Noted Economist to Keynote American Society of Employers Summit


Robert Dye, senior vice president and chief economist at Comerica Bank, will be the keynote speaker at the American Society of Employers 12th Annual Summit in November.

Dye is a former director of the National Association of Business Economics and is a member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association. He is past president of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh. He earned his Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Marietta College, and a master’s in natural resources from Ball State University and a doctorate in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

The honorees for ASE’s Michigan HR Executive of the Year 2015, selected in four categories and recognized for meritorious work that distinguishes them in the field of Human Resource Management, are:

  • Scott Pepin, senior vice president, global human resources, Federal-Mogul Powertrain – Organizations with over 1,000 Michigan employees
  • Meghan Berg, human resources director, Fortis Energy Services, Inc. – Organizations with fewer than 1,000 Michigan employees
  • Sharon Butler, assistant vice president, human resources, Michigan State University – Health and Human Services organizations with 500 or more Michigan employees
  • Ron Carr, human resources director, United Way of Southeastern Michigan  – Health and Human Services organizations with fewer than 500 Michigan employees

ASE’s 2015 Annual Summit  on Nov. 4 is open to both ASE members and non-members at the Detroit Athletic Club. Tickets are $99 per person, $539 for groups of six, and $639 for groups of eight. The evening includes networking, cocktails and hot hors d’oeuvres. To purchase tickets or for registration information, please call 248-223-8006 or visit