Simon T. BaileyChief Executive Officer | Simon T. Bailey International
Simon T. Bailey is a Breakthrough Strategist whose life’s purpose is to teach 1 billion+ people how to be fearless and create their future.
He equips companies with the tools necessary to effect cultural transformation resulting in higher employee engagement and platinum customer service experiences. He challenges individuals to dig deep to find and release their inner brilliance and become Chief Breakthrough Officers- personally and professionally.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, Simon knows how to engage and inspire leaders and team members through his keynotes, workshops, books and online courses. He has personally worked with more than 1,700 organizations in 46 countries since launching Simon T. Bailey International more than fifteen years ago.
Simon has been named one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals by SUCCESS magazine, joining a list that includes Brene Brown, Tony Robbins, and Oprah Winfrey. He is the author of ten books including his most recent release, Be the SPARK: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life. His Building Business Relationships on Lynda.com on LinkedIn has been viewed by more than 864,000 people. His Goalcast video, released Father’s Day 201 8, has over 63 million views worldwide.
Simon holds a Master’s degree from Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key Honor Society. When he is not working, Simon spends quality time with his two active teenagers, roots for the Buffalo Bills, and serves as a board member for the U.S. Dream Academy, Orlando Health Foundation Board, and Florida Virtual Learning School Foundation.
MODERATOR: Chuck StokesDirector, Editorial & Public Affairs | WXYZ-TV 7
Chuck Stokes is the editorial/public affairs director at WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 in Detroit, also serving as moderator and producer of Spotlight on the News, Michigan’s longest-running weekly news and public affairs show.
An Emmy Award-winning reporter, Stokes has received several lifetime achievement designations from organizations such as the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Opinion Journalists. He was also inducted into the Michigan Association of Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in 2012. He is a current member of the National Association of Black Journalists and president of the Historical Society of Michigan.
Stokes frequently appears as a panelist on the WKAR-TV Michigan State University PBS-produced program Off the Record with Tim Skubick. A graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, he has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Stokes is married and has two daughters.
Dennis W. Archer Jr., Esq.President & Founding Partner | Archer Corporate Services
Dennis W. Archer Jr., Esq. is CEO of Ignition Media Group, co-founder of Archer Corporate Services (ACS) and majority owner of Central Kitchen + Bar, named one of Detroit’s top new 2016 restaurants by the Detroit Free Press. Archer is a past chair of the Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors and serves on the General Motors Diversity Supplier Council. He has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He lives in Detroit with his wife and two sons.
Dave DubenskyChairman & CEO | Ford Land Development
Dave Dubensky is chairman and CEO of Ford Land, leading a global team responsible for real estate, engineering and construction, energy and sustainability, dealership design, workplace design, and facility management services for Ford Motor Company. He also oversees Ford Land’s commercial real estate development, management and leasing in metro Detroit. He began his career at Ford Motor Company more than 25 years ago.
Stacy FoxCo-founder & Principal | Roxbury Group
Stacy Fox is co-founder and principal of the Roxbury Group, a Detroit-based real estate development and investment firm. She also serves on the executive committee of the Downtown Detroit Partnership and chairs its Stakeholders Committee. Fox served as deputy emergency manager of the City of Detroit in 2013, helping guide the city through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Designated one of Crain’s 100 most influential women in Michigan, Fox graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and also has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.
Kevin D. JohnsonPresident & CEO | Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Kevin D. Johnson is president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. Under his leadership, the organization aims to create 10,000 jobs, open 140 small businesses and secure $3.4 billion of capital investment for the city by 2020. Johnson has served in public and private economic-development positions throughout the U.S. He has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Pre-Law from South Carolina State University. He received his Certified Economic Developer designation from the International Economic Development Council and serves as a council member.
Robin R. TerryChairwoman & CEO | Motown Museum
Robin R. Terry is chairwoman and CEO of Motown Museum, which was founded in 1985 by her late grandmother, Esther Gordy Edwards, the sister of Motown founder, Berry Gordy. Terry has devoted the past two decades to preserving the legacy of the Motown brand, and is building on her family’s vision to expand the museum into a world-class entertainment and education destination that will inspire talent, entrepreneurship and community.