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Wayne State to host leadership conference Oct. 21

October 15, 2013

"Building An Honest & Open Government in Detroit: Why Public Integrity Matters," is the theme of a leadership summit on Monday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wayne State University Law School's Partrich Auditorium to be attended by leaders in business, government, nonprofit, foundation and the wider civic community. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is set to open the summit through a video- conference followed by a special "Gatekeepers Roundtable," featuring media stakeholders such as Detroit Free Press Publisher Paul Anger, discussing the role of the media in ensuring public integrity and good governance. Quicken Loans Founder & Chairman Dan Gilbert will appear for a special conversation about Detroit and its prospects for the future including the role of the private sector in ensuring the public trust as well as Federal Bar Association President Michael K. Lee, Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah and Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors General Counsel Rev. Bertram Marks, Wayne State Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson, Wayne Law Professor Peter Henning among other headline speakers. Detroit Inspector General James Heith is expected to address the summit.