LANSING, Mich., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP, has been elected Treasurer of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
As Treasurer, Davidoff joins the Chamber's Executive Committee which, along with the Chamber's 84-member Board of Directors, establishes Michigan Chamber policy and priorities on economic issues that affect job creation and business growth in Michigan.
"We are delighted and honored to have Mark serve as Treasurer of the Michigan Chamber," said Bill Parlberg, Michigan Chamber Board Chair and President & COO of Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. "Mark's 30 years of professional experience in both public accounting and serving as a chief financial officer will help guide the Chamber as we work to help shape Michigan's future and build stronger communities with a better quality of life for every resident of our great state."
"Organizational excellence and responsible stewardship is a key strategic goal of the Michigan Chamber," noted Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "Mark's background in strategy, operations, talent and business development at Deloitte will help guide the Michigan Chamber as we work to accomplish this and other strategic goals."
Davidoff joined Deloitte's Detroit office in 2005 after serving in various roles at nonprofit organizations including CFO for Mercy Services for Aging, and CFO and later Executive Director/COO for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Davidoff is currently Deloitte's top leader in the state, overseeing more than 1,000 professionals based in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Midland. He is a CPA licensed to practice in Michigan.
Davidoff replaces David Sowerby, CFA and Vice President at Loomis, Sayles & Company, LP, Bloomfield Hills, who served as Treasurer of the Michigan Chamber for the past 10 years.
The Michigan Chamber's 11-member Executive Committee is comprised of a Board Chair (Parlberg), President (Studley), Treasurer (Davidoff) and Immediate Past Chair Rodney M. Lockwood, Chairman & CEO, The Lockwood Companies, Bingham Farms. In addition, the Executive Committee includes seven vice chairs, each representing a different geographic region. Currently serving as vice chairs for 2013-2014 are: Scott L. Holman, President, CEO & Owner, King Lake Wilderness, LLC, Covington (District I – Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan); Howard J. Miller, Chairman & CEO, Howard Miller Companies, Zeeland (District II – West Central); Joseph R. Fabiano, II, President, Fabiano Brothers, Inc., Bay City (District III – East Central); Mike W. Puerner, Vice President & General Counsel, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, Hastings (District IV – Southwestern); Craig Wieland, President, Wieland-Davco Corporation, Lansing (District V – South Central ); Denice M. LeVasseur, President, LeVasseur & LeVasseur, PC, Southfield (District VI – Southeastern ); and Juliette Okotie-Eboh, PhD, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, MGM Grand Detroit, Detroit (District VII – Lower Southeastern).
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,400 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state. Michigan Chamber member businesses provide jobs to 1.5 million residents. One of every 2.6 employees in Michigan works for a Chamber member firm. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process. It is one of only six state chambers accredited by the U.S. Chamber and one of only four state chambers accredited with distinction.
SOURCE Michigan Chamber of Commerce