Dearborn Country Club Elects First Woman President


Donna Inch

 Donna Inch has been elected president of the Dearborn Country Club, the first female president in the 90-year history of the club, a private golf, dining ,and social club in Dearborn.

The election has particular historical significance as Inch serves as chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Land Development Corp.; the club was founded in 1925 by Henry Ford as a country club for his friends and employees. Donald Ross, renowned golf course architect, designed the original 18-hole championship golf course on 160 acres set aside by Ford.

Inch joined Ford in 1978 as an industrial relations analyst. She has held a series of finance and management positions in Ford Customer Service Division, marketing and sales, product development and other automotive operations, including: manager, worldwide revenue; manager, North American pricing; and North American marketing and sales controller. Just before joining Ford Land, Inch served as finance director, Ford Customer Service Division.

Inch has global responsibility for real estate, engineering and construction, energy supply and efficiency, facility management services and workplace design for Ford Motor Co. Ford’s real estate portfolio consists of manufacturing, research and development, distribution and office properties.

She was appointed chairman of the board of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2014 and serves in an advisory capacity for a number of national/global real estate organizations. She also serves as a board member of HAVEN, a non-profit organization in Oakland County that promotes a world of safe, equal and accountable communities. Inch also is a member of the board of trustees for the Henry Ford Estate (Fairlane) and serves on the University of Michigan-Dearborn Citizens Advisory Committee. Inch serves as a member of the Eastern Michigan University  Dean’s Advisory Board and is the Ford Corporate Executive Champion.

Inch was recognized as one of the top women in finance in the November 2009 Treasury and Risk magazine. She was inducted into the Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2011, featured in DBusiness magazine’s "2013 Powered By Women," and named one of WJR’s “Women Who Lead” in 2013. Most recently, Inch was named a Women and Leadership in the Workplace 2014 honoree and the 2014 Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award recipient.

Inch holds bachelor’s and master’s in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.


Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Madison Heights’ Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Names 2019 Board Officers, Directors

Madison Heights’ Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) today announced the election of board officers and board directors for 2019.

PrizeLogic in Southfield Names CEO

Southfield’s PrizeLogic, an incentivized engagement company whose clients include PepsiCo, MillerCoors and Samsung, has announced the appointment of Ryan LaMirand to CEO.

Grand Rapids’ Varnum LLP Announces Chair, Executive Partner

Varnum LLP in Grand Rapids has announced Ronald G. DeWaard will serve as chair of the partnership and policy committee, and Scott J. Hill will serve as executive partner.

Troy’s Trion Solutions Names CFO, Vice President-Corporate Controller

Trion Solutions, a Troy-based professional employer organization that manages human resources administration for more than 600 small-mid-size businesses in the U.S., has promoted Robert Naglick to CFO and Reuben Rienstra to vice president-corporate controller.

Delphi Technologies in Troy Names CEO

London’s Delphi Technologies, which has its North American headquarters in Troy, today announced the appointment of Richard F. Dauch as CEO, effective immediately. He will also join the company’s board of directors.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. GM, Leading Charge Providers to Create America’s Largest EV Charging Network
    The lack of a robust charging infrastructure is one of the major hurdles hampering widespread...
  2. Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. to Host Winter Festival at Michigan Central Station
    Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn will host a 10-day Winter Festival in front of its recently purchased...
  3. Downtown Detroit Partnership Names President, Chief Marketing Officer
    Downtown Detroit Partnership today announced John Walsh as president, effective immediately. Eric...
  4. San Francisco Investment Firm Acquires Warren’s Lipari Foods
    San Francisco investment firm H.I.G. Capital has acquired Warren’s Lipari Foods from...
  5. Warner Norcross Names Four New Partners in Southfield and Macomb County Offices
    Warner Norcross and Judd today announced it has named two partners to its Southfield office and...
  6. Intrepid Control Systems in Madison Heights Introduces All-in-one Data Logger for Autonomous Vehicles
    Intrepid Control Systems Inc. in Madison Heights Friday introduced its Autonomous ONE...