Amy Butler, LOXXII
Prior to moving to OU INC, Amy Butler was the Director of the Bureau of Energy Systems, for the Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth for the State of Michigan. In this role, she aligned Michigan’s energy sector initiatives, promoted economic growth, and job creation for Michigan’s transition to the energy economy. She directed policy and program development; legislation; and coordinated agencies and stakeholders including building local public private partnerships. She facilitated the cross-functional public/private initiative: Economic Development and Growth through Energy Efficiency (EDGE2) Initiative. She has provided program design and implementation in the areas of bankruptcy, oil and gas, and brownfield development, climate action, and urban land use planning and redevelopment.
She continues to serve on the Board of the National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO) as a Regional Coordinator and co-chair for the Buildings Committee and Energy Star Task Force. She was recently elected to the national board of the Energy Services Coalition and has served nationally on the ANSI-ASQ Registry Accreditation Board.
Paul Darling, LOXXII
North American Design and Development Manager
Charlon Hibbard, LOIX
Independent Sales Director
Mary Kay Cosmetics
She has recently started a "Green" company that represents several lines of environmentally safe products. Commercial-grade sealers, cleaning products and an air-conditioning additive, that help protect the environment as well as those applying them and working around them.
In her non-profit life she has served on the board of directors of St. Luke's Episcopal Health Ministries and Canterbury on-the Lake as Vice-President, The National Association of Career Women, both the National and local chapter boards. Currently she sits on PVM's board for the Village of St. Martha, the St Martha's Commons Planning & Stake Holders Committee and is VP of the Leadership Oakland's board.
Charlon is an avid skier, serving as a Senior member of the National Ski Patrol for 40 years, enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking and numerous other outdoor sports including adding Telemark Skiing to her Patrolling life. Her son's now own the company, Jim, her husband of 40 years began. They inspect and do construction in underwater tunnels, hydro-electric plants and environments, around the world, using remotely operated vehicles. Remote 'subs' referred to as ROV's.
Judy Muhn, LOXVII, MA Ed.M.
Judy Muhn Consulting
Jim Piper, LOXIX
Ralco Industries, Inc.
Jim’s mission is to be the catalyst for change in others who are struggling to find their passion. Through his work in business, non-profits, lobbying organizations, coaching and parenting, Jim hopes to make a difference in the lives of people financially, personally, and spiritually.
Jim volunteers his time with City Mission, Forgotten Harvest, Community Foundation of Flint, and University of Detroit High School. He is a member of Kensington Community Church where he leads boy’s and men’s small groups. He serves as a board member of Leadership Oakland and the Precision Metal Forming Association.
He also enjoys playing golf, tennis, and landscaping. Jim is married to Sarah Piper and has two sons—David (15) and Zack (12).
Wendy Strip, LOIII
Vice President of Development & Communications
Alzheimer's Association - Grater Michigan Chapter
Strip has split her career between development and economic development work.
She has been extensively involved in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community, where she served on the boards of a number of organizations and was named Optimist of the Year by the community’s Optimist Club. A graduate of Leadership Oakland III, Strip serves on the LO Arts and Culture Session planning committee and is an active member of the Alumni Association. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves as vice president of the West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University in Washington, D.C. and a master’s in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Strip lives in Farmington Hills with her two teenage daughters.
Tracy Thomas, LOXVII
Senior Director of Development
CARE House of Oakland County
Nicole Toth, LOXXII
Director of Pharmacy
Henry Ford Health System - West Bloomfield
David Williams, LOXXI
Williams Consulting Services LLC
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, David earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and master’s degrees in business administration and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
As a board certified Fellow in both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association, David actively participates in local, state, and national health care professional societies.