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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel hires CFO

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel hires CFO
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel announces the appointment of Tina Eick as chief financial officer. She was formerly with Peter A. Basile Sons Inc. in Livonia, where she was employed for 14 years.

Personal injury lawyer named Olivet Alumni of the Year
Brian J. Benner, partner of Benner and Foran of Farmington Hills, was recently named Olivet Alumni of the Year for 2010-2011. Benner was honored by Olivet College for his “significant contributions as a personal injury lawyer and advocate for consumer safety.”

Walsh College student appointed to CALSTART board
Walsh College Doctor of Management in Executive Leadership student Sanjay Rishi of Troy has been appointed a board member of CALSTART, the nation’s leading clean transportation catalyst organization. Currently vice president of Global Strategy for IBM Corporation, Rishi has held several leadership roles in the company, including vice president responsible for the Global Automotive and Truck Industry. A student of Walsh in Cohort, Ill., he publishes a monthly column in “Automonitor,” a global automotive magazine.

Duperon wins sixth Emmy
Shawne Duperon of ShawneTV in Novi won her sixth Emmy award. Duperon, along with Terry Brennan and Dean Saigeon of the Birmingham production house Communicore, won the prestigious award for their creation of a compelling 30-second public service announcement promoting The American Cancer Society’s celebration of cancer free birthdays. For more information, visit

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