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Leadership Detroit Class XXXVIII showcases 70 executives from seven counties across Southeast Michigan representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations.

View the Leadership Detroit Class XXXVIII photo brochure here. 

Colleen Allen, President and CEO, Autism Alliance of Michigan

Michelle Atwell, Director of Development, Michigan Region, American Red Cross

Josh Bach, Managing Director, Van Conway & Partners

Stacey Barbas, Senior Program Officer, Health, The Kresge Foundation

Kimberly Berger, Principal, Miller Canfield

Jean Bosworth, Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor, Bank of America

Mathew Bower, Partner, Varnum LLP

Amanda Bowers, Vice President of Marketing, Proctor Financial

Adam Burgess, Vice President, Plante Moran Cresa

Marquita Chamblee, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, Wayne State University

Asandi Conner, Director, Detroit Revitalization Fellows

Lysa Davis, Associate Managing Director, Community Reinvestment Officer, Talmer Bank and Trust

LaNesha DeBardelaben, Vice President of Assessment and Community Engagement, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Eric Doeh, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan

Shannon Dulin, Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast Business

Melanie Duquesnel, President and CEO, Better Business Bureau

Julia Elliot, Content Director, Editor-in-Chief, Metro Parent Publishing Group; Associate Publisher, B.L.A.C. Detroit Magazine

Wisam Fakhoury, Director of Finance, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)

Bridgett Feagin, Chief Financial Officer, United Way for Southeastern Michigan

LaKeisha Florence, Senior Manager, Audit, Deloitte LLP

Sarah Ford, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Angela Fortino, Manager, Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle

Mary Freeman, Director, Workforce Development, Southwest Solutions

Brett Gelbord, Attorney, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Jeff Gerwing, Vice President, Director of Operations, SmithGroupJJR

Tanya Griffith, Public Relations and Development Director, Community Social Services of Wayne County

Amy Grundman, Strategic Communications Manager, The Taubman Company

Jessica Hauser, Executive Director, Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

Eric Hess, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Trish Hubbell, Director, Community and Public Relations, Greening of Detroit

Nichelle Hughley, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, City of Detroit

Laura Huot, COO, The Guidance Center

Wyatt Istvan-Mitchell, Senior Counsel, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Chris Lambert, President and CEO, Life Remodeled

Bridget Leonard, Director, PCS Nursing Office Operations, Detroit Medical Center

David Long, Director of Pharmacy and Retail Operations, Walgreens

Dawn Lyman, Foundation Manager, Barton Malow

Heidi Magyar, Director of Community Outreach, General Motors Co.

Eboni Mathis, Senior Director of Online Education, Macomb Community College

Beth McKenney, Managing Director, Advisory, KPMG LLP

Britt McNulty, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Business Unit Finance and Rates, ITC Holdings Corp.

John Neilson, Vice President, Venues, The Henry Ford

Vince Nystrom, Vice President, Business Development, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Jason Paulateer, Vice President, Michigan Market Manager, PNC Financial Services

Trevor Pawl, Group Vice President, International Trade and Procurement Programs, Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC)

Seun Phillips, Vice President, Education and Engagement, Michigan Science Center

Daniel Pfannes, Undersheriff, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

Reimer Priester, Founder and Owner, DeCamp-Priester

Peggy Richard, Public Relations Director, DFCU Financial

Paul Riser Jr., Managing Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, TechTown

Kevin Roach, CEO, Methodist Children’s Home Society

Stacie Robinson, Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President, Flagstar Bank

Alison Roelofs, CFO, Xenith

Contessa Rudolph, Program Manager, Partners 4 Health

Brian Sadek, Assistant General Counsel, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Fatima Salman, Program Coordinator, Community Leadership Development Program, University of Michigan School of Social Work Technical Assistance Center

Steve Selinsky, Director, New Business and Consumer Solutions, Health Alliance Plan

Trina Shanks, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Alex Smith, Business Development Lead, New Center Stamping Inc.

Jonathan So, Senior Director, Health Care Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber

Monique Stanton, President and CEO, CARE of Southeastern Michigan

Andrew Stein, Vice President, Executive Director, City Year Detroit

Dante Stella, Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC

Muddasar Tawakkul, Director, Compliance/Procurement, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Aaron Turner, Director, Market Insight and Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

John Waller, Managing Director, Gensler

Kelly Walsh, Greater Michigan Marketing Leader, PwC

S. Eliot Weiner, General Manager, Southern Michigan Aggregates, Edw. C. Levy Co.

Laurie Wesolowicz, Director II, Pharmacy Services Clinical, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM)

Arion Williams, Director, Drexel Hamilton LLC

Rose Willis, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC

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