DETROIT, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ilitch Holdings, Inc., today said
Michael (Mike) McLauchlan has joined the company in the newly created
position of vice president of government relations. President and Chief
Executive Officer Christopher Ilitch made the announcement.
"As Ilitch-owned businesses grow, the addition of a government
relations position will help us to build stronger, more strategic
relationships with this important stakeholder group," said Ilitch. "Mike is
a recognized professional and his more than 20 years of experience will be
an asset to our organization. He has built strong relationships at all
levels of government and is therefore well suited to interact with key
governmental officials and community representatives in addressing the
various legislative and civic issues that impact Ilitch-owned businesses."
Previously, McLauchlan was senior vice president and manager of
government relations for Comerica Incorporated where he was responsible for
the strategic planning and implementation of Comerica's local, state and
federal government relations activities. His work at the bank earned him
the high honor of Comerica's Chairman's Circle in 2004.
A lawyer by trade, McLauchlan was associate counsel at Hayduk, Dawson,
Andrews and Hypnar P.C. before working at Comerica.
Prior to that, he was a legislative assistant to State Senator Gilbert
J. DiNello of the Michigan State Senate.
McLauchlan is an active member and has served on the boards and
committees of numerous professional and nonprofit organizations including
the American Bankers Association, Financial Services Roundtable, Michigan
Bankers Association, California Bankers Association, and Automotive Alley.
He is currently the treasurer and chairman of the finance committee for the
Detroit Police Foundation, and is currently an advisory board member for
the Michigan Children's Trust Fund. Additionally, Mike serves as the
2007-2008 chairman of the Michigan Political Leadership Program.
McLauchlan earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University
and a Doctorate degree in law from Detroit College of Law. A Michigan
native, he resides in Grosse Pointe Woods with his wife and three children.
About Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
Ilitch Holdings, Inc. provides technical and professional services to
the companies owned by Michael and/or Marian Ilitch. The Ilitch companies
in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars
Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia
Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraising
Program, Champion Foods and Uptown Entertainment. Michael Ilitch owns the
Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of the MotorCity Casino
SOURCE Ilitch Holdings, Inc.