Friday, October 10 th , 2008 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Michigan Union The University of Michigan Ann Arbor Recognizing the Hope and Opportunity within our Cities.
Ross Net Impact Presents The 2008 Global Urban Symposium <ul><li>About Net Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Net Impact is an international network of 11,000 members committed to using the power of business to improve society. </li></ul><ul><li>Ross Net Impact has over 250 student members, making it one of the largest and most active chapters worldwide. Our primary objectives are: </li></ul><ul><li>To organize educational events on how business can be used to impact society and increase this awareness among other students. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide career resources that help students find jobs in the field of social and sustainable business. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop an environment at Ross that supports Net Impact's interests through the curriculum and school programs. </li></ul><ul><li>For additional information, please visit www.rossnetimpact.org . </li></ul>The Global Urban Symposium is a multidisciplinary forum with a focus on urban metropolises. This day-long conference highlights the role of the three sectors (public, private and nonprofit) in addressing the social, economic and environmental drain inherent to cities, and how they can harness the power and creativity of these populations to affect change. 2008 Global Urban Symposium Leadership Conference Director: Tammie Jones, [email_address] Program Director: Liz Hinman, [email_address] Finance Director: Tamasin Ford, [email_address] Director of Logistics: Caroline Habbert, [email_address] Marketing Director: Ananya Banerjee, [email_address] Website Director: Justin Adams, [email_address] NFTE Case Competition Directors: Amy Goodman, [email_address] , and Catie Anderson, [email_address] Steering Committee Members: David Wolpa, Dave Fribush, Lorraine Sensenig, Xavier Benavides, Jeremy Taub Panel Leads: Julia Koslow, Tatum Nolan, Jason Clark, Jonathan Lippincott, Shawn Morris, Jennie Bartlett
Conference Schedule 8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast & Keynote Address (Kiff Gallagher, MNSi) Michigan Union Ballroom 9:30 - 10:30 Attracting Young Talent Pond Nonprofit Social Enterprise Anderson Transformative Real Estate Kuenzel Walkable Urbanism Pendelton 10:45 - 11:45 Urban Philanthropy Pond Urban Carbon Strategy Workshop Anderson Foreclosure & the Impact on Urban Neighborhoods Kuenzel Consulting for the Greater Good Pendleton 12:00 - 1:15 Lunch & Keynote Address (Dr. Russel Jones, MASDAR) Michigan Union Ballroom 1:30 - 2:30 The Role of CSR in Urban Revitalization Pond Entrepreneurship with Social Impact Anderson Transforming Urban Education Kuenzel Urban Transportation Pendleton 2:45 - 3:45 The Role of the Arts in Urban Revitalization Pond Using Microfinance to Create Change Anderson Social Marketing in an Urban Context Kuenzel The Future of Urban Energy Pendleton 4:00 - 5:00 Keynote Address (Dean Janet Weiss, Rackham, and Christine Poorman, NFTE Chicago) and the NFTE Case Competition Awards Presentation Michigan Union Ballroom
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Conference Supporters The following organizations have made valuable contributions to the Global Urban Symposium , whether by assisting in the recruitment of speakers or helping in the conference’s promotion. Ross Education Club Special thanks to Stephen Schudlich, Kathleen Dolan, Colleen Wallston, Ashley Zwick, Annie Whelan, and the Ross Net Impact Board for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the Global Urban Symposium. Ford School Consulting Club
Keynote Speakers Morning Keynote, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Kiff Gallagher, Founder Music National Service Initiative (MNSi) Christopher "Kiff" Gallagher had an impressive career in business and government, and then reinvented himself as a musician and songwriter. He has now combined his passion for public service with his love of music through the Music National Service Initiative (MNSi), which promotes the field of music-based public service in order to improve lives, strengthen communities and engender global understanding of the common humanity of all people. Gallagher served in the White House on the legislative team that created AmeriCorps. At the Corporation for National Service he ran a $18MM portfolio of community-based programs. After serving as lead spokesman and strategic advisor at Odwalla, Inc., Gallagher was named President of Social Venture Network -- a national coalition of socially and environmentally conscious CEO’s and investors. As a singer songwriter, he has written and produced two critically praised, pop-rock albums. Gallagher has consulted internationally for the State Lunch Keynote, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Russel C Jones, President Masdar Institute of Science & Technology Hailed as the “World’s Most Environmental City” by BusinessWeek, the Masdar Initiative represents the United Arab Emirates’ attempt to build a city with zero carbon emission and zero waste. The Masdar Institute of Science & Technology is the higher education component of this city, which is being developed in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Through these efforts, Abu Dhabi is looking to position itself as a world-class research and development hub for new energy technologies. Russel Jones is the founding President of the university , which is dedicated to graduate education and research focused on alternative energy. Dr. Jones received his education at Carnegie Institute of Technology, earning degrees in civil engineering and materials science and completing his doctoral study there. He has spent much of his career as an educator, with positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio State University , University of Massachusetts , Department, having traveled to Ethiopia with CARE and the Gates Foundation. Kiff is an active equity investor, 2008 Aspen Institute “Ideas Fellow” and honors graduate from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Boston University , and the University of Delaware . He served as Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and then began consulting for universities across the globe seeking to improve their engineering education.
