Day One

Accident Fund of Michigan

Breakfast Program
Virg Bernero, Mayor of Lansing
Kevin Clinton, Insurance Commissioner
Liz Haar, CEO, Accident Fund of Michigan

Emergent Bio Solutions

Overview of Capitol Building
Matt VanAcker

Lunch Meeting with Legislators
Moderator: Cynthia Wilbanks, U-M Vice President for Government Relations
Andy Schor, State Representative
Dennis Muchmore, Chief of Staff to Gov. Snyder

Luella Collins Community Center
Phyllis Davis, Health Director and Tribal Council Member, Gun Lake Tribe

Dinner with Grand Rapids Alum Club and Scholarship Recipients
LaFontsee Gallery

Day Two

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Dave Brinza, Chief Operating Officer
Nick Carlson, Director of Environmental Sustainability

Cascade Engineering
Fred Ketter, Caair and CEO
Keith Maki, Director of Marketing
Kenyatta Lumumba London Brame, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

OneUp Web
Lisa Wehr, CEO

Chateau Chantel Winery, tour and dinner

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Day Three

Breakfast update with Michigan Sea Grant, MSU Extension

National Writers Series
Front Street Writers / Conversation with the Superintendent
Doug Stanton, Author, Founder Front Street Writers
Steve Cousins, Superintendent, TCAPS

Dawn Sineway, Cultural Services Specialist
Theresa Chingwa, Cultural Services Specialist

Soo Locks Tour / Dinner

Day Four

LSSU Aquaculture Lab/SSM Hydro Plant
Roger Greil, ARL Manager, LSSU

Brent Belleau, Hydro Plant Manager, Cloverland Electric Coop

Bay City, Lunch at Big Buck Brewery

Bay Carbon
Tom Clare, Owner Sales Manager
Mark J. Loboda, Electronics Industry Senior Research Scientist & Chief Scientist, Dow Corning

Reception / Dinner, Bay County Overview
Tom HIckner, Bay County Executive
Michael Seward, President, Bay City Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Mayes, Board Chair, Bay Future

County Executive Tom Hickner writes of highlights of the MRS Bay City stops in his monthly newsletter. read more

Day Five

Do-All, Inc
Chris Girard, President & CEO

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC)
Angela Reyes, President & Founder

Eastern Market
Detroit Future City Presentation

Midtown Detroit
Tour of College for Creative Studies
Anne M. Masterson, Senior Director - Corporate & Foundation Relations

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Corp! Magazine article; Michigan Road Scholars Tour Takes Faculty to Communities, Business.

Congratulations to our 2013 group of MRS Alumni! Read about the tour in the Record Update.

The agenda for each day is posted on the 2013 Tour page.

Michigan Road Scholars Identify Community-Academic Collaborations. Read more in the Record Update and the Record Online