Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 18, 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Westin Hotel, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

    MSED Monthly Meeting


    "Fireside Chat"


    Steve Miller, Steve Kiefer and John McElroy

     Thursday, February 18, 2016

    5:00 - 8:00 pm

    Westin Southfield Detroit

    Program Summary:

    Do you ever wonder what it takes to lead a company? Or how leaders and influencers get to where they are today?

    If so, you won’t want to miss this exciting and rare opportunity to hear from global business leaders Steve Miller, CEO of IAC, and Steve Kiefer, Vice President Global Purchasing & Supply chain for General Motors.

    Led by John McElroy, the evening’s discussion will span the executives’ career experiences, business insights and views on the transformational forces that will affect various industries in our region.

    No matter what industry you are in, you are sure to glean some key take-aways and lasting ideas from hearing about these gentlemen and their life experiences, mentors, influences, career choices and lessons learned.

    Bring your questions and join us for an interactive conversation with this prestigious panel of business executives.

    And as always, enjoy our MSED networking hour to get to know fellow members before the panel discussion begins.


    5:00pm-6:00pm:  Registration & Networking

    6:00pm-7:00pm:  Dinner
    7:00pm-8:00pm:  Presentation/Q&A

    Thank you to our Sponsor:

    About the Speakers:

    Steve Miller boasts an impressive resume having been at the helm of nationally-recognized companies such as AIG, Delphi, and Federal-Mogul.  His executive leadership experience also includes serving as a member on Boards of Directors in a variety of industries including aerospace, consumer products, financial services and industrials.

    Steve Kiefer is responsible for GM’s worldwide purchasing, supply chain and logistics operations. Drawing on extensive technical expertise and first-hand experience as a supplier, Mr. Kiefer’s focus is on collaborating with suppliers to deliver exceptional vehicle quality, innovation and value to GM customers. 

    John McElroy is the single most articulate speaker for the automotive industry. Through his company, Blue Sky Productions, his TV and radio appearances, his books and his blog, John has made a deep impact on the industry and the community.

    MSED Event Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, February 19th.  Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5.  Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

    • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • To be announced soon

    MSED Monthly Meeting


    The Next Generation Economy

    How Will it Affect Your Brand?



    - Jacques Driscoll, Owner of Green Dot Stables, Johnny Noodle King and the Huron Room in Corktown/Mexicantown Detroit
    Nick GorgaFounder of Hatch Detroit
    - Jon Goldstein, Owner of Maple Theatre in Birmingham

    - James Van Dyke, Partner in the Roxbury Group and part owner of the Aloft Hotel in the David Whitney Building 

    Panel discussion moderated by Nancy A. Benovich Gilby, Ehrenberg Director of Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan

    Program Summary:

    The energy and innovation of the entrepreneurial spirit that is reshaping the Detroit regional economy has tapped into a growing demand for innovation, fresh thinking and new innovations. Areas as diverse as entertainment, cuisine, hospitality and retail speak to lifestyle factors that are defining the foundation for the “next generation” economy.


    The “next generation” economy demands refocused marketing concepts, unique tactical strategies and fresh sales techniques. What are the lessons and insights for business and marketing leaders in the context of this rebirth? Come hear from some of the region’s most innovative and driven leaders as they discuss their unique vision and how it is helping to drive the resurgence of our economy.

    You will:

    • Learn what these entrepreneurs are doing with their organizations that you can use to define your vision for the new economy.
    • Get insights for your own work by learning about the challenges they face and how they overcame them as they moved forward to turn that vision into a reality.
    • Glean tips on defining your brand by hearing their marketing strategies and how they got the word out about their establishments.
    • And find out how they are continuing to drive demand for the service/product.
    • Find out lessons learned and their outlook for the future


    5:00pm-6:00pm:  Registration & Networking

    6:00pm-7:00pm:  Dinner
    7:00pm-8:00pm:  Presentation/Q&A

    MSED Event Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, March 11th.  Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5.  Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

    • Thursday, March 31, 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Picano's Italian Grille, 3775 Rochester Rd., Troy 48083
    • 9


    Executive Luncheon Series

    Lunch with

    Carl Camden, CEO, Kelly Services

    Limited to the first

    nine members to register

    Will sell out immediately!

    MSED is excited to announce the second in our Executive Luncheon Series. We invite you to join Carl Camden for a small group lunch and discussion on several timely topics.

    Don't miss out on this member-exclusive opportunity to share lunch with the president of one of the world's leading talent management companies. Limited to the first 9 registrants. Don't delay!

    Pricing: $75.00

    About Carl Camden:

    As president and chief executive officer of Kelly Services®, Carl Camden is a recognized thought leader on talent management and how companies can adapt to succeed in the changing economic landscape.

    In his role at Kelly Services – which serves 99 percent of the Fortune 100 companies – Carl regularly consults with leaders of many of the largest, best-known corporations in the world, providing insight into labor trends and advising on flexible workforce strategies.

    His company’s solutions and his clients’ needs span the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA, and Carl is a frequent speaker at international conferences on human resource strategies, leadership, and changing labor dynamics. 

    MSED Event Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, March 25, 2016. Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.
    • Friday, April 15, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Location to be determined

    Unleash the power of LinkedIn for your sales efforts.

