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Board of Directors

* denotes an executive committee member

Dr. M. Roy Wilson (Chair)
President
Wayne State University

Steven B. Ambrose
Vice President and CIO
DTE Energy

Dr. Thomas Anderson
Senior Director
Automation Alley

Lizabeth Ardisana*
CEO
ASG Renaissance

Kate Bordine
Executive Director
Ponyride

David Blaszkiewicz (Secretary/Vice Chair)*
President
Detroit Investment Fund

Robert Charles
President and CEO
North Star Advisors LLC

James Connelly (Treasurer/Vice Chair)*
Senior Vice President and CFO
Henry Ford Health System

Hon. Debbie Dingell*
Member
Wayne State University Board of Governors

Martin Dober*
Vice President
Invest Detroit

David Egner*
Executive Director
New Economy Initiative

Dr. Farshad Fotouhi
Dean, School of Engineering
Wayne State University

Brian Holdwick*
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Detroit Economic Growth Corp.

Saunteel Jenkins
President
Detroit City Council

Paul Massaron
Member
Wayne State University Board of Governors

Susan T. Mosey
President
Midtown Detroit, Inc.

Rick Nork*
Vice President for Finance and Business Operations, Treasurer and CFO
Wayne State University

Dr. Hilary Ratner*
Vice President for Research
Wayne State University

Jean Redfield
President and CEO
NextEnergy

Chris Rizik (Chair, Executive Committee)*
CEO and Fund Manager
Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Ross Sanders
Executive Director
Bizdom

Dr. A. Paul Schaap
Member
Wayne State University Foundation Board

Marc Schwartz
President
S&S Entertainment Group

Ted Serbinski*
Vice President
Detroit Venture Partners

Paula Sorell
Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Venture Capital
Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Ned Staebler*
Vice President for Economic Development
Wayne State University

Margaret Williams
Interim Dean, School of Business Administration
Wayne State University

Carla Walker-Miller
President and CEO
Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC