David Foltyn of Honigman Elected Board Chair for Detroit’s United Way for Southeastern Michigan

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David Foltyn
David Foltyn // Photo courtesy of United Way of Southeastern Michigan

David Foltyn, CEO and attorney at Detroit’s Honigman, a business law firm serving clients locally, nationally, and internationally, was elected chair of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan Board in Detroit. He was previously vice chair.

Foltyn serves on multiple boards including Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. In addition, for more than 60 years, he has served as a corporate partner of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

At the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Foltyn will work to continue the organization’s mission to improve the lives of individuals and families in underserved communities in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties with initiatives regarding health and basic needs, education, and economic prosperity.

Along with nine newly elected board members, Foltyn will lead a 33-member United Way board. Newly appointed board members include John Cassidy, partner of Ernst and Young; Wanda Cook-Robinson, superintendent of Oakland Schools; Maria Dwyer, member in charge of Clark Hill; Ian Hogan, executive vice president of Comerica; Harry Kemp, vice president and corporate counsel of Lear Corp.; Daryl Newman, president of AFL-CIO Metro Detroit; Anup Popat, chairman and CEO of Systems Technology Group Inc.; Rhonda Powell, cirector of the Macomb County Department of Health and Community Services; and John Rakolta III, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Walbridge.

Foltyn received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Foltyn succeeds Mark Petroff, president and CEO of OneMagnify, who led the board for two years. The position began July 1 and continues through July 2021.

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