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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 Arn TellemVice ChairmanPistons Sports and Entertainment
First Vice Chair Matthew ElliottPresidentBank of America Michigan
Treasurer Daniel Ponder Chairman Franco 
General Counsel J. Michael Bernard Equity MemberDykema 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. Chief Executive Officer; Founding Partner Sixteen42 Ventures
Christopher Brochert Partner Lormax Stern Development Co. 
Carolyn Cassin President and Chief Executive Officer; General Partner and Co-founderMichigan Women Forward; Belle MI
Lane Coleman President and Chief Executive Officer Strike Group LLC 
David Dauch Chairman and Chief Executive Officer American Axle & Manufacturing
Bud Denker President Penske Corp.
Lena Epstein Principal and General ManagerVesco Oil Corp.
Anthony Frabotta Chairman Emeritus UHY Advisors, Inc.
Paul Glantz Chairman Emagine Entertainment Inc. 
Kouhaila Hammer President and Chief Executive Officer Ghafari Associates 
Richard HampsonManaging Director and Midwest Market LeaderArctaris Impact Investors
Kenneth KelleyChairman and Chief Executive OfficerFirst Independence Bank
Ronia KrusePresident and Chief Executive OfficerOpTech LLC
Trevor Lauer President and Chief Operating Officer, DTE Energy Electric DTE Energy 
Lisa Lunsford Co-founder and Chief Executive OfficerGS3
Peter Quigley President and Chief Executive Officer Kelly Services, Inc. 
Suzanne Shank President and Chief Executive Officer Siebert Williams Shank & Co.  LLC 
Dug Song  Co-Founder; Chief Strategy Officer Duo Security; Cisco Secure


David Alade Managing Partner Century Partners 
Priscilla ArchangelPresident Archangel & Associates LLC
Hussein Berry Vice President, Operations DTW Delta Air Lines 
Michael BickersRegional President, Detroit and Southeast MichiganPNC Bank
Gregory Bockart Jr.Executive Managing DirectorSavills
William Burgess Member and ChairmanDickinson Wright PLLC 
Ida Byrd-HillChief Executive OfficerAutomation Workz
Matthew Cullen ChairmanJACK Entertainment 
Brian DemkowiczChairman, Managing Partner, and Co-founder Huron Capital 
John Diggins Partner Platinum Equity 
Mark Douglas President Avis Ford, Inc. 
William Emerson Chairman Rock Holdings Inc. 
Christine Estereicher Director, External Affairs and Global Philanthropy Stellantis 
Carmen Fakhoury President Fakhoury Global Immigration Professional Services, Inc. 
Patrick Fehring Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Level One 
John Fikany Chief Executive Officer The Fikany Group 
Hajj FlemingsChief Executive Officer/FounderRebrand Cities LLC
Tina Freese DeckerPresident and Chief Executive OfficerBHSH System
David Foltyn Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Honigman LLP 
Dan GarrisonSenior Managing Director and Detroit Office Managing DirectorAccenture
Ronald HalPresident and Chief Executive Officer Bridgewater Interiors LLC 
Rejji Hayes Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer CMS Energy 
Kenneth Hayward Vice President; Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 
Hollie HeikkinenPresident and Chief Executive Officer iWorker Innovations
Tanya HillPresident and Chief Executive OfficerForeverFresh
Angie KellyOffice Managing PartnerErnst & Young LLP
Justin KlimkoPresident and Managing ShareholderButzel Long
Tony KonjaPresident and Chief Executive OfficerArtistic Outdoor Services Inc.
Brittany LavisGroup Chief Executive OfficerDetroit Medical Center
Carrie LeahyMemberBodman PLC
David LewisPresident, MichiganAT&T
Ryan MaibachPresident and Chief Executive OfficerBarton Malow Holdings
Florine MarkEntrepreneurML Family Group
Sonya MaysPresident and Chief Executive OfficerDevelop Detroit
Patricia MooradianPresident and Chief Executive OfficerThe Henry Ford
Megan NorrisChief Executive OfficerMiller Canfield
Brian O’ConnellRegional Director, State Government AffairsGeneral Motors
David ParentMichigan Managing PrincipalDeloitte
Linda Paullin-HebdenExecutive PartnerWarner Norcross & Judd
William PhillipsPresident and Chief Executive OfficerPIE Management LLC
Stephen PolkPresident and Chief Executive OfficerHighgate LLC
James ProppeManaging PartnerPlante Moran
Lauren RakoltaPresidentDFM Solutions
Christine RiceExecutive Vice PresidentVisionIT
Michael RitchiePresident, Michigan MarketComerica Bank
Danielle RussellManaging Director, Americas PlatformsGoogle
Derron SandersManaging MemberSG Companies
Jay SandhuChief Executive OfficerNYX Inc.
Errol ServicePresidentJam2, Inc.
Thomas ShaferSenior Executive Vice President, Co-president, Commercial BankingThe Huntington National Bank
Benjamin SmithPrincipalSummit Commercial LLC
Bruce SmithMajority Owner, Chairman, and Chief Executive OfficerDetroit Manufacturing Systems
Amy SolekDetroit Office Managing PartnerPwC
Kevin SquiresPresidentCenter Line Electric
Christopher ThomasCo-founder and PresidentAssembly Ventures
Terence ThomasPrincipalThomas Group Consulting
Jason TinsleyMichigan Market PresidentJP Morgan Private Bank
Frank TorreChief Executive OfficerSignal Restoration Services
Frank VenegasChairman and Chief Executive OfficerThe Ideal Group Inc.
Thomas VincentPresident and Chief Executive OfficerPlunkett Cooney
Kevin VoigtMichigan Managing PartnerKMPG LLP
Carla Walker-MillerFounder and Chief Executive OfficerWalker-Miller Energy Services LLC
Kevin WilliamsPresident and Chief Executive OfficerGAA Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
Alan YoungManaging DirectorAlan C. Young & Associates PC

Honorary Directors

Barbara Allushuski Dennis W. Archer Sr. Elizabeth Chappell 
Mark Davidoff Frank Hennessey Daniel J. Loepp 
Benjamin Maibach III Charles McClure Michael Monahan 
Leslie Murphy James Nicholson Cindy Pasky 
Sandy Pierce Patti Poppe Nancy Schlichting 
Ronald Steffans Ray Telang Joseph Welch 
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