Business Leaders in the News- Detroit Free Press
■ John Willems — principal of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Detroit — was elected chairman of the Creative Many Michigan, formerly ArtServe Michigan. The board also elected Joseph Voss, senior counsel for Clark Hill in Grand Rapids, as first vice chair; and named George Heartwell, mayor of Grand Rapids, as a member.
Willems is a labor and employment lawyer, as well as an artist and musician. He received a law degree from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University.
Voss represents financing and producing parties for film, TV and online media productions. He received a law degree from DePaul University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from City University of New York-Brooklyn College.
Heartwell, who was first elected in 2004, received a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and master’s of divinity from Western Theological Seminary.
■ Chao Meng joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn’s corporate department in Detroit. He received a law degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.
■ Nancy Miller joined Farm Bureau Insurance as a new agent in Wixom and attended training at the office in Lansing.
■ James Stapleton joined Dickinson Wright in Detroit as chief business development and marketing officer. Previously, he was the managing principal of LEAP Legal, a consulting firm that helped in-house counsel optimize relationships with law firms. Prior to that, he was chief marketing officer at Fenwick & West and chief marketing and business development officer at Littler Mendelson. He received a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.
■ Henry Lim, chairman of the department of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital, was elected president of the American Dermatological Association. He is set to serve for one year as president. His medical degree is from the State University of New York in Brooklyn. He completed his dermatology training at the New York University School of Medicine in New York.
■ Steve Fetyko joined United Methodist Retirement Communities in Chelsea as vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining UMRC, Fetyko was executive vice president and CFO at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso. He received a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.
■ Emily Mayer joined Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss in Southfield as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Previously, she was executive articles editor for the Wayne Law Review of Wayne State University. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University.
■ Kimberly Springer and Joe Linstroth were hired at Michigan Radio. Springer joined as a social media producer. After years of university teaching, she returned to the University of Michigan for a master’s degree. Linstroth joined the station as executive producer for the Next Idea. Prior to joining Michigan Radio, he was the founding senior producer of a daily magazine show on WKAR in East Lansing.
■ David McGhee and Ashley Aidenbaum have been hired by the Skillman Foundation and William Hanson was promoted.
McGhee joined as a program officer. He has been a congressional liaison for U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, and before that, a program director for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Aidenbaum was hired as special projects manager, a new role at the foundation. She was a group publisher and director of business development at Issue Media Group. Hanson, who has been at the foundation as director of communications, was promoted to chief of staff.
■ Phillip Semak joined the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham as executive sous chef andAnn Spears was promoted to director of housekeeping.
Prior to joining the Townsend, Semak was sous chef at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn. He has an associate’s degree from Schoolcraft Community College. Spears, who joined the hotel earlier this year as assistant director of housekeeping, graduated from Johnson & Wales University, where she received a bachelor’s degree.
■ Gregory Humes joined Rush Trucking, a freight transportation company in Wayne, as interim chief executive officer. Humes, who has 30 years of logistics and supply chain experience, previously headed the creation of logistics staffing school Driving for America.
■ John Mulder and Ken Hekman were hired to help start the nonprofit Trillium Institute in Grand Rapids. Mulder was named medical director; Hekman, executive director. The organization is affiliated with Holland Home.
■ Craig Scheuern was named a shareholder at Quinn Law Group in Novi. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Parker Hannifin as a territory manager and applications engineer. He also was an intelligence operations officer in the Air Force. He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan Technological University and a law degree from Wayne State University.
■ Jordan Segal was hired as supervising bankruptcy attorney at Potestivo & Associates in Rochester Hills. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Amherst College and a law degree from George Washington University.
■Glenn Ross joined Tomkiw Mackewich in Royal Oak. He previously worked as an associate in the corporate and litigation groups at a Detroit law firm. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Wayne State University.