Downtown Detroit Partnership Announces Board Appointments
Jan 25 13
The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) has elected five new members to its board of directors. Elected at DDP's January board meeting were: Andra Rush, founder, president and CEO, Rush Group; Ted Gillary, executive manager, Detroit Athletic Club; Dan Gilbert, chairman of Rock Ventures and founder and chairman, Quicken Loans; Ron Hausmann, general manager, Walbridge heavy-civil construction operations; Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan. Rush is owner of the Rush Group Family of Companies. She is also founder, president and CEO of Rush Trucking Corporation, president and CEO of Dakkota Integrated Systems and president and CEO of Detroit Manufacturing Systems, LLC. Gillary has served as the COO of the Detroit Athletic Club since September 1994. During his tenure, the DAC has become recognized as one of the premier clubs in the United States. Gilbert is founder and CEO of Detroit-based Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans. Gilbert is also a principal of Detroit Venture Partners a capital firm that backs seed and early state technology companies and is a founding partner in Rockbridge Growth Equity. Hausmann is responsible for delivery and completion of all projects at Walbridge's Heavy-Civil Construction operations including the firm's federal government and military operations, relations with the City of Detroit, aviation programs and public infrastructure. He is also in charge of development of Walbridge's long-term strategic business acquisitions and real estate holdings. Murray serves as president of AT&T Michigan and is responsible for regulatory, legislative, and external affairs, as well as community and industry relations throughout the state of Michigan. Prior to joining AT&T in 2005 he spent 14 years working in legislative offices including as the deputy chief of staff for the Michigan Speaker of the House.
Downtown Detroit Partnership Appoints Three New Members to its Board
Jul 26 12
Downtown Detroit Partnership announced that it has elected three new members to its board of directors. David Foltyn, chair and CEO of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Sergio Marchionne, chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC and CEO of Fiat S.p.A.; and Steven A. White, chair and CEO of Detroit Renewable Energy LLC (DRE). In addition to his duties as chair and CEO for Honigman, Foltyn is also a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Department where he counsels clients in corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financial transactions, public offerings and private placements and securities and debt. He served as the past chairman of the JVS board of governors and currently is on the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit board of governors. Marchionne is one of the most widely recognizable automotive executives in the world. He is the president of the Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. He serves on numerous boards and is a barrister, solicitor and chartered accountant. White has more than 20 years of banking experience with large public sector infrastructure projects. Prior to joining DRE he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley and co-head of its Infrastructure Finance Group.
Downtown Detroit Partnership Appoints Daniel Loepp as President and CEO, to its Executive Committee Chair to Replace Tony Earley
Sep 30 11
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Inc. has appointed Daniel Loepp as president and CEO, to executive committee chair of the Downtown Detroit Partnership or DDP. Loepp will succeed Tony Earley of DTE Energy, who recently announced his move to PG&E Corporation in San Francisco. In his new role as Executive Committee Chair, Loepp will continue to build on a legacy of positive change, fostering collaboration among Detroit's great business and civic leaders.