Pancakes & Politics News

April 20th, 2022

Bank of America Taps Star Crawford as Market Executive for Detroit

Bank of America recently announced that Estrella (Star) Crawford has been named Market Executive for the Detroit local market. Star will work in partnership with the local market president and leadership team directing local market strategy, employee engagement, business integration and investments that help to drive and respond to community and economic development and critical … Continued

April 12th, 2022

JDRF Announces the Appointment of New Board Leadership

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF, the leading global type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and advocacy organization, announces the appointment of Grant Beard and Michelle Griffin as chair and vice chair of the International Board of Directors, respectively. As leaders of JDRF’s highest governing body, Beard and Griffin will ensure the continuance of accelerating the … Continued

April 12th, 2022

Entrepreneurs Work Across Borders to Coordinate Aid for Ukrainians

Photo:Vladimir Gendelman, founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc. (headquartered in Pontiac), a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), is helping humanitarian efforts in the war against Ukraine. As millions of Ukrainians continue to be displaced by the war in their country, a local entrepreneur is working to focus the stream of aid flowing into the … Continued

April 12th, 2022

Jeannine Kunz Appointed as Chief Workforce Development Officer

The need for workforce education in the manufacturing sector is expanding and one local company is doing its part in growing this knowledge with its latest appointment to their c-suite.  SME, a nonprofit association helping to support the manufacturing industry, has announced Jeannine Kunz as their Chief Workforce Development Officer. Headquartered in Southfield, SME has … Continued

April 6th, 2022

Meridian of Michigan Appoints New CMO

A Michigan insurance agency has recently announced a change in their c-suite with the appointment of a new Chief Medical Officer. Meridian Michigan, which provides government-sponsored health plans including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace, has announced the appointment of Dr. Kay Judge as its new Chief Medical Officer. With more than two decades … Continued

April 6th, 2022

Ramiro Galván Named MDHHS Director of Legislative Affairs

Ramiro Galván has been named as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director of Legislative Affairs. Galván began his position this month. In this role, Galván is responsible for overseeing the legislative affairs team, constituent services originating with members of the Michigan Legislature, and the development and advancement of all MDHHS legislative … Continued

April 5th, 2022

Legendary Businessman, Leader Michael A. Finney Dies at 65

The Michigan economic and business community is mourning the loss of a titan in the industry. Flint native Michael A. Finney, who died at 65 years old in Florida over the weekend, is described by many as an “intellectual” and so much more. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) team posted recently about mourning the … Continued