2023 Speakers

Nick Allen

Nick Allen

PhD Candidate, Urban Development and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dennis W. Archer Jr. Headshot

Dennis W. Archer Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, sixteen42 ventures
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Sandy K. Baruah

President and Chief Executive Officer
Willie Bell

Willie Bell

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Family Assistance for Renaissance Men
Kofi Bonner

Kofi Bonner

Chief Executive Officer, Bedrock LLC
Larry Brinker Jr.

Larry Brinker Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Brinker Group
Antoine Bryant

Antoine Bryant

Director, Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit
Charity Dean

Charity Dean

President and Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Detroit Black Business Alliance
Bud Denker

Bud Denker

President, Penske Corporation
Mayor Mike Duggan Headshot

Mike Duggan

Mayor, City of Detroit
Richard Florida

Richard Florida

Co-Founder, Creative Class Group
Garlin Gilchrist

Garlin Gilchrist II

Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan
Anika Goss

Anika Goss

Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Future City
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Laura Grannemann

Vice President, Rocket Community Fund; Executive Director, Gilbert Family Foundation
Jason Hall

Jason Hall

Founder, RiDetroit
Roderick Hardamon

Roderick Hardamon

Chief Executive Officer, URGE Development Group and URGE Imprint
Christopher Jackson

Christopher Jackson

Partner, Queen Lillian
Eric Larson

Eric B. Larson

Chief Executive Officer, Downtown Detroit Partnership
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Amanda Lewan

Co-founder, Bamboo
Melanie A. Markowicz

Melanie A. Markowicz

Executive Director, Greektown Neighborhood Partnership
Christy McDonald

Christy McDonald

Special Correspondent and Anchor, WDIV-TV 4, NBC
Claude Molinari

Claude Molinari

President and Chief Executive Officer, Visit Detroit
Danielle North

Danielle North

Owner, Kidz Kingdom; Founder, Dream Studio Detroit
Cindy Pasky

Cindy Pasky

President and Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Staffing Solutions
Luke Polcyn

Luke Polcyn

Deputy Group Executive, Jobs and Economy, Mayor’s Office
Terry Rhadigan

Terry Rhadigan

Vice President, Corporate Giving, General Motors
J.J. Tighe

J.J. Tighe

Director, Parks and Trails Initiative, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation
Gary Torgow

Gary Torgow

Chairman, Board of Directors, Huntington National Bank
Rhonda Walker

Rhonda Walker

Anchor, WDIV-TV 4, NBC
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