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October 23, 2015

Program - Robert Daddow, Deputy County Executive, Oakland County
                         Great Lakes Water Authority – Now and a Transition into the Future

After a 17 year career at Ernst & Young working with governmental and non-profit clients, Robert Daddow was appointed by County Executive Brooks Patterson as the Director of the Department of Management and Budget. In 2000 he became Deputy County Executive.


He has managed numerous projects that restructured County operations in areas of public safety, community mental health, regional collaborative programs with local governmental units, and technology initiatives.


Robert has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and master’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University

Discussion - Michael Hauser, Marketing Manager, Michigan Opera Theatre
                               Hudson’s:  Detroit’s Legendary Department Store

October 30, 2015

Michael Hauser is currently Marketing Manager for the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House.  


He is co-author of five books for Arcadia Publishing including:


  • Hudson’s - Detroit’s Legendary Department Store

  • Detroit’s Downtown Movie Palaces

  • 20th Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit

  • Remembering Hudson’s - The Grande Dame of Detroit Retailing

  • 20th Century Retailing in Downtown Grand Rapids


Dr. Thomas Rifai, Director, Nutrition & Weight Mgmt, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Demystifying Diabetes: The Most Preventable Deadly Disease

Al Roberts, SMC Member

Interactions With Henry Ford Sr

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