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Rev Up 2030 - DEI Summit 2024

Rev Up 2030 - DEI Summit 2024

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 (8:00 AM - 6:30 PM) (EDT)


Transforming Perspectives in Diversity: DEI Strategies for a New Era

Rev Up is more than a conference; it's a movement towards a more inclusive and diverse automotive industry. We're not just talking about change; we're making it happen. Join us in transforming perspectives and driving the future of DEI.

What to Expect:

  • Interactive Morning Workshop: Start your day with an engaging, hands-on experience designed to challenge and expand your understanding of DEI.
  • Dynamic Sessions and Panels: Dive into interactive sessions.
  • State of DEI: Engage in deep discussions about the current and future state of DEI in the automotive industry, with a special focus on practical implementation for hourly and plant workers.
  • Networking Opportunities: Throughout the day, connect with peers, share experiences, and build lasting relationships.
  • Informative Sessions & Best Practices: Gain valuable insights into the latest DEI strategies and practices.

Who Should Attend?

  • DEI Professionals & Champions from Automotive, Defense, and Transportation Industries
  • Senior Leaders & HR Professionals
  • Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds Passionate about Fostering Inclusive Cultures


8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.Workshop:  Keep to Compete -- Improving Retention as the New Recruitment Strategy

10 a.m.Break and Networking/Registration continues

10:30 a.m.Presentation and Discussion: DEI Industry Study Insights and Outtakes

Kristin Coogan, Principal, Advisory, KPMG

Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, CADIA

11 a.m.Panel:  Building Bridges: Integrating DEI Across Organizational Pillars 

Moderator: Reginald Humphrey HR Director, DEI Center of Excellence, General Motors Company

Elisa Sorrentino, Amstead Automotive Group

Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, CADIA

Rachel Watson, Campaign Manager, Central Marketing Services, Harmon Automotive

11:45 a.m.Guiding Lights: Mentorship and Lasting Change

Speaker:  Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, CADIA

Guest:  Pam Romano, Retired, Ford Motor Company

NoonBuffet Lunch

1:15 p.m.Panel:  CDO Insights

Moderator: Lisa D'Amore, VP, DEI, CADIA

Cathy French, Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Belonging Lead, Discount Tire

Yvette Hunsicker, VP - CSR, Inclusion and Diversity, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Erin Dewsbury Ribeiro, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Robert Bosch Corp.

2 p.m.Case Study:  Eaton Corp - Operationalizing DEI and Unleashing the Power of Diverse Perspectives

Moderator: Paige Robnett, CEO, Robnett Consulting Group, LLC

Andy Doyle, Vice President – Supply Chain, Electrical Sector Americas

Cindy Fisher, Vice President - Global Inclusion and Diversity

Petra Godoy, HR Director, Eaton Mobility Group

2:45 p.m.Networking Break

3:15 p.m.A Conversation:  Fostering DEI in Automotive's Retail, Plant and Hourly Workforce

Deanna Lorincz, Global Director, Communications and Marketing, Martinrea International US Inc.

3:45 p.m.Panel:  DEI Headwinds and Tailwinds

Moderator:  Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, CADIA

Jeannine Gant, DEIJ Officer, Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM), Detroit Regional Partnership

Jeff Green, Reporter, Managing Diversity Beat, Bloomberg

Ruby Hamacher, Mg. Director, HR and Compensation Practice, Arthur J Gallagher & Co.

4:30 p.m.Call to Action:  Forward Together

Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, CADIA

5 p.m.Networking Reception

Conference photography by Nadir Ali 

**Photography: By joining us at this event, attendees consent to CADIA to photograph and use your image and likeness**


Full day conference $250 members; $300 non-members 

Receive a 10% volume discount for registering 5 or more individuals. 

MSU Management Education Center
811 W. Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098 United States
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Michelle Maki
(248) 388-3182
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024 (8:00 AM - 6:30 PM) (EDT)

Registration: 8 - 8:30 a.m. 

Workshop and Conference: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Networking Reception: 5 - 6:30 p.m.

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