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Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Chamber is governed by leaders in industry, government, education, and culture.  The Nominating Committee elects directors for three-year terms, with the option of one renewal.  The Board meets monthly to guide the strategy and activity of the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 membership organization. Board commitment is instrumental in driving the organization forward.

Chair
Deborah Burton, CPA
Partner,
Plante Moran

Treasurer
Michael Mazzeo, PhD
Dean & Professor of Finance, School of Business Administration,
Oakland University

Scott Abbate
Vice President of Sales,
Hirotec America

Dan Kelly
President & Attorney,
The Kelly Firm, PLC

Bryan Messer
Regional Director of
Sales & Marketing
Aimbridge Hospitality

Honorary Board Member
Thomas Tanghe
City Manager,
City of Auburn Hills

Incoming Chair
Gary Neumann
General Manager,
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Immediate Past Chair
Peter Karsten, PhD
President,
Baker College of Auburn Hills

Katie Ackert
President,
Branex Group

Lenise McWhorter
Senior Manager,
Community Engagement
in External Affairs,
Stellantis

Ryan Rasmussen
President & CEO,
Fieldstone A&E, LLC

Secretary
Joscelyn Davis
Founder, President, & CEO,
JADE Strategies, Inc.

Past Chair
Brad Lott
Senior VP of Sales,
Detroit Pistons

Leslie Emmert-Buck, MD, PhD
CEO, Ophthalmologist
Capstone Vision

Smita Mehta
Community & Engagement Manager,
Faurecia North America

John Sanchez
President & CEO,
John A. Sanchez & Company CPA's + Consultants

Chamber Trustees