Plante Moran CRESA to Sponsor MSU Leadership Forum


SOUTHFIELD – Plante Moran CRESA, a leading consulting firm, will sponsor the 47th annual Michigan State University Broad Executive Forum to be held on Oct. 23 at Compuware Headquarters in Detroit. This is the third year Plante Moran CRESA is serving as a sponsor of the event, which attracts Southeast Michigan business leaders for education and networking. This year’s keynote speaker is Michael Duggan, CEO of the Detroit Medical Center.

The 2012 Broad Executive Forum is presented by the Michigan State University Broad College of Business and the MSU College of Engineering, with volunteer leadership from the Broad Executive Forum Board of Directors, which is comprised of alumni members from Southeast Michigan businesses, including Plante Moran CRESA.

This year’s Forum will focus on transformation and transition, with Duggan speaking about the Detroit Medical Center’s journey before, during and after its purchase by Vanguard Health System. Additionally, a panel of area business leaders will discuss transformation and transition as it relates to business leadership, managing change and finding new opportunities to maximize the assets of Detroit and Southeast Michigan. 

Bill Lichwalla, CPA, President of Plante Moran CRESA and an MSU alum, is pleased to have the company again serve as premier sponsor. 

“Plante Moran CRESA is honored to support the Broad Executive Forum’s tradition of bringing business leaders and University supporters together to gain insights on the region’s timely economic issues,” said Lichwalla.

If you would like to attend the event, tickets are $100 for individuals; $80 per person with purchase of five tickets or more. Tickets include afternoon and evening program and reception with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Register online at  For questions contact Connie Lawson, MSU Broad College of Business, 517-432-7442 or