Michigan Governor to Visit Ross, Discuss Leadership Lessons


UPDATE (2/10/14): The live stream of Governor Snyder's talk will be available here, starting at 6:30pm on Feb. 10, 2014.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (MBA ’79) has led through his fair share of crises. When he returns to Ross on Feb. 10, Ross students will have the opportunity to hear what he’s learned during his three years as chief executive of the state. The governor’s talk is part of the Ross 100/100 Initiative.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Image from Michigan Municipal League

Snyder, who announced his bid for re-election this week, will also discuss his transition from business to politics. The governor co-founded and served as CEO of the venture capital firm Ardesta LLC before turning to public office in 2010. He previously served as president and chief operating officer for Gateway Computers.

The free, public event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Blau Auditorium on February 10th. Information on how to view a live stream of the event will be released on Twitter in the coming days.

Let-us-know-you-are-comingThe governor is expected to take questions from the audience and via Twitter using the tag #RossTalks during the discussion, which will be moderated by Andy Hoffman, Ross professor of sustainable enterprise and director of the Erb Institute.

The 100/100 Initiative was developed by Ross students and aims to reunite graduating Ross MBAs to reflect on the past two years and help reinforce the lessons of the Ross experience while preparing graduates for the first 100 days on the job.

You can see a full list of scheduled 100/100 events on the program’s website.

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