Governance

Detroit Economic Club Announces Board Chair Transition

Sandy Pierce Will Succeed Retiring Chair Gerry Anderson

The Detroit Economic Club (DEC) announces a new Chair of its Board of Directors, Sandy Pierce, Huntington National Bank Executive.

Pierce succeeds Gerry Anderson, whose departure as DEC Chair coincides with his retirement from DTE Energy, where he had served as Executive Chairman, capping a 29-year career that includes 11 years as the company’s Chairman. He had served as DEC Chair since 2017.

“I want to thank Gerry Anderson for his years of service and leadership to the Club, particularly in helping us withstand the months when we could not convene our members in person,” said Steve Grigorian, the DEC’s President and CEO. “I’m looking forward to working with Sandy, expanding on her years as an active board member, to lead a new adaption of our mission, fitting a new environment for doing business, as we approach 90 years of service to our community.”

A Detroit native and prominent leader and voice in southeast Michigan, Pierce serves as the Chair of the Henry Ford Health System Foundation Board of Trustees (former Vice Chair of the Board 2020 and former Chair of the Board 2012-2019). Pierce is Vice Chair of Business Leaders for Michigan and also is a board member of Penske Automotive Group and American Axle & Manufacturing. She also served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch, from 2016 to 2021 and served as Chair of the Detroit Financial Advisory Board from 2012 through 2014.

“What I admire most about the Detroit Economic Club is its focus on making southeast Michigan an even better place to live and do business for everyone,” Pierce said. “The organization brings together leaders passionate about supporting the economic prosperity of our great community and ensuring we’re competitive nationally and globally. I look forward to helping it continue this important and meaningful work.”

Sandy Pierce Chairman - Huntington Michigan, Private Banking and Regional Banking Director The Huntington National Bank

Chairman of the board

Sandy Pierce

Chair of Huntington-Michigan and Regional Banking Executive

Board of Directors

NameCompany

Michelle Acciavatti

Market Leader Michigan and Northwest Ohio

Rod Alberts

Executive Director

Gerard M. Anderson

Jim Anderson

Founder, President & CEO

Linda Apsey

President & CEO

The Honorable Dennis W. Archer

Chairman & CEO

Mary Barra

Chairman & CEO

The Honorable Sandy Baruah

President & CEO

The Honorable Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State

Peter Bhatia

Editor & Vice President

Michael Bickers

Regional President, Detroit and SE Michigan

Carolyn Cassin

President & CEO

Beth Chappell

Tim Codd

Founder, President & CEO

Keith E. Crain

Chairman

David C. Dauch

Chairman & CEO

The Honorable Debbie Dingell

Congresswoman

Mark A. Douglas

President

The Honorable Mike Duggan

Mayor

Matthew B. Elliott

Michigan State President & Midwest Region Executive, Business Banking

Bill Emerson

Vice Chairman

John Fikany

CEO

Steve Finateri

Vice President/Market Manager

David Fischer Jr.

President & CEO

Jim Fitterling

CEO

David Foltyn

Chairman & CEO

Bill Ford Jr.

Executive Chairman

Mindi Fynke

President & CEO

Ralph Gerson

Treasurer & Director

Ambassador Yousif B. Ghafari

Chairman

Dan Gilbert

Chairman & Founder

Roderick D. Gillum

Principal

David Girodat

Regional President

Steve Grigorian

President & CEO

Timothy Gruber

President & Chief Revenue Officer

Sandra M. Hermanoff

President & CEO

Rich Homberg

President & CEO

Linda Hubbard

President & COO

Christopher Ilitch

President & CEO

Scott Jecmen

Managing Director Michigan

Hans-Werner Kaas

Senior Partner

Peter Karmanos, Jr.

Chairman

Alan Jay Kaufman

Chairman, President & CEO

Angie Kelly

Office Managing Partner

Meredith Krupic

Senior Vice President - Michigan

Dr. Michael Levens

President & CEO

David Lewis

President

Daniel Loepp

President & CEO

Ben Maibach III

Vice Chairman and Chief Community Officer

Jim Malz

Midwest Regional Executive/ President / Managing Director

Richard A. Manoogian

Chairman Emeritus

Florine Mark

Consultant & Ambassador

Chip McClure

Managing Partner

Mark Mendola (Honorary)

Vice Chairman - U.S. Managing Partner

Tony Michaels

President & CEO

Gary Miles

Editor & Publisher

James B. Nicholson

Chairman

David Parent

Michigan Managing Principal

Cynthia Pasky

Founder, President & CEO

Roger S. Penske

Chairman

Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz

President

Stephen R. Polk

CEO

Bill Popp

Senior Vice President & General Manager

Jim Proppe

Managing Partner

Peter Provenzano, Jr.

