The Thomas H. Cobb President’s Leadership Speaker Series hosts Mary Kramer for a luncheon on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in the Ralph Carey Forum. Kramer, vice president and publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business, will present “Plugging into Michigan 2.0.”
Michigan lost nearly one million jobs from 2000-2010, and although the economy has improved thanks to a restructured auto industry, Michigan is still experiencing high unemployment rates. There are open jobs that need to be filled. Kramer will address how Michigan job seekers and employers can work together to discover the disconnect and how to solve it. Tickets are $30 and are available for purchase by calling 517.782.8221 or emailing Mary@JacksonChamber.org.
Kramer had 16 years of reporting and management experience at daily newspapers before joining Crain’s Detroit Business in April 1989 as editor. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is a graduate of Grand Valley State University.
Active in a number of personal and professional organizations, Kramer is a former president of the Alliance of Area Business Publications, a national trade association for regional business publications. She is the first woman to be elected president of the historic Detroit Athletic Club. She holds honorary doctorates from Grand Valley State University, Alma College and Eastern Michigan University.
Her previous daily newspaper experience includes editing positions at the Kalamazoo Gazette, Grand Rapids Press, Ann Arbor News, Greenwich (Conn.) Time and Buffalo (N.Y.) Courier-Express.
Crain’s Detroit Business, which launched in February 1985, covers business news in the five-county metropolitan Detroit area. Circulation is 30,000, with an estimated readership that brings the total readership to nearly 140,000 people each week. In 1990, Kramer was named associate publisher and was named publisher in 2005, responsible for sales, circulation and editorial operations. In 1994, she was named a vice president of Crain Communications Inc.
Thomas H. Cobb Presidential Leadership Speaker Series was created and funded by Thomas H. Cobb, a friend of the university, with the purpose of allowing Spring Arbor University to offer discussions to the broader community that are fitting with the SAU Concept.
For more information or to register for this special event, visit arbor.edu/CobbSeries, contact Mary@JacksonChamber.org or call 517.782.8221. The cost to attend is $30 per person.