Ann Arbor SPARK, a nonprofit that works with public, private, and academic partners to support business attraction, retention, and acceleration, named Chris Sing board director. Sing has served as a SPARK executive committee member more than three years and is principal at Rehmann, a financial services and advisory firm in Troy.
SPARK focuses efforts on four innovation-driving industries: automotive and mobility, life sciences and health care, data and information, and technology. Its services include incubating and accelerating startups, showcasing communities to site selectors, and connecting job seekers with employers.
“To be innovative for the businesses and job seekers we serve, we rely on insights of experts who are inventive, creative, and spirited,” says Paul Krutko, president and CEO of SPARK. “Chris has been an invaluable asset to our executive committee for many years, and we are thrilled to leverage her expertise in the role of board director.”
Sing has 25 years of experience in public accounting at local and national firms, as well as executive experience in private industry. She also leads Rehmann’s emerging companies and cannabis practice groups and is a former member of the firm’s board of directors.
“Chris has been a true asset and leader at Rehmann,” says Randy Rupp, CEO of the firm. “Using those skills and channeling her passion for community involvement, I could not think of a better board director to serve the team at Ann Arbor SPARK.”