Chancellor

Peter Quigley

President & CEO

John Rakolta Jr.

Chairman

Mike Ritchie

President

Andra Rush

Founder, President & CEO

Dr. Mark Saffer

President

Rich Schwabauer

President & Owner

Ray Scott

President & CEO

Dr. Tarek Sobh

President

Amy Solek

Detroit Office Leader

Dr. Samuel Stanley

President

Herbert J. Strather

President & CEO

Rabbi Daniel E. Syme

Arn Tellem

Vice Chairman

Praveen Thadani

President

Jason Tinsley

Managing Director

Jim Tish

Office Managing Partner

Rachel Tronstein-Stewart

President

Kevin Voigt

Michigan Managing Partner

Kathy Weaver

Managing Director, Michigan Market Leader

Ken Whipple

Alan Whitman, CPA (Honorary)

Chairman & CEO

Dr. M. Roy Wilson

President

Leonard Wolfe

Chairman & CEO

The Honorable Dennis W. Archer

Chairman & CEO

Peter Karmanos, Jr.

Chairman

Richard A. Manoogian

Chairman Emeritus

Florine Mark

Consultant & Ambassador

Roger S. Penske

Chairman

Sandy Pierce

Chair of Huntington-Michigan and Regional Banking Executive

Chairman of the board

Sandy Pierce

Chair of Huntington-Michigan and Regional Banking Executive

President & CEO

Steve Grigorian

President & CEO

Vice President

Mary Culler

Director, Office of the Executive Chairman

Vice President

Lisa Muschong

Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff

Vice President

Terry Rhadigan

Executive Director, Communications Operations and Corporate Giving

VICE PRESIDENT

Peter Gudritz

Director, Office of the CEO & Executive Communications

SECRETARY

Roderick Gillum

Principal

TREASURER

Mark Mendola

Vice Chairman - U.S. Managing Partner

LEGAL COUNSEL

Duane Tarnacki

Finance & Audit Committee

Chair

Mark Mendola

Vice Chairman - U.S. Managing Partner

 

Committee Members

NameCompany

Mindi Fynke

President & CEO

Ralph Gerson

Treasurer & Director

Steve Grigorian

President & CEO

J.R. Hesano

Managing Director

Sam Huszczo

Chartered Financial Analyst

Liz Kohlenberg

Financial Accountant

Jessica Pfeifer

Sr. Relationship Manager

Bob Seestadt

Chief Client Officer

Jason Tinsley

Managing Director

Speaker Reception Committee

Ronald Bassey

Chair

Ronald Bassey

General Counsel

 

Committee Members

NameCompany

David Baker

Managing Partner

Bill Baldner

President & CEO

Ken Bassey

Chairman

John Blanchard

Director, Local Government Relations

Adam Burgess

Sr. Vice President

Stephannie Chyz

Workplace Consultant

Gary Corbin

President and CFO

Denise Cox

Vice President

John Crowley

SVP, Senior Relationship Strategist

Nick Daniels

Managing Director

Mike Dergis

Partner

Marian Devereux

Senior Sales Executive

Scott Elliott

Vice President

Roman Golshteyn

President

J.R. Hesano

Account Vice President

Karole Jensen

Sales Executive

Bruce Kridler

Chief Executive Officer Family Office

Ron Lenihan

Chief Operating Officer

Mario Lepore II

First Vice President - Wealth Management, Senior Retirement Plan Consultant

Terry Linden

Erik Merchant

Vice President, Client Advisor

Stephanie Murphy

Leadership Consultant

Tim Nasso

President

Bill Newman

NA Strategic Industry Advisor (Chief)

Don Padalis

President

Angie Perkins

Associate Relationship Manager, AVP

Christopher Ruth

Senior Portfolio Manager

Steve Selander

Attorney

Walter Starghill III

Strategic Partnerships and Acquisitions

Jason Sweet

Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

Jim Tish

Partner, Audit Services

Kristin Tyll

Senior Vice President & Partner

Bill Willard

Kirk Williams

President

Jason Wize

President

Amy Wood

Steve Grigorian

President & CEO

sgrigorian@econclub.org

Meghan Ditrapani

Meetings Manager - Executive Assistant to the President

mditrapani@econclub.org

Matt Valant

Senior Manager, Sponsors & Special Projects

mvalant@econclub.org

Derian Shaffer

Manager, Member Services & Student Programs

dshaffer@econclub.org

Amy Hallochak

Marketing Manager

ahallochak@econclub.org