Former Club Speakers

Steve Asplund
Retired, TV6

Kim Lear
Inlay Insights

Bradford Aquino
RTI Surgical

David Lorenz
Travel Michigan

Tom Andes
Thomas Theatre

Richard Sheridan
Menlo Innovations

Marty Fittante
Invest UP

Famous Dave Anderson
Entrepreneur and Author

Mike Angeli
Marquette City Manager

Barry Asmus
Senior Economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis

Stan Baker
Principal Financial Group

Charles Ballard, PhD
Economist, Michigan State University

Bill Ballenger
Former State of Michigan Representative and Senator and Inside Michigan Politics

David Behen
Director of Technology, Management and Budget for the State of Michigan

Pat Black
Executive Director, Marquette County Tourism and Visitors Bureau

James Blanchard
45th  Governor of Michigan and Ambassador to Canada

Al Blonizrz
Executive Vice President, Systems Control

Karl Bohnak
Chief Meteorologist, WLUC-TV6

Dave Brule, Jr.
Co-Owner and Executive VP Northern Star Industries

Ann Compton
White House Correspondent for ABC News Radio

Jean Chatzky
Money Magazine & Today Show

Marilyn Clark
CEO, Houghton SmartZone

Candy Crowley
CNN Chief Political Correspondent

Terry Dehring
Internet Sales, Quick Trophy

Dave Dempsey
Environmental Policy Consultant

Richard DeVos
President of Amway Corporation

Lou Dobbs
Vice President of CNN & Host of Moneyline

Mike Duggan
Mayor of Detroit

Douglas Edwards
CBS News Anchor

Fritz Erickson
President, of Northern Michigan University (present)

Marlin Fitzwater
Reagan/Bush Spokesperson

William Clay Ford, Jr
Executive Chairman of Board of Directors, Ford Motor Company and VP of Detroit Lions

Leo Francisco
CEO, 906 Technologies

Thomas Frey
Futurist, DaVinci Institute

Donald Gallagher
President North American Business Unit  of Cliffs Natural Resources

Phillip Gardner, PhD
Millennials Young People, Michigan State University

Douglas George
Canadian Consulate General in Detroit

Scott Graham
Executive Director, Michigan Brewers Guild

Jennifer Granholm
47th Governor of Michigan

Ron Gettelfinger
President of International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)

Keith Glendon
IBM Security Division

Charles Goddard
President, CEO & GM Marinette Marine Corporation

Bob Hager
Analyst and Former Correspondent for the NBC News

Donna Harman
President & CEO American Forest & Paper Association

Liane Hanson
NPR Weekend Edition Sunday

Kati Haycock
President of the Education Trust

Todd Herring
Marketing Director, Art Prize

Don Holocek, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
Executive Director, Marquette County Tourism and Visitors Bureau

Rebecca Humphries
Director Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Erica Huss
Warden, Marquette Branch Prison

David Ivan
MSU Extension Small City Study

Jay Johnson
Director of the United States Mint

Ray Johnson
CEO, Innovation Marquette Smartzone

Matt Johnson
External Affairs Manager, Lundin Mining

Roger Kahn
State Senator and member of the Campaign to Fix the Debt

Richard Kalm
Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board

Sean Kanuch
Director of Future Conflict & Cyber Security Program, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Stephen Kesler
Emeritus Professor of Economic Geology, University of Michigan

Narayana Kocherlakota
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Kevin Korpi
Executive Director Michigan Forest Products Council

Lewis Koski
Marijuana Consultant, Colorado Connections

John Madigan
Executive Director, Munising Water Sports, Inc

Eric LeMarque
Motivational Speaker & former NMU Hockey Player

Honorable Carl Levin
U.S. Senator

Irving R. Levine
NBC News Reporter

Daniel Loepp
President & CEO Blue Cross blue Shield of Michigan

Rodney Lowman
President of Lake Superior State (2007-2009)

Nancy Lyons
CEO & Entrepreneur, Clockworks

David Manson & Andy Langlois
Owners of Blackrocks Brewery

Kristen Mariuzza
General Manager of Eagle Mine

Mike Miller
Head of Ann Arbor Advertising, Google, Inc.

Brad McMillian
Chief Investment Officer at Commonwealth Financial Network

Robert McNulty
Partners for Livable Community

Media Panel
Jim Reeves, Mining Journal; Tom Mogus, Q107 WMQT; Rob Jamros, WLUC-TV6; and Eric Smith, WNMU Radio & TV

Kyle Melinn
Editor & Vice President of MIRS Newsletter

DeeDee Meyers
President Clinton’s Press Secretary

William Milliken
44th Governor of Michigan

Jeff Millin
President & CEO Pioneer Surgical Technology

Glenn Mroz
President of Michigan Tech University (2004-2018)

Dan Musser III
President of the Grand Hotel

John Nevin
Public Affairs Advisor to the International Joint Commission of the United States and Canada

Phil Power
Founder & Chairman of The Center of Michigan

Jane Bryant Quinn
Author/TV Correspondent for Personal Finance

Dina Temple-Raston
Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

Martin Regalia
Chief Economist for the US Chamber of Commerce

Louis Rukeyser
PBS – Wall Street

Brian Sarvello
Career & Technical Education Director, MARESA

Mark Schlissel, M.D
14th President of the University of Michigan

Brian Sinotte
Market President of UP Health System

Ernest Sirolli
Founder & CEO Sirolli Institute

Tim Skubick
Anchor and Producer of the Weekly PBS TV series “Off the Record”

Bob Stefanski
Co-founder & General Partner of Michigan e-lab

Rick Snyder
48th Governor of Michigan

John Spigarelli
Getz’s Inc.

Spencer Stang, PhD
Founder & Owner, Stang Decision Systems

James Studinger
Author, Wealth is a Choice

Bart Stupak
Former Member U.S. House of Representatives

Robert Sweeney
Executive Secretary, Mackinac Bridge Authority

William Howard Taft IV
U.S. Secretary of Defense

Jessica Thompson
NMU Associate Professor, Communications & Performance Studies Department

Niels Veldhusi
Fraser Institue, President and Author: “The Canadian Century”

Terry Waite
Humanitarian, Hostage Negotiator and Author of Numerous Books

Sam Watson & Peter Schonfield
Senior VP, Patient Quality and Safety & Senior VP, Pociy and Data Services, Michigan Hospital Association

James H.I. Weakley
President of Lake Carriers’ Association

Sir Harold Wilson
Retired Prime Minister of Great Britain

Les Wong
President of Northern Michigan University (2004-2011)

Terry Woychowski
Vice President of North American Test Operations Group

Jesse Wright
NMU Assistant Professor & Retired Commercial & Development Banker

Nicole Young
Executive Director, Marquette County Tourism and Visitors Bureau

George Zimmermann
Vice President, Travel Michigan Pure Michigan

Thomas Zurbuchen
Dean for the Entrepreneurial Program, University of Michigan