Advisory Council

Advisory Council



Joseph Parini - Chairman

Chairman at Elbit Systems of America

Council Members

James Bellinson

CEO, Riverstone Communities, LLC

Richard Blouse

President and CEO, Global Perspectives, LLC

Mark Brucki 
Executive Director of Economic Development and Government Relations, Lawrence Technological University

Dr. Louis Cannon
Founder and CEO, BioStar Venture

Dwight Carlson
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Coherix

Stephen Cassin 
Principal Planner, Clearzoning, Inc. 

Guy Cohen
Consul for Economic Affairs, The Government of Israel Economic Mission- Midwest

David E. Cole
Chairman AutoHarvest, Chairman Emeritus Center for Automotive Research

Congresswomen Debbie Dingell
US House of Representatives, Michigan

Scott Eisenberg
Managing Partner, Amherst Partners

. Eva Feldman
Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology and director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical
Research Institute, University of Michigan Medical School

Ralph Gerson
Executive Vice President, Guardian Industries

Gil Golan
Director, GM Advanced Technical Center Israel

Dale Grogan
Managing Director, Michigan Accelerator Fund I

Ralph Harris
President and CEO of Decade Products, Cascade Engineering Inc.

Brian Hermelin
Founding Partner, Detroit Venture Partners and Rockbridge Growth Equity

President George Hynd
President, Oakland University

Lawrence Jackier
Senior Partner, Jackier Gould

Alon Kaufman 
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, HoMedics

Scott Kaufman
Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Birgit M. Klohs
President and CEO, The Right Place, Inc.

Maureen Donohue Krauss
Vice President, Business Attraction, the Detroit Regional Chamber

Dr. Richard Krugel
Orthopedic Surgeon, Wayne State University Physicians Group

Lionel Margolick
Chairman and President, The Margolick Financial Group, LLC

Florine Mark
Founder and President, Weight Watchers Group

Rodrick Miller
President and CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Douglas Padnos 
Manager Paper and Plastics, PADNOS

Norman Pappas 
President and Founder, Pappas Financial

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D. 
Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly and Company

Charlie Rothstein
Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Beringea

Brigadier General (US Army Ret.) Donald Schenk
Vice President, IDF Programs, General Dynamics Land

Nancy Schlichting
Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System

David Samrick
CEO, Mill Steel

Richard Sheridan
CEO and Founder, Menlo Innovations

Irene Spanos

Director, Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs

David Shtulman

Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

Steven Tobocman 
Managing Partner, New Solutions Group LLC

S. Evan Weiner 
Executive Vice President and COO, Edw. C. Levy Co.

Doron York
Founder & CEO, PARR & Company