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French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter, announces officers

Detroit, Mich. — April 9, 2015 — The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter (FACC Michigan), a not-for-profit business organization committed to the improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the United States, announced the appointment or re-election of officers at its March 19 annual meeting. Serving a two year term are:

• Cédric Ballarin (Faurecia), President
• Jeff Shay (Valeo), Vice President
• Katherine L Myers (Conlin Travel/BCD Travel Affiliate), Secretary
• Teresa Gordon, CPA (Clayton & McKervey, P.C.), Treasurer

Additionally, Xavier Ovize (AdduXi, Inc.) was newly appointed to the board of directors and will serve a two year term.

Separately, FACC Michigan will host its annual gala and awards ceremony on Friday, April 24 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, celebrating the ties that bring France and the United States together through Michigan companies with French roots or French leadership. The speaker and guest of honor is Mr. Olivier François, Fiat brand CEO and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chief Marketing Officer, and a member of the FCA Group Executive Council. To purchase tickets for the gala, donate items for the silent auction, become a sponsor or for additional information, please contact Stephanie Salvadero, executive director of FACC Michigan, at

About the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter
The Michigan Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC Michigan) is a member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce – the oldest bilateral chamber of commerce in the United States, comprised of 21 chapters in major cities across the nation representing more than 5,000 member organizations. The FACC is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to the development of commercial relations between French and American businesses. Learn more at