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, Partner – Howard and Howard
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 - BGM Electronic Services
Ellyn Davidson, President – Brogan & Partners
Matt Duffy, Global Purchasing Director, Electronics - Ford
Victor Edozien, President and CEO - S’drol Metals, Inc.
Zahira Gonzalvo, SVP, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer - Flagstar Bank
Brandon Leslie, Vice President - Industrial - Barton Malow
Manish Mehta, Global Head of GM BU - Yazaki North America
Dino Nardicchio, Head of Automotive and Autonomous Vehicle Tech Partnerships - Cavnue
Scott Thiele, Head of North America Portfolio Planning – Stellantis (FCA)
Tony Tomczak, Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer - 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
Stefan Buerkle, Vice President Global Customer Account GM - Robert Bosch LLC
Bobby Chasnis, Director, Pure Michigan Business Connect
Mark Chernoby, Chief Technical Compliance Officer - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Jason Dawson, Chief Operations Officer at Interior Environments - Interior Environments
Gretchen Hopp Doyle, President and Principal - Baker-Hopp & Yee
Robert Doyle, Vice President - Association for Advancing Automation
Ramiro Gutierrez, Sales Vice President, Advanced 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
Ruomu Hu, Vice President & General Manager, Customer Business Unit - HARMAN International
Robert Kendall, Director - UHY Advisors Corporate Finance
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, Member - 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, Innovation Lab & Technology Partner - WHIM Detroit
Ryan McKindles, Vice President - HealthRise Solutions
Jeff Morrison, Executive Director - Electrical Systems and Advanced Product Purchasing - General Motors
Andrew Patrick, CEO - Skidmore Studio
Lindsay Rosenfeld, Managing Director Audit and Accounting & Reporting Advisory - Deloitte & Touche LLP
Matthew Rybinski, Vice President, Middle Market Banker - KeyBank
Chris Slesak, Director Strategic Planning - SRG Global
Mark Strayhan, Vice President - Client Executive - Marsh
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, Metro Market President – SVP - 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, Operations Manager (HQS Division) - MCM Staffing, LLC
LaNeisha Gunn, University Relations Program Manager, HARMAN International Corp.
Tracey Kenty, Director, Human Resources - Strategic Staffing Solutions
Ashley Lorano, HR Business Partner - Guardian Industries
Malcolm Miller, Director of Business Development - Walker-Miller Energy Services
Kathryn Ostertag-Johnson, Director, Clinical Supply Chain - pci Pharma Services
Carol Otto, Manager, Automation Implementation - Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Daniel Russell, Sr., National Sales Director - Trion Solutions
Stephanie Schanher, Director of HR & Admin - Eckhart
Stephanie Stachura, Senior Manager, Automotive Human Capital Practice - Deloitte
Carl Sumpter, Manager, Talent Acquisition - AAA – The Auto Club Group
Christine Swart, Communications Manager - Dow Automotive
Antoinette Turner, Mgr. Corporate Communication & CSR Initiatives - SET Enterprises, 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, Program Manager - Detroit Regional Chamber
Dilip A. Das, PhD, University of Michigan - Assistant Vice Provost
Melanie D'Evelyn, Director, Detroit Drives Degrees - Detroit Regional Chamber
Chanel Hampton, Founder and President - Strategic Community Partners
Naheed Huq, Manager, Executive Office - SEMCOG
Ashley Johnson, Executive Director - Detroit College Access Network
Vicky Rad, 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, Director Graduate Programs Office at the Mike Illitch School Of Business - Wayne State University
Vanita Sanders, MSW, College & Career Pathways Innovation Manager - United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Shannon Williams, CTE Consultant - Macomb Intermediate School District