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Presented By: Trotter Multicultural Center

Mentorship, Finance, and Legacy Building

Cheh Kim, Sr. Information Specialist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) & Nick Khouri, former Michigan State Treasurer (2015-2018), Josh Thurman (moderator)

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TDLS: Finance and Mentoring - Cheh Kim, Sr. Information Specialist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) & Nick Khouri, City of Detroit Economic Development Chief and former Michigan State Treasurer (2015-2018)

Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series (TDLS) is designed to increase healthy discourse and learning throughout U-M by inviting speakers from the political and public service sectors of national and international note. Our goal is to bring together bright minds with talks that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects to foster wonder and provoke conversations that matter to students.

For this month's Trotter Distinguished Leaders Series event, we are excited to present Mentorship, Finance, and Legacy Building featuring U-M alumni Cheh Kim and Nick Khouri, financial service professionals with vast experience across the sector. We will be joined by moderator Josh Thurman as we hear their perspectives on finance and government, their personal path to finance, the importance of mentorship, and building legacies across different careers. The virtual event will be hosted Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Can’t wait to see you there!

About the Speakers:

Nick Khouri: Nick is a retired finance executive who spent more than 30 years in both the public and private sectors, including both as Michigan’s 46th State Treasurer and Senior Vice President of DTE Energy, a Fortune 300 diversified energy company headquartered in Detroit. Michigan Treasury is responsible for maintaining the State of Michigan’s overall financial health - a $56b a year enterprise. As Treasurer, Nick was responsible for advising the Governor on all tax and revenue policy, collecting and administering over $22b in state taxes, acted as the sole fiduciary of a $70b pension plan, monitoring and intervening in the fiscal health of Michigan’s local governments and schools, and was the key liaison with the financial markets. Nick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Cheh Kim: Cheh Kim has over 30 years in federal service working in the legislative and executive branches in a variety of senior-level roles on financial services, housing, veterans programs, small business, taxes, and economic development. Cheh is an experienced mentor, recruiter, and Chairs the Career Development Committee for the University of Michigan Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Alumni Club. He is also a Certified Career Services Provider. Born and raised in Michigan, Cheh earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Michigan.
Josh Thurman: Josh Thurman (he/him) is an advocate and educator committed to supporting individuals’ holistic development. A proud Detroiter and University of Michigan twice alum, Josh has nearly 10 years cultivating inclusive learning communities in educational settings: currently serving as the Program Manager for Cultural Engagement, Interfaith, and Intercultural Programs at Trotter Multicultural Center. He has extensive experience coaching and supporting over 500 students, staff/faculty, and executive leaders to develop their intercultural competence as a licensed consultant of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS) Assessment.

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