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Committees

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Our members are invited to participate in our five member-driven committees. Committees provide opportunities for networking and peer leadership as well as a chance to influence the development of our events and programs. Committee members can contribute through project teams or serve in leadership roles as committee chairs, vice committee chairs or project team chairs.

For more information or to join a committee, contact us at committees@automationalley.com or 248-457-5100.

Education and Talent 4.0

Focus areas

  • Retention/attraction
  • STEM
  • Employee development
  • Career awareness and preparation
  • Employee benefits
  • Health/productivity

Committee Members

Committee Meetings

Meets (in 2017) Feb 1, April 19, June 21, Aug 30, Oct 18 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at Automation Alley. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. For exact dates and times, contact Karol Friedman at friedmank@automationalley.com or 248-457-3232 or Liz Rivard at rivarde@automationalley.com or 248-457-3281.

Government Affairs

Focus areas

  • Advocacy for Southeast Michigan's technology economy
  • Legislative influence on regional economic development
  • Policy shaping to serve regional interests

Committee Members

Committee Meetings

Meets the first Monday of odd months at Automation Alley. This committee is for Foundation Members only. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. For exact dates and times, contact Cynthia Hutchison at hutchisonc@automationalley.com or 800-427-5100.

International Business Advisory Council

Focus areas

  • Identify trends in international trade and foreign direct investment
  • Enhance the global competitiveness of small and mid-sized companies
  • Share strategies for success and firsthand insights on how to overcome common hurdles companies may encounter doing business around the world
  • Assist with hosting incoming foreign delegations 
  • Coordinate our outgoing trade missions overseas
  • Assist with developing conferences and other educational events that identify promising new markets for Michigan-made products, services and technologies in high demand overseas

Committee Meetings

Meets (in 2017) quarterly, January 19, April 20, July 27, and October 26 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Automation Alley. This committee is by invitation only. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. For exact dates and times, contact Lisa Lasser at lasserl@automationalley.com or 248-457-3283, or Eriola Fishman at fishmane@automationalley.com or 248-687-7249.

Manufacturing

Focus areas

  • Business growth
  • Workforce talent enhancement
  • Best practices process collaboration
  • Promoting our regional manufacturing brand

Committee Members

Committee Meetings

Meets (in 2017) Feb 2, April 13, June 8, Aug 10, Oct 12 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Location will vary. This committee is limited to manufacturing and engineering companies only. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. For exact dates and times, contact Karol Friedman at friedmank@automationalley.com or 248-457-3232.

Technology

Focus areas

  • Cloud computing
  • New product development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mobile and Web-based technologies
  • Health care
  • Green and sustainability tech
  • Distributed workforce empowerment

Committee Members

Committee Meetings

Meets (in 2017) Jan 27, April 5, June 7, Aug 2, Oct 4, Nov 14 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at Automation Alley. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. For exact dates and times, contact Karol Friedman at friedmank@automationalley.com or 248-457-3232.

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Foundation Members