Pancakes & Politics News

June 15th, 2022

Planned Parenthood of Michigan Names Paula Thornton Greear President, CEO

Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) announced recently that Paula Thornton Greear will lead the organization as its president and CEO. Thornton Greear will take the helm as the organization prepares to serve a surge of patients following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is expected this summer. “It … Continued

June 8th, 2022

Pancakes & Politics Overdrive Goes Into the North End With Stabenow, Peters

What do you think of the North End? Bound by I-75, Woodland, Woodward Ave., and E. Grand Boulevard, with 1,152 homes, four schools, two parks, and $1.6 million in investments the historic neighborhood in Detroit is booming with vitality, new homes and an even stronger sense of community – and it’s just getting started. Michigan … Continued

June 8th, 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit’s Jeannine Gant Steps Down

Jeannine Gant, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, stepped down from her role in late May. Gant, a non-profit executive leader with national and local experience, has successfully led the organization for seven years. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) was formed in 1974 with the merger of five local BBBS … Continued

May 25th, 2022

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Panel Talk Education Equity in State  

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics panelists Dave Meador, retired – vice chair, DTE Energy, left, Dr. Jennifer Green, superintendent of the Southfield Public School District, second from left, Dr. Nikola Vitti, superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District, third from left, and Dr. Curtis I. Ivery, chancellor, Wayne County Community College District, far right, talk education … Continued

May 25th, 2022

New Survey Shows Employee Frustration and C-Suite Concerns

As the nation fights to overcome the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, business leaders have expressed their main concerns among C-Suite employees. BrightPlan, a leader in Total Financial Wellness conducted their 2022 Wellness Barometer Survey and the results show a staggering increase of concerns for employees. BrightPlan is the first financial wellness solution … Continued

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

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