Board of Directors

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Winning Futures is proud to have a diverse, committed Board of Directors. The organization is currently recruiting dedicated board members. Please contact us if you are interested!

Governing Board

Board Chair: Scott Rice, President – Powerlink
Vice-Chair: Frank Orsini, EVP and President of Seating – Lear Corporation
Secretary: Jennette Smith Kotila, Chief Marketing Officer - Mort Crim Communications
Treasurer: Sandy Shecter, Principal, Director of Solutions - Rehmann
Jeff Hoover, Corporate Partner – Dinsmore & Shohl, LLC
Matt Joshua, Executive Director, Engineering (GFL) Infotainment and Telematics - General Motors
Kristina Marshall, President & CEO – Winning Futures

Past Board Chairs

Scott Hiipakka - Michigan Israel Business Accelerator
Joni Nelson - Goodwill Industries
Dr. Dan Schafer - Warren Consolidated School District (retired)

Board of Directors

Margaret Anderson, SVP and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer - HAP
Terry Bishop, President - Trilogy Marketing Inc.
Ellyn Davidson, President – Brogan & Partners
Victor Edozien, President and CEO - S’drol Metals, Inc.
Zahira Gonzalvo, SVP, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer - Flagstar Bank
Todd Kennedy, Vice President Global GM Seating - Lear Corporation
Brandon Leslie, Vice President - Industrial - Barton Malow
Scott Thiele, Head of North America Portfolio Planning – Stellantis (FCA)
Tony Tomczak, Vice President of Electric Sales & Marketing - DTE Energy

Marlin Williams, VP, Diversity and Inclusion - StockX

Executive Advisory Board

Gary Abernathy, VP, Practice Development – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice Lead - Marsh & McLennan Agency
Julia Aronica, Director of Strategic Initiatives - Blue Cross Complete of Michigan
Josh Berg, Director of Innovation Ventures- Magna International
Stefan Buerkle, Senior Vice President - Regional Business Unit Leader - Robert Bosch LLC
Bobby Chasnis, Director, Pure Michigan Business Connect
Mark Chernoby, Retired, formerly with Stellantis
Jason Dawson, Chief Operations Officer - Interior Environments
Gretchen Hopp Doyle, President and Principal - Baker-Hopp & Yee
Robert Doyle, President and CEO, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
Ramiro Gutierrez, Sales Vice President, Active Safety & User Experience - Aptiv
Gerald Hartley, Vice President, Dealer Floor Plan Director II - Fifth Third Bank
Steve Henderson, Executive V.P., President – FF&T and Specialized Products Segments, Automotive Business Unit - Leggett & Platt Automotive
Manish Mehta, VP of Corporate Planning and Strategy - Yazaki North America
Ruomu Hu, Vice President & General Manager, Customer Business Unit - HARMAN International
Robert Kendall, Chief Financial Officer, My Locker
Kimberly Kersten, Senior V.P. & Director Business Banking Michigan - Comerica Bank
Bryan Kieler, SVP Community Development Banking Market Manager - PNC Bank
RJ King, Editor - DBusiness/Hour Media
Marc Kuiper, Regional Operations Manager - McNaughton-McKay Electric Company
Monica Labe, Partner - Dickinson Wright PLLC
Robert Lenz, President - Peak Management
Christopher Letts, V.P. Financial Planning Specialist, Financial Advisor - Morgan Stanley
Daniel Lichocki, Vice President - A Line Staffing
DeAndre Lipscomb, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Homepoint
Lisa Lunsford, Co-Founder & CEO - GS3 Global
Lori McColl, CEO - WHIM Detroit
Ryan McKindles, Vice President - HealthRise Solutions
Jeff Morrison, Executive Director - Global Purchasing & Supply Chain- General Motors
Dino Nardicchio, Head of Automotive and Autonomous Vehicle Tech Partnerships - Cavnue
Andrew Patrick, CEO - Skidmore Studio
Matthew Rybinski, Vice President, Middle Market Banker - KeyBank
Chris Slesak, Director Strategic Planning - SRG Global
Mark Strayhan, Vice President - Client Executive - Marsh
Tae Taylor, Assistant Vice President- PNC Institutional Asset Management
Joni Thrower Davis, General Counsel and Managing Partner - Jamjomar, Inc.
Gary Tino, Vice President - KUKA Systems North America LLC
Michael Wacht, President, Chatterspot
Gregory Walker, Chief Operating Officer - Walker-Miller Energy Services
Aubin Williams, President - Ekklesia Building Corporation
Melinda Wilner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer - United Wholesale Mortgage
Todd Witmer, President of SE Michigan- Mercantile Bank of Michigan

HR Advisory Board

Ron Andrews, H.R. Specialist - Strategic Staffing Solutions
Kevin Butler, V.P., Resident Director - Wealth Management Advisor - Merrill Lynch - The Butler Group
Sequoia Coleman, Director of Human Resources - Alps Alpine
Daryl R. Conrad, Chief Recruitment Officer, City of Detroit
Lisa Crawford, Regional Branch Manager - MCM Staffing, LLC
LaNeisha Gunn, Talent Management & Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager - HARMAN International
Tracey Kenty, V.P. Human Resources - Strategic Staffing Solutions
Ashley Lorano, Global HR Business Partner - Guardian Industries
Malcolm Miller, Director of Business Development - Walker-Miller Energy Services
Kathryn Ostertag-Johnson, Director of Process Improvement and Training- Xerimis
Carol Otto, National Automation Implementation Manager- Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Daniel Russell, Sr., National Sales Director - Trion Solutions
Stephanie Schanher, Director of HR & Admin - Eckhart
Stephanie Stachura, Principal - Deloitte
Carl Sumpter, Manager, Talent Acquisition - AAA – The Auto Club Group
Christine Swart, Communications Manager - DuPont
Antoinette Turner, Manager, Corporate Communication & CSR Initiatives - S’drol Metals, Inc.
Julia Waite, Human Resources Generalist – Eckhart
Sarah Zigila, Manager of Strategic Partnerships - Orbis Holding Group

Talent Development Advisory Board

Diane Banks, Executive Director – Advancing Macomb
Afton Branche, Strategic Projects Manager, Detroit Partnerships on Economic Mobility - University of Michigan
Sarah Craft, Director of Detroit- Venture for America
Dilip A. Das, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost - University of Michigan
Melanie D'Evelyn, Director, Detroit Drives Degrees - Detroit Regional Chamber
Chanel Hampton, Chief Executive Officer- Strategic Community Partners
Naheed Huq, Manager of Talent and Economic Development- SEMCOG
Ashley Johnson, Program Officer- The Kresge Foundation
Vicky Rowinski, Director of The Department of Planning And Economic Development - Macomb County
Gabe Rodriquez, Vice President of Strategy - Business Leaders for Michigan
Kayla Roney Smith, Portfolio Manager - Ballmer Group
Kiantee Rupert, Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs Office- Wayne State University
Vanita Sanders, MSW, Senior Director Of College & Career Access And Success- Strategic Community Partners
Shannon Williams, CTE Consultant - Macomb Intermediate School District