Michigan Economic Outlook: What’s Ahead for the State and What Broadcasters Should Know
Hear from business leaders on the trends that are moving the Michigan economy forward, how companies are managing the supply chain crisis, and projections on the technology, services, and opportunities.
Brian Calley, President and CEO
Small Business Association of Michigan
As President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, Brian is able to put his passion for Michigan’s small businesses to work. He also serves as a Director of a publicly traded community bank and sits on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Michigan, Disability Rights Michigan and the Autism Alliance of Michigan and as a Trustee of Oakland University. Calley had the honor of serving as Michigan’s 63rd Lieutenant Governor from 2011-2018. During that time, he played an integral role in Michigan’s comeback in partnership with Governor Rick Snyder. Calley was the driving force behind two historic tax reforms that were the catalyst for significant private-sector job growth in Michigan. During his tenure, more than 555,000 jobs were created and Michigan saw the lowest unemployment rate in nearly two decades. As Michigan’s lieutenant governor, he also spearheaded regulatory reform, infrastructure improvement and employee engagement efforts.
Terry Burns, Executive Vice President and Secretary,
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
Jeff Gilbert, Automotive Reporter,
Audacy Detroit, WWJ-AM
A 47 year broadcasting industry veteran, Jeff is the only radio reporter assigned to exclusively cover the auto industry. Jeff’s reports also appear frequently on the CBS Radio Network and the Michigan News Network. A native of Pittsburgh, Jeff worked at radio stations in Pennsylvania and California before moving to the Detroit area in 1986. He joined WWJ in 1990. His work has won Jeff hundreds of awards, including the Prestigious “National Headliner Award” for “Consistently Outstanding Reporting” and 15 “Excellence in Individual Reporting” from the Michigan Associated Press.