Ben NemtinInspirational Speaker |
An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben Nemtin has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world. He is also the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highly rated show called The Buried Life, which followed Nemtin and friends on a bucket list quest that has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.
As co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Nemtin and his message of radical possibility has been called inspirational by the likes of President Obama and Oprah Winfrey. He has been featured on The Today Show and CNN and has received standing ovations from leadership teams from Amazon, Microsoft, Harvard and more.
In 2019, Global Gurus ranked Nemtin in the Top 30 Best Organizational Culture Thought Leaders in the World.
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Eric B. LarsonChief Executive Officer | Downtown Detroit Partnership
Eric B. Larson is the CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, a private/public partnership of corporate and civic leaders that supports advocates and develops initiatives that create a clean, safe and inviting downtown Detroit community. Also the founder, president and CEO of the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based Larson Realty Group, Larson has more than 30 years of experience in real estate investment and development.
A consultant to Detroit-based Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC, Larson is also currently a trustee, governor and/or member of several local organizations, including the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce.
Rod AlbertsExecutive Director | Detroit Auto Dealers Association North American International Auto Show
Executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Missouri native Rod Alberts came to Detroit nearly 30 years ago.
As head of the DADA, he represents more than 200 new car and truck dealers in Southeast Michigan. As executive director of NAIAS, he manages all aspects of the show, which brings in more than 5,000 international media and over three-quarters of a million visitors annually.
Serving on a number of automotive and community boards and committees, Alberts has been recognized by many local organizations for his service to the auto industry and community.
Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Choir
The Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS) Choir is a high-spirited group of third- through eighth-grade students that offers uplifting presentations. Throughout the school year, the DAAS Choir enables its members to develop confidence, while it enriches the cultural life of the community through performances.
The choir has been the opening act for nationally known artists such as MC Hammer and Chaka Khan and has been featured nationally on NBC’s Today Show. The group has performed at the White House Christmas Gala in Washington, D.C. and received the Detroit City Council Spirit of Detroit award.
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