Keynote Speakers Afternoon Keynote Dean Janet A Weiss Rackham Graduate Schools Professor Weiss is the Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy. She holds faculty appointments in the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Afternoon Keynote Christine A. Poorman Executive Director, NFTE Chicago Christine is the founder of NFTE Chicago, a chapter of The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). NFTE provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities. Through entrepreneurship education, NFTE helps young people build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity. Since 1987, NFTE has reached over 186,000 young people, and currently has programs in 21 states and 13 countries outside the U.S. NFTE has more than 1,000 active Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers, and is continually improving its innovative entrepreneurship curriculum. Prior to becoming the executive director of NFTE Chicago, Christine held a NFTE headquarters position as the director of “NFTE University” for three years. As the Director of “NFTE University” her primary responsibility was to oversee and manage all of NFTE’s teacher education programs. Before joining NFTE, Christine worked as the Business Development Associate for the Chicago YMCA’s Entrepreneurship Development Program Professor Weiss has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan since 1983. Professor Weiss received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Psychology and Social Relations and a B.A. from Yale University, where she was in the first class of women at Yale. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Between 1998 and 2002, Professor Weiss founded and directed the Nonprofit and Public Management Center at the University of Michigan, a collaborative effort of the Schools of Business, Public Policy, and Social Work. Professor Weiss’ research is focused on public management and public policy. Her work on education policy, in particular, led to her involvement in the early 1990’s as an expert advisor to a group of major corporations in Michigan, and more recently as an advisor to the Education Commission of the States’ Project on Governing America’s Schools, a member of the National Working Commission on Choice in K-12 Education at the Brookings Institution, and a member of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Teaching and Learning.
Session One 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Friday, October 10 th , 2008 Michigan Union The University of Michigan Ann Arbor Recognizing the Hope and Opportunity within our Cities.
Lou Glazer is President and co-founder of Michigan Future, Inc., a non-partisan, nonprofit organization. Michigan Future’s mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations. Mr. Glazer currently is heading efforts to organize leadership to implement a new agenda for a knowledge-based Michigan, implement a high school in partnership with the Ferndale Public Schools and Lawrence Technological University designed to connect students to good paying careers in the Developing a strong talent base is vital for both the public and private sectors. This panel is designed to explore the role of young professionals in the urban economy and highlight different strategies being employed to draw these educated workers to cities. Moderator: Amy Cell, Director, Talent Enhancement, Ann Arbor SPARK Through his work on behalf of municipalities, Gilmartin is recognized as a statewide leader in the fields of urban revitalization, local government reform, and transportation policy. Recognizing that communities are at the core of the economic turnaround of Michigan, he is a passionate leader for making sure we create vibrant creative communities for the future, not the past. Dan Gilmartin is the seventh executive director of the Michigan Municipal League, the state’s association of communities since 1899. He directs the League’s programming, policy development, and member services. Prior to joining the League in 1996, Gilmartin served as executive director of the Conference of Western Wayne for seven years, where he worked directly with cities and townships on a number of critical issues confronting local governments. Sarah Szurpicki is a Co-Founder of the Great Lakes Urban Exchange (GLUE), an online networking and journalism effort to build regional identity and share information among young urban leaders from cities around the Great Lakes region. Sarah is a Detroit area native who, in 2007, "boomeranged" back after eight years in Boston, DC, and New York, and now lives in Royal Oak. She has developed expertise in operational and logistical planning and implementation through positions on various campaigns, and most recently, as the Director of Finance and Operations of the Harlem Success Academy Charter School in New York. Sarah graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy in 2003. Sarah Attracting Young Talent 21st Century automotive industry & implement an innovative system for reducing chronic unemployment with goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. Prior to joining Michigan Future, Mr. Glazer served as Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Commerce during the Blanchard Administration. He received Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan. supervises GLUE networks in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Claire Nelson and her husband opened the Bureau of Urban Living, a shop offering modern accessories for the home and office, in the Midtown Area of Detroit. Having successfully navigated the obstacles that come with opening a new business in Detroit, Claire and fellow businesswomen Liz Blondy realized the need for a forum to exchange ideas and information about doing business in the city. They founded Open City, a a networking group to help and encourage would-be and established business owners to “think Detroit.” The group meets each month, to tackle topics related to doing business here, including the negative perception of the city and the red tape at city hall. Photo courtesy of Model D Media Photo courtesy of Model D Media
