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Michigan’s 49th Governor: Building a Playbook for Success

Tonya Allen, president and CEO of The Skillman Foundation, discusses the future of Michigan with fellow community and business leaders. (Photo by Aaron Eckels for Crain Content Studio)

In December 2018, Deloitte Michigan Managing Partner Mark Davidoff and Crain Communications President KC Crain gathered a group of diverse business and community leaders for a roundtable discussion immediately following Michigan’s gubernatorial election. The discussion focused on how the group could help support newly-elected governor Gretchen Whitmer and her administration in creating sustainable success for Michigan today and for the future.

Throughout the conversation, participants touched on the tremendous progress that has been made within the state over the last eight years but also acknowledged the challenges still ahead. While participants did not always agree on a single strategy to tackle the issues raised, there was a consensus that Governor Whitmer and her administration would benefit from unified support and engagement from corporate and community leaders.

To learn more about the meeting and read a full summary of the main takeaways shared, visit Crain’s Detroit Business

The Skillman Foundation

A voice for children since 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy that serves as a fierce champion of Detroit children. The Foundation works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations by strengthening K-12 public education, afterschool learning opportunities, and college and career pathways.

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