Detroit Program | The Role of Corporate/Advisory Board in Accelerating Company Performance

    September 12, 2017
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    UHY Offices
    27725 Stansbury Boulevard
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334


    Building on a successful launch, PDA Detroit welcomes members and guests to its September meeting for networking and informal, interactive exchanges. This month we engage business owners, CEOs and private company board directors to a discussion of various ways in which private companies have created and/or improved their Advisory Board, including first steps, issues and challenges.


    Andra Rush
    Founder, Chair & CEO
    Rush Trucking

    Andra Rush is the founder, chair and chief executive officer of Rush Group, which owns and operates Dakkota Integrated Systems, Detroit Manufacturing Systems and Rush Trucking Corporation.  She leads the largest woman-owned business enterprise in Michigan, and one of the largest Native American-owned companies in the U.S.

    Rob Mason
    Valassis Communications, Inc. 

    Rob Mason is Chairman of Valassis, focusing on the development of the company’s culture, strategic growth initiatives and long-term strategic planning. Rob draws upon his more than 20 years of experience at Valassis including his 15 years in sales and tenure as President and CEO from 2012 – 2015. Valassis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings.

    Thomas J. Callan
    CEO & Managing Director
    UHY Advisors MI, Inc. 

    Tom Callan is a member of the firm’s National Executive Committee, National Board of Directors and Michigan Executive Committee, as well as the Managing Partner in charge of the Farmington Hills office. He is also the former leader of the firm’s National Construction Practice, where he plays a key role in developing practices and procedures to improve the delivery of professional services to construction companies.


    Chris J. Anderson
    Founder & President
    The CJ Anderson Company

    Chris Anderson is an accomplished  senior executive with public and private board experience as both a family and non-family member.  In his last role as a senior executive, he served as EVP of The Andersons, a $1.2B highly-diversified agribusiness; a family partnership comprised of 6 families and 55 3rd generation limited partners that went public half way through his tenure. (NASDAQ: ANDE)


    $40.00 Founder Ticket

    $0.00 Founder Guest Ticket

    $40.00 Member Ticket

    $55.00 Non-Member Ticket