Michigan State Alumni Group Honors Franco CEO


DETROIT — Dan Ponder, CEO of Detroit-based Franco Public Relations Group, was recognized as Michigan State University Broad College of Business Executive MBA Program’s Alumni of the Decade.

The Alumni of the Decade honor was bestowed upon distinguished alumni who have made a significant and lasting impact on the program, their industry or in their communities. Ponder was one of ten alumni from throughout the MBA program’s 50-year history to be recognized.

Ponder, of Northville, has also recently been honored by the Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation with the Corporate Hero Award for his support of Metro Detroit Youth Day.

Ponder has served on a number of civic and charitable causes over the years, including the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, St. John Providence Health System, Crime Stoppers of Michigan, The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division ,and the U.S. Army-SE MI Advisory Council.
Ponder holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Michigan State University and an executive MBA from MSU’s Broad College of Business.