President, BAB Associates Ltd.
Tennis Court Cleaner
Chairman and CEO, Barden Cos. Inc.
Co-owner, Greektown Casino
President, Booth American Co.
COO, Detroit Regional Chamber
Sporting Goods Clerk
Chairman and CEO, Advanced Strategies Group
“It was for a restaurant called The Velvet Turtle at the age of 14.”
Mayor, City of Detroit
Vice President, Connelly Co.
President, Eitel Dahm Motor Group
President and CEO, Detroit MedicalCenter
President and CEO, Daimler Financial Services
President, Delta Dental of Michigan
Short Order Cook
Chairman and CEO, The Ferchill Group
Flour Bag Loader
“I was loading 50- to 100-pound bags on railroad boxcars.”
President and General Manager, WJR-AM
Executive, Wayne County
President, The Fulkerson Group
President, Mercedes Benz of Bloomfield Hills
Governor, State of Michigan
Gift Shop Clerk
CEO, The Professional Group
General Manager, Detroit Red Wings
Highway Pole Painter
“It was a summer job that only got finished because we borrowed a sprayer.”
President and CEO, Ilitch Holdings Inc.
Partner, Jamian McElroy
Chairman and CEO, Compuware Corp.
Short Order Cook
President, Boyne USA Resorts, Eastern Operations
Chairman, WW Group Inc.
President, McInerney Inc.
Principal, MCP Development
High School Teacher
President and CEO, Strategic Staffing Solutions
L. Brooks Patterson
Executive, Oakland County
COO, Synergy Group
“I lasted one 16-hour day before I told my dad I wanted to go back to school.”
Owner, The Designate
Nuclear Plant Personnel Adviser
President, Roberts Restaurant Group
Chairman and CEO, Dykema
President and CEO, Henry Ford Health System
President, Holtzman & Silverman Construction & Realty Ltd.
Chairman and CEO, F.D. Stella Products Co.
Chairman and CEO, The Stroh Cos. Inc.
Malt House Apprentice
Robert S. Taubman
Chairman, President, and CEO, Taubman Centers Inc.
Gas Station Attendant
Chairman, Frank Taylor Restaurant Group
Gerard van Grinsven
President and CEO, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
CEO, Andiamo Restaurant Group
Chairman, Michigan Republican Party
General Manager, Crest Lincoln-Mercury Inc.
General Manager, Michigan Design Center