Broadcast Schedule 2013

Mackinac Policy Conference 2013

Review the full broadcast schedule below. Web exclusive sessions are in blue. When the sessions or interviews become available On Demand, you will be able to click on the links to the right of the sessions.

Wednesday May 29   |   Thursday May 30   |   Friday May 31


Time Session Description On Demand

Wednesday May 29
1pm ET Opening Session

Introduction: Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

Remarks: Joseph Welch, Chairman, President and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.; Chair, 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference

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1:30pm ET Governor’s Welcome Watch it Now
1:45pm ET Keynote Address: Gov. Jeb Bush

Interviewer: Daniel Howes, Business Columnist and Associate Business Editor,The Detroit News

During this session, Jeb Bush, president of Jeb Bush and Associates and former Governor of Florida (1999-2007), will offer a candid discussion on some of the nation’s most pressing issues including education and immigration reform. Bush is a leading national voice on these issues and will speak to the political and cultural changes needed to strengthen the country’s leadership in the globalized world.

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2:45pm Keynote Address: Robert L. Johnson

Introduction: Dennis W. Archer Jr., Founding Principal and President, Archer Corporate Services

Interviewer: Carol Cain,Senior Producer and Host, CBS Detroit’s “Michigan Matters;” Columnist, Detroit Free Press

Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television, will offer his expertise on the role the private sector plays in urban redevelopment during this session. Johnson will highlight economic opportunities and access to capital for minority businesses as a contributor to economic growth.

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3:30pm The MiVote Desk Join Christy McDonald as she presents in-depth analyis and interviews with important figures from around the state. Not Yet Available
3:50pm A Global Perspective: Tier One Auto Suppliers Doing Business in Michigan

Panel:
Colleen Haley
, Executive Vice President, U.S. OEM Business Unit, Yazaki North America
John Kennedy
, President and CEO, Autocam Corp.
Timothy Leuliette, President and CEO, Visteon Corporation

Moderator: Ramesh “Ray” Telang, Greater Michigan Market Managing Partner, PwC

A moderated discussion assessing Michigan’s global perspective from key members of the state’s supplier base. These Tier I automotive leaders will discuss the state of the automotive supplier industry, talent needs and their perspectives on doing business in Michigan.

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4:30pm Keynote Address: Carlos Gutierrez

Interviewer: Harold Ford, Jr., Former U.S. Representative; Analyst, NBC News

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former CEO of the Kellogg Company Carlos Gutierrez will discuss his views on the creation of comprehensive immigration reform, a major strategic opportunity for Michigan and the rest of the country. Gutierrez has relentlessly advocated for immigration reform for years and continues to challenge the nation to move beyond bureaucracy and address immigration issues head on.

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5:15pm A Conversation with Mayor Bing

Introduction: Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System; Chairman, Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors

Speaker: Dave Bing, Mayor, City of Detroit

Interviewer: Nancy Kaffer, Editorial Writer, Detroit Free Press

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3:30pm The MiVote Desk Join Christy McDonald as she presents in-depth analyis and interviews with important figures from around the state. Not Yet Available
7:30pm MiVote Mackinac Update Hosted by Christy McDonald, each evening we will broadcast a 30-minute show that updates you on the day’s events. Watch it Now


Thursday May 30
7am W.K. Kellogg Foundation Hosted Breakfast Session (Web Exclusive)

Early Childhood Education: The Unfinished Agenda

Introduction: Sterling Speirn, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Panel:
Rob Grunewald
, Associate Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Bob Harbison, Board of Directors Member, Smart Start Oklahoma
Carla D. Thompson, Vice President, Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Moderator:
Jennifer White, Host, Michigan Radio’s “All Things Considered;” Media Outreach and Community Relations Director, Michigan Radio State of Opportunity

An exciting conversation is taking place in Michigan about the value of early childhood education, and support for increased quality preschool programs is growing among everyone from lawmakers and parents to business leaders and educators. This session will discuss the best practices and innovative models from across the country that can be adopted in Michigan to make sure all children have a great start. National experts will explain how other states are leading the way in early childhood education, why Michigan cannot afford to get left behind and share  preliminary results from the Office of Great Start’s Early Childhood Systems Analysis – part of a comprehensive early childhood recommendation delivered to the Legislature in May 2013.

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8:15am Opening Remarks Speaker: Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System; Chairman, Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors Not Yet Available
8:30am Detroit: On the Path to Turnaround

Panel:
Eric Larson, Co-Managing Partner, Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC.
Andy Dillon, Treasurer, State of Michigan
Robert Kurnick Jr., President, Penske Corp.

