Tom WilsonPresident & CEO | Olympia Entertainment
Tom Wilson has enjoyed a long and successful career in the sports and entertainment industry. In 2010, Wilson was named president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment, the sales and marketing organization for the Detroit Red Wings and operating company for Little Caesars Arena, the Fox Theatre and City Theatre. His vision for creating innovative sales and marketing solutions is acclaimed throughout the sports and entertainment industry. Wilson and his team at Olympia played a pivotal role in the design and construction of Little Caesars Arena, the world’s most dynamic multi-event arena, which opened its doors in September. He has been an active member of the Detroit community throughout his career, including positions on the boards of Boys Hope/Girls Hope and The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and his position as honorary chair of Forgotten Harvest.
Phil GwokeGenerational Expert | BridgeWorks
Phil Gwoke is a GenX’er who helps audiences find the fun in generational differences — even as they are learning how to better handle them. He believes that with the proper motivation, training and support system, members of any generation can become capable of remarkable accomplishments and innovations. With his down-to-earth, relatable style and dedication to presenting research in a digestible, entertaining way, Phil has become a fast favorite with audiences around the country.
Phil will be speaking about all of the generations in the workforce today, and how each generations roles are all over the board – forcing rules to be rewritten. Organizations are feeling the pain of generations as they struggle to manage productivity and morale while maintaining high standards of quality and service in a challenging economy. Phil’s presentation demonstrates not only why it’s important to understand what shaped the generations, but why they behave the way they do. Find out how generation gaps hit the bottom line. Learn what to do about the approaching talent gap. Grasp the keys to retaining the generations you need most and discover how to convert this form of diversity from an obstacle into an opportunity.