Craziness: The New Normal?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Somerset Inn
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Resgistration, Social Hour, Cash Bar
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Panel Discussion
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Dessert and Coffee

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Candid dialogue with professionals in the industry. How to get ahead, present yourself and find a perfect fit.


Charon Morgan, Global Vehicle Engineering Operations Manager for General Motors Product Development and 2011 Past-Chair of the SAE Detroit Section. She currenlty is working on General Motors’ next generation of Midsize and Luxury vehicles, responsible for the global operations, budget and resources for the architecture. She has held numerous positions within the Detroit Section and SAE International. In 2008, Charon received SAE’s Outstanding Younger Member Award. She was the 2011 SAE Detroit Section Chair and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for SAE International, as well as the SAE Technical Standards Board and as the Chassis Systems Chair.


Sherry Muir Irwin - Partner & Co-founder of The Hunter Group LLC, an executive search firm based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Specialties: As a Managing Partner, Sherry conducts executive and technical searches in a wide range of fields including general management, sales and marketing, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain management and quality for clients primarily in the automotive industry.

Janice Krupic - CEO & President at Paragon Leadership International. Specialties: human resources, organizational development, operations and executive leadership. Focuses on assisting individual executives and senior leadership teams challenge the “current state” in support of economic trends and demands.

Ken Guity - Executive General Manager of the Maynard Division at MacLean-Fogg and Partner & COO at Great Lakes Carbon Fiber. Specialties: operations and cost optimization, lean transformation, facilitation of mergers, managing in multicultural environments, team formation. 

Ticket price includes plated dinner.