Leadership Michigan -- a program of the Michigan Chamber Foundation, the non-profit affiliate of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce -- announced today the selection of 23 Michigan representatives to participate in the Leadership Michigan Class of 2003, a statewide leadership development program designed to address the critical issues facing Michigan.
"We are very excited about the distinction of this year's participants," said Bob Thomas, Interim Director of Leadership Michigan. "These individuals are prime examples of the leadership that our state needs to meet Michigan's varied challenges."
The class will spend two days per month traveling to eight cities to address statewide public policy topics such as the economy, education, health care, and the environment. From Marquette to Detroit, the class will encounter a variety of issues and be challenged to find solutions toward tackling the obstacles facing the state. Each leader is then expected to take the knowledge they learn and apply it to their community or organization.
Since 1988, over 350 Leadership Michigan participants have left the program with a broad-based view of Michigan's interwoven challenges and opportunities, a diverse network of colleagues, and a new set of leadership skills and resources.
The Leadership Michigan Class of 2003 includes: Mr. Walt Arnold Land Transactions Manager International Paper Norway Mr. Richard Bailey Fatherhood Program Coordinator Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan Battle Creek Ms. Maura Cook Senior Manager, Government Affairs DaimlerChrysler Auburn Hills Mr. Matt Cutler Director of Corporate Relations Two Men & A Truck, International Lansing Ms. Barb Dawson President & COO Strategic Advantage Mason Ms. Sandy Ennis Director, Communication Planning DTE Energy Detroit Ms. Christine Hammond, Ph.D. Executive Director, Planning & Administration Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law East Lansing Mr. David B. Johnson Regional Underwriting Officer Citizens Insurance Company of America Howell Ms. Terri Johnson Public Affairs Leader Michigan Operations Dow Chemical Company Midland Mr. Josh Lerner Partner Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz, P.C. Royal Oak Lt. Col. Tom Magness District Engineer/District Commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District Detroit Mr. Bob Metzger Corporate Learning Officer Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Lansing Mr. John Michrina Chief of Police Monroe Police Department Monroe Mr. Andor Reiber, Ph.D. Vice President, Organization Consulting Right Management Consultants Southfield Mr. Steve Reynolds Vice President, Innovation & Planning Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Lansing Ms. Susan Samuel Director, BASE Camp Challenge Center Flint Community Schools Flint Ms. Michelle Skedgell Executive Director Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Hastings Mr. Chris Velasquez Global Supply Chain Reengineering Leader Dow Corning Corporation Midland Mr. Doug Verellen Area Manager Protective Traverse City Mr. Tom Wackerman President Applied Science & Technology Inc. Brighton Mr. Steve Whitney President/CEO Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Detroit Mr. John Witherell Manager, Southeast Distribution Planning DTE Energy Detroit Mr. Ron Wood Director, Michigan Underwriting Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Southfield
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