April 27--Law firm Warner Norcross & Judd in Southfield has elected two partners -- Homayune Ghaussi and William Jansen -- to serve on its management committee. They will each serve three-year terms. Ghaussi has developed a diverse litigation practice with extensive experience working on warranty and supply chain disputes with auto suppliers. Jansen concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, business law and corporate law.
Matt Schauman was hired to head the bowling operation at Tucker's of Northport, a new family dining and entertainment center. He has previous experience working at Zehnder's in Frankenmuth and Riverwood Resort in Mt. Pleasant.
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council named five companies with metro Detroit ties -- Ford, General Motors, Chrysler,
Melinda Conway Callahan was named chief development officer of Forgotten Harvest in Detroit. She most recently served as the president of the Crittenton Foundation. She also has served as the president of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation, executive director of the Rochester Community Schools Foundation and vice president of development, public affairs, marketing and planning at the Michigan Health Care. She has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master of public administration degree from Oakland University.
The nonprofit Seedlings Braille Books for Children in Livoina received a grant from the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation for $6,760 to provide Free World Book Encyclopedia articles in Braille to students with visual impairments.
Hubbell, Roth & Clark of Bloomfield Hills has hired three new employees: Jesse Morgan, Kristen Paulson and Aaron Uranga. Morgan joined as a project engineer, bringing experience at the Michigan Department of Transportation. He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University. Paulson joined as a graduate engineer. She has earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering also from Michigan Technological University. Uranga joined as a senior project engineer. He earned his master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan, with an emphasis in hydraulics.
Detroit-based iRule won Google Demo Day Detroit. The contest featured more than 100 local companies, with seven presenting to a panel of four southeast Michigan investors at Grand Circus Detroit. The company turns a smart device into a universal remote control, with ability to control home theater equipment, lighting, security systems and more from one device.
-- Alex Roberts was named vice president of franchising for Pet Supplies Plus in Livonia. Prior to Pet Supplies Plus, he was president of Handyman International. He also held roles with ProTect Painters International and Service Brands.
Milford-based MIPRO Consulting, a consultancy specializing in implementing and upgrading
-- Robert Hewer and Stacie Williams have been made associates of the architecture, design and planning firm Lord Aeck Sargent in Ann Arbor.
MGM Grand Detroit has received four-star awards for its hotel and IMMERSE spa in the Forbes Travel Guide. This is the sixth consecutive year that MGM Grand Detroit has received four stars. Forbes Travel Guide is formerly the Mobil Travel Guide.
Farmington Hills-based assure360, a provider of customizable information and case management systems, was selected to be in HousingWire's inaugural list of 100 most innovative technology companies. More than 400 technology firms were nominated.
Paul Blowers has been named chief information officer of Plante Moran in Southfield. He previously was at Kelly Services in T