Read about Michiganders changing jobs and earning promotions and accolades.
■ Kamilah Henderson was named program officer for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in Detroit. She has more than 10 years experience in the nonprofit sector, including at the Skillman Foundation. She has master’s degrees from the University of Michigan and Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.
■ James Feeney, an attorney with Dykema in Bloomfield Hills, received the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s annual excellence in defense award. The award honors civil defense counsels who have promoted the practice of the defense bar and the representation of their clients both in and outside of the courtroom.
■ Rick Bloom, a partner at Bloom Asset Management in Farmington Hills, was named an executive in residence at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. He will advise and educate students on a variety of financial topics. Bloom was named a top financial adviser in Michigan in 2015 by Barron’s magazine, and one of the top 250 financial planners by Worth Magazine. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Law School.
■ Sean Campbell was named vice president and business development officer of Crestmark in Troy. Previously, Campbell worked with Bibby Transportation Finance as business development officer. He also worked in sales at Arklatex Specialty in Delight, Ark. He has a bachelor’s degree from Henderson State University.
■ Ken Hopkins was appointed president and CEO of Neapco Holdings in Belleville. He has more than 25 years of experience. Previously, he was chief operating officer of JTEKT North America, an automotive supplier. Neapco’s products also are found in dozens of cars and trucks.
■ Fang Liu joined Dickinson Wright in Ann Arbor. She has more than nine years of legal experience in China and the U.S. Her focus is on Chinese and American companies in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations, venture capital, private equity, real estate, and general commercial and employment matters. Before joining Dickinson Wright, she was lead in-house counsel to Stellar MegaMedia Group and practiced law at Beijing Tianchi Hongfan, a firm in China. She received law degrees from Peking University, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and the University of California.
■ Pamela Imperato was named dean of the Donald W. Maine college of business and of the college of technology at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. She is to begin her new role in July. Previously, she was dean of the college of business at Bellevue University in Nebraska. She has a doctorate from the University of Nebraska, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College.
■ Chem-Trend was awarded the 2014 Randy Rudisill business of the year award by the Livingston County United Way. The company, in Howell, makes casting lubricants. The annual award is named after local business leader Randy Rudisill, who died in 2010. It is to recognize strong ethics, sense of community and business management.
■ David Steward, founder and chairman of World Wide Technology, and Michael Brown, director of supplier labor relations UAW Chrysler joint programs at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S., were recognized as outstanding national and community leaders by T.Lab Accelerated Learning Centers in Detroit. The centers aim to prepare students to achieve ACT test scores to be accepted to high-performing colleges and universities. Steward’s company is a systems integrator. Brown is a lifelong Detroiter.
■ Peter Kellett, Dykema’s chairman and CEO, was elected to the Detroit Economic Club’s board of directors. He became chairman and CEO in 2012 after holding other management positions in the law firm. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer. He graduated from the University of Michigan and the Wayne State University Law School.
■ Michael Van Tull was named community relations officer for Ocean Financial Services in Southfield. He is vice chairman of the board of trustees at Franklin Wright Settlements in Detroit and vice president of the James Tatum Foundation for the Arts. Previously, he was at Comerica Bank for two decades and was branch manager of the Beverly Hills Michigan Flagstar Bank for 12 years.
■ Allison Seeley joined NAI Wisinski of West Michigan in Grand Rapids as marketing director. Previously, she was communications manager at Wedgewood Christian Services and assistant director of development at Women’s Resource Center. She received a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.
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