Mike Ilitch School of Business - Automotive Summit 2022

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The Ilitch School invites you to this special event discussing two of the most important issues facing the global vehicle industry:

  • Recruiting and retaining the next generation of industry leaders
  • Developing and maintaining a secure and sustainable supply chain

All Wayne State students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend this free event, which will include insightful discussions among Ilitch School faculty and industry leaders followed by Q&A sessions with the audience.

Registration, refreshments and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the formal program will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

PANEL 1: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent for the Automotive Industry
Moderated by Lori Sisk, WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business
Panelists:

  • Lottie Holland, director of diversity, inclusion, engagement & EEO compliance, Stellantis
  • Connie Rightmer, VP of compensation and benefits, ZF Group
  • J. Scot Sharland, CEO emeritus, Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

PANEL 2: Current and Future State of the Global Supply Chain
Moderated by Tim Butler, WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business
Panelists:

  • Homayune Ghaussi, partner, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
  • Renee Wawrzynski, director of demand and supply planning and scheduling, GM
  • Tingting Yan, WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business

About the Mike Ilitch School of Business Dean’s Executive Speaker Series
The 2022 Automotive Summit is part of the Ilitch School Dean’s Executive Speaker Series. What does the future of business look like? How are we growing, moving and changing? To address these pivotal questions, the school launched the Dean’s Executive Speaker Series in January 2021. The series is aimed at Wayne State University students and alumni but is open to the broader community. The series is presented by the Ilitch School’s Graduate Programs Office.

For more information about this event, please contact Steve Townsend at 313-577-0202 or smtownsend@wayne.edu.

Submissions for this form have closed on September 21, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.