    Details to follow.

    • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Location to be determined

    Popular annual MSED event takes an in-depth look at the auto industry, from the top.

    Details to follow. 

    • Friday, June 24, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Shenandoah Country Club, 5600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323

    Marketing & Sales Professionals'

    24th Annual Golf Outing

    to benefit MSED Scholarships


    Friday, June 24, 2016

    Shenandoah Country Club, West Bloomfield


    Join Marketing & Sales Professionals from SE Michigan for the 24th Annual Golf Outing to support MSED Scholarships.

    This is a great event!  Golf at a beautiful course, network with marketing and sales professionals from our community AND make an important contribution to the future of our profession through scholarships funded from the proceeds.

    Since 2002, MSED has contributed over $80,000 toward scholarships for juniors and seniors pursuing careers in sales and marketing at local universities such as Wayne State University, the University of Detroit - Mercy, Oakland University and the University of Toledo. This contribution supports our goal of fostering value for the sales and marketing profession in the community. Additionally, it helps sustain the future of our organization of sales and marketing professionals that recognize the powerful advantage of building and nurturing relationships with their peers.



    Golf fees include 18 holes with cart, continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, 2 drink tickets to use on the course, hors d'oeuvres, and open bar following golf.

    $ 160 Individual Golfer
    $ 600 Foursome
    $ 750 Foursome Corporate Sponsorship*
    *Includes Foursome, Hole Sponsorship with signage, recognition at event and Logo w/Link on our Website


    Sponsorships are available for holes, corporate foursomes, prizes, give-aways, meals, etc. We are also looking for items for the silent auction, which always ends in a little friendly competition for hotel accommodations, golf accessories, sporting tickets, and much more!

    As a sponsor of this event, you will gain exposure for your company to Detroit’s top executives. All sponsorships include signage, recognition at the event, and your logo on our website.  Sponsorships range from $200-$5,000.


    Here are some of the available sponsorships:
    $ 200 Hole
    $ 200 Practice Green (exclusive)
    $ 200 Driving Range (exclusive)
    $ 250 Post-Golf Cocktail Reception (exclusive)

    $ 250 Lunch (exclusive)

    $ 300 Contest Holes 
    $ 300 Cart Sponsor (Max. 4 sponsors)
    $ 300 1st Place Foursome Prize (exclusive)

    $ 400 Hole-in-One (exclusive)
    $ 500 Beverage Cart Sponsor (2 available)

    $1000 Bronze

    $1500 Silver

    $2000 Gold

    $5000 Presenting Sponsor (exclusive)


    Custom sponsorships can also be designed to meet your marketing objectives.

    The Golf Committee is looking for items for the silent auction, prizes and giveaways. Your donation of golf accessories, sporting event tickets, gift certificates, etc. will help to support this year's scholarships.

    So come out for a day in the sun and help support our scholarship efforts!!

    Please call Meeting Coordinators at (248) 643-6590 for any questions regarding registration, sponsorships, or committee involvement.


    Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations received prior to June 1st, less a 10% administrative fee.  Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received on June 1st or later.

Past events

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Automotive Industry Outlook: Opportunities & Risks for 2016
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Holiday Networking
Friday, November 20, 2015 Effective Selling for Non-Selling Professionals
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Executive Luncheon Series - Mike Brosseau, Brose NA
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Roadblocks as Accelerants
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Summer Networking
Friday, June 19, 2015 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 "Concept. Acquisitions. Marketing: The Talmer Bank Story"
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Automotive Roundtable: International Edition
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The Problem of Yes!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Guts, Glory, RAM: Redefining a Brand
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Automotive Industry Outlook: Opportunities & Risks
Friday, December 05, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Networking 2.0"
Thursday, November 20, 2014 MSED 21st Annual Awards Gala
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Shinola Detroit: An Inside Look at the Company's Story
Friday, September 19, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Building Brand Value"
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Managing Growth in Innovation"
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Motorsports Marketing and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 The Fiat Brand Storyscape
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Spring Networking
Friday, January 24, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Prospering in a Multi-Cultural World: Developing a Critical Job Competency"
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Holiday Networking at BlackFinn
Friday, November 15, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Exhibitors Make at Trade Shows"
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MSED 20th Annual Awards Gala
Thursday, September 26, 2013 The Business of Detroit Sports - Luncheon Panel
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Creating, Capturing & Retaining Value"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Automotive & Defense Industry Partnerships: Fostering a Better Understanding
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Monthly Meeting: "Defining Moments in Leadership - A Group Discussion"
Friday, April 12, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "Social Media - The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Opportunities & Challenges"
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Automotive Journalists Panel: "CEO for a Day"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Friday, January 25, 2013 Locking Out the Competition: Ten Ways to Build Customer Loyalty
Thursday, December 13, 2012 December Monthly Meeting with Mark LaNeve, Global Team Ford
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Internet Marketing Workshop: From Qualifying Leads to Closing Sales
Thursday, October 18, 2012 MSED 19th Annual Awards Gala
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Workforce Crisis: Maneuvering the Baby Boomer Hole and the Generation Gap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Sales & Marketing Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Automotive Trends - Looking Ahead to 2025"

Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED)


P.O. Box 99463

Troy, MI  48099

(248) 643-6590


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