Shenehon Center for Real Estate
Real Estate Outlook
2013 Keynote Speaker
Michael Langley is the founding CEO of GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis Saint Paul regional economic development partnership. GREATER MSP leads global promotion, regional strategy and project management for economic growth and job creation in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, a region with a gross metropolitan product of $200 billion. He brings years of experience to the role as a widely recognized economic development strategist who has led successful regional economic development organizations in Florida and Pennsylvania.
Langley's award-winning work as a practitioner includes his leadership as CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, often regarded as a globally leading organizational model for regional economic development, regional advocacy and public policy research. It also includes his service as founder and president of Langley Group, a national economic development consulting firm focused on regional best practices and economic growth strategies.
Prior to becoming an economic development practitioner, Langley's successful corporate career was spent primarily in the technology sector. He held leadership positions for a number of Westinghouse/CBS subsidiaries, including serving as president and CEO of Westinghouse Audio Intelligence Devices, Inc., a world leader in wireless surveillance technology.
A graduate of the Naval Academy, Langley also earned a M.S. in information systems from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He served as a Navy pilot with more than 5,000 hours of flight and crew time on surveillance and intelligence missions worldwide and as a technology analyst on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He has also been awarded a doctorate in humanities by American Intercontinental University for his work in community improvement.