Lindsay W. Chalmers is Director of Business Development for Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. He is B.A. Business Administration, 1970 and has completed some graduate studies since that time. Prior to joining Goodwill he spent 36 years in the private sector, in roles including President or V.P. & General Manager. within four separate companies. His Business Development Division was started in mid year 2005. Since that period many business initiatives have been launched including a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream shop, and Certified Cleaning Concepts a janitorial service whose customers now include; the Downtown Detroit Partnership (Clean Downtown), the Detroit Zoo, and the Technicolor Corp. Also, Goodwill Industries has started and is operating a Computer Recycling department as well as a small Landscaping Service. As of mid 2008, the Business Development Division now accounts for approx. 15% of Goodwill’s total sales revenue and 50% of it’s operating profits. The nonprofit sector has become increasingly competitive, with donations becoming increasingly more difficult to acquire. As a result, many nonprofits are trying their hand at for-profit enterprises built to financially support their programs and services. Unfortunately, many such efforts fail. This panel will highlight some of the successes in this arena, and identify ways in which nonprofits can ensure that such entrepreneurial efforts do not fail. Moderator: Ashley Zwick, Managing Director, Nonprofit & Public Management Center Nonprofit Social Enterprise Neel Hajra is the newly appointed President and CEO of Ann Arbor’s Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW). NEW is a nonprofit that assists other nonprofit organizations succeed in Southeast Michigan. There are currently more than 2,000 nonprofits organizations in Washtenaw County alone. NEW works to serve these agencies in four ways: offering them space within the NEW Center, resources and training in nonprofit board governance through Board Connect, a portal of information relevant to nonprofit operations through Resource Connect, and npServ. NpServ is a shared I.T. service for nonprofits, and it was created by Neel. Before joining NEW in 2001, Neel was representing Ford as an attorney in the Global Business Operations Group in Dearborn. Neel has his BS in Physics and his JD both of which were earned at the University of Michigan. As the newly elected president and CEO of NEW, Hajra hopes to build a better brand recognition of NEW, add new resources to their programs, and emphasize quality over quantity in nonprofit organizations. John Rush is the Managing Director of Clean Slate, an entrepreneurial arm of the Cara Program. The Cara Program empowers individuals affected by homelessness and poverty with the skills, confidence and resources to secure permanent employment and achieve real and lasting success. Cleanslate currently provides 23% (or $1.3m) of the Cara program’s annual budget; however, it is positioned to grow significantly over the coming years and will soon near its goal of covering at least 40% of gross revenues for The Cara Program. Cleanslate helps to further the Cara Program’s mission beyond providing financial support – it provides a live training ground where participants can build much-needed job skills that can improve their success rate in ultimately securing and sustaining quality employment in the private sector. With Masters degrees in Urban Studies, Theological Studies, and Religion in American Life, John began working with Cleanslate in July, 2006. In addition to having an extensive background working with and mentoring at-risk individuals, John served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for four years and currently serves on the board of Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Ministries.
River, redevelop 350+ acres of urban waterfront land, and reposition Washington, DC as a world-class waterfront city. Nina received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University (1995) and Masters degrees in Regional Planning and Business Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2002). Nina has eight years of experience in private and public real estate development. In addition to her work as Project Manager for the Government of the District of Columbia , Nina has been a Project Manager in private real estate development, focused on healthcare, civic and corporate real estate projects in Seattle, WA. Nina Albert is the Project Manager, Southwest Waterfront, and the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Coordinator at Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Government of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) . The Anacostia Waterfront Initiative is a multi-billion dollar public investment to remediate the polluted Anacostia Fred Beal is President, JC Beal Construction, Inc., a firm that provides construction, development, management, and investment in real estate properties with a focus in adaptive reuse work in urban areas. Mr. Beal holds Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science Degrees from Michigan State University and regularly participates in continuing education activities through the Construction Association of Michigan, Fails Management Institute, and Urban Land Institute. Fred is Michigan Historic Preservation Network 2004 Citizen of the Year. He has served as chair of the City of Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board and the DDA Capital Improvements Committee, and on the Board of the City’s Economic Development Authority. Under Mr. Beal’s direction, the firm has developed a regionally recognized expertise in “downtown” construction, including both renovation and restoration. Real estate development can play a vital role in the revitalization of cities and neighborhoods. This panel will explore the impact of such efforts on urban areas by examining specific initiatives and hearing from the people who took on leadership in these developments. Moderator: Rebecca Henn, Assistant Professor, Penn State, and PhD Precandidate, University of Michigan Jerome (Jerry) Ferstman serves as the Vice President of East Coast Development at Forest City Commercial Group and is the Regional Director of Real Estate for Forest City Commercial Development. Mr. Ferstman is responsible for commercial development in the Greater Chicago area. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ferstman served 10 years as General Counsel for Developers Diversified, a Cleveland, Ohio-based shopping center developer. He left Developers Diversified to accept a position at Forest City in the Residential Group and participated in the Central Station development and various projects in the Metro Tech development in the Brooklyn, New York office. He went to work for Figgie International, a manufacturing conglomerate with a $200 million real estate portfolio, and later rejoined Forest City in his current role. Forest City has historically been in the forefront of complex urban developments exemplified by the Central Station project, a 65+ acre residential development in Chicago’s South Loop. The property formerly was the freight yard for the Illinois Central Railroad. Transformative Real Estate
