Pancakes & Politics News

May 18th, 2022

President and CEO of The Shyft Group Named 2022 Notable Leader in EV

As the country becomes more conscious of emissions and the environment, companies are racing to lessen the effects motor vehicles have on the environment. In the Motor City, vehicles are evolving and leaders are emerging as they spearhead advances in the automotive industry. Crain’s Detroit Business recently released its pick and announced a metro Detroit … Continued

May 18th, 2022

Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees Announces a Strategic Transition

Lawrence J. Burns, president & CEO of The Children’s Foundation, has shared his plans to leave The Foundation at the end of 2022, focusing on the next chapter of his career which includes consulting. Larry has served at The Foundation since 2016, providing transformational leadership to redefine The Foundation. He has overseen more than $40 … Continued

May 11th, 2022

Whitmer Awards Cities $3M to Upgrade Infrastructure for Economic Investment

Today, during Economic Development Week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a total of $3 million is being awarded to fund infrastructure and public safety enhancements in 11 municipalities that will help move the municipality toward financial stability.   “Today’s grants will help protect public safety and enhance infrastructure in nearly a dozen communities across Michigan,” said … Continued

May 11th, 2022

Carhartt Shifts Management Team

Photo: Kerry Middlemas (L), Chad Cornstubble (R) Carhartt has been a Detroit staple for many years. Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium workwear brand and has continued to be a force in the clothing industry. Recently, the brand announced two pivotal changes in upper management and is ready to launch the business into … Continued

May 4th, 2022

CEO Wright L. Lassiter III to Depart Henry Ford Health

Henry Ford Health President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter III has announced that he will be leaving his role as the head of the $6.6B Detroit-based integrated health system in late July to assume the CEO role at Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the U.S. After conversations with the … Continued

May 4th, 2022

WCCCD Chancellor Receives Inaugural CEO Award

Wayne County Community College District is one of the largest urban community colleges in Michigan and its leader has just been named as the recipient of a prestigious award for a career of exemplary work. The inaugural award recognizes the WCCCD Chancellor for his Transformational Leadership in Higher Education.  Chancellor Dr. Curtis L. Ivery has … Continued

May 4th, 2022

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion President Talks Growth

The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Detroit-based organization is all about promoting harmony in human relations while mediating cultural and racial differences, especially post-George Floyd. Originally founded in 1941, over time the Roundtable evolved and is known as a leader in promoting connectivity among racial, religious, cultural, and economic groups. The Roundtable’s primary goals … Continued

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