2018 Networking & Team Building Plenary Session
About Tom Barnikow, Assistant Director, Career Services | Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
As a lifelong resident of Bay City, Tom takes great interest in the future of the economy in the Great Lakes Bay Region. He hopes that his work with the students and alumni of SVSU can ultimately lead to a bright future for both the residents and businesses that choose to call this area their home.
Tom is an active member of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce as well. Included in his service with the Chamber, Tom works extensively with Bay Energize Young Professionals Network. He served as the Chair of the Energize YPN Steering Committee in 2016 while also serving as the Membership Committee Chair from 2013-2017. Tom graduated from the Leadership Bay County program in 2015 and served as an Advisor for the 2016 class of future leaders. He is also an active referee for high school and college basketball throughout the state of Michigan.
In addition, Tom serves on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Dow Bay Area Family Y, and volunteers his time with many organizations throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.
About Jeremy Prudhomme, Victor's Edge & Experiential Program Manager | Eagle Village, Hersey, MI
Jeremy Prudhomme works as the Victor’s Edge & Experiential Program Manager at Eagle Village in Hersey, Michigan. On a daily basis he helps at-risk youth create new trajectories of success for their lives. He also created The Victor’s Edge Mentality Training at Eagle Village, which helps create success in corporate, athletic, educational and recreational settings.
He works as the mentality coach for Ferris State University Football and Basketball teams as well as a leadership consultant for Central Michigan University Football. Previously he worked as a teacher and coach in Plano, Texas.