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Doug Rothwell is the President & CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan. This leadership organization composed of the state's leading corporate and university chief executive's focuses on transforming the state's economy through the Michigan Turnaround Plan.  Doug's leadership of economic development efforts in Detroit and Michigan have earned him numerous awards and national recognition. 

Kelly Chesney is Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Business Leaders for Michigan, her responsibilities include managing and facilitating media relations, as well as integrating marketing and communications strategies that support and advance the organization’s mission. 

 

Find out about Michigan and its economy from who's who in business and education. 

Tuesday
Apr082014

WKAR: Business Leaders Update Turnaround Plan

Listen to the podcast, from WKAR - Current State. 

"An organization that includes many of Michigan’s top corporate leaders is making new recommendations on the way ahead for the state. Business Leaders for Michigan is a non-profit whose 90 or so members are among the top executives of the state’s most established businesses including General Motors, Dominos Pizza and Meijer.

The group also includes top academic leaders like university Presidents Lou Anna K. Simon and Mary Sue Coleman.

Business Leaders for Michigan's 2009 Turnaround Plan, which called for tax and budget reforms to generate job growth and competitiveness, has been largely implemented by the GOP-led legislature and the Snyder administration.

CEO Doug Rothwell says since 2009, Michigan has balanced its budget and regained population."

-via WKAR Current State, April 8, 2014

 

Friday
Apr042014

WGVU West Michigan Week with Guest Doug Rothwell

Thursday
Apr032014

Michigan's Big Show: BLM President & CEO Doug Rothwell April 3, 2014 

On April 3, 2014, Business Leaders for Michigan President & CEO Doug Rothwell spoke with Michael Patrick Shiels of Michigan's Big Show about the 2014 Michigan Turnaround Plan

Listen to segment 1. 

Listen to segment 2. 

Listen to segment 3. 

Thursday
Jan302014

Business Leaders Insights: John Rakolta Jr, CEO of Walbridge


Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) and WJR present Business Leaders Insights. In this edition, BLM member John Rakolta Jr, CEO of Walbridge, joins Kelly Chesney, BLM VP of Marketing & Communications to discuss making Michigan a more cohesive global competitor. 

PODCAST: Click here to listen. 

Thursday
Jan302014

Business Leaders Insights: Hans-Werner Kaas on Michigan's potential as a Global Center of Mobility

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) and WJR present Business Leaders Insights. In this edition, BLM member Hans-Werner Kaas, Director at McKinsey & Company, joins Kelly Chesney, VP Marketing & Communications to discuss growing Michigan's automotive industry into the Global Center of Mobility.

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Friday
Nov012013

Business Leaders Insights: Brig Sorber, CEO of Two Men and a Truck, International

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) and WJR present Business Leaders Insights. In this edition, BLM member Brig Sorber, CEO of Two Men and a Truck, International joins Kelly Chesney, VP Marketing & Communications to discuss Two Men and a Truck's history, growth and winning strategy for the future.

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Friday
Nov012013

Business Leaders Insights: Sandra Pierce on Michigan's competitiveness

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) and WJR present Business Insights. In this edition, BLM member Sandra Pierce, Chairman & CEO, FirstMerit Michigan joins Kelly Chesney, VP Marketing & Communications to discuss the recently-released 2013 Michigan Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report and the characteristics of Top Ten states. 

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Wednesday
Oct162013

Business Leaders for Michigan Report: Oct. 16, 2013

Via WJIM 1240: Business Leaders for Michigan members are forecasting that Michigan's economy will grow faster than the U.S. economy over the next year and a half. In addition, 40 percent project that jobs will be added in the next six months. 

Click here to listen to the report. 

Friday
Oct112013

WJR Insights: Doug Rothwell on the 2013 MI CEO Summit

PODCAST: Click here to listen. 

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) and WJR present Business Insights. In this edition, BLM President & CEO Doug Rothwell joins Kelly Chesney, BLM Vice President of Marketing & Communications to discuss the upcoming 2013 Michigan CEO Summit, "Putting Michigan in the Winner's Circle".

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Tuesday
Jun042013

Mackinac Policy Conference- MiVote Interview with Doug Rothwell