Washtenaw Economic Club

September 2020 Events


Karinda WashingtonThe Pandemic and The Pivot: DHS is Open for Business

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes COVID-19’s impact on the business community and the need for some businesses to pivot. As the federal government’s third-largest federal agency, with 230,000 employees, 22 components, and a vast mission to include counterterrorism, cybersecurity, aviation, and border security, DHS is well-positioned to strengthen the economic security of large, small and medium-sized businesses.

Hear from Karinda L. Washington, Acting Executive Director for Faith Initiatives and Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Partnership and Engagement (OPE) in Washington, DC. During her presentation, you will learn how to:

  • Locate DHS business opportunities
  • Pitch business capabilities to DHS
  • Foster the establishment of long-term business relationships
  • Establish subcontracting opportunities
  • Participate in non-traditional public-private partnership business opportunities to support mutually beneficial collaboration across the homeland security enterprise

One-Hour Presentation Delivered Live Online

  • Introduction
  • Presentation
  • Q&A
  • Closing Remarks


Rich SheridanLead with Joy – Watch Your Team Fly!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, will share his own journey to joy. Discover how he learned to lead in a completely different way, and by doing so, witnessed results that exceeded his wildest expectations.

Travel on a journey of change and come to a place of understanding on how to unleash the human potential of the people who work for you and around you. Learn how common, unchanging, disengagement statistics are a fundamental failure of leadership and what simple things you can do to get your team off the ground and flying. All of these lessons are available to you no matter how big or old your organization is.

Join us for this event and get energized and inspired!

One-Hour Presentation Delivered Live Online

  • 11:00am – Welcome
  • 11:05am – Opening Remarks
  • 11:10am – Introduction of Speaker
  • 11:15am – Presentation and Questions
  • 11:55pm – Closing Remarks
  • 12:00pm – Program Concludes