Event Information:

April 12, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Birmingham Country Club

1750 Saxon Dr

Birmingham, MI 48009

Cost: $35.00 prepaid, $40.00 at the door

Sponsor a table for 8 for $350.00

Cost includes breakfast


“Dealing with the Unexpected: In Business & Life”

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Detroit, MI

April 12, 2019


Bill Kieffer

President & Chief Advisor

Kieffer & Associates Limited



Bill is President & Chief Advisor of Kieffer & Associates Limited, an advisory firm specializing in Military Veteran Career Transitions, Executive Coaching, Strategic Talent Management, and Professional Speaking and Facilitation services.

Bill is a senior Human Resources executive with over 20 years professional experience in a variety of industries. He has held senior leadership positions in HR, talent management, and organizational development for multiple large, complex, global companies including:

  • Global Director, Talent Management & HR - Amcor Rigid Plastics, a $3B+ manufacturer of packaging solutions for a variety of industries.
  •  VP, HR and Senior Director Global Talent Management - Dana Holding Corporation, a $7B+ global manufacturing organization serving the automotive, commercial vehicle, off-highway heavy equipment, and industrial equipment industries.
  •  Global Director, Talent Management & HR for DB Schenker (formerly BAX Global), a $2.9B Transportation and Supply Chain company.


Prior to these experiences, Bill served over 11 years as a United States Army Officer, in a variety of command and staff positions.  He is a combat veteran of Somalia and supported the Panama invasion, operations in Central America, and Hurricane Andrew relief operations. During Bill’s assignment with the US Army Logistics Management College, he was selected as their “Instructor of the Year.” He received the “Herbert W. Alden Award” as the outstanding graduate of the U.S. Army Ordnance Officer Advanced Course. While in the Army Bill earned the Meritorious Service Medal, 8 Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Citation.  Bill is also both Airborne and Air Assault qualified.


Bill is also an experienced public speaker and was honored to present “Investing in the Middle” at TEDx Toledo in 2017.



Strategic Human Resources Program - Harvard Business School

Leadership Education Program – Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Master of Science, Administration - Central Michigan University

Bachelor of Business Administration - University of Toledo

Bill is a certified “Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach” and previously earned the “Senior Professional Human Resources” certification.



Bill is active in the American Legion, American Legion Riders, volunteered as a youth wrestling coach, served on the advisory board for the Stautzenberger College Practical Nursing program, and has twice been elected to public office as a village councilman in his home town.




Event Information:

April 26, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Kalamazoo Country Club

1609 Whites Road

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Cost: $35.00 prepaid, $40.00 at the door

Sponsor a table for 8 for $350.00

Cost includes breakfast


“Now in Vogue: Employee Retention”

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Kalamazoo, MI

April 26, 2019


Jeff Chaffin


The Executive Influence




Jeff Chaffin has more than 30 years as an executive in both privately held and publicly traded companies.  Throughout his career, Jeff has held leadership positions in operations, sales, finance/accounting, human resources, and organizational development.  As a management consultant, he has consistently developed organizations that exceed the expectations of owners.  Industries served include distribution, automotive manufacturing, tool and die, logistics, greenhouse operations, printing, staffing and engineering services.


Jeff’s primary focus is growth strategy, development and implementation, exit and succession planning, merger and acquisition advisory and corporate turn-arounds.  His experience in various corporate settings combined with his extensive training in executive coaching enables Jeff to provide holistic and real solutions to owners in achieving their goals.


Prior to consulting, Jeff successfully started and operated five companies on his own.  His accomplishments as a business consultant include guiding a company to Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List” and guiding another company to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” listing.


Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Michigan State University. He is also certified as a Professional Business Coach and has extensive training in exit and succession planning.





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