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BUSINESS LEADERS IN THE NEWS - Detroit Free Press
March 25, 2017

​​Detroit Free Press

■Monique Field-Foster joined Warner Norcross & Judd as senior counsel of government affairs. She is an experienced lobbyist and policy analyst, with nearly 20 years in Lansing. Prior to joining the firm, she was assistant vice president of strategic initiatives in the Michigan State University office of governmental affairs. She has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State and a law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School.

■Mark Daniels was appointed vice president of transportation of Sika Corp. in Madison Heights. He began his career at the company as a senior technical service engineer. He was promoted to leadership positions in technical service, product management and marketing. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from Rutgers University.

■Todd Hanselman was promoted to vice president of human resources of Samaritas in Detroit. He joined as director of human resources. He also has been director of human resources for Judson Center, and worked for United Methodist Retirement Community in Chelsea. He received a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University. He holds positions at Peace Lutheran Church.

■Robert Parker, co-founder and president of North America for Quarton International, joined the board of trustees of Detroit Country Day School. He has more than 17 years of investment banking experience.

Prior to forming Quarton International, he worked for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; UBS Investment Bank and at W.Y. Campbell & Co., where he was a managing director and co-leader of the private equity coverage group. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. He also is a graduate of Detroit Country Day.

■Michael Tribble, a principal at Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants in Saginaw, received the National Association of Home Builders’ Society of Honored Associates award. He was nominated by both the Home Builders Association of Saginaw and the Home Builders Association of Michigan.

The award is given annually to four associate members nationally. He is on the NAHB board of directors and is chair of its audit committee. He also is a director of the Michigan Association of Home Builders, chair of its investment and audit committees, and past chair of its associates council. He is past president of the Home Builders Association of Saginaw.

■Jennifer Chilson, Robert Ellis, Cale Johnson and Rochelle Lento were elected members of Dykema, a Detroit law firm.

Chilson is a member of Dykema’s business litigation practice group in the firm’s Detroit office. She received a law degree from Wayne State University and bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Ellis is a member of the financial services litigation practice group in the firm’s Detroit office. He received a law degree from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.

Johnson is a member of the business litigation practice group and is based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. He received a law degree and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Lento is a member of the real estate practice group and is based in the firm’s Detroit office. She received a law degree from the University of Detroit and a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam.

■Erin Strang was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville. She played volleyball for two years at Glen Oaks, where she received an associate’s degree. She transferred to Lake Superior State University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree. She is president and CEO of the Central Michigan University Research Corp.

■Amy Perlman was promoted to vice president and controller for ITC Holdings Corp. Previously, she was director and assistant controller at ITC and responsible for external reporting, general ledger accounting and business processes, technical accounting policy and research. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent 10 years at Ally Financial in several leadership roles including senior finance director and accounting director. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and is a certified public accountant.

■Jason Schneider joined Howard & Howard in Royal Oak. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He was a law clerk for a U.S. district judge in the Eastern District of Missouri, and was an intern for a U.S. bankruptcy judge also in Missouri. He received a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, where he was a staff sports writer for the university’s daily newspaper and a member of student government.

■William Scharffe was elected chairman of the Historical Society of Saginaw County board of directors in Saginaw.

In addition, the Castle Museum elected Amy French as vice chair, Chip Hendrick as treasurer, and Maliah Shaikh as secretary.

Scharffe has been board secretary and vice chair. He retired as an administrator from the Saginaw Public Schools and worked as the associate executive director of bylaw and policy services of the Michigan Association of School Boards in Lansing.

■Mary Comazzi joined Bodman in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. She is a member of the business and aviation law and finance practice groups. Before joining Bodman, Comazzi worked with CHI Aviation, a Michigan-based helicopter services company, as general counsel. She has held leadership positions within Delta Theta Phi law fraternity.