President’s Symposium Series
Sponsored by the College of Business and Information Technology

How Electric Vehicles Will Reshape Urban Planning

Cities require mobility and energy solutions that are sustainable, affordable, secure and that can be integrated with customer-centered infrastructure and services.

Today, more than 90 percent of CEOs say that sustainability is important to their corporate success. Companies are developing sustainable strategies, and marketing sustainable products and services to consumers, investors and the public.

Lawrence Technological University's mission is to educate students on how to use, develop, and master various technologies. The highest goal is to help these future leaders understand and pursue the positive role that technology can have on society.

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.
Symposium starts at 7 p.m.

Lawrence Technological University
Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium, S100
Science Building
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075


  • Alexander Keros
    Lead Architect, EV Infrastructure
    General Motors
  • Sarah Barbo
    Director of Corporate Strategy
    Consumers Energy
  • Mark de la Vergne
    Chief of Mobility Innovation
    City of Detroit
  • Elaine Buckberg, PhD
    Chief Economist
    General Motors

aacsb accredited

The event is free but seating is limited.



Juan Ochoa

Accessibility, Mobility and Connectivity: The Edge of Future Transportation Systems

Carla Bailo
President and CEO
Center for Automotive Research

Mark Chaput
Vice President, Construction and Operations
American Center for Mobility

Alisyn Malek
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
May Mobility Inc.

Douglas Patton
Senior Technical Advisor
DENSO International America Inc.

Jeremy Tuggle
Engineering Manager
Systems Engineering and Test, Systems and Technology - Chassis and Safety Division
Continental Corp.

Kirk T. Steudle, PE
State of Michigan Department of Transportation

Inclusive Technology: Seeking to Do Good

Mercedes Mane
President and CEO
PlantLink, Oso Technologies, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Malcolm McCullough
Professor of Architecture
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Julie Bateman
Director of Operations
Vayu LLC

Meg Green
Experience Architect

Lilian Crum
Director, Graphic Design and Interaction Design
College of Architecture and Design
Lawrence Technological University

NAFTA Revisited: The Way Forward in the 21st-Century Global Economy

Edward Alden
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

Douglas George
Consul General of Canada

Juan Manuel Solana Morales
Consul of Mexico

Paul Traub
Senior Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Thomas Marx
Director, Senior Service College Fellowship Program
Director, Center for Leadership
College of Management
Lawrence Technological University

The Future of Transportation: Roads, Bridges, and Transit
Exploring the Role of Technology in Solving Transportation Issues 

Chuck Gulash
Collaborative Safety Research Center
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc.

J. Gary Smyth
Executive Director
North American Science Labs, Global Research and Development
General Motors

Michael G. Ford
Chief Executive Officer
Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan

Jay Baron
President and Chief Executive Officer
Center for Automotive Research 

Douglas E. Patton
Executive Vice President, Engineering, and Chief Technical Officer
DENSO International America Inc. 

Kirk T. Steudle, PE
State of Michigan Department of Transportation

The Role of Technology in Healthcare 

Sean Bumstead
Chief Information Officer
Employee Health Insurance Management Inc. 

Dr. Glenn Green
Pediatric Otolaryngology
University of Michigan 

Dr. John F. Tu
Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Beaumont Health System

Matt Roush
Former Technology Editor
WWJ Newsradio 950

Director, Communications and Public Relations
Engineering Society of Detroit

Reclaiming Detroit with Design and Technology 

Robert Gregory
Senior Vice President
Downtown Detroit Partnership 

Rainy Hamilton, Jr.
Co-Founder and Principal
Hamilton Anderson Associates

Kim Heron
Web and Publications Writer
Kresge Foundation

Faye Nelson
President and CEO
Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

Frank Beckmann
Mid-Morning Host
WJR News/Talk 760

High Tech AND Beyond ...
Reaching for the Technology of the Future 

A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium in Honor of the Inauguration of President Virinder Moudgil

Dr. Yu-Chong Tai
Professor of Electrical, Mechanical, and Bioengineering
California Institute of Technology
“Micro Implants: A New Branch of Next Generation Biomedical Devices” 

Vincent Dow
Vice President
Distribution Operations, DTE Energy
“Distributed Energy Storage”

Joseph Jeup
President, Joseph Jeup Inc.
“Technology: Allowing Small Business to Compete in a Global Economy”

David Behen
State of Michigan
“Innovation in Government Services” Chief Information 

Alan McCord
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Lawrence Technological University