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.