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Wednesday, May 25 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Future of Transportation in Detroit

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We are in the midst of a transformational period for how people move within, through, and around cities – the way individuals travel from point A to point B is changing every day, and Detroit is no exception. Hear individuals from the organizations that are leading the initiatives changing Detroit on a daily basis discuss their plans and visions for bringing Detroit to the forefront of cutting-edge transportation, and how transportation initiatives fit in with broader redevelopment programs around Detroit.

Moderator: Tami Door, Denver Startup Week Organizer

Panelists: RJ Wolney (Rock Ventures), Jed Howbert (Mayor’s office), Jared Fleisher (M-1 Rail), Tiffany Gunter (Regional Transit Authority)

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Tami Door

President & CEO, Denver Startup Week Organizer
Tami Door is the President & CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, a membership organization that creatively plans and manages Downtown Denver so that it remains vibrant and economically healthy. The Partnership dedicates its efforts to development, retail, public policy, transportation and housing initiatives. The Partnership currently has over 700 member businesses. | Under the umbrella of the Downtown Denver Partnership Door oversees... Read More →

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Jared Fleisher

M-1 Rail
Jared Fleisher is a Senior Advisor to Rock Ventures and to the Kresge Foundation. Among other responsibilities, he has been charged with supporting the effort to develop a modern regional transit system in Metro Detroit. Prior to this role, Mr. Fleisher led the federal advocacy effort and provided strategic leadership on behalf of the M-1 RAIL streetcar consortium, helping to secure key federal funding and approvals needed to make Detroit's... Read More →
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Tiffany J. Gunter

Deputy CEO and Chief Operations Officer, Regional Transit Authority
Tiffany Gunter is the Deputy CEO and Chief Operations Officer for the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan. Ms. Gunter will support the CEO and the Board of Directors in organizing the effort to improve regional transportation and secure dedicated funding. Ms. Gunter is responsible for the day-to-day management of the RTA administration and operations.Tiffany earned a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Business... Read More →
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Jed Howbert

Executive Director, Mayor’s office
Jed Howbert is the Executive Director of the Jobs and Economy Team in the Detroit Mayor’s Office. In this position, he works with City agencies, other public partners, and the non-profit and business communities in order to design and execute programs that create jobs and attract residents to Detroit. Areas of focus include land use and real estate development, business attraction and retention programs, small business and entrepreneurial... Read More →
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RJ Wolney

Director of Business Development, Rock Ventures
RJ Wolney has more than 10 years of experience working with public and privately-held businesses in various areas of finance including mergers and acquisitions advisory, equity capital raising and debt financing. He currently serves as Director of Business Development for Rock Ventures focusing on strategic analysis, investment opportunity evaluation and the execution of acquisitions and financings. Prior to Rock Ventures, RJ worked in the... Read More →