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Executive Committee Officers

Chairman of the Board Stephen Polk
President & CEO Highgate LLC
First Vice Chairman Ray Telang
Greater MI Market Managing Partner PwC
Immediate Past Chair Dennis Archer, Jr.
Founding Principal & President Archer Corporate Services LLC
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 – SE MI 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
Wright Lassiter President Henry Ford Health System
Trevor Lauer President & COO of DTE Electric DTE Energy
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
Arn Tellem Vice Chairman Palace Sports & Entertainment & Detroit Pistons

Directors

David Barfield President, CEO & Chairman The Bartech Group
Linda Blair Apsey President & CEO ITC Holdings Corp.
Randall Book Executive Vice President Colliers International
Christopher Brochert Partner Lormax Stern Development Company
Dean Brody Managing Director Accenture
Michael Brosseau President Brose North America, Inc.
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
Jeff Davidman VP, State & Local Govt. Affairs Delta Air Lines
Brian Demkowicz Managing Partner Huron Capital Partners LLC
Bud Denker President The Penske Corp.
Robert Diehl, Jr. Member Bodman PLC
John Diggins Partner Platinum Equity
Alessandro DiNello President & CEO Flagstar Bank
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 Foltyn Chairman & CEO Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Byron Foster Executive Vice President Adient US LLC
John Fox President & CEO Beaumont Health
Anthony Frabotta Managing Director UHY LLP
David Girodat President & CEO Fifth Third Bank — Eastern Michigan
Richard Hampson State President – Michigan Citizens Bank
Justin Klimko Shareholder & President Butzel Long
William Kozyra Chairman & CEO TI Automotive Ltd.
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
Thomas Manganello Partner Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Lawrence Marantette Principal Taktix Solutions
Jean Meyer President & CEO St. John Providence
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
Leon Richardson President & CEO Chemico Systems, Inc.
Michael Ritchie President – Michigan Comerica Bank
David Segura Chief Executive Officer VisionIT
Errol Service Managing Director E.C.S. Partnership McDonald’s, BBD
Thomas Shafer Executive Vice President, Director of Community and Regional Banking Chemical Bank
Tim Smith President & CEO Skidmore Studio
Arn Tellem Vice Chairman Palace Sports & Entertainment
Chris Thomas Founder & Principal Fontinalis Partners LLC
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 Managing Director Alan C. Young & Associates PC

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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