Past Secchia Lecture Series

November 19, 2014

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: Bill Currie, Matt Missad, Peter Secchia - Universal Forest Products
Topic: Business Lessons Learned

September 18, 2014

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: Michael Finney President & CEO, MEDC (Michigan Economic Development Corporation)
Topic: When Michigan Means Business

May 1, 2014

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: Stuart Hart - S.C. Johnson Professor of Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University; President, Enterprise for a Sustainable World; Founder, Emergent Institute
Topic: Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable World

February 12, 2014

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: R. D. Musser, III - President/CEO of the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island
Topic: Sustaining a Grand Vision Through Three Centuries

November 12, 2013

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: Dick DeVos - President, Windquest Group
Topic: So What Does Make West Michigan So Special?

April 16, 2013

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: Brandon Solano, Vice President of Franchise Development, Domino's Pizza
Topic: A Smart Risk: Domino's Pizza Turn Around

 

September 19, 2012

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: John Russell - CEO of Consumers Energy
Topic: Our Promise to our Customers and to Michigan
 

February 10, 2012

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture 
Speaker: U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers

November 8, 2011

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture 
Speaker: Franco Bianchi
Topic: From West Michigan to the World - The Haworth Way

March 22, 2011

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture 
Speaker: Gary Tilkin, CEO/President, Global Forex Trading
Speaker: Boris Schlossberg, Director of Currency Research, Global Forex Trading
Topic: Three Themes That Can Move Currencies This Year

November 9, 2010

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture 
Speaker: Richard C. Breon, President/CEO, Spectrum Health
Topic: Healthcare Reform: What It Means to Spectrum Health and Grand Rapids

April 14, 2010

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: Doug DeVos, President, Amway Corporation
Topic: 10 Pillars of Economic Wisdom

October 13, 2009

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speakers: Dr. John Tiemstra, Dr. Daniel Giedeman. Dr. Hari Singh, Dr. Gary Wolfram, Larry Reed, and Harry Veryser. Moderated by Dr. Paul Isely.
Topic: Debating Today's Economic Recovery

October 12, 2009

A Peter F. Secchia Lecture
Speakers: Jonathon Alter, Newsweek Magazine and Amity Shales, Bloomberg
Topic: Nothing to Fear: What the1929 Economic Collapse Can Teach Us Today

February 24, 2009

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture  
Speaker: Mary Ellen Sheets, Founder and Chair, Two Men and a Truck®/International.
Topic: Innovation: Two Men and a Truck

November 11, 2008

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture  
Speaker: Blake Krueger - Wolverine World Wide Inc
Topic: Global Leadership through Innovation

February 28, 2008

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture  
Speaker: Mark Murray, President, Meijer, Inc.
Topic: The Skills We'll Need to Return to Growth 

September 27, 2007

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture  
Speaker: Tom Izzo, Head Basketball Coach, Michigan State University
Topic: The Business of Basketball 

November 8, 2006

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture  
Speaker: George Hamilton, President, Dow Automotive
Topic: Chemistry and Cars 

September 25, 2003

A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture
Speaker: Peter Secchia, Chairman of the Board, Universal Forest Products
Topic: Millennium Park