Building High-Performance Government: A Michigan Governing Leadership Forum 2018

May 8, 2018
Lansing, MI


Governing magazine’s Leadership Forums provide transformational leadership and management strategies to help state and local government elected officials, appointees and senior-level agency executives build high-performance government organizations. Faced with unique demands, government leaders have made these annual events their “must attend” day to exchange valuable ideas and spearhead industry partnerships that advance government forward. With the theme of building high-performance government, the Advisory Board will assemble a speaker lineup with national thought leaders and local subject matter experts who understand the challenges in serving citizens and businesses who expect first class service, transparency and financial efficiency.

Topics include:

  • Building World Class Teams: A Roadmap for Success
  • Embracing Disruption
  • Managing Through a Transition
  • Focusing on Citizen/Government Experience
  • High Performance Data – Case Studies on Effective Programs
  • Michigan Infrastructure Investment Outlook
  • An Emphasis on Process Improvement
  • Innovation in a Transparent World

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Radisson Lansing at the Capitol

111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 482-0188

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Rich Baird
Transformation Manager
Office of the Governor
State of Michigan

Jeff Bankowski
Executive Director and Chief Performance Officer
Office of Performance and Transformation
State of Michigan

Phil Bertolini
Deputy County Executive, Chief Information Officer
Oakland County

The Honorable Rosalynn Bliss
City of Grand Rapids

The Honorable Marlon Brown
Mayor Pro Tem
City of Mason

Keith Creagh
Department of Natural Resources
State of Michigan

David DeVries
Department of Technology Management and Budget
State of Michigan

Shelly Edgerton
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
State of Michigan

Beth Emmitt
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor
State of Michigan

John Fitzpatrick
Director, Office of Good Government
Office of Performance and Transformation
State of Michigan

Jeremy Hendges
Chief Deputy Director
Talent and Economic Development
State of Michigan

Capt. Chris Kelenske
Deputy State Director
Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Specialized Services Bureau, Michigan State Police
State of Michigan

Nick Khouri
State Treasurer
Department of Treasury
State of Michigan

Howard S. Lazarus
City Administrator
City of Ann Arbor

Nick Lyon
Department of Health and Human Services
State of Michigan

Michael McClellan
Environment Deputy Director
Department of Environmental Quality
State of Michigan

The Honorable Brooks Patterson
County Executive
Oakland County

Dick Posthumous
Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor
State of Michigan

The Honorable Tonya Schuitmaker
President Pro Tempore
Michigan State Senate

Kirk T. Steudle, P.E.
Department of Transportation
State of Michigan

The Honorable Shelley Taub
Oakland County

Al Vanderberg
County Administrator
Ottawa County

John Walsh
Budget Director
State of Michigan

Jim Willems
State Administrative Manager
Department of Technology Management and Budget
State of Michigan

Industry Representatives

Becky Moylan
Senior Manager, Public Affairs & Media Relations
Government Relations & Infrastructure Initatives
American Society of Civil Engineers

Shannon Stotenbur
Vice President, Business Development
State Government

Brett Stott
Director of Marketing

Brian Tenner
Sales Leader
Individual Marketplace
Willis Towers Watson

Michael Tosh

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Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: May 8, 2018

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, (916) 932-1435.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lee Vang
Phone:  (916) 932-1407
E-mail:  lvang@governing.com 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  heather.earney@governing.com


Lansing, MI


Radisson Lansing at the Capitol

111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 482-0188