Chris Leinberger is a land use strategist, developer, teacher, consultant and author, focusing on alternative methods of building the built environment. He is Professor of Practice and Director of the Graduate Real Estate Development Program at the University of Michigan. In addition, he is a founding partner of Arcadia Land Company, a progressive real estate development firm which has active projects in Independence, Brian R. Swett is LEED Project Manager at Boston Properties, headquartered in Boston, MA. Boston Properties specializes in Class-A office focused mixed-use urban development, and has a long history of creating walkable destination locations that integrate office, residential, and retail uses. Brian acquired his BA with honors in Public Policy and International Relations from Brown University in 2001. He received an MBA with high distinction from Ross School of Business and an MS in Sustainable Systems from the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan in 2008. Brian has four years of experience working for U.S. EPA in a variety of functions, including the innovation and best practices in urban environmental policy. In light of rising gas prices and increased awareness of our environmental impact, more and more cities are looking at walkable urbanity as the solution. Furthermore, it seems there is a new and growing market demand for this new city design. This panel brings together experts in both the academic exploration and practical application of these concepts. Walkable Urbanism Missouri and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Chris has written award-winning articles for publications such as the Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Urban Land magazine, among others. He has been profiled by national broadcast and print media such as CNN, Today Show, National Public Radio, Progressive Architecture, Urban Land, among others. His most recent books are The Option of Urbanism, Investing in a New American Dream (Island Press, 2008) and Strategy for Real Estate Companies (Urban Land Institute, 2008). Chris is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Business School. His wife, Lisa, and he live in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC. Photo courtesy of Model D Media Mark Nickita co-founded the award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm Archive Design Studio (Archive DS), which incorporates the multiple disciplines of architecture, urban design and graphic design. The firm has distinct expertise in the development, enhancement and the regeneration of existing, pedestrian-oriented urban environments, including downtowns, neighborhood districts, developed corridors and mixed-use areas. Archive D.S. has particular experience with urban areas challenged by decay and abandonment, and uncovering their potential to be redeveloped into viable Mark Denson , who was raised in Detroit, is one of the bright young economic development specialists in southeast Michigan. As the director of North American marketing for the Detroit Regional Economic Partnership, a unit of the Detroit Regional Chamber, Mark touts southeast Michigan and the City of Detroit as centers of business development and capital investment. Mark’s career has included posts in business and government. Immediately before joining the staff of the Detroit Regional Chamber Mark was vice president of economic development for the Livonia Economic Development Partnership. Mark’s other posts in his steady rise to influence include serving as the manager for new and small business services with the One Stop Capital Shop of Detroit, Inc., a project of the City of Detroit that specialized in developing, retaining, and attracting businesses in the city’s Empowerment Zone. participants within the greater built environment. Archive D.S. was selected as one of the Next Generation of New Urbanist architects in Architectural Record Magazine. Mr. Nickita was selected as a member of the Crain's Detroit Business Magazine's 40 under 40 business leaders in Detroit and won the 2003 American Institute of Architect/Michigan Chapter Young Architect Award.
Session Two 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Friday, October 10 th , 2008 Michigan Union The University of Michigan Ann Arbor Recognizing the Hope and Opportunity within our Cities.
Tonya Allen is the Vice President of Programs at the Skillman Foundation located in Detroit, MI. The Skillman Foundation is a private grant-making foundation that uses its resources to support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The chief aim of the Foundation's programs is to help develop good schools and good neighborhoods for children. Though the foundation distributes grants throughout Metropolitan Detroit, the bulk of our grant dollars are spent in six Detroit neighborhoods -- Brightmoor, Cody/Rouge, the Northend, Osborn, and Southwest Detroit (Vernor neighborhood and Chadsey/Condon neighborhood), and on innovative and successful schools throughout the city of Detroit. Tonya is the architect of Foundation’s 10 year $100 million Good Neighborhoods Program and has overseen all three of Skillman’s main program areas and investments. She has a BA in sociology and Masters in Public Health. Previously, Tonya worked for CS Mott Foundation and Thompson McCully Foundation. Tonya has been awarded Crains 40 under 40,which identifies her as one of Detroit’s emerging Leaders Rip Rapson is the President and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a $3.9 billion private foundation located in Troy, MI. Prior to joining Kresge, Rapson was president of the Minnesota-based McKnight Foundation. Under his direction, the foundation was recognized as a national leader on a variety of public policy issues, including early childhood development, metropolitan growth, open space protection, and wind energy. Rapson launched the Itasca Project, a private-sector led effort to develop a new regional agenda for the Twin Cities, and he advanced McKnight’s work supporting arts and cultural activities, enhancing water quality and public enjoyment of the Mississippi River, and fostering economic development in rural Minnesota. As the deputy mayor of Minneapolis under Mayor Don Fraser, Rapson served as primary architect of the pioneering Neighborhood Revitalization program, a twenty-year, $400 million effort to strengthen Minneapolis neighborhoods. Dave serves as chair of Michigan Future and of the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). He also serves on the board of the Council of Michigan Foundations, Citizens Research Council, Detroit 300 Conservancy, Detroit Regional Chamber, TechTown Technology Park, and New Detroit, Inc. In 2005, Governor Granholm appointed Mr. Egner to the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Mr. Egner is a graduate of the Leadership Detroit Program and Chairs the Program’s Board of Trustees. Foundations have become very sophisticated in their philanthropic efforts, and as a result they play an increasingly important role in our communities. This panel is designed to highlight current philanthropic efforts in Detroit and to explore how foundations can positively impact cities. Moderator: Dana Linnane, Ford Public Policy Fellow, Michigan Council for Foundations Urban Philanthropy Dave Egner is President and CEO of Hudson-Webber Foundation in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Egner received his master's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and his bachelor's degree in business administration and speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dave served as president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) based in Lansing, Michigan.
