JAXPO Economic Luncheon with Roger Curtis
Roger Curtis from the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development will be speaking at our Annual JAXPO Economic Luncheon on Oct 19th, 2017. We are excited to have Roger back in Jackson and sharing with us what the MDTED is doing right here in Jackson. Our JAXPO Luncheon will take place across the street at the Optimist Ice Arena. Following the luncheon Consumers Energy is hosting a Meet and Greet for Roger Curtis at the AllSkate Fun Center to kick off our 2017 JAXPO Business Expo.
Appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder in November 2016, Roger Curtis oversees efforts to ensure that Michigan can efficiently and effectively develop, administer and coordinate Michigan’s economic, housing and talent development programs.
As a long-time business operator and a member of Gov. Snyder’s 21st Century Michigan Education Commission and his local school board, Curtis understands how developing talent requires coordination and cooperation between employers and educators. And, he recognizes how building talent is a key factor in Michigan’s efforts strengthen its economy and communities.
Curtis works with state Superintendent Brian Whiston to lead the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance, which is focused on ensuring students have improved access to career exploration and training and schools getting more support.
He sits on the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and the Michigan Land Bank. Curtis formerly served on the Michigan Tourism Commission.
Before being appointed as the director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development, Curtis was president of Michigan International Speedway for 10 years, driving an estimated $414 million in economic activity to the state and expanding the speedway into a year-round attraction.
Curtis also has served as vice president of sales and marketing at California Speedway, senior director of marketing and sales at Richmond International Raceway and director of marketing and sales at Watkins Glen International.
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