We strive to be the premier leadership and networking organization serving Southeast Michigan.


To develop a network of diverse and influential leaders by exposing them to regional resources and issues, and challenging them to reach their full personal, professional, and public leadership potential.

Diversity Value Statement

We strive to model and promote diversity and inclusion as a means to strengthen leadership. We do this by: respecting and encouraging all perspectives; and engaging diverse populations in all activities.


Since 1990, the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program has brought together more than 1,500 leaders from corporate, civic and non-profit organizations throughout the community. Graduates of the program have put their knowledge and network to work by becoming key contributors in their communities and places of business.

“Because of Leadership Oakland, I now sit on two non-profit boards and am much more involved with community projects.”


Each year, as part of the 9-month program, 50 developing leaders delve into the issues facing the region — from education, government and the justice system to health and human services and race and ethnic diversity. In-depth, monthly sessions, led by experts in each of these arenas, focus on both the treasures and challenges facing the region. Our goal is to take developing leaders and provide them with a rich network of colleagues, a deep understanding of the region’s challenges and the opportunity to achieve value for their own organizations, creating new levels of leadership. Through Leadership Oakland, today’s leaders will grow in their personal, professional and public leadership ability.

“I got my dream job through a person I met at Leadership Oakland. I can’t think of any other business group that has made such an impact on my professional network.”


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Susan Hollady

Executive Director

Christa Warner Website

Christa Warner

Program Coordinator

Ronquel Baugh Website

Ronquel Baugh

Office Administrator

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Lauren Kondurak

Program Intern

Board of Directors

Susan Bailey

Susan Bailey, LOXIX

Senior Vice President, Culture & Wellbeing Practice Leader

Marsh McLennan Agency

Dustin McClellan

Dustin McClellan, LOXXIX
Vice President


Pontiac Community Foundation

Peter Karsten

Pete Karsten, Ph.D., LOXI


Baker College

Harvey Sandy New

Sandy Harvey, LOXXX
Secretary/Program Chair

President & Chief Strategist

Exodus Consulting Group

Faris Alami

Faris Alami, LOXX

CEO & Founder

International Strategic Management

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Matt Allen, LOXVII


Miller Canfield

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Sunil Asija, LOXXXIII

Director of Human Resources

Oakland County

Jonathan Berg

Jonathan Berg, LOXXVII


Bodman PLC

Cheryl Boodram

Cheryl Boodram, LOXXIX

Executive Vice President Sales and CMO

Chief Financial Credit Union

Geary Mark New

Mark Geary, LOXXVII

Senior Director, Communications & System External Affairs

Corewell Health

Allison Gorman Board Photo

Allison Gorman, LOXXVI


Gorman Real Estate Collective and The Real Estate House International

Anita Hicks Board Photo

Dr. Anita Hicks, LOXXVI

Associate Director – Oakland Center, Director of Camps/Conferences

Oakland University

Rosana Hull Board Photo

Rosana Hull, LOXXXI

Senior Engineer

General Motors

Rachel Hurst Board Photo

Rachel Hurst, LOXXXI

Head of Midwest Region – Corporate Affairs


Nancy Maurer Board Photo

Nancy Maurer, LOXXV


Sonder Haven LLC

Christine Santos Web

Christine Santos, LOXXI

Chief Financial Officer

SG Energy Solutions

Steve Selinsky

Steve Selinsky, LOXII

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Zenith American Solutions, Inc.

Dave Tindall Board Photo

David Tindall, Ph.D., LOXXVI

Vice President of Development

Oakland Family Services

Our Sponsors

Marsh McLennan Agency
Oakland County
corewell health
priority health