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MEDC president to speak at Lawrence Tech Oct. 11

Release Date: October 3, 2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Michael Finney, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., will discuss Michigan’s economy and the nonprofit sector on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 8:30-10 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. outside the Science Building auditorium. The cost is $25 per session or $80 for all four programs. Go to for online registration or a downloadable form to be mailed in with payment.

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management at (248) 204-3095 or, or the Blender Consulting Group at (248) 245-7900 or

Finney’s presentation opens the four-part Executive to Executive speaker series for leaders in the nonprofit sector, which is offered through a partnership with the United Way of Southeastern Michigan, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, Plante Moran, the McGregor Fund, the Blender Consulting Group and Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management.

The other speakers in the series will be Henry Ford Health System President and CEO Nancy Schlichting, Jan. 17; University of Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon, March 6; and ePrize Chairman Josh Linkner, May 1.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey, Traverse City and Toronto. Lawrence Tech also partners with universities in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.