Join us for our 

CC Great Lakes Bay Region Chapter event!

Businesses Working Together To Elevate Humanity

Impacting workplace culture and community efforts.


Vickie Schmitzer CEO of Frankenmuth Credit Union

We are delighted to have Vickie as our Feature Speaker. Vickie's presentation is titled, "Conscious and Intentional Culture."

Vickie is a life-long resident of Frankenmuth, MI. In 1979 Vickie was hired as one of the first three employees at FCU and became CEO of FCU in 2003. Today they have 26 branches.

Under the governance of Vickie, FCU has received many awards and honors including earning the distinguished Forbes' Best Credit Union in the state of Michigan.

Vickie has served tirelessly throughout her career on dozens of local and state committees, associations, boards and organizations.

Gene Pickelman Co-Founder, President and CEO of Tri-Star Trust

Gene and Vickie will have discussion and Q & A following Vickie's presentation.

Gene Pickelman, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Tri-Star Trust, serves with people and purpose in his heart. Day in and day out, his servant leadership focuses on positively impacting the lives of Tri-Star’s clients, employees, and their communities. He understands the power in building long-lasting, authentic relationships that lead to real change, not only in business but in the world around us.

Tri-Star Trust, founded in 2000, is a trusted and valued wealth management partner that has grown to over 40 employees in 4 locations throughout central Michigan. Tri-Star and its dedicated employees embody their higher purpose of “Building caring, genuine relationships that strengthen families and transform our communities”.

Dr. Cathy Baase Thrive Senior Fellow and Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA) Board Chair

Cathy serves as a member and senior advisor on many health care system boards.

Cathy retired from her role as Chief Health Officer and Global Director of Health Services for The Dow Chemical Company, a position she held for 20 years of her 32 years with Dow. Under her leadership, their health programs were extensively recognized for their innovation and achievement around the world. Dr. Baase is a distinguished communicator on the topics of health strategy, prevention, occupational health and public health. She has co-authored more than 30 publications and received many awards for leadership in the health field. Throughout her career, Dr. Baase has been involved across the landscape of health including: public health, healthcare, health policy, health promotion and occupational health.

She is a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Cathy's session will be moderated by Mark Sauter, President, GTP Associates, Inc. and a member of GLBR's education team.

Alexander McCobin CEO of Conscious Capitalism

Alexander is dedicated to elevating humanity by improving the practice and perception of business. Capitalism is fundamentally a human endeavor, it is the way for human beings to ethically engage with and help one another.

Alexander's entrepreneurial drive led him to start and run several businesses, both for profit and nonprofit prior to becoming CEO of Conscious Capitalism.

Thank you to our Four Tenet Partners for your support!

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