Gov. Rick Snyder to Keynote 2011 Inforum Annual Meeting

May 19 event at Troy Marriott to be simulcast to Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids

Apr 06, 2011, 08:00 ET from Inforum

DETROIT, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What's next for Michigan? Hear what Gov. Rick Snyder has to say about it when he delivers the keynote address at the 2011 Inforum Annual Meeting, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 19 at the Troy Marriott.

In addition to the governor's address, the annual meeting also will include the announcement of the 2011-12 Inforum Board of Directors.

"Like the state we serve, Inforum is never standing still," said Terry Barclay, president and CEO of Inforum and Inforum Center for Leadership. "So, we're happy to be taking part in Michigan's next chapter by hosting our new governor. Whether one agrees or disagrees with Gov. Rick Snyder's legislative and budget agenda, it's hard to deny that it represents a significant shift in thinking and a new direction. What he has to say will be of keen interest to everyone who cares about the Great Lakes State."

As Michigan's only state-wide network of professional women, Inforum plans to make the 2011 Annual Meeting a truly state-wide event by hosting live via web simulcasts to Domino's Farms in Ann Arbor and Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids. Attendees at the simulcasts will be able to participate in the Q&A portion of the event by submitting questions via Twitter.

The Ann Arbor simulcast will be sponsored by Domino's Pizza.

About Rick Snyder
Republican Rick Snyder, a former businessman, was sworn in as Michigan's 48th governor on Jan. 1. Following a successful career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he became a partner in six years, Snyder left his home state of Michigan to help manage Gateway Inc., where he rose to president and chief operating officer. Snyder left Gateway in 1997 and returned to Michigan to focus on building new businesses from the ground up. He raised $200 million in venture capital funds to invest in startup companies. Gov. John Engler appointed Snyder to serve as the first chair of the Michigan Economic Development Corp, in 1999. Snyder also wrote the business plan for and was the first chair for Ann Arbor SPARK, an economic development organization. From 2005 to 2007, Snyder served as the chairman of the board of Gateway and was interim CEO in 2006.

Troy Event Details
Date: May 19
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy
Cost: Troy event: $55 for Inforum members; $70 for nonmembers and guests; $700 for a table of 10 (table sponsorship includes reserved seating, recognition at event, and an invitation to attended a VIP reception prior to the luncheon).
To register online, click here.

Ann Arbor Simulcast Details
Date: May 19
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Dominos Farms 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Ann Arbor.
Cost: $10 for Inforum members and nonmembers.
To register online, click here.

Grand Rapids Simulcast Details
Date: May 19
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Thousand Oaks Golf Club, 4100 Thousand Oaks Drive, Grand Rapids.
Cost: $20 for Inforum members; $25 for nonmembers.
To register online, click here.

About Inforum
Inforum is Michigan's leading business forum for women, with more than 1,800 members from a cross-section of Michigan's business community. The mission of the organization is to strengthen the business environment by creating opportunities for women to lead and succeed. Founded as the Women's Economic Club in 1962 in Detroit, Inforum has affiliates in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing, Michigan. For more information, visit the Inforum website at or call 877.633.3500.

SOURCE Inforum