PNC Roundtable is a monthly series of web exclusive topical interviews co-hosted by WJR’s Paul W. Smith and PNC's Ric DeVore. PNC Roundtable will give you direct access to business, community and civic leaders whose daily work helps to shape the economic outlook and quality of life for all of us in Southeastern Michigan.
The driving force behind this ongoing partnership will be presenting real issues with real answers from key opinion leaders in their arena. Every month you will hear from new key guest(s) who will join this roundtable forum to discuss economic and social issues that directly affect our communities.
THIS MONTH'S PNC ROUNDTABLE
(May 2013) - The PNC Roundtable travels to New York City in honor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing Carnegie Hall. Ric DeVore and Paul W. Smith welcome DSO President and CEO, Anne Parsons and Chairman of the Board, Phillip Fisher as they discuss the historical performance in New York and why the arts are so important to our community. They will also talk about how out-reach programs by the DSO are getting young kids engaged in music and performance.
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ABOUT THE HOSTS
Ric DeVore is the Regional President of Detroit and Southeast Michigan of PNC Bank, a member of the PNC Financial Services Group. He joined PNC in 1991 and has more than 30 years of experience in financial institutions. He has held numerous positions within PNC, namely in the areas of credit and marketing.
Ric serves as a board member for Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Public Schools Foundation, the Parade Company, Detroit Economic Club, Forgotten Harvest, Detroit Regional Chamber, Ann Arbor Spark and New Detroit.
Paul W. Smith is the morning host at News/Talk 760 WJR – the only news/talk radio station serving metro Detroit and beyond. He broadcasts weekday mornings from 5:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Paul conducts in-depth interviews with a wide range of interesting people, from politicians and authors to business leaders and automotive executives.
His ability to tackle the toughest issues and controversies of the day, as well as relax with lighter topics, makes Paul a favorite morning companion.