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Andre Ash

Digital Anchor
Michigan Chronicle

Sridhar Ayer

President and CEO

Karl I. Bell

President and CEO
Diverse Capital Solutions, LLC

Dr. Kristen Broady

Senior Economist, Economic Advisor, and Director
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Brian Calley

President and CEO
Small Business Association of Michigan

Tamira Chapman

President and CEO
Storehouse In A Box, LLC

Ron Cirihal

Director of Global Procurement Administration
American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM)

Bryan Clem

Senior Manager, Purchasing Supplier Development
Toyota Motor North America

Mónica Doger

Director of the Puebla and Tlaxcala Automotive Cluster
Central Zone Automotive Cluster

Nacsha Ealy

Business Relations Consultant
Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Sean Egan

Deputy Director, Labor
State of Michigan

Charles Elwood

Business Technology Expert

Charles Finneran

Director Supply Chain Management
DTE Energy

Brittany Fischer

Supply Chain, Supplier Diversity Manager
Consumers Energy

James B. Flynn

Director of Market Strategy and Advisory Services
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jacquie Munson Gaines

Founder & CEO
JMG Connects

Dr. La-Toya Gaines

Clinical Psychologist
Family Matters Counseling and Psychological Services, Inc.

Julio Gonzalez

Founder and CEO
Engineered Tax Services, Inc.

Jennifer Good

Senior Manager for Supplier Relations, Compliance and Diversity
American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM)

Bill Grice

Executive Director
Michigan MBDA Business Center

Jennifer Harris-Kroll

Marketing & People Ops Leader

Sylvester Hester

President & CEO
LM Manufacturing, LLC

Courtney Morales Hofmann

Founder & CEO
MCM Staffing

Sig Huber

Chief Commercial Officer
Elm Analytics

Robert Jackson

Executive Director of RESTART Program
Lawrence Technological University

Kwabena ‘Q’ Johnson

Plug Zen

Rodney Johnson

Divisional Vice President of Culture and Inclusion

Donald R. Cravins Jr.

Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development
Minority Business Development Agency

Rona R. Khan

Vice President in the Special Assets Group
Comerica Bank

Gina King

The Ovation Point

Connie Ku


Mina Lu

Chief Executive Officer
Victoria's Voice

Stephanie Ludwig

Program Manager
Economic Growth Institute

Dr. Gretchen Moran Marsh

Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Gretchen Moran Marsh

Alicia Masse

Senior Managing Director
B. Riley Financial

Arthur McClellan

Director of Supplier Diversity and Development
Lear Corporation

Jasaun Moncrief

Data Analytics Specialist
Adam Divine Analytics, LLC

Vince Nelson

Managing Partner
Arno Wealth, LLC

Samantha Ortega

Government Relations Manager

Lorena Patterson

Chief Executive Officer
Connect@ Corp

Dr. Pam Perry

Chief Executive Officer
Ministry Marketing Solutions

Charles Poon

Global Director
Electrified Systems Engineering

Nit Reeder

Americas Markets Communications Leader

Steve Savoy

Advisor, Operating Executive, Value Creator
Savoit Consulting

Varchasvi Shankar

President and CEO
V2Soft, Inc.

Robert SMith

Founder and Managing Partner
NUE Capital

Travis Spencer

Senior Purchasing Manager for Supplier Diversity & Inclusion
Ford Motor Company

Karl Stephens

President and CEO
Call Center For Hire

Dolores Sturdivant

Founder and CEO
TDS Group, LLC

Kameale Terry

Chief Executive Officer

Ingrid Tighe

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Pina Vyas

Director of Marketing (Electric Sales & Marketing)
DTE Energy

Ian Watts

Managing Partner
Milestone Business Acquisitions

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