University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Past Speakers

Featured Main Stage Industry Leaders

  • Keith Allman, President and CEO, Masco Corporation
  • Christine Bader, Corporate Idealist and Change Agent
  • Christie Wong Barrett, CEO, Mac Arthur Corporation
  • Lisa Bee, CEO & Co-Founder, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
  • Rich Berens, CEO and Chief Client Fanatic, Root Inc.
  • Joey Bergstein, CEO, Seventh Generation
  • Elizabeth Bierbower, President, Group & Specialty Segment, Humana, Inc.
  • Joan Blades, Co-Founder, Great Work Cultures Initiative
  • Jeffrey Block, Principal, Applied Research + Consulting, Steelcase
  • Danielle Mastrangel Brown, Vice President, Human Resources; Group CHRO, Manufacturing, Sales, G&A, and Leadership, Intel
  • Sheryl Connelly, Chief Futurist, Ford Motor Company
  • Maurice Cox, Planning Director, City of Detroit
  • Mindi Cox, Senior Vice President, People & Great Work, O.C. Tanner
  • Stephanie J. Creary, Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Stacey Dietsch, Partner of Washington, D.C. Office, McKinsey & Company
  • Rob Dubé, President and Co-Founder, imageOne
  • Melissa Kirmayer Eamer, Vice President, Customer Experience,
  • Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School
  • Sarah Endline, Founder and CEO, sweetriot
  • Carl Erickson, CEO and Co-Founder, Atomic Object
  • Jill Ford, Special Advisor to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
  • Bob Fregolle, Chief Customer Officer, Procter & Gamble
  • Tom Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO, The Motley Fool
  • Ashley Goodall, Senior Vice President of Methods and Intelligence, Cisco
  • Thomas Grilk, CEO, Boston Athletics Association | Boston Marathon
  • David Griswold, President and Founder, Sustainable Harvest, a Portland, Oregon based Benefit Corporation (B Corp)
  • Ellen Havdala, Managing Director, Chai Trust Company, LLC
  • Dan Hendrix, CEO, Interface
  • Michael Hill, President & CEO, Youth For Understanding USA
  • Heather Currier Hunt, Global Head of Learning & Development, IDEO
  • Ralph Johnson, Learning and Development, McKinsey & Company
  • Fred Keller, Founder and Chairman, Cascade Engineering Family of Companies
  • Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman; Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo
  • Gregg Latterman, Music and Entertainment Industry Entrepreneur; Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Jenn Lim, CEO, Chief Happiness Officer & Co-Founder, Delivering Happiness
  • Paloma Lopez, Global Sustainability Director, Kellogg Company
  • Hank Mercier, Chief Optimist (aka Vice President of Sales), People Against Dirty, PBC
  • Blair Miller, Co-founder, BlueOrange Sustainable Capital
  • Jim Miller, Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Google
  • Mark Miller, President and CEO, Cascade Engineering Family of Companies
  • Susan Mosey, Executive Director, Midtown Detroit, Inc.
  • Jan Mühlfeit, Global Strategist; Coach; Author; Retired Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation
  • Chris Marcell Murchison, Visiting Leader, Center for Positive Organizations, Michigan Ross; Creative Thought Partner, Consultant, and Positive Organization Coach
  • Matthew Neagle, Chief Revenue Officer, Porch
  • Jerry Norcia, President; Chief Operating Officer, DTE Energy
  • Mike Novakoski, Founding Partner, Become Unmistakable; President and CEO, EV Construction
  • Keith Owens, Senior Editor, Michigan Chronicle
  • Bruce N. Pfau, Partner; Advisory; Human Capital Strategy and Culture Transformation, KPMG LLP
  • Patti Poppe, President and CEO, CMS Energy and Consumers Energy
  • Walter Robb, Chairman, Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Cities Foundation; Board of Directors, Whole Foods Market
  • Laura Morgan Roberts, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Rebecca J. Rosen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • Judith Samuelson, Executive Director, Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program
  • Shannon Schuyler, Principal, Chief Purpose Officer, and Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC; President, PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Rich Sheridan, CEO & Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations
  • KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, CEO, Sustainable Brands
  • Mary Snapp, President, Microsoft Philanthropies
  • Vincent Stanley, Director of Patagonia Philosophy, Patagonia
  • Tim State, Human Resources Vice President, Humana
  • John Paul (J.P.) Stephens, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder and CEO, WeSpire
  • Vic Strecher, Founder and CEO, Kumanu; Professor, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of Michigan
  • La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Joshua-Marc Tanenbaum, Senior Advisor, Tau Investment Management
  • Kevin Thompson, Director, North America Marketing, IBM Commerce Mobile and Social
  • Daryl Weinert, Chair, Board of Trustees, Youth For Understanding USA
  • Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
  • John Weiss, Executive Director, The Neutral Zone
  • Jeana Wirtenberg, President and CEO, Transitioning to Green
  • Christina York, Founder and CEO, SpellBound

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