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Executive Committee Officers

Chairman of the Board Dennis Archer, Jr.
Founding Principal and President Archer Corporate Services, LLC
First Vice Chairman Stephen Polk
CEO Highgate LLC
Immediate Past Chair Mark Davidoff
Michigan Managing Partner Deloitte LLP
Treasurer Daniel Ponder
Chairman & CEO Franco Public Relations Group
President/Secretary Sandy K. Baruah President & CEO Detroit Regional Chamber
General Counsel J. Michael Bernard Equity Member; Member of Exec. Board Dykema Gossett PLLC

Executive Committee

Lane Coleman President & CEO Strike Group LLC
Henry Cooney Partner Plunkett Cooney PC
Matthew Cullen President & CEO Rock Ventures, LLC / JACK Entertainment
David Dauch Chairman & CEO American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
Richard DeVore Regional President – Detroit and Southeast Michigan PNC Financial Services Group
Matthew Elliott Michigan Market President Bank of America
Paul Glantz President Emagine Entertainment, Inc.
Kouhaila Hammer President & CEO Ghafari Associates, LLC
Tricia Keith EVP, Chief of Staff & Corporate Secretary Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Gordon Krater Managing Partner Plante Moran
Ryan Maibach President Barton Malow
Florine Mark President & CEO The WW Group, Inc.
Michael McGee Chief Executive Officer Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC
Heather Paquette Managing Partner KPMG LLP
Stephen Polk Chief Executive Officer Highgate LLC
John Rakolta, Jr. Chairman & CEO Walbridge
Andra Rush Founder, President & CEO Rush Group LLC
Ramesh (Ray) Telang Greater Michigan Market Managing Partner PwC
James Webb Chairman Aon Risk Services Central, Inc.

Directors

David Barfield President, CEO & Chairman The Bartech Group
Stephanie Bergeron President Walsh College
Linda Blair President & CEO ITC Holdings Corp.
Randall Book Executive Vice President Colliers International
Bruce Brownlee Senior Executive Administrator Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
William Burgess Member & CEO Dickinson Wright PLLC
John Carter President, Michigan Middle Market Chase, JP Morgan Securities LLC
Carolyn Cassin President & CEO Michigan Women’s Foundation
Phillip Cooley Co-Owner Slows Bar B Q
Bud Denker President The Penske Corp.
Robert Diehl, Jr. Member Bodman PLC
John Diggins Partner Platinum Equity
Mark Douglas President Avis Ford, Inc.
Lena Epstein General Manager & Principal Vesco Oil Corporation
Christine Estereicher Head of State and Local Govt. Affairs FCA US LLC
Patrick Fehring President & CEO Level One Bank
David Fischer Chairman & CEO The Suburban Collection
David Foltyn Chairman & CEO Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Byron Foster Executive Vice President Adient US LLC
John Fox President & CEO Beaumont Health
David Girodat President & CEO Fifth Third Bank — Eastern Michigan
Richard Hampson State President – Michigan Citizens Bank
George Johnson Managing Director George Johnson & Company
Justin Klimko Shareholder & President Butzel Long
William Kozyra Chairman & CEO TI Automotive Ltd.
Steven Kurmas President & COO Detroit Edison
Terrence Larkin Executive Vice President, Business Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Lear Corporation
George Lenyo Managing Partner Ernst & Young LLP
David Lochner President, Michigan Huntington National Bank
Ryan Maibach President & CEO Barton Malow Company
Thomas Manganello Partner Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Lawrence Marantette Principal Taktix Solutions
Jean Meyer President & CEO St. John Providence
Mike Miller Director, Business & Industrial Markets Google, Inc.
Patricia Mooradian President The Henry Ford
Virinder Moudgil President & CEO Lawrence Technological University
James Murray President AT&T – Michigan
Brian O’Connell Regional Director State Government Relations General Motors
Jacques Panis President Shinola Detroit LLC
Patricia Poppe President & CEO Consumers Energy
Michael Ritchie President – Michigan Comerica Bank
Errol Service Managing Director E.C.S. Partnership McDonald’s, BBD
Thomas Shafer Executive Vice President, Director of Community and Regional Banking Chemical Bank
Brad Simmons Director, Government & Stakeholder Relations Ford Motor Company
Tim Smith President & CEO Skidmore Studio
Arn Tellem Vice Chairman Palace Sports & Entertainment
Frank Venegas Chairman & CEO Ideal Group
Tiffany Walker CEO WalkerHealthcareIT
Carla Walker-Miller President & CEO Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC
M. Roy Wilson President Wayne State University
Alan Young Chief of Executive Officer Alan C. Young & Associates, PC
David Zilko CEO Fuel Leadership, LLC

Honorary Directors

Randolph Agley Barbara Allushuski Dennis Archer
William Brooks Elizabeth Chappell Richard Gabrys
Frank Hennessey Richard Kughn Daniel Loepp
Benjamin Maibach, III Charles “Chip” McClure Michael Monahan
Leslie Murphy James Nicholson Cynthia Pasky
Sandra Pierce Nancy Schlichting Ronald Steffens
Joseph Welch

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