Business Leaders Appointed to Walsh Board of Trustees

TROY, Mich., Aug. 28, 2019 — Walsh announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. The newly appointed Board members are Michelle Acciavatti, Market Leader Michigan and Northwest Ohio, Willis Towers Watson LC; David Lewis, President, AT&T Michigan; Michele Honomichl, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, Celergo and retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Doug Slocum.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome these four individuals to our Board of Trustees,” said Marsha Kelliher, President and CEO of Walsh. “They bring a diverse range of expertise and experience at an important time in Walsh’s history, and we look forward to their leadership and insight.”

Acciavatti consults with large global organizations on the strategy, design and management of their risk and human resources programs. She is also responsible for colleague engagement and recruitment in the market and in 2017, became the city’s first female market leader in the company’s 70-year history here in Detroit. Acciavatti was also recently named one of Crain’s Detroit’s 2019 Notable Women in HR.

Lewis was named President of AT&T-Michigan in 2018 after serving as Director of External and Corporate Affairs since 2009. Prior to AT&T, Lewis worked for U.S. Senator Evan Bayh and as Indiana’s Clerk of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Tax Court. He’s been named Who’s Who of Black Indianapolis and Corporate Citizen of the Year by the NAACP State Convention.

Honomichl provides strategic direction for the services, technologies and market expansion for Celergo, a Global Payroll Services Provider managing local, offshore and expatriate payrolls in over 120 countries. She also founded GPSLink, a web-based technology to help manage expatriate administration. Honomichl has presented at APA, SHRM, and other venues and contributed to “Payroll Answer Book” by Wolters Kluwer, 2007 through 2018 editions.

Brig. Gen. Slocum is the Executive Advisor to the CEO of Simon Group Holdings. He served 35 years with the U.S. Air Force and Air Force National Guard, including as Commanding General of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base. He has authored over 250 lessons, textbooks and professional publications and received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Walsh.

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