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Chamber Members Honored as 2019 Men of Excellence by Michigan Chronicle

Now in its 13th year, the Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence Awards recognizes local African American men who inspire others through vision, leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service. Awardees are champions of Michigan’s economic empowerment and diversity, the backbone of several businesses, driving forces in politics and service, and more. In 2019, 50 new honorees will join an exclusive society of more than 600 previously awarded professionals. Read more.

Several members of the Detroit Regional Chamber were recognized:

  • Sabin Blake, Manager, Corporate Giving, General Motors Co.; Class XL, Leadership Detroit
  • Willie Brooks Jr., President and CEO, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
  • Rodney E. Cole Sr., State Director, Government Affairs, DTE Energy
  • Dante Crockett, Chief Engineer, Features, Ford Motor Company
  • DeWitt S. Dykes Jr., Associate Professor of History, Oakland University
  • Alburn H. Elvin Jr., Manager, Board Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Tony R. Hawk, Deputy Executive Director, K-12 Mathematics, Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • Philip Henry, Assistant Vice President and Community Development Relationship Manager, Fifth Third Bank
  • Kevin D. Johnson, President and CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corp.
  • Lamont R. Jones, Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, Henry Ford Health System
  • Kenneth Kelly, Chairman and CEO, First Independence Bank, Board Member, Detroit Regional Chamber
  • David Lewis, President, AT&T Michigan; Board Member, Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Myron Lloyd, Legal Counsel, Information Technology, General Motors Co.
  • James C. Mays, Professor, Wayne County Community College
  • Richard Perkins, Institutional Trust Specialist, Fifth Third Bank
  • David Turner, Vice President, University Human Resources, Eastern Michigan University
  • Michael G. Workings, Medical Director for Sports Teams, Department of Family Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Health System