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Patrice (Harduar) Gopo; MBA/MPP '07; I'm delighted to share that my debut picture book 'All the Places We Call Home' (illustrated by Jenin Mohammed) released this past summer with Hachette Book Group|WorthyKids. Please visit here for more info: About the Book: 'All the Places We Call Home' illuminates how family stories help shape children, help form their identity, and help connect them with the broader world. The lyrical language, paired with Jenin Mohammed's richly textured artwork, creates a beautiful, stirring portrait of a child's deep ties to cultures and communities beyond where she lays her head to sleep. [EST 09.2022]

Robert Bick (BBA '83), (JD '86); Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C., proudly announces that Best Lawyers® has selected partner Robert S. Bick as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" for Corporate Law for the region encompassing Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Troy, and adjacent parts of Oakland County, Michigan. Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific area of practice and geographic region. Best Lawyers recognizes only one lawyer as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location. [EST 09.2022]

Benedict Buhain (MBA ´93);  is the Digital Solutions Head for True Digital based in the Philippines. True Digital is a member of the Charoen Pokphand (C.P. Group) headquartered in Thailand. He is overall in charge of the enterprise B2B sales & marketing unit. [EST. 09.2022]

Lisa Andujar, MBA '93; In August 2022, Lisa was promoted to become the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Columbia Business School. In her capacity, Lisa works with the Vice Dean of DEI to create programs and initiatives to advance the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. [EST 08.2022]

Daniel Dingerson, BBA '01, was promoted to counsel in the New York City office of law firm Davis+Gilbert in December. Daniel specializes in complex commercial and trademark litigation and class action matters. [EST 06.2022]

Sean Jagels, MBA '19, was promoted to vice president for project planning at The Christman Co., a Lansing, Mich.,-based construction management and real estate development firm, in January. Sean has worked at Christman since 2014. [EST 04.2022]

James Mack, BBA '81, was promoted to vice president for project planning at The Christman Co., a Lansing, Mich.,-based construction management and real estate development firm, in January. Sean has worked at Christman since 2014. [EST 06.2022]

Leslie Freitag, MBA '80, I recently retired from my position as CFO of Jade Scientific, a distributor of research supplies. I am waiting for my wife to retire so we can start to do lots of traveling! I enjoy heading out to Michigan Stadium for a football game with my MBA roommates Kirk Twiss and Jim O'Donnell. [EST 06.2022]

Steve Mitzel BBA '94/MBA '03, has joined award winning start up, We Are Rosie, a flexible career platform for marketers in all seasons of their professional journey. Steve will return to his finance roots and be the CFO of We Are Rosie who recently just took an investment from PE partners, Align Capital. [EST 06.2022]

John L. Daly, MBA '78,  developed a one-act, one-man show, "Mark Twain's American West," recently completing a five-night run at The Players in Detroit. [est. 6.2022]

Drew Amato, MBA '19, Very excited to announce that we have opened up a Seed funding round for our business! Mullybox is revolutionizing the way that golfers shop for their gear - and after proving out the model, and bootstrapping to over $1M in revenue last year, we are raising a round to further develop our product and scale the business. All information and investments can be made through the portal here: [EST. 06.2022]

Peter F. deVaux, MBA '70, BBA '66, recently passed away in April 2022. The Michigan Ross Community keeps Mr. deVaux and his family in our thoughts. [EST 6.2022]

David Horowitz, BBA '98; Published the board game Frequent Flyer in November. The game tasks players to overcome challenges and their opponents to be the first to visit 20 destination U.S. cities. Hailing from Philadelphia, David is the founder and CEO of Touchdown Ventures. (Source=AAUM) [est. 05.2022]

Jeremy Schifeling, MBA '12, Excited to announce the launch of my first book: "Linked: Conquer LinkedIn. Get Your Dream Job. Own Your Future." It's the only LinkedIn book written by LinkedIn insiders and is currently the #1 career book on Amazon: [EST. 05.2022]

Jaime Ontiveros BBA '08, was promoted to Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group. In this role, Jaime co-leads Huron’s Finance and Budgeting service offerings across their higher education and academic medical center industries. [EST. 4.2022]

Jeremy Kiger, MBA '15  was recently appointed - Vice President, Head of Product Strategy and International Business at GenMark Dx. GenMark is a member of the Roche Group and a leading provider of multiplex molecular diagnostic solutions.  [3.2022]

Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D. (EMBA '13) was appointed 2022 White House Presidential Innovation Fellow. She is working in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research that is responsible for DOT research and development programs. Pamela will support the development of a community stakeholder platform to address gaps in transportation equity that reflect on historic systemic failures to invest sufficiently, justly, and equally in underserved communities in response to the Justice40 initiative catalyzed by President Biden’s Executive Order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.  [EST 3.2022]

Robert Peiffer, MBA '75, "Bob" Peiffer retired in April 2021 after 26 years in the Navy, 7 years in the defense industry, and 23 years at the Medical University of South Carolina. Bob and his wife, Susie, live in Charleston, SC. [EST. 3.2022]

Thomas Harper, MBA '99, Blue & Co., LLC, a Top 60 Accounting Firm based in Carmel, Indiana, is delighted to share that Tom Harper has been promoted to Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective February 11, 2022. Harper is Blue & Co.’s first CGO, having previously served as the firm’s first Business Development Officer. “I am pleased to announce that Tom Harper has been promoted to Chief Growth Officer,” Brad Shaw, managing director said. “He has come in and been the trusted advisor to our group while helping us navigate the complexities of building a business development engine and delivering substantial growth for our firm.”   [EST. 2.2022]    

John Decker, BBA '97 partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, was named Chair of the firm’s Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. As part of his expanded role as Corporate practice group leader Decker will oversee the firm’s team of corporate and M&A experts in providing high-quality and strategic legal counsel to clients needing assistance navigating the complexities of large business transactions. Decker has been with Jaffe since 2003.     [EST 2.2022]

Ming Cheng, BBA '15, with a goal of minimizing single-use waste in a household and helping as many people transition to plastic-free as possible, Ming founded her DTC zero waste brand,, in 2021!  [EST 1.2022]

Darren Jackson, BBA '99, was promoted to Vice President of Marketing at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU).   [EST 1.2022]

Robert Roth, MBA '79, As of July 2021, I was elected Board Chair of the PKD Foundation, the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease.  [EST 1.2022]

Caitlin (Schwab) Madden, MBA ‘15, was recently promoted to Executive Director of Metro West Collaborative Development. Est. Congratulations! Est. 1.2022

Sarah Raiss, MBA '88, was named Lead Director for her Fortune 500 company Board, Commercial Metals Company, effective January, 2022. Congratulations! Est. 1.2022


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