Oakland County, September 21, 2016 – Leadership Oakland announces its LOXXVII Cornerstone Class made up of 52 regional leaders. The Cornerstone program is a nine-month program consisting of a two-day retreat and monthly educational sessions. The monthly sessions delve into the issues facing the region – from education, government and the justice system to health and human services and race and ethnic diversity. The sessions are led by experts in each of these areas. 

Executive Director, Nancy Maurer commented, “The wealth of talented leadership in this area is impressive. Each year, Leadership Oakland attracts dozens of leaders committed to their individual growth and to being a catalyst for regional success. Leadership Oakland is where leaders go to form a strong bond as a class, gain access to a rich network of experts and people of influence, and to be exposed to the treasures and challenges facing our region, state and county.”

This year’s class represents leaders from 30 cities across the county and SE Michigan. They represent corporate, civic and non-profit organizations throughout the community. For more information about the Cornerstone Program and the current class, visit our website at LeadershipOakland.com.

Members of this year’s class are as follows:

Daniel Aleksynas
The Dobrusin Law Firm

Melva Allen
Oakland County

Valiena Allison
Vertex Adventures LC.

Mark Anderson
UBS Financial Services Inc.

Dennis Atkinson
Wayne State University

Jennifer Baker
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Jonathan Berg
Bodman PLC

Tom Berman
Ascion, LLC d/b/a Reverie

Annesa Brewer
Crossroads for Youth

Sommer Brock
Detroit Zoological Society

Kimberly Brown
Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority

Danette Cagnet
Rochester College

Cindy Carbone
Oakland Community College

Paul Chapman
Cargo Solutions, LLC

Kendra Corman
H2H Consulting

Clarence Dass
Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office

Michael Decker
Butzel Long P.C.

Jim Filbert
Biznet Digital

Michael Forman
Beaumont Health

Mark Geary
Beaumont Health

Lindsay Harmon
Beaumont Health

Karen Johnson
Shades of Pink Foundation

Renee Kent
PNC Bank

Tracey Kevelighan
Kevelighan & Kevelighan

Jennifer Lepard
Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter

Christopher Martella
Kemp Klein Law Firm

William Mazmanian
EEI Global

Monica McKinney
Blue Cross Blue Shield / Blue Care Network of Michigan

Andrea Merritt
Athena Compliance Partners

Martin Monte
General Motors

Ryan Moore
Health Alliance Plan

Talisa Norton
All Pro Color

Christopher Olzem
Oakland County

Donald Orlandoni
McDonald Hopkins

Jay Patel
Amtech Electrocircuits

Karine Pawlicki
Health Alliance Plan

Steven Percival
Baker College

Anna Reiher
Oakland County

Joshua Richards
Plante Moran

Jill Robinson
Oakland County

Paul Spoor
Oakland Schools

Sarah Sporny
Community Housing Network

Wendy Standifer
Easter Seals Michigan

Anthony Tocco
DTE Energy

Lynn Van Lear
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI

Jasmin White
Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority

Edward Widun
Oakland County

Tek Wiegert
Northwestern Mutual

Chester Wing, III
City of Rochester

Gary Wolf
Flagstar Bank

Jonathan Yap
Beaumont Health

Laura You
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP