TechTown Detroit names new board members and gives them a big task


The TechTown Detroit entrepreneurship hub announced this week that eight new members have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

The organization’s new board members started in December, and they hold positions in the community as business executives, education leaders and small business owners. The new members will be working on the organization’s three-year strategic plan, which was introduced in the fall. 

“We’re going to execute on this plan, which involves amplifying our impact,” said Ned Staebler, president and CEO of TechTown Detroit. “It involves having people know more about what we do.” He said there also are internal goals to continue enhancing work culture.

Here are the new board members: 

  • Ali Abolmaali, dean of Wayne State University’s College of Engineering.
  • Ben Bernstein, principal of Beringea.
  • Matt Bower, partner of Varnum Law.
  • Michael Cole, president of Bank of Ann Arbor’s Technology Industry Group.
  • Gwen Jimmere, CEO of Naturalicious Beauty Products and Good Hair Bar Salon & Spa.
  • Virginia Kleist, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business.
  • Michael Sappington, vice president of Care Delivery and president and CEO of TRIARQ Health.
  • Valencia Stoudamire, vice president of supplier diversity at Henry Ford Health.


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