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Three Dynamic Speakers to Deliver Mackinac Moments at #MPC19

Steven Kiefer to Talk Distracted Driving Legislation








Steven Kiefer, senior vice president of global purchasing and supply chain for General Motors Co. will deliver a Mackinac Moment during the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference. His session falls under the Conference pillar of “Grow Michigan.” Mackinac Moments are sponsored by PNC Bank.

In conjunction with his role at General Motors Co., Kiefer is the founder of The Kiefer Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to end distracted driving and all associated traffic deaths and injuries. In 2016, Kiefer’s son Mitchel Kiefer was tragically killed in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver. The Kiefer Foundation was established to end distracted driving through awareness, policy, and technology.

Ari Weinzweig to Share His Passion for Michigan








Ari Weinzweig, co-founding partner of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, co-founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen in 1982 with a $20,000 bank loan, two-person staff, and small selection of specialty foods. Today, Ann Arbor-based Zingerman’s is a broad community of businesses, employing more than 500 people.

During his Mackinac Moment, Weinzweig will share his entrepreneurship journey and love for Michigan-made products. His session falls under the Conference pillars of “Grow Michigan” and “Love Michigan.”

Alisyn Malek to Deliver Mackinac Moment on Next-Generation Mobility








Alisyn Malek, chief operating officer and co-founder of May Mobility will also deliver a Mackinac Moment at the Conference.

Malek, an engineer and entrepreneur, co-founded May Mobility, an Ann Arbor-based startup transforming transportation through self-driving vehicles and other services. She will bring a unique perspective to the table, discussing how the automotive and technology industries can converge to foster next-generation mobility.