Tuesday, August 15

Service Opportunity with Make An Impact Foundation – Available to all expats and their families. Make An Impact Foundation, led by founder and expat Dale Gillmore, will be building a playground for Flint Community children.

Wednesday, August 16: Mott Foundation Building/The Durant

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Edu-Tours
Meet at the Mott Foundation Building
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Check-in at The Durant
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Homecoming Tour of Flint Area & Projects
Meet at The Durant and board a comfortable motorcoach. Our guide will show you many of the areas and opportunities available in our city and answer any questions you may have. This tour will set the framework for many of the investment opportunities that you will hear discussed during our time together/

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception in Lobby
6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Introduction of Co-Chairs
George Wilkinson, President, NorthGate

Welcome to Expats
Tim Herman & Phil Hagerman – Co-Chairs, Flint Homecoming

A Message from Governor Rick Snyder
Richard L. Baird, Senior Advisor to the Governor

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Looking Back & Looking Forward – Flint As I Knew It

Moderator: George Wilkinson

Expat Panelists:
Dr. William Pickard
Herb Washington
Jon Scieszka

7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.

FLINT IN 5 – Four Project Opportunities
Friends of Berston Family Literacy Classroom Build – Commissioner Bryant Nolden
Flint Riverfront Project – Amy McMillan
Coolidge Park Apartments – Glenn and Essence Wilson
The Capitol Theatre – Jarret Haynes

7:50 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Mark Braun – Mr. B’s Joybox Express

8:30 p.m. Good Night & Expats on Their Own
Entertainment options provided

Thursday, August 17: Durant-Dort Factory One Building

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Check-In
Emcee for the day: George Wilkinson, President, NorthGate

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.

Welcome & Business Overview
Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber

8:10 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

Moving Flint Forward Sponsor Message
Ridgway White, President, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Back to Flint
Dr. Karen Weaver, Flint Mayor

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Flint Water Crisis – Current State
Michael McDaniel, Coordinator, FAST Start Initiative

8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Detroit Homecoming – A Vision of Success
Mary L. Kramer, Group Publisher, Crain’s Detroit

8:55 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

GM: Unleashing Flint’s Potential
Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain for General Motors Company

9:15 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Flint’s Vision of the Future
Video Presentation

9:20 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Flint Works For Me. It Can Work For You.
Panelists will discuss why they have chosen to remain committed to keeping their business in Flint, and why this is a good option for others. Includes Q&A.
Moderator: Brian Larkin, Associate Program Officer, C.S. Mott Foundation

Phil Hagerman – Diplomat/Hagerman Foundation
Lawrence Moon, Moon Funeral Home
Gary Fisher – G.L. Fisher Capital Management, LLC
Bob Schaffer – C3 Ventures

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Message from the State of Michigan
Lt. Governor Brian Calley

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Philanthropy’s Changing Role in Flint’s Revitalization
Panelists will discuss how philanthropy is changing in the Flint area and how it is contributing to a renewal of our community. Includes Q&A.
Moderator: Matt Franklin, Anchor, ABC-12

Handy Lindsey Jr., President, Ruth Mott Foundation
Neal Hegarty, Vice President-Programs, C. S. Mott Foundation
Isaiah Oliver, President, Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Jocelyn Hagerman, CEO, The Hagerman Foundation
Jamie Gaskin, CEO, United Way for Genesee County

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Educations’ Role in Moving Flint Forward
Panelists will discuss the role they’re playing in the revitalization of Flint through partnerships, talent development, research and place making. Includes Q&A.
Moderator: Dr. George E. Ross, CMU President

Susan Borrego, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Michigan-Flint
Robert K. McMahan, Jr., Ph.D., President, Kettering University
Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, Ph.D., President, Mott Community College
Dr. Wen Hemingway, President, Baker College of Flint
Bilal Tawwab, Superintendent, Flint Community Schools

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Presentation of Flint’s Projects/Wish List
Kyle McCree, Community Affairs Area Manager, Consumers Energy

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Economic Development Strategic Initiatives
Panelists will discuss current and future economic and community development initiatives. Includes Q&A.
Moderator: Joel Feick, Anchor, NBC25/FOX66

Janice Karcher, Vice President of Economic Development, Flint & Genesee Chamber
Bryce Moe, Managing Director, SkyPoint Ventures
Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, Area Developer
Pastor Reginald Flynn, North Flint Reinvestment

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Entrepreneurism in Flint
Panelists will discuss current and future initiatives focused on Flint’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Includes Q&A.
Moderator: Marjory Raymer, Publisher & Managing Editor Flintside. Former Editor MLive/The Flint Journal

Mike Finney, President & CEO Miami-Dade Beacon Council & former CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
David Ollila, President & Chief Innovation Officer, SkyPoint Ventures
Jane Worthing, President, The Genesee Group

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Young Professionals – How I Contribute to Moving Flint Forward
Moderator: Jason Caya, Co-Founder Tenacity Brewing & Vehicle City Po’ Boys

Rafael Turner – Program Officer, Ruth Mott Foundation
Jamie-Lee Venable – Director, Community Impact, United Way of Genesee County
Adrian Walker – Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations, Diplomat Pharmacy Inc.

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber
Phil Hagerman, CEO, Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Expats On Their Own

Thursday, August 17: Downtown Flint

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Event
Hosted by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. Event takes place in the marked off tented area on the corner of S. Saginaw and Second streets. You are our special guest. Mix and mingle and access over 1,000 area Flint & Genesee Chamber members.
9:00 p.m. Expats on Their Own
Entertainment options availableEnjoy the rest of your evening and thank you for attending Flint Homecoming 2017.

Friday, August 18

Service Opportunity with Make An Impact Foundation – Available to all expats and their families. Make An Impact Foundation, led by founder and expat Dale Gillmore, will be building a playground for Flint Community children.

Edu-Tours available upon request