Hamameh Elected to SBM Board of Commissioners

Foster Swift attorney Lisa J. Hamameh is one of five attorneys elected to serve on the 2018-19 State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Board of Commissioners. The SBM Board of Commissioners provides oversight to the State Bar on finance, public policy, professional standards and member services and communications. SBM is the governing body for the 42,000- plus lawyers in the State of Michigan.

Lisa was elected to serve District I, representing Oakland County and will serve a three year term starting late September 2018 after the SBM Annual Conference.

A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Lisa is a shareholder with Foster Swift Collins and Smith, PC, where she practices primarily public entity law, zoning and land use, liquor licensing law and condominium and homeowners’ association law.

Lisa has a lengthy history of giving back to the profession. Her term as chair of the SBM Character and Fitness District I Committee concludes in December of this year and she previously served on the SBM Young Lawyers Section Executive Council. Also active in the Oakland County Bar Association, she chaired the OCBA’s Municipal Law Committee, chaired the OCBA’s Membership Committee, and is a past director of the New Lawyers Committee.

Her legal skills and commitment to the profession are well-recognized. Michigan Lawyers Weekly honored Lisa as a 2014 “Woman in the Law.” She has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyer Magazine since 2011, first as a “Rising Star” and now as a “Super Lawyer” for Government, Cities and Municipalities. She was also selected for Best Lawyers in America® for Municipal Law and as a “Top Lawyer” for dBusiness Magazine.

Clayton & McKervey Manager Greg Schulte Appointed to German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest – Michigan Chapter Board

Clayton & McKervey, an international accounting and business advisory firm servicing growth-driven middle-market companies, recently learned that Greg Schulte, Manager, Small and Mid-Sized Entities, was named to the Michigan Chapter board of German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest). His appointment was approved during the association’s June board meeting.

“Greg has positively influenced membership, in partnership with the late Kevin McKervey, including aligning membership roles, levels and the organization’s dues structure,” said GACC Midwest Michigan Chapter Chairman Walter Maisel, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Kostal of America, Inc. “The leadership and members of GACC Midwest recognize Greg’s commitment to the association, and we are excited to welcome him to the board.”

In his role, Greg will assume responsibility as vice president of membership. Greg joins 17 directors representing business leaders throughout metro Detroit.

“Clayton & McKervey highly values our relationship with GACC Midwest and is proud to continue our service to this association,” said Robert Dutkiewicz, president of Clayton & McKervey. “We are pleased to learn that Kevin’s hard work and vision for the organization will continue with Greg’s leadership.”

The German American Chamber of Commerce® of the Midwest, headquartered in Chicago with a branch office in Detroit, was founded in 1963. GACC Midwest is an integral part of the network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) with 130 offices in 90 countries around the globe and 7 offices in the U.S. (GACCs). GACC Midwest’s continuing mission is to further, promote, and assist in the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States, especially the Midwest.