Detroit Board of Directors

 

The ACG Detroit board of directors are nominated and elected by their peers for a one-year term. To learn more about board nominations, please contact Sharon Kimble

Christopher Letts

Justin Klimko

Secretary
Butzel Long

Justin G. Klimko is an attorney and President of the law firm of Butzel Long. He practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, corporate finance, corporate governance, and general business law. He is a former chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section and serves as chairperson both of the section’s Corporate Laws Committee and its Ad Hoc Legal Opinions Committee. Mr. Klimko is included in “The Best Lawyers in America,” “Chambers USA” and “Michigan Super Lawyers.” He is the recipient of the 2009 Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award and was named Best Lawyers’ Detroit Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year for 2012, 2015 and 2018, Detroit Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year for 2014 and Detroit Mergers and Acquisition Law Lawyer of the Year for 2016. A former adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, he is a frequent author and lecturer on business law topics. He may be reached at klimkojg@butzel.com.

Margaret Amsden

Treasurer
Clayton & McKervey, P.C.

Kim Easterle Mattes

Vice President Membership
Aon

Michael Kulka

Vice President Membership
PM Environmental, Inc.

Andrew MacLeod

Vice President Programs
Dickinson Wright PLLC

William Goodhue

Vice President Sponsorship
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Dan Ellis

Vice President Programs
Townsend Search Group

Sharon Kimble

Executive Director
ACG Detroit

Scott Terryn

Director
Huntington Business Credit

Scott Terryn joined Huntington Business Credit September 2011 as a new Business Development Officer for the ABL Group; in September 2013, he moved to be a Relationship Manager for the Commercial Banking division; and in August 2016, he returned to the ABL group as a new Business Development Officer. Scott has over 30 years of banking experience with NBD/Chase, LaSalle, Wells Fargo & Huntington. Scott spent the early part of his career in Middle Market Lending before switching to Asset Based Lending in 1997. He made the move back to Middle Market lending when he joined the FirstMerit team (K/N/A Huntington). Scott has experience in a number of different industries including automotive, heavy truck, defense, logistics and others. Scott is actively involved in the Association for Corporate Growth, Turnaround Management Association, Financial Executive International and Commercial Finance Association. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Alma College and his MBA from the University of Detroit.

Andrey Tomkiw

Director
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Andrey T. Tomkiw is an equity partner with the Cincinnati based national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP. He represents leading businesses in the areas of labor and employment law, complex litigation, business formation and planning, and general counsel. He has been named by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Michigan for 9 consecutive years. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. He has also been named a Top Lawyer by dBusiness Magazine since 2009. He is Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent rated and AVVO Superb rated.

William Sigler

Director
Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth

Ronald Schlaupitz

Director
Schlaupitz & Madhavan, PLLC

Stephen Ellis

Director
Stratford-Cambridge Group

Steve Ellis is the founder and Managing Director of Stratford-Cambridge Group, a private investment firm focused on buying and building value in Midwest based niche manufacturing companies. Steve is currently on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), is an active member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and The Alliance of M&A Advisors (AMAA), has served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Fluid Power Distributors Association (FPDA) and has also held and holds board and equity positions in various companies. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lawrence Technological University and has completed the Private Equity & Venture Capital program at Harvard Business School.

Andrew Dickow

Director
Greenwich Capital Group

Andrew Dickow is a Director for Greenwich Capital Group where he specializes in Food & Beverage advisory. Andrew has over 11 years of experience in both investment banking and business operations. Prior to joining GCG, Andrew was a VP with a leading middle market investment bank and held differentiated financial management roles at General Mills, where he worked domestically and overseas in cities such as Johannesburg and Buenos Aires. Andrew co-owns 1701 Hospitality, Inc. with his brother which owns and operates five restaurants in downtown Detroit and Birmingham, Michigan. Additionally, Andrew is a minority shareholder and Board Member of Pop Daddy Popcorn, a Michigan based ready-to-eat popcorn company and is also a minority shareholder in Archive Rentals, a California based wedding rental company. Andrew supports and takes a leadership role within numerous non-profit organizations as well, such as the Emerging Philanthropists for the United Way and is an active Board Member for the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. Andrew received his BA in Finance, with high honor, from Michigan State University.

 

 

Charles Chandler

Director
Amherst Partners, LLC

Danielle Bass

Director
Honigman

Danielle Bass is a corporate attorney at Honigman Miller Schwartz Cohn LLP who focuses her practice on transactional matters involving technology transactions and intellectual property, commercial agreements, and information technology issues arising in mergers, acquisitions, private equity, and debt financing transactions. In her free time, Danielle enjoys practicing yoga or otherwise staying active with her dogs.

Lawrence Gardner

Director
Lawrence Gardner Associates

Jay Hansen

Director
O2 Investment Partners, LLC

Jay J. Hansen is co-founder and Managing Partner of O2 Investment Partners, LLC, a private equity investment group that seeks to acquire majority interests in small and middle market manufacturing, niche distribution, and select service and technology businesses. Prior to forming O2 Investment Partners in 2010, Mr. Hansen served as COO and CFO for a publicly traded automotive supplier; provided consulting services to financial and manufacturing concerns, including as interim CFO for a PE owned manufacturer of automotive after-market components; as Vice President for a privately held merchant bank with holdings in a variety of business segments; and served ten years in commercial banking in various lending and special asset capacities. Mr. Hansen has served on the board and as audit committee chairman of two publicly traded companies, including currently serving as a member of the board and the audit committee chair for Flagstar Bancorp (NYSE: FBC), a $16 Billion Michigan based providing commercial, small business and consumer banking services.

Stephanie Rosenbaum

Director
UHY Advisors MI, Inc.

Heather Madland

Director
Huron Capital

Heather is responsible for business development and investment sourcing activities. She has 18 years originating, structuring, and executing debt and equity transactions in the middle market. Prior to joining Huron, Heather was responsible for all West Coast new business development for SPP Capital Partners, a NY-based investment bank. Heather also served as Vice President and Team Leader of Middle Market Banking at Comerica Bank in San Francisco and has also held roles at CIT Sponsor Finance and Madison Capital Funding LLC where she focused on originating and structuring leverage finance products for private equity clients. Heather is currently a Cornell University Council Member. She is also a Board Member for the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Founder and Co-Chair of the Women’s Forum, and a member of the Program Committee. Heather received her B.A. from Cornell University and currently lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, and a daughter

Douglas LaLone

Director
Fishman Stewart PLLC

Ronald Hingst

Director
PR Services, Inc.

Christopher Barrett

Director
Merrill Lynch