Class of 2012
Macomb County recently celebrated its first-ever Macomb Business Awards in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Huel Perkins (WJBK Fox 2 Detroit anchor) served as master of ceremonies, Mike Finney (president of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation) delivered an encouraging message about Michigan’s rebounding economy, and Mario Impemba (Play-by-Play Analyst for the Detroit Tigers on Fox Sports Detroit) gave a rousing keynote address. But the big draw for the crowd was the much-anticipated announcement of the first-ever recipients of the Macomb Business Awards. Maria Zardis, in her role as manager of Communications and Marketing, was responsible for developing the program and coordinating the event. Maria graduated from Walsh College in 2012 with a Master of Management.
Class of 2011
Robert Spann was promoted to dean of Campus Affairs at Oakland Community College. According to his LinkedIn profile, Robert was with Oakland Community College as an Admissions Recruiter for 15 years, and spent seven years as the manager of Campus Academic Services. Robert graduated from Walsh College in 2011 with a Master of Management.
Todd Groeneveld, CPA, MSIS ‘11, was promoted to shareholder within Doeren Mayhew’s Audit and Assurance practice. Since beginning his career with the firm in 2000, he has focused on supervising risk-based assurance engagements for a variety of manufacturers, construction companies, and auto dealerships. Additionally, Todd is part of the firm’s Information Technology Assurance Group, assisting clients with their accounting system issues. Upon receiving his CPA license in 1998, Todd became an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Class of 2006
The State of Michigan awarded Tamara (Tamme) Quinn Grzebyk the King-Chavez-Parks Fellowship for Future Faculty via Wayne State University, where she is a doctoral student. Tamme graduated from Walsh College in 2006 with a Master of Science in Management
Class of 1992
David Girodat has been elected to the Walsh College Board of Trustees. As president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Eastern Michigan, David is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the four lines of business including: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Investment Advisors for the affiliate. “We are delighted to welcome David as a new member of the Walsh College Board of Trustees” said Stephanie Bergeron, president of Walsh College. “His experience as an alum in both our undergraduate and graduate programs, and as a business and community leader who cares about the vitality of the Michigan economy, makes him an exceptional addition to our governing board.” An active community leader, David serves on the boards of Detroit Regional Chamber and New Detroit. He is a member of the New Detroit Finance and Executive Committees and the United Way cabinet. David also sits on the board of directors and Finance Committee for Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and chairs the Macomb Executive Leadership Committee. David graduated from Walsh College in 1992 with a Master of Science in Finance.
The Children’s Center of Wayne County has named Robert Blumenfield their Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Carol Bosche, who is retiring. Robert had been CFO at Orchard’s Children’s Services. He graduated from Walsh College in 1992 with a Master of Science in Finance.
Class of 1990
Chelsea State Bank President and CEO John Mann announced the promotion of Mary Lee Penney to senior vice president and commercial lending manager. “Mary has done an outstanding job for us for the past 12 years in the Dexter Banking Center. It is well deserved,” Mary Lee brings more than 29 years of commercial banking experience to her new position. She joined Chelsea State Bank in 2002 as a vice president of commercial lending.. Prior to joining Chelsea State Bank, Mary Lee worked at National City Corp. (now PNC), and Bank One (now Chase). She is a member of the Chelsea State Bank Compliance Committee and a past officer with the Michigan Bankers Association. Mary Lee graduated from Walsh College in 1990 with a Master of Science in Finance.
Class of 1986
Steve Mihalik, CPA, BAcct. ’86, was promoted to shareholder within Doeren Mayhew’s Audit and Assurance practice. For 26 years, he has specialized in providing public accounting services to the construction industry, including general contractors, road and bridge builders, and underground, demolition, and other specialty trade contractors. As a dedicated member of the firm’s Audit and Assurance practice, he focuses on providing risk-based assurance services to clients. Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as vice president and minority shareholder at R.W. Frickel Company, PC, which was acquired by Doeren Mayhew in 2010. Upon receiving his CPA license in 1989, Steve became an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.