 

  • Raj Chetty

    William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics, Harvard University

  • Nicholas A. Christakis

    Social Scientist and Physician; Director, Human Nature Lab, Yale University; Co-director, Yale Institute for Network Science

  • Stephan Currie

    Regional President, Detroit and Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank

  • Ric L. DeVore

    Regional President, Detroit and Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank

  • David Egner

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

  • Jay Farner

    Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rocket Companies

  • Nolan Finley

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

  • Harold Ford Jr.

    Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Corporate and Institutional Banking, PNC

  • Stephen Henderson

    Contributor, One Detroit and DPTV; Host, WDET 101.9 FM; Founding Editor, BridgeDetroit

  • Bridget Hurd

    Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity, and Chief Diversity Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

  • Steven Kiefer

    Chairman, The Kiefer Foundation​; President, General Motors International, General Motors Co.

  • Ronia Kruse

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OpTech, LLC and OpTech Solutions

  • Wright L. Lassiter III

    Chairman, 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference; President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System

  • Daniel J. Loepp

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

  • Lisa Lunsford

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3); Chair, MICHauto Board

  • Ryan Maibach

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Barton Malow Holdings

  • Marjace Miles

    Consumer Marketing Manager, Autonomous Vehicles, Ford Motor Company

  • Mariam Noland

    President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

  • Sandy Pierce

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

  • Rick Pluta

    Senior Capitol Correspondent, Michigan Public Radio Network

  • Angelique Power

    President and Chief Executive Officer, The Skillman Foundation

  • Michael Robinet

    Executive Director, Automotive Advisory Services, IHS Markit​

  • Alec Ross

    New York Times Best-Selling Author; Former Senior Advisor for Innovation, State Department

  • Suzanne Shank

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

  • Marc Siry

    Vice President, Strategic Development, Complex Solutions, Comcast Business

  • Michael Steele

    Former Chairman, Republican National Committee; Former Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland; Political Analyst, MSNBC

  • Vickie Thomas

    Communications Director, City of Detroit; Black Business Minute Reporter, WWJ Newsradio 950

  • John Tuttle

    Vice Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer, New York Stock Exchange