In the absence of federal carbon policy, many cities are proactively establishing their own programs to mitigate their carbon profiles. This session will highlight efforts cities are undertaking such as sourcing renewable energy, bolstering public transportation, installing green roofs, and retrofitting to energy efficiency technologies. After a brief discussion of these initiatives, audience members will be grouped into competing "city planner" teams to develop a carbon reduction strategy for their simulated city. The city planner teams will then pitch their plan to the mayor to procure funding for the initiative. DeVaris Brown is the Academic Relations Manager for the Heartland Region of Microsoft Corporation. DeVaris has been with Microsoft since August of 2006 first serving as a Systems Engineer within the Windows Live Operations group. In this role, he was responsible for creating automation for the largest installation of Windows/SQL Server and coding libraries for the Hotmail division of Windows Live. In his current role, DeVaris travels throughout the Heartland Region (OH, MI, KY, TN) building relationships with students and faculty to increase awareness about Microsoft products and get people excited about technology. DeVaris graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a Bachelor of Science Degree double majoring in Math and Computer Science with a minor in Management Information Systems in May 2006. He is a recognized expert in the fields of intrusion detection, high performance computing, and virtualization. During his college years he interned with Intel, IBM, and Cisco. Currently he is a member of ACM, IEEE, and the National Society of Black Engineers. Urban Carbon Strategy Workshop
Stephen Bancroft comes to us most recently from leading Commonwealth Holdings, a workforce housing development company. He joined Commonwealth in 2007 upon his retirement from the Episcopal Church after 36 years of full-time ordained ministry, most recently at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit. His church career involved heavy community development participation. In both Houston and Detroit, Mr. Bancroft participated in market-rate redevelopment initiatives. The mortgage crisis has had a tremendous impact on the US economy – particularly in urban areas like Detroit. This panel will explore how public and private officials are trying to combat the negative effects of foreclosures and what challenges lie ahead. Moderator: Margaret Dewar, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Daniel T. Kildee has been Genesee County Treasurer since 1997. Before his election as Treasurer, Mr. Kildee served for 12 years as a Genesee County Commissioner, including 5 years as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Kildee initiated the use of Michigan’s new tax foreclosure law as a tool for community development and neighborhood stabilization. He founded the Genesee Land Bank - Michigan’s first land bank - and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 2005, he completed a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellowship at the Foreclosure & the Impact on Urban Neighborhoods Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He currently serves as Chairman of Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District Democratic Party He was the founding chairman of Houston’s Midtown Redevelopment Corporation, which managed one of the most successful tax increment development programs in the country. In Detroit, he chaired Cathedral Community Services which undertook mixed-used development and single-family housing projects and refurbished a 150-unit subsidized senior building during his 12-year tenure. Chris Walker is Director of Research and Assessment for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national community development intermediary. He is responsible for assembling, conducting, sponsoring, or disseminating high-quality research on community development's contributions to the well-being of individuals, families and communities. He also supports the research activities of the 33 LISC field offices throughout the United States. Currently, he is working on the value of low-income housing tax Credits to the neighborhood revitalization and on new ways to measure the market potential of low-income urban neighborhoods. Prior to joining LISC in 2005, Mr. Walker was director of the community and economic development program of the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. His research at the Urban Institute included national studies of federal- and foundation-funded affordable housing, community lending, small business development, and other community and economic development programs. He has specialized in community-based initiatives, local government policies, multi-party collaborations, performance measurement and community impact analysis. Work in 2005 included studies on the contributions of arts and culture to economic development and community vitality and local government accountability in federal community development programs.
Shannon N. Bouton is an Engagement Manager, Climate Change Fellow at McKinsey and Company. McKinsey is a management consulting firm which advises leading companies on issues of strategy, organization, technology, and operations. The Social Sector Office was created to ensure the best ; jljlkjklkjkljkl Rishi Moudgil is an Associate in Education and Health Consulting at the Huron Consulting Group. He is a Dual MBA & MA Educational Foundations and Policy from Michigan. Rishi also acquired his undergraduate degree in Organizational Behavior & Computer Information Systems from Michigan. (Go Blue!) Chicago Public Education Fund Fellow; worked on strategy and cost alignment for $25M venture philanthropy fund. Ran the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest business training program and business plan competition for the state of Michigan. Founded K-grams (Kids Programs) national mentoring and tutoring non-profit for K-5 youth and college students with over 2,000 participants annually. Worked at the University of Michigan in academic affairs, student affairs, athletics, and at Ross School of Business on coaching student start-ups and developing programs through the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. Consulting often plays a vital role in the success of major corporations; however, many consulting agencies focus their services on agencies that provide social impact. This panel will explore how these companies impact cities through their work in education and nonprofit consulting. Moderator: Jay Dombi, MBA Candidate, Class of 2009, University of Michigan Alex Neuhoff joined The Bridgespan Group in 2001 and is a manager in the New York office. While at Bridgespan, Alex has worked with nonprofits, private foundations, and community foundations on a wide range of issues including growth, organization, advocacy, and grant-making strategy. Alex’s work has spanned multiple domains, including child welfare, employment, the environment, healthcare, poverty, education, and youth development. Alex graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in Economics and Geography. At Dartmouth, he was vice-commodore of the sailing team and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also studied geography at the Charles University in Prague and led a service project in a Roma village in Slovakia. Alex is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a fan of all things Michigan. Consulting for the Greater Good capabilities of McKinsey are available to help the world’s leading institutions address important societal challenges. The Social Sector Office of McKinsey focuses on four areas: Global Public Health, Global Economic Development, Education, and Philanthropy. Through her work with McKinsey, Shannon advises firms seeking to incorporate concepts like sustainability and responsible corporate behavior into their daily practices. Shannon acquired her PhD in Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan.
