Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098

    MSED Monthly Meeting


    Featuring MSED Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

    Joseph Anderson

    Chairman and CEO

    TAG Holdings LLC





    Program Summary:   

    As a military hero and subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, as well as a distinguished corporate CEO, Joseph B. Anderson is one of our most successful and inspirational leaders.


    Drawing from his military and corporate careers, Anderson will share, in an intimate event setting, his unique insights on overcoming career and life obstacles. He will also speak about his early life and how it impacted the course he took as an adult.


    Anderson captivated the audience at the 2014 MSED Gala dinner where he received our Lifetime Achievement Award. We are pleased to have him join us again this September to share his story.    


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

    6:00pm-7:00pm:  Dinner

    7:00pm-8:00pm:  Presentation/Q&A

    This Oscar®-winning documentary confronts the realties of war--any war. The Anderson Platoon was an integrated combat unit in Vietnam led by an African-American West Pointer, Lt. Joseph B. Anderson. In 1966, producer Pierre Schoendorffer and his cameraman spent six weeks filming the men of the Anderson platoon as they ate, slept, fought, and died. The soldiers' faces say much more than words ever could about the tension, frustration, anger, and stark realties of war.



    Speaker Bio:

    Joseph B. Anderson, Jr. was born in Topeka, Kansas, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1965, with a bachelor of science degree in math and engineering.  He subsequently received two master's degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1972 and 1973.  Mr. Anderson attended the Army’s Command and General Staff College in 1977.  He also is a 1984 graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.  In June 2007, Mr. Anderson received an honorary doctor of management degree from Kettering University.

    During his military career, Mr. Anderson commanded troops as an infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and served two tours of duty with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. In addition to troop command, he served as aide-de-camp to two general officers, and was an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point.

    Mr. Anderson and the infantry platoon he commanded in Vietnam were subjects of the highly acclaimed documentary film "The Anderson Platoon," which won several prizes including an Oscar and an Emmy for Best Documentary Film of 1967." Mr. Anderson's military awards include two silver stars, five bronze stars, three Army Commendation Medals, and eleven Air Medals. He resigned his commission in 1978, after 13 years of service and early selection for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel.

    In 1977, Mr. Anderson was selected to be a White House Fellow and worked as special assistant to Secretary of Commerce, Juanita Kreps. Following his White House Fellow Year, he continued to work for Secretary Kreps until he joined General Motors in 1979.

    Mr. Anderson began his career with General Motors in 1979 at Pontiac Motor Division. In March 1981, after several manufacturing assignments, he was named plant manager of the Pressed Metal and Plating Operations, Pontiac Motor Division. After three years as a plant manager, Mr. Anderson held several staff assignments until April 1989 when he was appointed director of the Exterior Systems Business Unit, Inland Fisher Guide Division of General Motors Corporation.


    MSED Event Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday, September 10, 2015.  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.

Past events

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"

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