Category Archives: Member Press Release

  1. William T. Burgesss Named Chairman of Dickinson Wright

    DETROIT, Mich., January 7, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that William T. Burgess has been elected Chairman of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. In addition to serving as Chairman, Mr. Burgess, who served as Dickinson Wright’s CEO for the past nine years, will resume his practice in the areas of banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, and municipal and regulatory affairs. Read the rest of this entry »

  2. OCC to Honor King’s Words, Deeds, at Jan. 18 Convocation; Public Invited

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream — but who was it for?

    In a 2005 appearance on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” award-winning author Desiree Cooper urged listeners to set aside the totality of that seminal speech from 1963 and pay closer attention to the words.

    “His exact wish was not for all children, but his four children,” Cooper said. “He wasn’t only speaking as a reverend or philosopher or civil rights leader. He was also speaking as a parent.” Read the rest of this entry »

  3. Trion Solutions promotes two to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Corporate Controller

    Trion Solutions promotes two to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Corporate Controller, respectively
    Robert Naglick, CPA, is named to CFO post and Reuben Rienstra appointed as VP-Corporate Controller

    TROY, Mich. – Troy-based Trion Solutions, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that manages HR administration for more than 600 small- to mid-size businesses throughout the United States, has promoted Robert Naglick, CPA, to Chief Financial Officer and Reuben Rienstra as Vice President-Corporate Controller.  The announcement was made today by Trion Co-founder and President David L. Stone and Chief Operating Officer Craig Vanderburg. Read the rest of this entry »

  4. Oakland University to welcome Aeolus Quartet, clarinetist Franklin Cohen for Jan. 20 concert

    The award-winning Aeolus Quartet will be joined by revered clarinetist Franklin Cohen, former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, for a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University.

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  5. Secrest Wardle Welcomes Associate Jacob A. Kahn to Troy Location

    Jacob A. Kahn joins Secrest Wardle as an Associate at the Firm’s Troy office. Mr. Kahn is a member of the Firm’s Motor Vehicle Litigation, Premises Liability, and Property, Fire, and Casualty Practice Groups. Mr. Kahn’s practice has primarily focused on civil litigation, specifically premises liability, dog bites, automobile negligence, and no-fault law. Mr. Kahn’s experience and education strengthen his ability to conduct thorough investigations and expose fraud. Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Innovative Learning Group Grows Team

    TROY, Mich., Jan. 3, 2019 — Innovative Learning Group, Inc. (ILG) today announced that Stacey Jankowski and Peggy Visser have joined the company as project managers.

    “I’m very pleased to have Stacey and Peggy join our team,” says CEO Lisa Toenniges. “Our work volume and revenue have been steadily increasing, and with double-digit growth forecasted for 2019, we are keeping pace with our hiring.” Prior to joining ILG, Jankowski was a project manager at GP Strategies in Troy. In this role, she managed learning projects for a local automotive OEM, including the organizational change management project for a $7 million initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Secrest Wardle Promotes Anthony A. Randazzo to Senior Partner

    On behalf of the Firm, the Secrest Wardle Executive Committee is pleased to announce that effective
    January 1, 2019, Anthony A. Randazzo was promoted to Senior Partner. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. Oakland University honored for alumni engagement programs

    Oakland University recently earned three awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international association of education advancement officers, who include alumni administrators, fund raisers, public relations managers, publications editors, and government relations officers.

    OU received a Gold Award and two Silver Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, in recognition of outstanding alumni engagement programs. Read the rest of this entry »

  9. Meeting Coordinators, Inc.’s First Meetup of 2019

    TROY, MICH. – December 27, 2018 – With the New Year approaching quickly, Meeting Coordinators, Inc. (MCI) is pleased to announce that our first Meeting Planner Meetup of 2019 is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19th from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the Panera located on Big Beaver at Rochester Rd. in Troy, Michigan.
    Whether event planning is your full-time job or a part-time hobby, MCI invites you to meet for a cup of coffee with local meeting planners. The goal is to discuss ideas and to exchange advice on how to successfully plan, budget, organize, market, and run events on all levels. Not only are the ideas FREE, but you also get the chance to network with other industry professionals. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Congratulations to Secrest Wardle’s Newest Associates on Recently Passing the Bar Exam

    Secrest Wardle proudly congratulates Michael S. King and Dane M. Lepola on passing the bar exam! Mr. King and Mr. Lepola have both accepted Associate positions with the Firm. Read the rest of this entry »