Session Three 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Friday, October 10 th , 2008 Michigan Union The University of Michigan Ann Arbor Recognizing the Hope and Opportunity within our Cities.
Matthew Neagle is Team Lead at Google, Ann Arbor. Google Ann Arbor has created local partnerships to provide tools and training to students, colleges, non-profits. Matthew has a B.S.E in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Michigan. He is currently enrolled in the Ross Evening MBA Program. Prior to Google, Matthew co-founded a consultancy in Poland called Beyond and was a leader in AIESEC, a global non-profit focused on providing leadership and work abroad opportunities to youth around the world. Chris O’Brien is a Partner in the Public Sector Practice of Diamond Management & Technology Consultant. Chris earned his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1995. Prior to joining Diamond in 2006, Chris was appointed to the cabinet-level position of Chief Information Officer by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2000. Chris also Companies are seeking to play an active role in their communities. Corporate social responsibility (or CSR) has become a major component of many businesses, particularly in cities where the health of the city may be directly tied to the company’s ability to recruit employees and generate revenues. This panel will look at how companies have attempted to revitalize urban areas through its CSR initiatives. Moderator: Dr. Bethany S. Jones, Assistant to the Executive Affairs Authority, Abu Dhabi Emirate Douglas S. Kelbaugh , FAIA is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He received his BA degree Magna Cum Laude and Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University. Doug chaired the AIA National Urban Design Honor Awards jury and the 4th National Symposium on New Urbanism, as well as serving on the The Role of CSR in Urban Revitalization has held positions as Managing Deputy CIO of the City of Chicago and as a consultant at two major management consulting firms. Chris is quoted extensively on the topic of Municipal Broadband and Government’s use of technology. The Public Sector Practice of Diamond recently partnered with the city of New York to extend broadband wireless access to low-income residents across the city. National AIA Gold Medal jury. Douglas authored COMMON PLACE: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design, a book on the theory, design and practice of regionalism. Its sequel, Repairing the American Metropolis: Beyond Common Place, was published in 2002. His countless articles, essays and editorials have appeared in many journals and magazines all over the world. Doug helped lead the development of the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center located at Mack and Woodward.
Phillip Cooley , male model turned entrepreneur, is one of the partners behind one of the Detroit’s hottest restaurants Slows Bar BQ. With this business, he turned a vacant storefront into an exciting eatery, which has drawn crowds from metropolitan Detroit and beyond since its opening in 2006. Cooley is also a general contractor with Corktown-based O'Connor Real Estate and Development, and, as a result of his knack for inspired building design and finishes, he has started a build/design firm called Los Pistoleros. Cooley’s most recent project (opening next week) is the Mercury Bar, a new café located across the street from Slows. Slows Bar BQ O’Connor Realty The soon-to-be-opened Mercury Bar Photo courtesy of Model D Media Every entrepreneur wants to turn a profit; however, there is a growing segment who are seeking to accomplish both social and financial goals with their businesses. This session will delve into the experience of one entrepreneur who, with the help of his colleagues, has been able to open multiple businesses in Detroit while contributing to the fabric of the community, creating jobs and implementing sustainable business practices. Phillip Cooley insists that he wants to “make money without feeling guilty about it.” As a result, he and his partners have put a priority on job creation for Detroiters, with the vision of creating 1,000 jobs. Additionally, the owners choose to conduct business using sustainable practices, from using the wood existing in the original building to refurbish Slow Bar BQ to requiring that all produce be locally grown. Entrepreneurship with Social Impact
Chaka Booker is Director, Recruitment and Selection of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems at : Los Angeles, CA. In this role, he leads recruitment and selection for The Broad Residency in Urban Education and oversees summer opportunity partnerships. Prior to joining The Broad Center, Mr. Booker worked in the public sector for the majority of his career, first as the founder and director of A+ Services, a tutorial company operating within the Los Angeles Unified School District, and then as Director of Education for Star Inc., a provider of after-school enrichment curriculum development, and Anne Y. Sawyer is Director of National Recruiting, Education Pioneers. Education Pioneers is a national nonprofit organization that exists to train, connect, and inspire a new generation of education leaders dedicated to transforming the educational system so that all students receive a quality education. Prior to joining Education Pioneers, Anne was employed by the NYC Department of Education where she was the Chief of Staff for the Office of Accountability. Previously she was a Team Leader for an HR transformation project at the NYC Department of Education. Anne started her career at Morgan Stanley where she managed the associate recruiting for the North America and Europe. Anne received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College, CT and her masters in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Annie Hartranft is Manager of Professional Development, Teach For America—Chicago. Teach For America, founded in 1990 by Wendy Kopp. currently place teachers in 29 different regions, with more than 6,000 corps members and over 14,000 alumni. Annie is committed to ending educational inequity, and for the last four and a half years, has had a particular focus on the Chicago and Northwest Indiana school districts. After working on Teach For America’s staff as a Program Director, she has taken on a larger programmatic role with a particular focus on preK-12 metrics, research and designing teacher training. Annie graduated from the University of Michigan in 2004 with a double major in English and Sociology. The importance of education in our national economy is recognized by politicians and business leaders. However, rescuing our city schools has been a tremendous challenge which we have yet to overcome. This panel will look at some of the efforts occurring outside of the traditional education system. Moderator: David Schoem, Director, Michigan Community Scholars Program, Adjunct Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan Transforming Urban Education supplemental education services. He also worked for William Morris Consulting, where he evaluated partnership opportunities and analyzed potential Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Booker