Detroit Economic Club's Podcast

Detroit Economic Club's Podcast

Formed in 1934 as a platform for the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. It is known internationally as a top speaking forum for prominent business, academic, and government officials, who address members and their guests at the Club's 35 meeting season. With more than 3,500 members, the DEC is a forum for vital issues. The DEC claims to have hosted every U.S. President since Richard Nixon and is ranked among the top speaking platforms in the world. The DEC is one of the most valued podiums for CEO's in the world and one of the top five executive speaking forums in America.


March 30, 2023 49 min

The DEC hosted Linda Foutty, Executive Board Chair of Deloitte US, and Linda Hubbard, President & COO of Carhartt, Inc., on Tuesday, March 28, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. In a fireside chat with DEC Board Chair and Huntington Bank’s Sandy Pierce, the panel discussed “What Does It Take for Women to Thrive in Leadership Roles Today?” and answered questions from the audience.

Janet’s co-authored book, Arrive and Thrive, 7 Impactful...

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The DEC hosted 313 Presents President Howard Handler on Tuesday, March 14, at the Fox Theatre. In a fireside chat with Music Journalist Gary Graff, Howard discussed "The Enduring Power of Live Entertainment" and answered questions from the audience.

The event concluded with a behind-the-scenes tour to learn the many secrets of the Fox Theatre.

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March 15, 2023 43 min

The DEC hosted the 2022-2023 Detroit Red Wings at the MotorCity Casino Hotel on Friday, March 10. Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond served as the Masters of Ceremonies for the 17th annual meeting.

In a lively roundtable discussion, members heard from Assistant General Manager Shawn Horcoff, and Head Coach Derek Lalonde as they shared their thoughts on the season. A players-only roundtable with Dylan Larkin, Moritz Seider, and Lucas Ra...

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March 7, 2023 29 min

Join us via Zoom as we focus on everyone’s favorite topic…your investments. We will ask Jason Tinsley for three things to get excited about and three things to give you pause.


Jason Tinsley
Michigan Market Manager
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

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February 1, 2023 53 min

The DEC hosted Jeff Donofrio, President & CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, and Rachel Stewart, President of Gardner-White, on Tuesday, January 31, at MotorCity Casino Hotel. In a fireside chat with Dustin Walsh, Jeff and Rachel discussed Michigan’s economic growth and reversing unwanted trends, and answered questions from the audience.

Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners for supporting the DEC:

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January 13, 2023 54 min

The DEC hosted the 2023 Michigan Economic Outlook Meeting on Thursday, January 12. In a conversation moderated by Daniel Howes, Elaine Buckberg, Chief Economist of General Motors, and Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, shared their insights and more.

Before the discussion, the results of the 11th annual Michigan Economic Outlook Survey were unveiled. You can view the survey results here: w...

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The DEC hosted Bruce Van Saun, Chairman & CEO of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., on Monday, December 12, at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. In a fireside chat with DEC's Steve Grigorian, Bruce discussed "Tapping the Power of Innovation and Transformation in a Dynamic Environment" and answered questions from the audience.

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December 14, 2022 54 min

The DEC hosted Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), on Wednesday, December 7, at MotorCity Casino Hotel. In a fireside chat with DEC’s Steve Grigorian, Johnny discussed “THE GREAT RESET: The Future of Work?” and answered questions from the audience.

This meeting was presented in partnership with Detroit Public TV as part of the Future of Work Series.

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The DEC hosted U.S. Federal Reserve System Governor Dr. Lisa D. Cook on Wednesday, November 30, at The Masonic. Dr. Cook discussed "The Outlook for Monetary Policy and Observations on the Evolving Economy" and answered questions from the audience.

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November 21, 2022 51 min

The DEC hosted Mark Hoplamazian, President & CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Mark Mendola, Vice Chairman - US Managing Partner of PwC, on Thursday, November 17, at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. In a fireside chat with DEC's Steve Grigorian, Mark and Mark discussed "Is the Talent War Reshaping Business?" and answered questions from the audience.

This meeting kicked off the Future of Work Series, a partnership with Detroit P...

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Develop Breakout Session: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

The value of emotional intelligence (EI) is the foundation for any successful and rewarding relationship, personally and professionally. There is tremendous value in being able to sit silently, listen and validate your own emotions. Nevertheless, it takes strength and courage to walk this journey; courage to be still when it hurts and strength to exerc...

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Inspire Breakout Session: Finding Balance in an Everchanging World

Never have we, as a society, seen such a dramatic shift in nearly every facet of our lives. Young professionals especially need help and assistance in reframing their thinking and priorities to keep themselves healthy, happy and balanced.

As a health and wellbeing advocate and expert who has focused not only on the individual side of health and wellbeing, but corpor...

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Develop Breakout Session: The Challenge of Change

There is one thing in life and work that is guaranteed, and that is things will change. We have people around us moving full-steam ahead and then others that are constantly pumping the brakes. They both play a valuable role in helping us succeed as teams and organizations. So, how do we lead change effectively inside our organizations? This session will provide you with some simple ...

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Inspire Breakout Session: Interdisciplinary and 21st Century Jobs

How do you prepare your career for jobs that do not exist yet? How can you predict if your job will become automated? If it will, can you protect yourself? Are you prepared to utilize all of your potential and expand out of your current position?

In this session, Tarek Sobh will discuss with attendees how to renew their credentials to become in-demand when the world ...

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Closing Keynote Powered by MotorCity Casino Hotel: “If You Want It, Come and Get It, For Crying Out Loud!” (Taking Ownership for Advancing Your Career in This New Remote Work Environment)

The pandemic has turned our world upside down and disrupted and transformed the way we live and work. Most people are still working remotely today. Some of you haven’t seen your direct manager or team in person for over a year. One thing is for ce...

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Inspire Breakout Session: How To Move Up And Let Go: 3 Steps to Go from Great at Your Job to Excelling as a Leader

It is common for businesses to promote people into leadership who are the most successful in their roles. Unfortunately, being good at producing results doesn’t translate into being a great leader. This session will showcase simple steps to take to ensure a successful transition from being a star player to the head coa...

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Develop Breakout Session: Disrupt Yourself - How to Reinvent Yourself to Adapt and Thrive in This Everchanging World

During the session, Carolina will guide participants through a framework on how to disrupt themselves before they are disrupted by others. She will share why it is important to take a proactive approach and be intentional about reinventing themselves to thrive in the midst of a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and...

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Lunch Keynote: Fostering Connection in a Hybrid Workplace

Many of us are learning, living, and leading from home. This can create a sense of disconnection and isolation. Demonstrating empathy for the changes we are all going through and understanding ways to restore energy and human interaction are critical – especially when navigating a hybrid workplace. In Mark’s message, he will provide ways to reignite human connection leaving ...

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November 4, 2022 27 min

Join DEC Members as we talk about an important topic to all – Your Money.

With the world transitioning to lower growth and lingering inflation over the next couple of years, Jas Thandi will discuss his asset class views, what will it mean to invest in a world with much higher inflation volatility and what strategies can be used in subject environment.


Jas Thandi, CFA, MBA
Partner, Global Head of Asset Allocat...

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November 4, 2022 49 min

The DEC hosted Detroit Pistons Head Coach Dwane Casey and General Manager Troy Weaver on Thursday, October 27, at Little Caesars Arena. In a fireside chat with Greg Kelser, TV Analyst and Former Detroit Piston, Dwane and Troy shared their thoughts on the upcoming season, the development of the young roster, and their "restoration" process for the team.

Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners for supporting the DEC: http://www.econclub...

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