Dykema, a Detroit-based national law firm, has announced that Steven C. Liedel will serve as general counsel to Michigan Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s transition team. Liedel is a managing member of the firm’s Lansing office and a member of its government policy and practice group.
Dykema, a Detroit-based national law firm, has announced the addition of Rasul M. Raheem as senior counsel for the financial services litigation practice group in the firm’s Detroit office.
Detroit’s O’Keefe, a financial and strategic advisory firm, has announced its founder and CEO, Patrick M. O’Keefe, is the recipient of The Detroit Executives Association’s 2018 Executive of the Year Award.
Farbman Group/NAI Farbman, a commercial real estate firm based in Southfield, has named Steven Berlow as general manager.
Rebecca S. Davies, attorney and shareholder at Detroit’s Butzel Long, has been named a 2018 Best of MichBusiness Awards recipient.
New York-based magazine 'Employee Benefit Adviser' has honored David Sokol, president and owner of Troy’s Wilshire Benefits Group, with the Adviser of the Year award for 2018.
Detroit’s Shinola Hotel has filled two key positions, naming Elliott Broom as general manager and Sol Andrews as food and beverage director, as the opening of the hotel approaches.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan has announced the appointment of Tonya Adair as chief impact officer. In her new role, Adair will drive the development and implementation of United Way’s community impact strategy including basic needs, health, education, and economic prosperity. She will lead a team of 12 to assist underserved communities across Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
Oakland University has named Irene Spanos, Oakland County’s longtime director of economic development and community affairs, as the university’s director of corporate and foundation relations. She will begin her new role on Dec. 10.
BDO USA, an accounting and consulting organization, has announced the appointment of three partners including Andy Zaleski, who has been promoted to Detroit tax office managing partner; John Marquardt, who will serve as the tax managing partner for the central region; and Rich Black, who was previously a senior manager in the firm’s Detroit office.
Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System has selected Denise Brooks-Williams as new senior vice president and CEO for its north market in southeast Michigan.
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, based in Maryland, has announced Varnum partner Barbara Eckert Buchanan has been elected as a new fellow. Varnum is based in Grand Rapids.