received his M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Urban Transportation Jonathan Levine is Professor and Chair of Urban & Regional Planning Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He teaches courses in and has significantly influenced the field of transportation policy and planning. Focus on relationships between transportation systems and land use in metro regions and factors that drive the development of such systems. Jonathan joined the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning as Assistant Professor in 1991. Prior to his appointment at the University of Michigan, Jonathan studied and taught at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, he holds the Master of City Planning and the Master of Science in Civil Engineering, with a transportation focus. Megan Owens is the Executive Director of Transportation Riders United (TRU). TRU is Detroit’s non-profit transit advocate, dedicated to improving and promoting public transit throughout greater Detroit. Founded in 1999, TRU has a strong track record of doing the research, presenting the facts, involving the public, developing the coalitions and educating leaders. Megan serves on Oakland County Public Transit Authority, which oversees SMART bus service in Oakland County, and on the Transportation Advisory Committee of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). She is active with the statewide Let’s Get Moving transit coalition, the Michigan Transit Advisory Council, and Motown’s Downtowns, which promotes economic development and increased mobility between Detroit, Hamtramck, Ferndale and Royal Oak. Eli Cooper , AICP is the Transportation Planning Manager, city of Ann Arbor. He works in the city’s Systems Planning Unit, addressing all forms of transportation programs and planning. Eli serves as the Chairman of the City’s Alternative Transportation Committee and is co-chair of the Ann Arbor Area 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation. Eli is a member of the get Downtown Advisory Board, the city’s transportation management organization that As city’s populations continue to grow at unprecedented rates, there is a great strain on existing transportation systems. This panel will seek to explore these challenges in one of the city’s which is well known for its cars and its lack of effective public transportation. Moderator: Matthew McMurtry, MBA Candidate, Class of 2009, University of Michigan promotes active forms of transportation including walking and bicycling as a means to get employees to work. Eli has recently completed a term as a member of the AATA where he also served as Chairman of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority’s Policy and Operations Committee. Lovevett Williams is Director of Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), the largest transit agency in the state of Michigan which serves 23 communities and approximately 145,000 daily bus- riding passengers. DDOT is focused on providing transit services that are clean, reliable, safe and customer friendly. The agency concentrates on improving the transportation needs of the region and to provide information on how these improvements will be implemented. Current efforts include improving the existing bus service, the building of the Rosa Parks Transit Center, and supporting the Woodward Avenue Light Rail Transit initiative. In addition, DDOT is looking into Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and what impact it will have on development of areas surrounding light-rail stations or transit hubs. Lovevett Williams received her Bachelor of Accountancy and Business Administration Degree from Walsh College. Williams has an impressive 29 years of transportation experience .
Session Four 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Friday, October 10 th , 2008 Michigan Union The University of Michigan Ann Arbor Recognizing the Hope and Opportunity within our Cities.
He also chairs Detroit Renaissance’s Public Art Group for Woodward Avenue initiative; is a member of the Board of Advisors of Design Detroit, an initiative to attract and retain design/creative professionals to Detroit; and is a member of the board of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Mr. Rogers is a graduate of the Yale University. Richard L. Rogers is the president of College for Creative Studies, a private college of art and design in Detroit, with more than 1350 matriculating students, as well as robust enrollment in its community arts and continuing education programs. He sits on the steering committee of “Road to Renaissance,” an effort to transform the economy of Southeast Michigan, sponsored by Detroit Renaissance; and he co-chairs the Road to Renaissance task force to “Grow Metro Detroit’s Creative Community.” Graham Beal , a native of Great Britain, was born in Stratford-on-Avon and grew up near Hastings on the south coast of England. He has degrees in English and Art History from the University of Manchester and the Courtauld Institute of History of Art of the University of London, where he studied with Anthony Blunt, a specialist on French 17th-Century Art and Architecture, but now perhaps best known for his spying activities on behalf of the Russians Graham Beal has organized over 40 exhibitions, many of which have toured nationally. His publications include books on the American artist, Jim Dine, on contemporary British sculpture and on the history of American painting. He was Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1996 to 1999, when he became Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the College for Creative Studies in 2008. Jeseca Dawson is Deputy Director, Operations and Administration, at Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. As a non-collecting institution, MOCAD is responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial dialogue, collaboration, and public engagement. Jeseca has a Bachelor’s Degree, Interdisciplinary Studies Program (ISP), 2005 from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She has contributed to the Detroit Artists Market – Detroit, MI (2005 – 2006) – A non-profit art gallery since 1932, Multicultural Experience in Leadership Development (MELD) – Detroit, MI (1998 – 2004) - A Wayne State University program on media stereotypes, diversity issues, and undoing racism and Groundwork for a Just World – Detroit, MI (2000-2001) – A nonprofit social justice agency. The population generally referred to as “Creatives” is receiving increased attention by academics and public officials for their role in driving the urban economy. This panel will look at current initiatives seeking to support the creation of the arts in cities, and how such efforts play a role in urban revitalization. Moderator: Kathleen Dolan, Fine Art Consultant, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan The Role of the Arts in Urban Revitalization
