Cranbrook Appoints Jim Berline, Linzie Venegas to Board

Linzie Venegas
Linzie Venegas // File photo

Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills has announced the appointment of Jim Berline and Linzie Venegas to its board of trustees.

“Jim and Linzie have demonstrated exceptional performance throughout their careers. We are fortunate to have their leadership expertise at Cranbrook,” says Mark Reuss, president of General Motors and chair of the Cranbrook Educational Community board since 2019. “I’m pleased to welcome them to Cranbrook’s board of trustees and look forward to their help in advancing Cranbrook’s mission of providing an extraordinary education.”

In addition to serving on Cranbrook’s board, Venegas is the vice president at Ideal Group where she oversees administration, finance, human resources, and marketing. She also works with community organizations in southwest Detroit and is an active board member at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Venegas is also an instructor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Digital Excellence Program, where she teaches small-business owners the fundamentals of digital marketing to help grow their business. She has been featured in the DBusiness 2011 class of 30 in Their Thirties.

While also serving on Cranbrook’s board, Berline chairs the board of trustees at CATCH and the board of directors of the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. He is also on the board of governors of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, a member of its executive committee, and chair of the nominating committee. He is also board chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and Henry ford Health System Neuroscience Institute Advisory Council. He is also president of the Adcraft Club of Detroit, an advertising club.

Berline is the founder of BERLINE, a full-service marketing, advertising, and digital communication agency in Royal Oak. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Illinois. He also completed some Ph.D. work at Southern Methodist University.

Cranbrook Educational Community was founded in 1904.