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Leadership Connections: Jeff Noel, Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation
August 21, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new series of networking opportunities called Leadership Connections. The kickoff event will feature special guest speaker, Jeff Noel, Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation and is being co-sponsored by Tosi’s Restaurant.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
4337 Ridge Rd., Stevensville, MI
“One of the goals of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is to provide more social and networking opportunities for our members,” says Interim Chamber President, Ashlie Guyberson. “This is just the beginning of a series of events that we’ve envisioned to bring the community together, to learn from each other, and share opportunities to hear from leaders in our community. We are very excited that Jeff Noel has accepted our invitation to be the guest speaker for our inaugural event.”
About the speaker, Jeff Noel
Jeff Noel was appointed corporate vice president, Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation, in 2004. Noel is responsible for the company’s global external and internal communications, government relations, and business travel departments. He also serves as the president of Whirlpool Foundation. Jeff has managed delicate issues for the company, including false accusations of a cancer cluster, environmental issues involving Erin Brockovich, the Grenfell Tower tragedy and conducted interviews on all three nightly news outlets, BBC, CBS Sunday Morning among many others.
Noel has served as vice-chairman and chairman of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, and president of the Harbor Shores Development ─ a $500 million planned golf and residential redevelopment property ─ and Bluffside projects, a $12 million tourism-based development. He also serves as a member of the Michigan Chamber Board of Directors, and Business Leaders of Michigan Board of Directors. Noel is vice chairman of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and chairman of the Michigan Economic Development Foundation.
Prior to joining Whirlpool, Noel served for 11 years as president of Cornerstone Alliance, a Benton Harbor-based economic development group. He also served as commissioner of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Department, director of government affairs for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, and executive assistant to U.S. Senator Wendell Ford of Kentucky. Noel also was an owner/developer of more than 700,000 sq. ft. of commercial real estate.
Noel holds a master’s degree in business administration from Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky.
Additional event information
Free of charge for Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce members
$10 per person for non-members.
Light appetizers and wine will be served with a cash bar available.
Space is limited and RSVP is required.
About the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
In 1966, the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce organized for the purpose of uniting as a group for the promotion of the Lakeshore area and to tell the “Lakeshore Story” for the advancement of commercial, industrial, civic, cultural, and general interests of Lakeshore, and its trade area.