She is a native Detroiter and graduate of
Anchor | WDIV
Throughout his career in TV news, Evrod has covered a variety of major news stories, reporting in the field and from behind the desk. He can be seen on Local 4 from
On the personal side, Evrod enjoys working out, trying new restaurants, a good cup of coffee, socializing in metro Detroit, watching TV at home, listening to music and keeping up with social media. He is married with a young child and one on the way.
Bestselling Author, International Speaker, College Professor
Director of Business Transformation | Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
As an accomplished leader, she has been recognized at HAP for her ability to execute successful projects, manage high performing teams, and build credibility with executives, project teams and staff.
Managing a multimillion dollar corporate portfolio of strategic projects across dozens of departments is essential work. Shanise's function is critical to the maintenance and development of HAP's most important internal business operations.
Managing the initiatives within this portfolio is similar to running several small companies within HAP. Each has specific objectives, budgets, staffing, training needs and implementation plans. She has developed a process for each one to be managed, evaluated and replicated when needed.
Among her major project successes is the implementation of a strategic process poised to save HAP millions of dollars over the next five years.
Managing Member I C&G Legal Solutions PLC
In 2009, attorney
Jehan currently serves as president of the
Jehan has been twice recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a
Senior Vice President of
She joined the
Always focused on community uplift, LaNesha is currently enrolled in Leadership Detroit, and is an active member of
LaNesha has a BA from
Garlin Gilchrist II
Director, Innovation & Emerging Technology |
Garlin Gilchrist II came home to Detroit in
The importance of personal service was instilled in him by my mother
Garlin's job is to open up the city's public data and information, make it easier for Detroiters to gain insight into and participate in decision-making processes, and solve problems for the benefit of all city residents.
Before returning to Detroit, Garlin created Detroit Diaspora, worked as a software engineer at
Garlin graduated with degrees in computer engineering and computer science from the
VP, Account Director | Jack Morton Worldwide
As Jack Morton Worldwide VP and account director, Nyron oversees the Chevrolet Global account, creative, production and strategy teams charged with enhancing Chevrolet's global brand awareness. Under his leadership, the teams have received several international awards. Nyron also works with Chevrolet's cause marketing initiative, aiding over 50 million people in disadvantaged global communities. Prior to his current role, he oversaw the NFL and
He is committed to the advancement of others, evidenced through his work as a member of
District Deputy Director | Congresswoman
She is the oldest daughter of
After his stint there and at Ward's Automotive Reports, Aaron became a full-time freelance journalist, with bylines in Jalopnik, Ebony, Forbes, Reuters, Next City,
In 2015, Aaron simultaneously published his first book, "How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass" and took over as editor of
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon | St. Mary Mercy Livonia
He completed his medical school education at
Producer | AM 1200 WCHB, Radio One Detroit
During her six-year tenure at
Alaina's activism started as a college student where she rallied alongside
She has been a member of
Alaina graduated in 2007 from
He has already found success in his current role as principal, having graduated 99 percent of the academy's class of 2016. One hundred percent of JRLA's class of 2016 have also gained acceptance to post-secondary opportunities. Russell believes that all kids can lean and is on a mission to provide a quality education to urban youth regardless of their household income and zip code.
City Clerk | City of Pontiac
A firm believer in giving back, Sherikia is involved in several civic organizations, including
Business and Community Liaison | Councilman
Keith, a 2016
Keith has served on several boards of directors and currently is a board member in a local school district. He works in the community to support grassroots efforts that will transform the landscape of neighborhoods in
Camille graduated from
Camille is a member of
After work, you're most likely to find her spending time with family, volunteering with her sorority, or watching her favorite TV shows.
Supervisor, Auditing |
CEO | Tax Team Services, 360
Now with gross profits averaging an annual growth rate of 25-30 percent between her businesses, she is dedicated to compounding the skills and creating the comprehensive model of branding, development, and marketing businesses, joined with accounting, maintenance, and business growth, to help other small businesses. Providing this platform to assist others in helping them find their footprint in business is her passion, and what she considers the true measurement of her success.
Her roles and responsibilities include identifying strategic opportunities to improve the market position of the firm, developing and directing the proposal response process, and collaborating with the leadership team to create, implement and meet firm objectives.
