TrustBelt 2018 Speakers & Panelists

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Ato Andoh

Ato Andoh

Chief Executive Officer, Green Coal Solutions

Susan Arledge

Susan Arledge

President, Site Selection & Incentives, ESRP

Keith Bennet

Keith Bennet

Special Projects, BrewDog

William Delaney, Esq.

William Delaney, Esq.

Founding Partner, Delaney Law

Courtney Dunbar

Courtney Dunbar

Industrial Program Leader, Olsson Associates

John Evans

John Evans

Managing Director, Tractus Asia Ltd.

Patrick Fiel

Patrick Fiel

Head of Corporate Development, EdgeConneX

Henrik Fisker

Henrik Fisker

Chairman & CEO, Fisker Inc.

Michael Fleming

Michael Fleming

CEO, Torc

Jeff Forsythe

Jeff Forsythe

Founder, Forsythe & Associates

Jose Gaztambide

Jose Gaztambide

COO, Interapt

Craig Hagen

Craig Hagen

Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Electronic Arts

Ann Harts

Ann Harts

Executive Vice President, ESRP Real Estate

Cathy Hendrian

Cathy Hendrian

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CMS Energy

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Principal, Blue J Group

Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly

Executive Director & CEO, Automation Alley

Kevin Kerrigan

Kevin Kerrigan

Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, State of Michigan

Congressman Dan Kildee

Congressman Dan Kildee

Michigan's 5th District

Matt Knight

Matt Knight

Principal, Shadow Ventures

Mike Kulka

Mike Kulka

CEO & Founder, PM Environmental, Inc.

Victor LaGroon

Victor LaGroon

Diversity and Inclusion Veterans Advisor, City of Hope Hospital & Healthcare

Amy La Porte

Amy La Porte

Writer, Producer, Reporter, CNN

Maren Lesche

Maren Lesche

Founder, Startup Colors

John Longshore

John Longshore

Senior Consultant, Global Location Strategies

Derrick Mashore

Derrick Mashore

Senior Vice President, CBRE

John Manzella

John Manzella

Author and Speaker, The ManzellaReport.com

Kim Moore

Kim Moore

Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank Global

Roger Nesti

Roger Nesti

Director International Real Estate, Kellogg Company

Ann Petersen

Ann Petersen

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

May Russell

May Russell

Emerging Technologies Executive, Ford Motor Company

Tre Sasser

Tre Sasser

CEO, Rural Sourcing Inc.

Eric.Shreffler

Eric.Shreffler

Ron Starner

Ron Starner

Senior Vice President, Conway, Inc.

Tom Stringer

Tom Stringer

National Site Selection & Incentives Service Leader, BDO USA, LLP

Arran Stewart

Arran Stewart

Founder & CVO Job.com

David Sturza

David Sturza

Global Economic Development, BorgWarner

Gray Swoope

Gray Swoope

President & CEO, VisionFirst Advisors, LLC

Hassan Syed

Hassan Syed

CEO, Bir Ventures USA Ltd

Colby Tanner

Colby Tanner

AVP of Economic Development, BNSF Railway

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan

Author, The Accidental Superpower

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