Moderator: Sandra E. Pierce, Vice Chairman, FirstMerit Corporation; Chairman and CEO, FirstMerit Michigan

Leaders representing a number of organizations making a significant impact on the redevelopment of the city will discuss their confidence in its rebirth. These panelists believe in the future of the Motor City and are committing their resources and becoming catalysts for growth and continued development.

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9:15am Detroit: Legacy Leaders Panel:

Dennis W. Archer, Chairman and CEO, Dennis W. Archer PLLC; Former Mayor, City of Detroit

Dennis W. Archer Jr., Founding Principal and President, Archer Corporate Services

Sheila Cockrel, President, Crossroads Consulting Group; Former Councilwoman, City of Detroit

Katy Cockrel, Director, Strategic Communications, Ignition Media Group

John Rakolta Jr., Chairman and CEO, Walbridge

John Rakolta III, Business Development Director, Walbridge

Moderator: Stephen Clark, News Anchor and Multimedia Journalist, WXYZ-TV

A conversation with generational leaders from some of Detroit’s most influential families. Panelists will offer their historical perspective on Detroit’s evolution and their optimism in its future. This multi-generational group’s historical leaders continue to invest in the city and are passing on their dedication to a younger generation, whose spirit of creativity and urban activism is inspiring and impacting change.

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10:00am The MiVote Desk Join Christy McDonald as she presents in-depth analyis and interviews with important figures from around the state. Not Yet Available
10:15am Encouraging Entrepreneurship: The Catalyst for Continued Economic Growth in Michigan Panel:

Paul Glomski, Co-Founder and CEO, Detroit Labs

Caitlin James, Co-Owner, DROUGHT

Jacques Panis, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnership, Shinola

Carla Walker-Miller, President and CEO, Walker-Miller Energy Services, LLC

Moderator: David Egner, President and CEO, Hudson-Webber Foundation; Executive Director, New Economy Initiative

Entrepreneurs continue to lead Michigan’s resurgence through innovation and creativity. Hear from a panel of Michigan CEOs on why they chose Michigan for their new ventures and how to foster an environment in Michigan that encourages entrepreneurial development.

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11am Keynote Address: Michelle Rhee Introduction: Richard DeVore, Regional President, Detroit and Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank

Interviewer: Craig Fahle, Host, WDET

Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst and former chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools, will drive a discussion focused on education reform and ensuring all children have access to a quality education. Rhee is widely recognized for her successful efforts to turnaround Washington, D.C. public schools, some of the worst in the nation at the time. During this session, she will challenge Michigan leaders to tackle education reform head on.

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11:45am The MiVote Desk Join Christy McDonald as she presents in-depth analyis and interviews with important figures from around the state. During this lunch session at the MiVote desk -there will be several interviews and we will broadcast highlights of sessions. Not Yet Available
12:00pm Detroit: The Final Frontier of Education Reform

Detroit: The Final Frontier of Education Reform

Panel:
John Covington, Chancellor, Michigan Education Achievement Authority
Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan
Dan Varner, CEO, Excellent Schools Detroit

Moderator: Mary Kramer, Publisher, Crain’s Detroit Business; Trustee, The Skillman Foundation

Detroit is the new epicenter for urban education. And that’s largely influenced by the city’s adoption and openness to innovation and a coherent education reform plan. Education reform disruptors, as they’re sometimes called, John Covington of the Education Achievement Authority will join Dan Varner of Excellent Schools Detroit to discuss how combining online learning, innovative public policy, bold leadership and high-quality classroom teaching is helping to turn Detroit schools from abysmal to elite.

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2:30pm America’s Backbone: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S. Panel:

Andra Rush, Founder, President and CEO, Rush Group, LLC

Jay Timmons, President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

Mark Weishaar, CEO and President, Sturgis Molded Products

Moderator: Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

As Michigan leads the nation in manufacturing jobs gained since 2009, this moderated discussion will look at manufacturing’s return to the U.S. and its impact on manufacturing’s global perspective. With technological advancements and leaner manufacturing techniques, this panel will discuss how America’s backbone industry is becoming more cost-competitive with offshore locations, resulting in bringing more manufacturing operations back to the U.S.

