"Detroit: Beyond Bankruptcy," Business Alumni Week keynote event

March 18, 2014

The keynote event for the 2014 College of Business Administration Alumni Week was the panel discussion, "Detroit: Beyond Bankruptcy," on the future of our city. Watch the video. The panel consisted of three distinguished University alumni:
  • Ms. Louise Guyton, ’86, who served Comerica Bank for more than 40 years, most recently as Vice President for Public Affairs, until her retirement last year, is the Founder of the Greater Works Foundation and will represent the corporate perspective.
  • Trevor Pawl, MBA ’11, is Managing Director of the Pure Michigan Business Connect in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, recently praised by Governor Snyder is his State of the State Address. Mr. Pawl will represent the government perspective.
  • Emily Doerr, MBA ’12, is the Founder of Hostel Detroit and Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Oak Park. Ms. Doerr was recently recognized as one of the “Twenty in Their Twenties” by Crain’s Detroit Business; she will represent the community development perspective. 

The panelists provided different perspectives on the topic. Guyton spoke on corporate responsibility, Pawl on economic development and Doerr on community development. This event was presented by the UDM College of Business Administration Alumni Board and Chrysler Corporation. For more on Alumni Week 2014, see the UDM news release.

UDM CBA Alumni Week 2014 - Keynote Event: Panel Discussion on Detroit
From left: Louise Guyton, Trevor Pawl and Emily Doerr.