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Announcing the 2017 Mackinac Future Leaders, Powered by Bank of America

The Detroit Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the 2017 Mackinac Future Leaders, powered by Bank of America. The program provides a select group of forward-thinking individuals representing a diverse set of business and community organizations across Southeast Michigan an opportunity to attend the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference. Attendees are able to participate in all Conference programming while also enjoying a fully immersive experience tailored specifically toward cultivating their entrepreneurial growth.

Mackinac Future Leaders are entrepreneurs and future leaders who are making a significant contribution or working to solve problems in their business, industry or community. Participants are nominated by their peers, community leaders and members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

For more information on the Mackinac Future Leaders program, contact Devon O’Reilly, manager of entrepreneurship and Detroit engagement for the Detroit Regional Chamber, at

2017 Mackinac Future Leaders

April Anderson
Co-owner and Pastry Chef
Good Cakes and Bakes LLC

Anya Babbitt
Founder and CEO

Lauren Bealore
Corporate Relations and Events Manager
Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Amanda Elias
Special Projects Manager
City of Detroit

Michael Griffie
Associate Attorney
Butzel Long

Chanel Hampton
Founder and President
Hampton Consulting Corp.

Jackie Hanton
Vice President
Community Foundation of St. Clair County

Jessica Hauser
Executive Director
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

Kelsey Hubbell
Fellow, Things That Matter
Slow Roll

Kate Jackson
Senior Associate, International Tax

Liz Keen
Head of Brand and Communications
Sherpa Capital

Robert Kruse
Vice President, Global Commercial Bank Relationship Manager
Bank of America

Sawyer Lipari
Senior Associate
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Meaghan McLaughlin
Manager- Women’s Entrepreneurial Initiative
Michigan Women’s Foundation

Ekanem Obong
Regional Community Coordinator
National African Business Association; Let’s Do Something Detroit

Erin Quetell
Sustainability Specialist
OHM Advisors

Kumar Raj
Program Officer
The Skillman Foundation

Alex Riley
Chief Operating Officer
Ringo Services

Eli Savit
Senior Advisor and Counsel to the Mayor
City of Detroit

Candice Simons
Founder and CEO
Brooklyn Outdoor

Jake Serwer
Director of Communications
Ignition Media Group

Maria Willett
Special Assistant to the Mayor
City of Rochester Hills