Michelle Richards was a founding board member and is the Executive Director of the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development (CEED) since its inception in 1984. As a national and regional advocate for women business owners, Michelle Richards has been honored with the following awards: Michigan Small Business Administration Women’s Business Advocate of the Year Award, the Red Tape Buster Award from the National Association of Women’s Business Owners – Greater Detroit. She was also recognized as An Influential Woman in Business by Business Direct Weekly Magazine. In 2005, Michelle was part of a professional delegation lead by Michigan State University’s Center for Advanced Study of International Development that traveled to Ghana, West Africa to instruct on women’s business development. Beyond accolades, Ms. Richards is in the trenches championing for level playing fields and advocating for women and minorities Across the world, microfinance is being credited with transforming communities and providing new opportunities to populations who previously lacked any economic power. This session seeks to address such initiatives within an urban context, highlighting the roles of all three sectors (public, private and nonprofit) in ensuring an environment conducive to success. Moderator: Sheel Monahot, , MBA Candidate, Class of 2009, University of Michigan Erin Grant is Senior Lender, ShoreBank Corporation. It is a multi-billion dollar community development and environmental bank holding company. ShoreBank Enterprise Detroit was established in 1996 with a partnership with Detroit Renaissance provided eastside Detroit residents with down payment assistance and credit counseling. In 2001, SED’s small business loan fund began operation and has grown and evolved substantially since then. In late 2007, SED was recognized for receiving several million dollars in funding to provide not only small business loans but construction, development, façade improvement and contract loans for city of Detroit business owners. Technical assistance is also provided to business customers. Erin is a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Michigan State University. His commercial lending experience over the past eleven years includes captive leasing and financing, asset based lending, and small business lending. Using Microfinance to Create Change
Mary Kramer is Publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business. Founded in 1985, Crain’s Detroit Business is a leading business publication and Web site in southeast Michigan. Crain’s Detroit Business covers urban redevelopment, publishes an annual guide to investment in Detroit and recently launched a new micro-site, www.detroitmakeithere.com dedicated to the development of the creative economy in Detroit. Mary joined Crain’s in 1989, after 16 years working as a reporter and editor at six daily newspapers, four of which are located in Michigan. Cities are looking to incorporate marketing techniques typically employed by corporations in order to develop their image as they look to both increase tourism and attract new residents to the city. This is particularly challenging in Detroit, a city labeled “Most Miserable City” by Forbes magazine. This panel will examine some of the initiatives looking to reverse such thinking, and highlight effective strategies in creating a positive buzz for Detroit. Moderator: Andy Gershoff, Professor of Marketing, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Christopher Baum , CHME, is Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), where he oversees a sales & marketing staff of 27 professionals and develops the bureau’s strategic direction for the meeting, convention and tourism industries. A graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Baum spent 25 years in senior sales & marketing positions with Westin Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Sonesta Hotels, Resorts & Nile Cruises, as well as four years directing travel advertising at The New Yorker magazine, before joining the DMCVB in early 2006. Social Marketing in an Urban Context Brian Boyle is Founder of Issues Media Group and Publisher of Model D Media. Issues Media Group publishes E-zines with a mission of advancing cities by providing an alternative urban narrative. Through these media efforts, they focus on non-traditional media themes such as city assets, growth and investment, neighborhoods and solutions. This is done in hopes of stimulating increased investment and population within these cities. Currently Issues Media Group has E-zines devoted to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Detroit. Model D feature stories are about the Photo courtesy of Model D Media remarkable people and remarkable places that capture the positive and authentic Detroit growth story.
Marc Andraca is the Director, Global Energy & Sustainability at Johnson Controls, a company with 140,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations serving customers in 125 countries. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marc’s job is to develop and implement corporate strategy to drive business growth through building efficiency and sustainability. He is an MBA ’97 from the University of Michigan and over 15 years working in energy services field. Haukur (Hawk) Asgeirsson is Manager, Power Systems Technologies at DTE Energy. He has over 30 years of work experience in the electric utility industry. He manages Smart Grid technology projects funded in part by the Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Reliability. Hawk is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. Natalie Mims is a consultant at Rocky Mountain Institute, in Boulder, Colorado. She works on Energy Research and Consulting and has a Masters in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. She has published extensively - PHEVs and Environmentally Beneficial Load Building: Implications on California’s Revenue Adjustment Mechanism; Feebates – a Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements. to Automobile Efficiency; and Legislative Options to Improve Transportation Efficiency. She is currently working on research Nuri Demirdoven is a Consultant for the North America Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice at McKinsey & Company, Inc., in New York. He advises fortune 500 global energy and materials companies on business related to climate change, energy efficiency, Smart Grid, renewable power & fuels. He has a S.M. Technology & Policy from MIT and a Ph.D. Chemistry from MIT and has published an article “Hybrid Cars Now, Fuel Cell Cars Later” in Science magazine Tomorrow’s buildings will be more efficient. They will generate and store their own electricity. They will intelligently manage how energy is used, and trade energy with the Smart Grid. Come hear experts from leading organizations discuss emerging energy technologies in the built environment, the opportunities and challenges they present, and what this new cityscape means for you. Moderator: Dave Fribush, MBA and MS Candidate, Class of 2010, University of Michigan The Future of Urban Energy He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan and a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. His prior experience includes renewable energy program development, management consulting, energy outsource structuring, and marketing HVAC field service operations. to figure out how to close the energy productivity ($GDP/kWh) gap that exists between efficient states and laggard states.
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