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MICHauto’s Paul Corbett Recently Named to MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership Board of Directors

May 9, 2023

MICHauto’s Paul Corbett was recently named to the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership Board of Directors. View the announcement and full list of officers below.

DETROIT – At its Annual Meeting last week, the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership announced new officers and welcomed seven new members to its Board of Directors, who will each serve a two-year term.

The slate of officers is as follows:

  • Mark Heppner continues as Chair; he is President & CEO of Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.
  • George Etheridge is the new Vice Chair; he is Economic Development Policy Manager for Activate Detroit (formerly Thomas Group Consulting in Detroit).
  • Mallory Bower is the new Secretary; she is Executive Assistant and Social Media Coordinator for the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • Nancy Thompson continues as Treasurer; a long-time MotorCities board member, she resides in Birmingham.
  • Robert Kreipke remains as Past-Chair; he is Ford Motor Company’s Historian Emeritus and a resident of Detroit.
Paul Corbett

Paul Corbett

The newly-elected board members include:

  • Harriet Carter of Detroit, who is Vice President of Customer and Partner Services for Visit Detroit.
  • Paul Corbett, Director of Government and Community Relations for MICH Auto in Detroit.
  • Susan Huggett, Director of Development and Membership for the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners.
  • Drew Kelly, Assistant Director of Michigan CAP and Retired Workers Department for the UAW International Union in Detroit.
  • Anindita (Anne) Partington, Managing Director of the Tauber Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • Julie Pingston of Holt, President & CEO of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Christopher Topham, Head of Operations and Physical Modeling for Stellantis Design North America.

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About MotorCities NHA:

Established in 1998 and headquartered in Detroit, the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership is a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the National Park Service that serves 16 counties representing a population of over 6.5 million. Its mission is to preserve, interpret and promote the region’s rich automotive and labor heritage while enabling, supporting and respecting its diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Regional programs inspire residents and visitors with an appreciation for how the automobile changed Michigan, the nation, and the world. MotorCities is one of 62 National Heritage Areas around the country and the only one in Michigan. Each year, MotorCities generates $489.7 million in economic impact, supporting 5,343 jobs and producing $40 million in tax revenue in Michigan. Over its 25-year history, MotorCities has awarded more than 300 grants for a total investment in local programs of more than $1.6 million. Find MotorCities on the web at www.motorcities.org; also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/motorcities and follow them on Twitter/Instagram: @MotorCities.