Detroit Public Television’s (DPTV) Board of Trustees recently elected Linzie Venegas, president of Detroit-based Ideal Group, and Dan Duggan, vice president of loan origination at Bernard Financial Group in Southfield to its board of trustees.
“It is an honor and a privilege to welcome Linzie to our board,” says Rich Homberg, president and CEO of DPTV about Venegas. “With her leadership, vast experience and deep commitment to diversity, she brings a fresh perspective and passion to the board, acting as a key contributor to our ongoing efforts of engaging and serving the entire community of southeast Michigan.”
With more than 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing and construction industries, Venegas started working for her father’s company at 14 years of age. During her tenure, she has taken on roles from intern-level positions to stints in accounting, sales and marketing before being promoted to the executive level. As president, she oversees accounting, human resources, administration, and marketing activities for all of Ideal’s eight companies.
She was honored as a prominent young business leader in DBusiness magazine’s 2011 30 In Their Thirties feature. Venegas is also a member of the Detroit Athletic Club and is a board of trustees member at Cranbrook and the Detroit Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council.
About Duggan, Homberg says: “We are honored to have such a credentialed business professional as Dan on our board. With his insight, skills, and proven history in finance and executive-level media, he will be a key contributor to our mission and will provide invaluable guidance in our efforts to promote and energize our work in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan.’
In his role as vice president, Duggan has originated more than $300 million in loans. He also serves as a mentor to new brokers and an advisor to the ownership of the firm on key issues. Bernard Financial is Michigan’s largest commercial mortgage banking firm, offering financing for all asset classes of investment real estate.
Duggan came on board with the Bernard Financial Group after more than a decade of executive-level media experience. He was editor-in-chief of the Illinois Real Estate Journal, a commercial real estate publication in Chicago, before returning home to Detroit, where he assumed real estate coverage for Crain’s Detroit Business.
Currently, Duggan is serving on the Troy Community Foundation as treasurer. The community foundation is a nonprofit which raises funds and manages endowments to benefit the Troy community through grants and charitable support. Additionally, he is serving a two-year term on the board of directors for Michigan’s Commercial Board of REALTORS and is chair of the programming committee.