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3:15pm Closing the Gap: 21st Century Jobs and Education Panel:

Jim Jacobs, President, Macomb Community College

William Parfet, Chairman, CEO and President, MPI Research

Vivian Pickard, President, General Motors Foundation; Director, Corporate Relations, General Motors Company

Joseph Welch, Chairman, President and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.; Chair, 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference

Moderator: Lou Anna K. Simon, President, Michigan State University

A moderated discussion about the importance of corporate investment in education and innovative partnerships that aim to tighten the skills gap in Michigan. This session will focus on defining jobs in the 21st century and ways to not only prepare students for those roles, but how to ensure future talent stays in the state.

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4pm GalaxE.Solutions Hosted Session (Web Exclusive) A World Economic View from Michigan

Introduction: Tim Bryan, Founder, Chairman and CEO, GalaxE.Solutions

Speaker: Ron Insana, Host, “Market Scoreboard Report with Ron Insana;” Former Senior Analyst, CNBC

This session features foremost financial expert and media commentator Ron Insana who will share his thoughts and perspectives on world events, economics and financial trends and their impact on Detroit, the state of Michigan and the U.S.

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5pm Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee Mayoral Candidate Forum and Reception (Web Exclusive) Speakers:

Mike Duggan, Former CEO, Detroit Medical Center

State Rep. Fred Durhal Jr., (D-Detroit)

Lisa Howze, Former Representative, Michigan House of Representatives

Benny Napoleon, Sheriff, Wayne County

Moderator:

Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News

Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor,Detroit Free Press

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7:30pm MiVote Mackinac Update Hosted by Christy McDonald, each evening we will broadcast a 30-minute show that updates you on the day’s events. Watch it Now

Friday May 31
8am Opening Remarks Introduction: Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

Participants:

Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System; Chairman, Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors

Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

Joseph Welch, Chairman, President and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.; Chair, 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference

Dan Musser III, President, Grand Hotel

U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn)

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8:30am Building and Protecting Michigan’s Critical Cyber Infrastructure Panel:

David Behen, Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan

Dr. Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation

U.S. Rep Mike Rogers (R-Brighton)

U.S. Rep Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph)

Moderator: Mary Kramer, Publisher,Crain’s Detroit Business

National experts and government leaders will discuss the importance of protecting critical cyber infrastructure, and what business and governments need to be prepared for. This panel will discuss the impacts of cyber infrastructure on physical infrastructure and their importance to recovery efforts. Learn more about planning efforts at local and state levels, as well as how Michigan is leading other states across the nation.

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9:15am Michigan’s Legislative Leaders: Reinventing State Policy

Panel:
Jase Bolger, (R-Marshall), Speaker of the House, Michigan House of Representatives
Tim Greimel, (D-Auburn Hills), House Minority Leader, Michigan House of Representatives
Randy Richardville, (R-Monroe), Senate Majority Leader, Michigan Senate
Gretchen Whitmer, (D-East Lansing), Senate Minority Leader, Michigan Senate

Moderator: Paul W. Smith, Host, News/Talk WJR 760 AM

After two-and-a-half years of history-making reinvention, the Michigan Legislature continues to move forward on key issues important to business and future economic growth. The four leaders of the Michigan Legislature will join the Conference dialogue to discuss the current hot topics in Lansing and how they apply to you.

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10:10am Michigan’s Future Financial Stability Panel:

Doug DeVos, President, Amway

Robert Ficano, Executive, Wayne County

John Nixon, Director, State Budget Office and Department of Technology Management and Budget

Dayne Walling, Mayor, City of Flint

Moderator: Rick Albin, Political Reporter, 24 Hour News 8

Across the nation, states are dealing with crucial challenges in becoming financially stable. This requires a commitment and partnership from government leaders at all levels to create an agenda for financial stability. This panel will address the issues and opportunities for improvement surrounding federal tax reform, the federal budget and the impacts of sequestration while looking for ways to find stable funding and quality long-term investments and partnerships.

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11am Keynote Address: Governor Rick Snyder Introduction: Daniel J. Loepp, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Interviewer: Vickie Thomas, City Beat Reporter, WWJ Newsradio 950

Governor Rick Snyder returns to the Mackinac Policy Conference once again to define Michigan’s path to and progress in becoming more globally and financially competitive. Gov. Snyder will also discuss the role regional collaboration plays in the state’s collective growth and prosperity.

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12noon Conference Wrap Up Panel:

Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

Joseph Welch, Chairman, President and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.; Chair, 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference

Moderator:

Christy McDonald, Journalist, Detroit Public Television

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7:30pm MiVote Mackinac Update Hosted by Christy McDonald, each evening we will broadcast a 30-minute show that updates you on the day’s events. Watch it Now