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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

Sarah Anthony
Deputy Director for Partnerships and Advocacy
MI College Access Network

Kate Balesky
Senior Manager

Adam Burgess
Vice President
Plante Moran

Elliot Darvick
General Manager

Katrina Desmond
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone

Mike Ferlito
Co-Founder and President
Ferlito Group

Paula Gonzalez
Program Officer, NEIdeas

Mohamad Hammoud
Vice President, Small Business Banking Manager
Bank of America

Omar Hasan
Project Manager, Workforce Development
City of Detroit

Herman Jenkins
Detroit Entertainment Commission

Tarun Kajeepeta
Condor Detroit

Paul Kaser

Amanda Lewan
Bamboo Detroit

Michael LoVasco
Executive Vice President
LoVasco Consulting

Dexter Mason
Regional Director, Events and Programming
Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality

Kumar Raj
Program Officer

Don Rencher
Deputy Director, Housing and Revitalization
City of Detroit

Angela Rogensues
Executive Director
Playworks Michigan

Alison Todak
Managing Director

Jordan Twardy
Director, Community and Economic Development
City of Ferndale

Terrence West
Account Executive
Van Dyke Horn Public Relations