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Announcing the 2019 Mackinac Future Leaders, Powered by Bank of America

The Detroit Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the 2019 Mackinac Future Leaders, powered by Bank of America. The program provides a select group of forward-thinking individuals representing a diverse set of business and community organizations across Southeast Michigan an opportunity to attend the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference. Attendees are able to participate in all Conference programming while also enjoying a fully immersive experience tailored specifically toward cultivating their professional growth.

Mackinac Future Leaders are entrepreneurs and rising professionals who are making a significant contribution or working to solve problems in their business, industry, or community. Participants are nominated by their peers, community leaders, and members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

For more information on the Mackinac Future Leaders program, contact Devon O’Reilly, director of entrepreneurship and PlanetM Landing Zone for the Detroit Regional Chamber, at

2019 Mackinac Future Leaders

Sirene Abou-Chakra
Deputy Chief Development Officer
City of Detroit

Nicole Bates
Deputy Director, Workforce Development
City of Detroit

Megan Blue
Health Policy Analyst
Beaumont Health

Charity Dean
Director, Department of Civil Rights Inclusion and Opportunity
City of Detroit

Lauren Hoffman
Venture Community Liaison
Rock Ventures LLC

Arielle Johnson
Founder and CEO
Fierce Staffing & Consulting

Dr. Ashley Johnson
Executive Director
Detroit College Access Network

Matthew Jozefczyk
Operations Project Leader
DTE Energy

Anil Kapoor Jr.
Director, National Merrill Performance Manager
Bank of America

Linda Little
President and CEO
Neighborhood Service Organization

Paul Mack
Executive Director
Detroit Experience Factory

Stacey Matlen
Senior Mobility Strategist, Office of Mobility Innovation
City of Detroit

Brian McKinney
Founder and CEO
Gayanga Co.

Angie Perkins
Treasury Management Officer
PNC Bank

John Paul Rea
Executive Director, Planning and Economic Development
Macomb County

Justin Remington
Vice President
Remington Group LLC

Gabe Rodriguez-Garriga
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships
Detroit Regional Partnership

Matthew Roling
Interim Accounting Department Chair
Wayne State University

Max Schmidt
1701 Bespoke, Commonwealth Sewing Co. 

Sarida Scott
Executive Director
Community Development Advocates of Detroit

Courtney Smith
Founder and Executive Director
Detroit Phoenix Center

Kevin Smith
Project Leader
Boston Consulting Group

Paul Thomas, M.D.
Plum Health DPC

Kelly Benedetti Walsh
Michigan Marketing Leader

Tonie Wells
Lambert & Associates

Michael Alan Williams
Special Assistant to the President
The Kresge Foundation

Richard Wolney
Vice President, Investment and Finance
Bedrock Detroit