2014 U-M Social Innovation Summit
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The 2014 U-M Social Innovation Summit will feature

  • Bryan Barnhill, Chief Talent Officer, City of Detroit
  • Devita Davison, Community Kitchen Manager, Eastern Market Corporation
  • Tyson Gersh, Founder, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
  • Patti Glaza, VP & Managing Director, Invest Detroit
  • Rashida Goudeaux, Director of Workforce Development & Education, Focus:HOPE
  • David Merritt, Founder, Merit Goodness
  • Douglas Stewart, Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
  • Stefanie Thomas, Director of Fund Develoment, U-M Social Venture Fund
  • Rebecca Thompson, Senior Director of Engagement, United Way for Southeast Michigan
  • Nick Tobier, Instigator of Civic Interruptions at EverydayPlaces and Associate Professor, University of Michigan

 Student moderators include: 

  • Kate Drummond, MBA/MS, Former Co-President, Ross Net Impact Club
  • Kyle Killebrew, MBA/MPP, Director of Education, U-M Social Venture Fund
  • Neil Tambe, MBA, Co-President, Detroit Revitilization and Business Initiative



Keynote: Aaron Hurst, Founder, Taproot Foundation, Founder & CEO, Imperative

The 2014 Social Innovation Summit will feature entrepreneur, thought leader, and social innovator Aaron Hurst. Hurst is the Founder of the Taproot Foundation, Founder & CEO of Imperative, and Author of The Purpose Economy. A proud Michigan alumnus, he is also the recipient of 2009 University of Michigan LS&A Humanitarian Award.




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