Her professional experience includes more than 15 years in sales, communications and marketing for both privately-held and public companies including
Kim plays an active role in several business and community organizations such as the
Kim earned a BBA in Marketing and a BA in Japanese during her time at
Corporate Development Director | Special Olympics Michigan
Antoine is a graduate of the
Committed to service, Antoine is a board member of 100 Black Men of
President & Chief Executive Officer | MCS Multimedia
Mays' success in the printing industry is no surprise as she is a third generation of printers. Her grandfather,
Mays has received many awards from organizations such as Women's Informal Network (501c3) as one of 'The Most Influential African American Women in
Elizabeth is an active member of the
Executive Programs Coordinator |
Prior to returning to Detroit, Taylor, who is fluent in French, worked in the education field where she spent a year teaching English as a second language in
Taylor currently serves on the Board of Directors for
From teen mother to tenacious leader,
Paulina's childhood was riddled with abuse, neglect, and violence. Becoming a mother at the age of 16, inspired her to break the cycles of abuse and poverty that had plagued her family. She used education to expand her opportunities. After completing high school as No. 8 in her class, she became the first person to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in three years from
Michigan State Representative | 11th District Elect
A lifelong resident of the city of
His effectiveness as a councilman blossomed into a record-breaking campaign during the summer of 2016, Jewell was selected to be the Democratic nominee in the
Jewell is also an
He is passionate and committed about engaging youth in democratic citizenship, cultural enrichment, and sustainable business development.
Parker started in
Parker holds an Education Specialist (ED.S.) in Educational Leadership from
Agency Owner |
Prior to launching his insurance business, Nicholas enjoyed a successful sales career with
Choi serves as a mentor to teenagers, and as a tutor to bar candidates through the
Previously, he was the promotions director for Detroit's
Outside of work, philanthropy is a staple for Cedric. His endeavors include being a co-founder of an organization that, to date, has raised
As a former Flint radio personality, Cedric was a leading voice in the Flint water crisis, organizing national broadcasts from Flint while helping collect and distribute water.
He has also created internship and apprentice programs to help young people navigate into adulthood and professional careers. His mentees and proteges have found employment with leading media companies such as the Animal Planet,
She served as a scholar for the Translational Health Disparities Course at the
She is a member of the
Detroit City Councilmember |
In November of 2013, Mary, at 26, became the youngest person ever elected to the
Sheffield is renowned for her monthly Occupy the Corner-Detroit initiative and
Led by faith and driven by her passion for people and justice,
General Counsel |
A committed public servant, Kristina served as a mentor and tutor for the Wolverine Minority Bar Passage Program and the
Kristina, a Detroit resident, serves on the Board of Directors for the
Chief Medical Officer | The Wellness Plan Medical Centers
Prior to serving, she spent 15 years in the financial industry. Her financial experience includes from mortgages, taxes, valuation, and lending.
Sylvia has served in her community in northwest Detroit since she moved there in 2003. For the past three years she served as the president of the
Sylvia is the wife of former State Rep.
Board Member |
Misha also serves on various boards and coalitions with social justice missions, including Services and Advocacy for GLB/T Elders (SAGE) Metro Detroit, the City Year Alumni Board, and the
Founder & Chief Executive Officer |
Communities First was founded in response to the great need that distressed communities face with regard to economic development and affordable housing. The organization has secured more than
Glenn currently serves on the Board of Directors for
His work is helping to shape the housing and community development industry at the city, county, and state level. He is passionate about community and economic development, rebuilding distressed areas, and inspiring change in the lives of others.
Senior Partner, Brand Strategist | Saga Marketing
While seeking broader opportunities to help businesses understand storytelling, his blog on Linkedln has experienced tremendous success. In under a year, his writing has been viewed over 1.5 million times and been republished across the globe. His most viewed article to date, "Why I Hate Detroit (134,516)," sparked heavy discussion around the world.
The growth of Saga MKTG has turned a new page in his entrepreneurial success. He has added a new chapter to his brand, serving as a storytelling expert, speaking at national conferences including
Since being elected in 2006, he has passed landmark civil rights legislation that gives
An Office in
An acknowledged expert on the use of digital media and marketing, Katrina's career matured as the use of the
Always open to new ways of presenting and delivering digital solutions to existing and new audiences, Katrina is especially passionate about helping small-to-medium-sized businesses receive exposure through social media by aligning their business goals with the appropriate communication and marketing channels. From this passion, Katrina not only launched her marketing firm, but also made the strategic decision to acquire the coworking space, An Office in
Through her two companies,
Chief Executive Officer |
While at the
After graduation, she went to work for the VIP Mentoring, a program dedicated to providing mentors to the most vulnerable youth to break the cycle of recidivism and school dropouts. She also attended
Kimberly now serves as president/CEO at VIP Mentoring and managed their first annual fundraiser in 2012 with close to
Jami J. Vaughn
Operations Director -
Chief Executive Officer | Pathways to Self Determination
In this role, Williams oversees the specialized residential program for 10 adult foster care homes. She ensures compliance with treatment plans and explores different ways to enhance therapeutic programming for clients. Most notably, she has been responsible for the implementation of innovative day programs, including a GED program and a micro-enterprise program.
Armed with a strong entrepreneurial gumption and successful history of developing progressive programming, Williams recently co-founded