Board of Directors

A 34-member Board of Directors that is comprised of political and business representatives from each of the 11 member communities. Advisory members from several key regional and state organizations, including MDOT, SMART, MEDC, Wayne and Oakland Counties.



2017 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Tim Ross
President/Owner-Ross Mortgage Company
President
Beth Dryden
Director, Executive Communications- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Vice President
Ann Perry
Pleasant Ridge City Council/Advertising Consultant
Secretary
Jean Chamberlain
Representing Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson
Oakland County
Zaineb Hussein
Representing Wayne County Executive Warren Evans
Wayne County
April Lynch
City Manager of Ferndale
City of Ferndale
Heaster Wheeler
Principal at Heaster Wheeler Speaks
At Large
Mark Hackshaw
Representing Highland Park Business Association
At Large
Jeffrey Gisstennar
Owner Life Inside Reality
At Large
James Schultz
Michigan Department of Transportation MDOT

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jane Bais-DiSessa
Deputy Mayor of City of Pontiac
Kurt Metzger
Mayor City of Pleasant Ridge
Dan Terback
Mayor City of Berkley
Hubert Yopp
Mayor of Highland Park
Robert Paul
Mayor Huntington Woods
Rodney Patrick
Mayor Pro-Tem
City Council Highland Park
Leo Savoie
Bloomfield Township Supervisor
Jana Ecker
Director of Planning
City of Birmingham
Theresa Johnson
Highland Park TIFA
At-Large
Paul Good
Detroit Zoo
At-Large
Mike McLaughlan
Olympia Development
At-Large
John Pisacreta
Beaumont Health
Royal Oak Business Representative
Norm Silk
Owner Blossoms-Birmingham + Midtown
Birmingham Business Representative
Bret Rasegan
Planning/Economic Developement & Community Affairs
Oakland County
George N'Namdi
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
Wayne County Business Representative

Advisory Members

Sandra Montes
Michigan Department of Transportation
Rita Screws
Michigan Department of Transportation
Andrew Binder
Oakland County Road Commission
Mike O'Callaghan
Visit Detroit
Dave Lorenz
Travel Michigan/MEDC
Madonna VanFossen
SMART

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