French-American Chamber Names New Board Officers


DETROIT — The French-American Chamber of Commerce – Michigan Chapter, a not-for-profit business organization committed to the improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the U.S., announced the appointment or re-election of officers.

Serving a two year term are: Cédric Ballarin, president, Bloomfield Hills; Jeff Shay, vice president, Oakland Township; Katherine L Myers, secretary, Bloomfield Hills; and Teresa Gordon, treasurer, Dearborn.
Additionally, Xavier Ovize,  of Bloomfield Hills, was newly appointed to the board of directors and will serve a two year term.

Separately, the chamber will host its annual gala and awards ceremony on April 24 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, celebrating the ties that bring France and the United States together through Michigan companies with French roots or French leadership. 

The speaker and guest of honor is Olivier François, Fiat brand CEO and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief marketing officer, and a member of the FCA Group Executive Council. To purchase tickets for the gala, donate items for the silent auction, become a sponsor or for additional information, contact Stephanie Salvadero, executive director of FACC Michigan, at

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