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Chamber Member Franco Celebrates All-Women Ownership

March 5, 2024

Detroit Regional Chamber member Franco is celebrating a significant milestone, as it becomes fully women-owned. The Chamber team extends its congratulations to Chamber Board Executive Committee member Dan Ponder for his many years of service at Franco and to the Franco team as they embark on this leadership transition.

Read the full announcement in the Crain’s Detroit Business article below.

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Crain’s Detroit Business
March 4, 2024
Kurt Nagl

One of the largest public relations firms in Detroit is now fully women-owned after the exit of one longtime executive and the ascent of another.

Owners of Franco Public Relations FirmChief Executive Officer Tina Kozak took the reins from Dan Ponder as chair and majority owner of the company at the end of last year. Kozak, 44, bought out Ponder’s stock along with company President and Chief Operating Officer Tina Benvenuti Sullivan, 50, and Senior Vice President Nikki Little, 39, who are minority owners.

The ownership change means that the firm, which for years has been women-led, is now women-owned, Kozak told Crain’s.

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