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Tribal Economic Forum

  • Tribal Economic Forum 2015

    5th Annual, 2015
    Tribal Economic Forum
    May 13-14 Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

    Economic Diversification

    Economic Diversification in Indian Country: Building the Tribal Economy through thoughtful planning

    Jamie Fullmer, (Yavahpai-Apache Nation), Chairman CEO, Blue Stone Strategy Group

    Logistics and Supply Chain

    Michigan Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy

    Tom Rico, Senior Project Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

    Building Better Brands

    Building Bigger and Better Brands: Engaging demographics through integration

    Tiffany Dowling, President & CEO, M3 Group

    Leadership and Communication

    Leadership and Communication in Organizations: Getting People to Do Stuff

    Michael Angelo Caruso, Founder and President of Edison House, an international consulting firm specializing in corporate, and personal improvement.

    Regional Collaboration

    Regional Collaboration for Tribal Economic Diversification Panel, Panel Discussion

    Regional Collaboration Panel:

    • Frank Ettawageshik, (Little Traverse Bay Bands), Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan - Facilitator
    • Troy Clay, (Pokagon Board of Potawatomi Indians), President & CEO, Mno-Bmadsen, Pokagons
    • Tony Day, (Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi), Sergeant at Arms, Nottawaseppi Tribal Council
    • Terri Fitzapatrick, (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), for MEDC
    • Tim Terrentine, Vice President, Southwest Michigan First
    • Tom St. Dennis, Owner, 8F Alliance, Inc

    Change Management

    Change Management in Tribal Organizations and Tribal Economic Development Entities

    Jennifer Turner, CEO, Tribal Business Advocacy

    Talent and Economic Development

    • Stephanie Comai, Director, Michigan Talent Investment Agency
    • Jimmy Greene, President & CEO, Associated Builders & Contractors

    Agri-Business Updates

    Michigan Agri-Business Updates and Trends

    • Chuck Lippstreu, Michigan Agri-Business Association
    • Dianne Byrum, Michigan Agri-Business Association