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Detroit LISC Local Advisory Board


Our Local Advisory Board comprises of top-tier professionals from industries ranging from banking, education and nonprofit organizations. The board provides strategic direction for investments in the Detroit market and holds Detroit LISC accountable for performance and outcomes.



Mark Stiers, Chair of the Board

Gas President and Chief Operating Officer
DTE Energy



Anne Beck

Vice President for Administration and Finance
College of Creative Studies
 

 
James S. Bernacki

Senior Vice President
Comerica Bank

 

Melanca Clark

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hudson-Webber Foundation


Awenate Cobbina
Director of Business Affairs and Associate Counsel, Palace Sports & Entertainment
Executive Director, Detroit Pistons Foundation



Harvey Hollins III

Principal and Founder
Hollins Consulting, LLC



Burney Johnson

Deputy Director
Michigan State Housing Development Authority



Benjamin S. Kennedy

Managing Director of the American Cities Practice; Managing Director of the Detroit Program
The Kresge Foundation

 


Jason Paulateer

Senior Vice President & Market Manager
Fifth Third Bank
 


Lee Smith
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Flagstar Bank

 


Ray Waters

President and Managing Director
Detroit Development Fund and Detroit Community Loan Fund

 

 


In Memoriam

 

C. David Campbell
President
McGregor Fund
Founding Detroit LISC Board Member, 1990-2014
 
Harold R. Varner
President
Varner & Associates
Founding Detroit LISC Board Member, 1990-2013