Young Leader Meeting

2017 Young Leader Conference

11:30 AM

Cobo Center

Marc Bland

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

IHS Markit

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Beth Chappell

President & CEO

Detroit Economic Club

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Hunter Maats


Mixed Mental Arts Podcast

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Sandy Pierce

Chairman - Huntington Michigan, Private Banking and Regional Banking Director

The Huntington National Bank

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Kim Riley

President - Cleveland Office


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Matt Simoncini

President & Chief Executive Officer

Lear Corporation

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Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti


Detroit Public Schools

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About This Meeting

Don’t miss the 2017 Detroit Economic Club Young Leader Conference……a professional development opportunity designed by Young Leaders (YL) exclusively for Young Leaders. Last year’s conference was sold-out and received rave reviews from attendees!

Join your peers for this half-day conference to experience powerful speakers and networking with other YLs.

The conference will conclude with a reception attended by DEC Board Members and Sponsors.

Meeting Agenda

11:30 a.m. - Registration and Lunch

12:30 p.m. - Welcome — Derek Shinska

12:45 p.m. - Networking Beyond Your Bubble — Kim Riley

1:15 p.m. - Diversity - A Business Imperative 2017 and Beyond — Marc Bland

1:50 p.m. - YL Moment: Know Your Superpower — Kerry Doman

1:55 p.m. - Networking Break

2:10 p.m. - Detroit's Third Golden Age: How Do You Sustain a Culture of Excellence? — Hunter Maats

2:50 p.m. - How a 40-Year Old New Superintendent Defines Leadership — Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti

3:25 p.m. - YL Moment: Inspiring Confidence and Being Inspired by Hope — Joe Vernon

3:35 p.m. - Networking Break

3:50 p.m. - Live Your Best Life — Beth Chappell and Sandy Pierce

4:20 p.m. - YL Moment: How I Learned to Stop Being Afraid of My Own Ideas — Eric Thomas

4:25 p.m. - A Conversation with Matt — Matt Simoncini

5:15 p.m. - Networking Reception — Cobo Square

6:45 p.m. - Adjourn


YL Moments: 

Kerry Doman
Kerry Doman
Founder & CEO
After 5 Detroit


Eric Thomas
Brand Strategist & Senior Partner
Saga Marketing


Executive Portrait

Joe Vernon
Senior Partner
Miller Canfield


Lori Higgins photo
Lori Higgins
Education Reporter
Detroit Free Press
Matthew Smith
WXYZ 7 Action News

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