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Lansing Economic Club Series Returns this Fall

Wednesday, August 1, 2018  
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Lansing Economic Club will kick off the second half of its 2018 series on Thursday, September 13 with Kevin Suboski of Suboski & Company serving as the first keynote speaker of the fall lineup. The complete fall lineup, including the annual Celebration of Regional Growth awards on November 15 includes:

  • September 13 – Kevin Suboski, Entrepreneurial Operating System Implementer, Suboski & Company [REGISTER]
  • October 18 – Doug Rothwell, President and CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan [REGISTER]
  • November 15 – 2018 Celebration of Regional Growth Awards [REGISTER]
  • December 11 – Lisa Corless, President, AF Group [REGISTER]

Kevin Suboski started helping big companies lead and organize their IT teams. Suboski has been working with small and medium sized business owners since 1996 and helps businesses achieve dramatic improvements with EOS, which stands for Entrepreneurial Operating System. EOS is a complete set of simple tools for running a business developed by Gino Wickman and documented in his book “Traction.” Suboski’s firm is based in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Doug Rothwell has worked as an executive in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. For the past decade, he’s led Business Leaders for Michigan – the state’s business roundtable. Rothwell has served four Governors, including as Delaware’s Chief of Staff, President of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and chair of Governor Rick Snyder’s transition team. In the business world, he managed General Motors’ 400 million square-foot global real estate portfolio and was the CAO at Bank of America’s credit card subsidiary.

The annual Celebration of Regional Growth Awards will honor businesses for their new economic investment and job creation in the Lansing region. Awards include the International Trade Award and the Emerging Economy Award, which recognizes a flourishing industry in the Lansing area.

Lisa Corless serves as president of AF Group, a premier provider of innovative insurance solutions. Corless is responsible for all organizational operations across AF Group brands and for developing strategies to diversify the company’s portfolio. Prior to her appointment, Corless was a member of the executive team, serving as senior vice president, chief administration officer and chief of staff. Before joining AF Group, Corless served as chief operating officer for Texas Mutual Insurance Company and was responsible for all insurance operations.

Economic Club luncheons are held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University. Registration for each event can be completed online or by contacting Ashlee Willis at

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