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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Detroit Regional Chamber is led by a Board of Directors committed to accelerating economic growth and propelling the state and region forward. Representing some of Michigan’s largest and most influential businesses, they provide their expertise and leadership as the Chamber serves as the voice of business for the 11-county Southeast Michigan region.

Executive Committee Officers

Chair of the Board Matt ElliottSustainability Executive, Business and Global Commercial BankingBank of America Michigan
First Vice Chair Suzanne ShankPresident and Chief Executive OfficerSiebert Williams Shank & Co. LLC
Second Vice ChairPeter QuigleyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerKelly
Immediate Past ChairArn TellemVice ChairmanPistons Sports and Entertainment
Treasurer Daniel Ponder Chairman EmeritusFranco
General Counsel J. Michael Bernard Member, EquityDykema Gossett PLLC 
President/Secretary Sandy K. Baruah President and Chief Executive Officer Detroit Regional Chamber 

Executive Committee

Linda Apsey President and Chief Executive Officer ITC Holdings 
Dennis W. Archer Jr. Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerSixteen42 Ventures
Carolyn Cassin President and Chief Executive Officer; General Partner and Co-founderMichigan Women Forward; Belle Michigan
Lane Coleman President and Chief Executive Officer Strike Group LLC 
David C. Dauch Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer AAM
Bud Denker President Penske Corp.
Lena Epstein President and General ManagerVesco Oil Corp.
David FoltynChairman and Chief Executive OfficerHonigman LLP
Anthony Frabotta Chairman Emeritus UHY Advisors Inc.
Paul Glantz Co-founder and Chairman Emagine Entertainment Inc. 
Kouhaila Hammer President and Chief Executive Officer Ghafari Associates LLC
Richard HampsonCorporate Banking Executive and Market PresidentOld National Bank
Kenneth HaywardVice President; Special Assistant to the President for Community RelationsBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Kenneth KellyChairman and Chief Executive OfficerFirst Independence Bank
Ronia KrusePresident and Chief Executive Officer; Co-founderOpTech LLC; Digital Lakes
Trevor Lauer Vice Chairman and Group PresidentDTE Energy
Lisa Lunsford Co-founder and Chief Executive OfficerGS3
James ProppeManaging PartnerPlante Moran 
Dug Song  Co-founder and President Song Foundation


Priscilla ArchangelPresident Archangel & Associates LLC
Hussein Berry Vice President, ACS Operations DTW, Central and SW RegionsDelta Air Lines 
Michael BickersRegional President, Detroit and Southeast MichiganPNC Bank
Gregory J. Bockart Jr.Executive Managing Director, Market LeaderSavills
William Burgess Member and ChairmanDickinson Wright PLLC 
Ida Byrd-HillChief Executive OfficerAutomation Workz
Matthew Cullen ChairmanJACK Entertainment 
Steve DavisMichigan Market PresidentComerica Bank
Brian DemkowiczChairman, Managing Partner and Co-founder Huron Capital 
John Diggins Partner Platinum Equity 
Mark Douglas President Avis Ford Inc. 
William Emerson President and Chief Operating OfficerRocket Holdings
Christine Estereicher Vice President, Public Affairs, North America; Head, Global Philanthropy; President, Stellantis FoundationStellantis 
Carmen Fakhoury President Fakhoury Global Immigration Professional Services Inc. 
John Fikany Chief Executive Officer The Fikany Group 
Hajj FlemingsChief Executive OfficerRebrandX
Tina Freese DeckerPresident and Chief Executive OfficerCorewell Health
Ronald HallPresident and Chief Executive OfficerBridgewater Interiors LLC
Rejji Hayes Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer CMS Energy 
Hollie HeikkinenPresident and Chief Executive Officer iWorker Innovations
Tanya HillPresident and Chief Executive OfficerForeverFresh
Yasmeen JaseyExecutive, Michigan MarketCitizens Bank
Angie KellyOffice Managing PartnerErnst & Young LLP
Justin KlimkoPresident and Managing ShareholderButzel Long
Michael LandPresident, Southeast MichiganHuntington Bank
Brittany LavisGroup Chief Executive OfficerDetroit Medical Center
Carrie LeahyMemberBodman PLC
David LewisPresident, MichiganAT&T
Ryan MaibachPresident and Chief Executive OfficerBarton Malow Holdings
Sonya MaysPresident and Chief Executive OfficerDevelop Detroit
Patricia MooradianPresident and Chief Executive OfficerThe Henry Ford
David ParentMichigan Managing PrincipalDeloitte
Linda Paullin-HebdenExecutive PartnerWarner Norcross + Judd
William PhillipsPresident and Chief Executive OfficerPIE Management LLC
Stephen PolkChief Executive OfficerHighgate LLC
Avinash RachmaleChairman and Chief Executive OfficerLakeshore Global Corp.
Lauren RakoltaPresidentDFM Solutions
Robert RineyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerHenry Ford Health
Danielle RussellManaging Director, Americas PlatformsGoogle
Derron SandersChief Executive OfficerSG Energy Solutions
Jay SandhuChief Executive OfficerNYX Inc.
Errol ServicePresidentJam2 Inc.
Josh SirefmanChief Executive OfficerMichigan Central
Benjamin SmithPrincipalSummit Commercial
Bruce SmithMajority Owner, Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerDetroit Manufacturing Systems
Amy SolekDetroit Office Managing PartnerPwC
Kelvin SquiresPresidentCenter Line Electric
Christopher ThomasCo-founder and PresidentAssembly Ventures
Terence ThomasCo-founderActivate Detroit
Jason TinsleyPresident, Michigan MarketJP Morgan Private Bank
Frank TorreChief Executive OfficerSignal Restoration Services
Frank VenegasChairman and Chief Executive OfficerThe Ideal Group Inc.
Kevin VoigtManaging Partner, MichiganKPMG LLP
Carla Walker-MillerFounder and Chief Executive OfficerWalker-Miller Energy Services LLC
Markeith WeldonChief Executive Officer and ChairmanNexusmind
Alan YoungChief Executive OfficerAlan C. Young & Associates PC

Honorary Directors

Barbara Allushuski Dennis W. Archer Sr. Elizabeth Chappell 
Hank CooneyMark DavidoffFrank Hennessey
Wright L. Lassiter IIIDaniel J. LoeppBenjamin Maibach III
Charles “Chip” McClureMichael MonahanLeslie Murphy
James NicholsonCindy PaskySandy Pierce
Patti PoppeNancy SchlichtingRonald Steffens
Ramesh (Ray) TelangJoseph Welch
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