Milton Duerod, MBA is currently the founder, managing real estate Broker as well as licensed Auctioneer at Motion Realty & Auction Services. Before forming Motion Realty in 2006, Milton was one of the top producing real estate agents and later an associate broker of a nationally franchised real estate brokerage.  Prior to his real estate career, Milton earned a Masters of Science in Administration degree from Central Michigan University. He received a Bachelors in Computer Science from Wayne State University. He spent 30 years in IT. He worked in such capacities as computer programmer, technical educator, technical sales manager and senior IT specialist for various Fortune 500 companies including Chrysler, GM, and IBM. Topics: Information Technology, Real Estate, Entrepreneurship

Tinesha Cherry  is the author of “I Was Born To Lose, But I Chose to Win”, a book about her own powerful story of overcoming extreme adversity to achieve success. Tinesha has a proven track record in professional speaking and training. She has provided leadership training for multiple agencies within the federal government and performed her poetry in front of crowds both large and small including the mall in Washington, DC to a crowd of over 15,000. She has spoken for The United Negro College Fund, The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, The Dominican Literacy Center, Education Achievement Authority Schools and Detroit Public Schools to name a few. 

Topics: Motivation, Leadership, Women's Issues

 SEMEA Business Speakers Bureau

Evelyn Summerville is a certified coach, trainer and speaker with the John Maxwell Team.  She inspires and empowers people to lead with heart, live their dreams, reach their maximum potential, and be significant, not just successful. Evelyn has 25 years experience leading teams at Kelly Services and Hope United Methodist Church. She has developed strategic plans, led organizational change and facilitated cross-functional teams. Her personal stories of trial, error, success and failure are woven into her  presentations. Evelyn holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Michigan State University and studied co-active coaching at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and volunteers with Detroit Reads and Women for Change Coaching Community. Topics: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Life Purpose, Success

Van Allen is an Award Winning Motivational Speaker and Former Talk Show Host. He has received numerous awards including first place in the District 28 World Championship of Public Speaking contest for Toastmasters International. His signature presentation “Are You a Winner” encourages audiences to step out of their comfort zone to reach their true potential. He is an NLP Trainer which allows him to help individuals tap into the power of the subconscious mind. Van has delivered presentations for many prestigious organizations such as, Ford Motor Company, Detroit Public Schools, Dale Carnegie and Dupont Automotive. He attended Henry Ford Community College and Wayne State University.
Topics: Communication, Motivation

Colette Douglas is a customer service expert, professional speaker and President/CEO of Elite Customer Service LLC, a consulting firm that helps businesses improve the way they deliver service to their customers. Colette has spoken to a variety of organizations who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees. Her keynote speeches and training have helped businesses inspire customer loyalty, increase retention, expand profit margins and boost employee morale.  Understanding the importance of focusing on a customer service philosophy instead of a policy establishes a path for a company culture that is dedicated to internal and external service.

Topic: Customer Service

Brandon Marsh, MBA  is a Business Leadership Coach and Speaker who helps leaderss achieve peak performance. He has delivered presentations for such groups as Dale Carnegie, Leadership Oakland, Abcott Institute, Skyline Club and South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association. His career includes roles at several blue chip companies including Microsoft, IBM and Hewlett Packard. He holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MBA in Management and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of Rotary International and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity where he served as chapter president. Topics: Motivation, Leadership, Storytelling

If you are interested in joining our roster please be aware that you must be a member of the South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association with a proven track record in professional speaking/training. For consideration please forward your bio, client list and a head shot for review.  Email: Mailing Address: 18444 W 10 Mile Rd Suite #103 Southfield MI 48075. If you would like to book a speaker send an email to or call 248-491-3146 with the date of your event.

ZaLonya Allen, PhD is a speaker, author and poet specializing in leadership development and motivation. For over 15 years Dr. Allen has delivered presentations to audiences throughout the country. With a diverse professional background in both academic and corporate environments, Dr. Allen designs results oriented presentations based on research and personal experience. She has held numerous leadership positions including college professor, executive director and has served as a board member for the National Speakers Association of Michigan for three years. Her presentations combine humor, real life examples and powerful techniques that audiences can apply immediately. Dr. Allen is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has two degrees in psychology. Topics: Leadership, Motivation, Entrepreneurship

Featured Speakers

Olga Tecos is the founder and owner of Artee Day Spa and La Moda Hair Salon in Grosse Pointe Farms. Since opening the doors in 1988 her businesses have received numerous awards including Best of MichBusiness Award, WDIV’s Vote 4 the Best Award and the Excellence in Business Award from the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce. Olga is active in the community and is actively involved in a number of organizations.  Topics: Entrepreneurship, Women's Issues 

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Cindy McCann-Clissold  is currently a business consultant in private practice. Her business, CMC Business Consulting, stands for Consulting, Mentoring and Connecting. Formerly a business development representative with the Michigan Business and Professional Association, a business trade association that represents over 20,000 medium to small business members throughout the State of Michigan, she was first a member and then hired to assist with membership growth, retention and to help members to grow their businesses. Cindy is a "connector" and brings a wealth of experience to SEMEA. Prior to Cindy's job with the MBPA she worked in sales with a commercial cleaning company as well as in retail management. Topics: Networking, Business Development

Welcome to the SEMEA Speakers Bureau! We offer a wide range of dynamic business speakers and experts. Topics include motivation, leadership, communication, finance, information technology and more. Whether your need is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, seminar instructor or a moderator, we can help. Our speakers represent the best and brightest thought leaders in Southeast Michigan. All of our speakers have a proven track record of success.  Fees range from $0 to $10,000 depending on the nature of the presentation and the speaker. For information on fees  & availability call us at  248-491-3146.

Ian Kinder is the Founder and President of Live Safe Academy, LLC, a family run school dedicated to enhancing personal safety. Pursuing a safer lifestyle requires the proper knowledge, skills and attitude regarding a continuum of topics from prevention to personal protection devices. Ian's diverse course curriculum allows him to help you design your own personal safety strategy. Public, private and individual presentations are available for in-home training, corporations, businesses,  medical facilities, agencies, schools and other groups or clubs. Topic: Personal Safety