Event Information:

January 18, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Kalamazoo Country Club

1609 Whites Rd.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Cost: $35.00 prepaid, $40.00 at the door

Sponsor a table for 8 for $350.00

Cost includes breakfast


Jack Welch has said, "Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." Being a leader of others carries responsibilities that require intentional development of leadership skills. Michelle Mei is a dedicated professional who is passionate about helping organizations tackle talent and leadership challenges. She draws her enthusiasm for leadership development from her years of experience in both internal and external consulting, driving talent and development in a variety of industries. Her focus on employee development, team engagement, and deploying leadership strategies creates a viable platform for growth and succession. During her journey, Michelle has seen numerous occasions where new or existing leaders can benefit from being better supported, equipped, and trained to successfully lead teams. Michelle's company has launched Leader Momentum TM with the vision to inspire and equip leaders through a curriculum surrounding servant leadership. The goal of Leader Momentum is to help organizations master their leadership development strategies by providing turn-key training programs that are easily accessible, integrable into any existing leadership program or used as a stand-alone program and delivered in a way that supports adult learning methodology. Michelle believes that through the intentional development of our leaders, organizations are better equipped in building a world-class culture that will attract and retain the best talent.

“Effective Talent Planning is a Necessity in Building a Great Team”

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Kalamazoo, MI

January 18, 2019


Michelle Mei

Chief Talent Officer

Momentum Development Group






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.



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