The Michigan Chronicle is proud to announce the 40 under 40 honorees for 2017. For the past five years, the Michigan Chronicle has recognized 40 of southeastern Michigan’s best and brightest young professionals under the age of 40. Those chosen have exhibited outstanding achievement, great vision, and strong leadership in their respected professions.
After receiving over 400 nominations, the community has helped us identify the young business leaders who deserve to become part of Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 class of 2017.
The roster of individuals and the companies and organizations they represent are remarkable every year. This year is no exception. From oncology surgeons to State Representatives, these individuals make great contributions to the region’s economy, civic dialog and community advancement.
They represent the city’s most well-respected companies in southeastern Michigan. You have family who attend their schools. You listen to shows and read their columns. You trust them to make the best decisions for our community. They are destined to make history for years to come.
The Michigan Chronicle will transform the business section of the newspaper into a special 40 Under 40 edition to showcase their accomplishments and contributions.
The complete list of this year’s winners can be read below:
Senior Policy Analyst/ Community Liaison
Detroit City Council
Director, Head Start
Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc.
Shanise E. Bell, PMP
Director, Business Transformation
Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
Dr. Eddie Connor
Bestselling Author, International Speaker, College Professor
Jehan Crump-Gibson, Esq.
C&G Legal Solutions PLC
Senior Vice President of Education and Exhibitions
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
VP, Account Director
Jack Morton Worldwide
Blac Detroit Magazine
AM 1200 WCHB, Radio One Detroit
Garlin Gilchrist II
Director, Innovation & Emerging Technology
City of Detroit
Indira K. Glass
District Deputy Director
U.S. House of Representatives
DeLorean Griffin M.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
St. Mary Mercy Livonia
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
City of Pontiac
Camille Hibbler, M.Ed.
University Prep Academy High School
Director, Business Development & Marketing
Hamilton Anderson Associates
Corporate Development Director
Special Olympics Michigan
National Black MBA Association Detroit Chapter
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Association
Keith J. Jones
Business and Community Liaison
Councilman Andre L. Spivey
Michigan State Representative
11th District Elect
Tax Team Services
President and CEO
Executive Programs Coordinator
City of Detroit
Ecorse Public Schools
Associate General Counsel
City of Detroit Water and Sewage Department
Erica Proctor, M.D.
Breast Surgical Oncologist
Henry Ford Health System
Kristina L. Robinson
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office
Tiffany Lavonne Sanford
Chief Medical Officer
The Wellness Plan Medical Centers
Michigan House of Representatives
Director, Media & Communications
Detroit City Councilmember
City of Detroit
Detroit Board of Education
Eric S. Thomas
Senior Partner, Brand Strategist
Detroit Co-working Space
KanopiSocial Digital Marketing Agency
Jami J. Vaughn
Operations Director –Facility Administrator
White House Services, Inc.
Pathways to Self Determination
Founder and CEO
Communities First Inc.
Coleman Young II