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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.

Deborah Burton
Plante Moran

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

Scott Abbate
Vice President of Sales,
Hirotec America

Lenise McWhorter
Sr. Manager, External Affairs, State Relations,

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

Incoming Chair
Gary Neumann
General Manager,
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

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

Katie Ackert
Branex Group

Smita Mehta
Community & Engagement Manager,
Faurecia North America

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

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

Bryan Messer
Regional Director of Sales,
Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac

Of Counsel
Thomas Tanghe
City Manager,
City of Auburn Hills

Chamber Trustees