Executive Committee

President
John Stroh III, President
Stroh Companies, Inc.

Executive Vice President
Jacqueline C. Young, Economic Development Manager
DTE Energy

Treasurer
Dave Blaszkiewicz, President and CEO
Invest Detroit

Assistant Treasurer
Alexis Dishman, Senior Loan Officer
IFF

Secretary
Terese Ireland- Salisbury
Pewabic Pottery

Assistant Secretary
Karen Slaughter-DuPerry, Project Management and Community Relations Executive
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Vice President – Marina District
Donald E. Fitzsimmons
Royal Transportation

Vice President – Rivertown District
Chip Rohde, Director
Rivertown Detroit Association

Vice President – Jefferson-Chalmers Business District
Marty Siersma, Owner
A&M Properties

Ex-Officio
Joshua Elling, Executive Director
Jefferson East, Inc.

2017 Board of Directors

LaDonna Anter, Owner
Classy Creations Salon

Moussa Bazzi, Owner
Alter, Inc.

Wayne Bradley, Sr., President & CEO
Detroit Community Health Connection

Brian W. Carnaghi, Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Development
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

Mike Curis, President
Curis Enterprises

Graig Donnelly, Assistant Vice President for Economic Development
Wayne State University & Tech Town Detroit

T. Van Fox, President
MHT Housing, Inc. & Continental Management, LLC

Michelle Hodges, Executive Director
Belle Isle Conservancy

Eric L. Johnson
Chrysler Corporation

Robert P. Jones
AT&T Michigan

Eric B. Larson, Chief Executive Officer
Downtown Detroit Partnership

Tamika S. Mayes, Senior Tax Attorney
General Motors Company

Charles Mahone, Commander
Detroit Police Department

Sherry E. McRill, President & CEO
Northeast Guidance Center

Ike McKinnon
University Detroit Mercy/Isiah McKinnon LLC.

Joan Moss
Church of Messiah Housing Corporation

James M. Nicholson, President & CEO
PVS Chemicals, Inc.

Alexis Wiley, Chief of Staff
Mayor’s Office/City of Detroit

Richard T. Wolney, Jr., Director of Finance
Rock Ventures